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Old Nov 24, 2005, 9:06 PM   #1
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Today I drove a hour to visit the trafalgar lighthouse. I did this photo to the lighthouse and the rest of the IX century tower.
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Old Nov 24, 2005, 10:55 PM   #2
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You are a natural. Beautiful composition and lighting. What camera do you use? Any Post Processing used?
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Old Nov 25, 2005, 6:09 AM   #3
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You are a natural. Beautiful composition and lighting. What camera do you use? Any Post Processing used?
KM 7D, I use PS 9.0, I don't make anything special.

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Old Nov 25, 2005, 11:41 AM   #4
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I like the lighting around the lighthouse but its quite hot on the far right side. My attention is drawn there. I'm not sure I like the composition. Since I'm not there I don't know what options you have. Maybe standing closer to the water so you get a little more of the water and shoreline. You cloning on the bottom left needs some immediate attention. Lots of duplication. My eyes are definitely drawn there.

I noticed you are using a Digital SLR. You need to look into a sensor cleaning. Take a picture of a nice blue sky at around f16 and then look at it on the computer. Here is a darkened version of your shot. The smaller dark spots definitely look like sensor specks. The larger blurs may be something on the lens.


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Old Nov 25, 2005, 1:12 PM   #5
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The composition on this shot is spot on, great work. What focal length did you shoot this at? It appears as through you used a wide angle lens and there is some distortion of light house (itbends to the right).
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You are right, I used 18mm, then PS to eliminate the distortion.
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Old Nov 25, 2005, 2:33 PM   #7
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Thank you for your warning, I already realized this problem. I take pictures in the beach with a lot of wind and when changing the lenses the sandhas entered everywhere. I will try to clean it the best as possible.



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sand is very unkind to cameras, i see some of the technical difficulties here, but my first impression was that this is beautiful, nice light.
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Old Nov 28, 2005, 10:21 AM   #9
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i really like this shot.. the composition is really nice and the lighthouse is lit up from the late sun very nicely.. very pleasing shot..

i agree with the technical critiques given above, but for me they weren't as bothersome in this shot...

as for sensor cleaning.. use a little bulb blower thing to get off the main dirt/sand, and then try using the Eclipse solution with the sensor swabs.. very quick, fairly inexpensive and work every time for me with minimal risk for sensor damage..


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Old Nov 28, 2005, 11:49 AM   #10
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Today I have spent the whole morning cleaning my photographic set, included bag. Tomorrow, I will see how good they are.
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