View Full Version : Castlehill Light House, Newport, RI - Critique Me

Michael Van der Tol
10-22-2008, 07:42 PM
Let me know what you think about this image I captured when I was in Newport, Rhode Island last year. I was going for a darker mood here. Details are:

Camera: D70S/Manual Mode
Lens: Sigma f/4.0 10mm-20mm

Settings: Mode: Manual
Aperture: f/22
Shutter: 1/8s
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 10mm
Image Format: RAW

Post: Camera RAW - Exposure/Clarity/Sharpness/Luminosity adjustments
Photoshop - LucisArts Plug-In (Whyeth & Exposure tweaks)
Photoshop - Lab Color Channel "a" push
Photoshop - medium vignette added
Photoshop - light saturation/masked to bring out some of the colour in the rocks only
Photoshop - Dodge & Burn

20 minutes or less of post.

10-23-2008, 04:54 AM
This is very good, I especially like the strong composition.



10-23-2008, 06:16 AM
Really nice compostition. Only thing is that I feel my eyes are focusing more on the rocks in front than the lighthouse. You could try to burn/dodge a little :)

Ben H
10-23-2008, 07:12 AM
Yeah, that's what I thought. The large rock in the foreground dominates a little too much...

Otherwise, great shot.

10-23-2008, 08:30 AM
This is a very strong image undeed, well done.

Agree with fante, you could dodge the lighthouse a wee bit more.

A very slight crop on the left side might also help the composition (not sure).

10-23-2008, 11:15 AM
Excellent use of leading lines to guide the eye to the main subject, however agree with the others that the foreground is too strong; my suggestion would be to recrop in portrait aspect with the light of the lighthouse positioned at the upper-left third.

10-23-2008, 01:40 PM
I get the feeling of literally being PULLED INTO the image! Well done! Very well done!

Michael Van der Tol
10-23-2008, 07:05 PM
Thanks everyone for the great feedback.