View Full Version : Lighthouse Park (Long exposure day shot)

09-20-2011, 12:58 PM
comments welcome!!

09-20-2011, 05:59 PM
I love the overall soft look to this. Nice long exposure and processing.

10-06-2011, 08:41 AM
I think this would be a candidate for monochrome.

Wicked Dark
10-06-2011, 09:49 AM
While I like it, I find its lack of contrast and dynamic range not in keeping with the potential drama. Too much fill light it seems. Where are the shadows?

10-06-2011, 10:04 AM
WD echoes my first instinct here. This scene, while pretty, lacks additional punch because there are no blacks.

Mad Aussie
10-06-2011, 06:51 PM
I love the sky and water. However, the golden land just doesn't seem to fit to me. I'd be changing the colour balance here to lessen that yellow and go more towards blue. I do think the land area could do with some contrast as well.

10-07-2011, 09:01 PM
hmmm - interesting. When I did the post processing for this image, I did it with the intent to recapture how I saw the scene when i was there (6:30am ; sunrise was 6:25am that day). I did in fact use fill light - not a whole lot, but enough :)

Thanks for your comments - I shall revisit my original .raw image and see - i'll be back!

10-13-2011, 03:14 AM
This came from my original RAW file with no VIB (saturation) increase (at 0), slight fill light (at 10). Some sharpening on the clouds. That's it. For comparison purposes...

10-13-2011, 07:22 AM
I think, for brightness you want something in the middle of those two. The first shot looks a bit washed out and the second shot doesn't give me that sunrise feeling. Love the soft silky feeling to the water and that little spiral is cool. I'd also consider cropping it just above the lighthouse giving the lighthouse just a "titch" of breathing room. I find the 50/50 composition feels a little off.

Good on ya' for getting up early and it look like it was a beautiful day.

10-13-2011, 04:13 PM
How about this one??

Colors were strengthened (VIB+), contrast increased; fill light was used more sparingly this time (1/2 as much as the first photo above)

10-14-2011, 12:49 AM
I like this image because I now know where it is and If I'm not mistaken it would make one awesome sunrise shot!:thumbup: I'm finding the overall colour palette distracting, there's a red push that's not going well. the eye pulls to the reds but somehow they don't jive with the ambient colour set. I'd do some work in the yellow and red channels. Saturating the blues a tad with some darkening would help out in the overall depth of the image. Finally, I would get the whites out of their magenta cast and into something more consistent with the time of day (here I'd get close to white) I like the comp but think I would have placed the landmass lower or cropped some of the lower water giving it a more pano feel. I think this image has great potential...I mean one only has to look at time of day and weather condtions to eek out a winner here:)