View Full Version : Tidal Mill No.1

10-13-2008, 05:29 PM
Not sure if this works, comments welcome. Taken at sunrise.



Ben H
10-13-2008, 05:33 PM
Wow, works for me. Very pretty.

Things that jump out at me - the horizon/shore line could do with some straightening, as the pic is at an angle.

I might try experiment with cropping to get the shore away from the dead midpoint of the picture, but to be honest I'm not much of a cropper, and you do have a nice symmetry there between the clouds and reflections.

I'd probably also sharpen it up, and maybe try and bump the colours up some more.

But - beautiful image, though, regardless.

10-14-2008, 01:21 AM
This is quite beautiful! :highfive:
- Now I'm at the real nitty gritty for ya. A teeny-touch centered for me. I wish the central clouds were off a bit more to the right.
- Something bugs me about the tones of the structures in the background.
- To me those structures are the focal point. There's a bright bush {center left} that's trying to capture my eye. I'd darken it a tad.
Hope that helps,


10-14-2008, 08:47 AM
Love the lighting effect!

10-15-2008, 11:15 AM
Detail, colour and lighting are very well handled and contribute to the visual impact. The sharpness problem may be due to a less than perfect HDR allignment by the program used or perhaps the compression.


10-15-2008, 11:27 AM
WOW! Awesome Capture!

10-17-2008, 02:40 PM
Thanks for the comments.

The sharpness is down to the compression when converting to JPEG I think.

Marko - looking at it now, I think it was the central position of the clouds that made me question whether it worked.



Michael Van der Tol
10-17-2008, 03:15 PM
I like the overall feel of the image. The warm tones in the background convey a positive feeling.

On the sharpness side of things, you are right that the jpeg compression algorithm can do this especially if limited to a low number of pixels.

Since I am not sure what tools you use for HDR or if this was processed as an HDR I can't comment much. But if you are are fan of the effect that Tone Mapping gives you on a high dynamic range image, then you might wish to poke around with the shadow-highlight adjustment filter in Photoshop. The added advantage is that you can make this none-destructive and isolate it to only certain areas of you image - all without out having to down-shift to 8-bits.

Excellent job overall, Taffy.