E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Morning at the Marshes

Morning at the Marshes


Very early on a frosty morning at - Pennington Marshes -, a nature reserve maintained by Hampshire Wildlife Trust. The area is protected from the worst of the weather by Hurst Spit and the Isle of Wight.
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My pictures have been queued for the half-term holiday, we are expecting to be away for a few days.
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Morning at the Marshes


Very early on a frosty morning at - Pennington Marshes -, a nature reserve maintained by Hampshire Wildlife Trust. The area is protected from the worst of the weather by Hurst Spit and the Isle of Wight.
.....

My pictures have been queued for the half-term holiday, we are expecting to be away for a few days.
.

comments (9)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Feb 2008, 03:07
Superb panorama, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Many thanks Ray, a bit of an experiment really because I don't usually do 'this sort of thing'
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Feb 2008, 10:23
Old Hurst has left a lot of spit to protect the area. Very considerate.

I like your composition and when I scroll the picture I can see another worthwhile one - a panoramic look from the bottom to just above the tree.
EJWilkins: Yes, one of those situations - do I crop or not?
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Feb 2008, 16:21
Lovely shot Elliesmile
EJWilkins: Many thanks Tracy
Yes I scrolled and cut out all the blank sky into a letterbox crop. So I agree with Louis's words which I read later. Lovely image though Ellie. richard
EJWilkins: It took me ages to decide to leave this 'as shot', or almost, because I found it hard to decide which was best. It's good to know what you think, because I'm quite tempted by the letterbox crop lately too.
I would crop this too probably getting rid of the sky altogether and leaving a really narrow letterbox picture.
EJWilkins: Yes, it's an option I'd thought of and didn't do - at the time, but I'm inclined to think the letterbox crop is probably the better choice
Very nice shot Ellie. Enjoy yuor holiday!
EJWilkins: We've had a lovely holiday, thank you. Hope to be back online properly later 'today'.
Good one Ellie, the two ducks at the top left give it some life.
EJWilkins: That was what I thought Les, but looking at the picture again after a week's absence I'm inclined towards the narrower crop. I do like those ducks though, a bit like Hilda Ogdens wink
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle heating back on.
  • 21 Feb 2008, 23:03
Probably better in letterbox, as others have said, but the flying ducks are justification for keeping the big sky if you prefer.
EJWilkins: I preferred it this way at the time I uploaded the picture, a week later I'm not so sure although I do like those two ducks. Hmmm, decisions eh? Not always the easiest of things to make are they?
This is such an lovely, atmospheric shot. Well done. No cropping- it would lose it's power and simple grace.

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