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schmintan Sep 8, 2013 4:29 PM

River Bandon joining the Sea
 
Took this from Charles Fort in Cork, showing the river bandon heading out to Sea.

It was a good sunny day, but with lots of rain clouds comming in giving a great sky. Took about 10 shots from various perspective but this worked best to my eye.

Used a ND Graduated filter to prevent the sky being blown out.
With regards to photoshop, increased contrast, vibrance, darkened the blacks, and brightened the light house a tiny amount to make it stand out.

Im almost ready to print, but would like to hear any constructive criticism anyone here might have.

Thanks!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7390/9...659af3b8_o.jpg

Calicajun Sep 9, 2013 7:15 AM

Very peaceful looking shot for the most part. Might try and lighten up the dark clouds. My first thought when looking at the picture, is it a sunny day or a rainy day. No sure if the mix works well in the shot.

tacticdesigns Sep 10, 2013 6:13 PM

Love it! Very dynamic!

But as soon as you mentioned printing it . . . all of a sudden the water didn't seem straight. The water in the distance seems to be curved. Is that the way the sun is hitting it or the distortion of the lens?

Take care, Happy Shooting!

schmintan Sep 14, 2013 4:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacticdesigns (Post 1357293)
Love it! Very dynamic!

But as soon as you mentioned printing it . . . all of a sudden the water didn't seem straight. The water in the distance seems to be curved. Is that the way the sun is hthreng it or the distortion of the lens?

Take care, Happy Shooting!

It's neither. It's an optical illusion caused by the hill on the right being lower than the hill on the left of the water, making the water look curved. If you hold a ruller to it you will see it's actually flat. not sure thres anything I can do to make it more natural to the eye though, thIs how it was unfortunately.

tacticdesigns Sep 14, 2013 7:30 AM

Yeah. It could be that.

Also maybe all the nice mix of leading lines. It really makes for a really dynamic flow in the image. Maybe its just my eyes being influenced by all those dynamic lines. <grin>

Take care, happy shooting!
:)


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