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sunset across the sea on the tiny island of Eday, Orkney. this island has stunning seascapes and landscapes , i wanted to show the beauty and magistracy of this magical island i live on

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Dec 2012 - 4:30 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-0.371375
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:sunset on sea
Username:hayley1210 hayley1210
Uploaded:18 Jul 2013 - 9:47 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Sea, Seascapes, Sunset, Travel, Water
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wolf1
wolf1  4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 - 9:50 AM

wow, great colours.

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4204 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom128 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 10:20 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

welcome to ePhotozine Critique Gallery.
You have captured a beautiful and dramatic sky with some good reflections on the sea.
Orkney is a good area for skyscapes and you certainly choose a good one.
A couple of points.
Firstly the sea horizon is not level, it is very important to either level the camera when taking the photo (the best approach) or level it during processing.
I find the colours rather too strong. Also I notice that there are halos along some contrasting areas.
I suggest reprocessing the image keeping in mind how the image looked at the time. Also viewing large during processing to check each adjustment.
You have a strange colour cast. I did a mod (click on modifications above) but apart from straightening I could not do much with the colours.
See what others think, these are just my views,
regards
Ian

Last Modified By iancrowson at 18 Jul 2013 - 10:21 AM

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BrianSS
BrianSS  7275 forum posts England34 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 11:14 AM

Welcome to EPZ and I agree completely with Ian, particularly about the colour saturation. Also I would have used a different aperture to f.5! I see you list yourself as a Semi Pro. photographer! Grin

Last Modified By BrianSS at 18 Jul 2013 - 11:18 AM

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hayley1210
18 Jul 2013 - 12:13 PM


Quote: Welcome to EPZ and I agree completely with Ian, particularly about the colour saturation. Also I would have used a different aperture to f.5! I see you list yourself as a Semi Pro. photographer! Grin

I put semi pro as i have won awards on other sites and have had a exhibition and a photo in a book, so i did not think i should put anything else as it would not be fair!

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hayley1210
18 Jul 2013 - 12:17 PM


Quote: Welcome to ePhotozine Critique Gallery.
You have captured a beautiful and dramatic sky with some good reflections on the sea.
Orkney is a good area for skyscapes and you certainly choose a good one.
A couple of points.
Firstly the sea horizon is not level, it is very important to either level the camera when taking the photo (the best approach) or level it during processing.
I find the colours rather too strong. Also I notice that there are halos along some contrasting areas.
I suggest reprocessing the image keeping in mind how the image looked at the time. Also viewing large during processing to check each adjustment.
You have a strange colour cast. I did a mod (click on modifications above) but apart from straightening I could not do much with the colours.
See what others think, these are just my views,
regards
Ian

thank you Ian, i am still learning the processing part of photos, i also have ME so find i struggle to get out much so do as much as i can when i can, i chose bright powerful colors as i wanted it for a comp i was entering which wanted strong colors, thanks for the advice it is very much appreciated and i will think about it when doing more photo processing thanks again x

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9710 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2671 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 6:45 PM

Welcome Hayley. Hope you enjoy the site.


Semi Pro refers to any Photographer who earns part of their living from Photography. So as this doesnt apply, theres beginner, enthusiast, advanced beginner, experienced, etc. It does help to be accurate, as it can determine the approach we would take to a critique. many members here have had photos published, won competitions, but they fall under a non Pro designation, as its not a source of income. But, you can call yourself whatever you want at the end of the day.

Knowing you actual level of experience will also allow us to provide a LOT more assistance to those who need it.


So I wont critique this shot without knowing the answers to a few questions. You took this shot a while back, so you may not remember al the answers.

What post processing software do you use?

What changes did you make to this shot?

Is you monitor calibrated, and if so, has it been done within the last 6 months.

What WEB browser do you use.

Look at the sky in blue cloud are toward the top right third of the image. Can you see a speckled effect on the image here?

Can you see a speckled effect on your original image, before you re sized it?

What procedure to you use to resize an original of about 4,000 pixels, to 1,000 pixels?

Does ME have any effect on your vision, - I assume not, but want to rule this out.

I will check back occasionally, and see what we can do to assist,


Regards


Willie

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