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My first attempt at a long exposure, taken 30mins after sunset.

All comments and pointers for improvement very welcome.

ISO 100, f/22, 44 secs (bulb).

No filters used on camera(as I dont have any) so selective filters used in PS in an attempt to level exposures followed by a low level of digital velvia to try and a little punch to the photo.

Camera:Canon EOS 10D
Lens:EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:RAW capture to CF
Title:Advice Please
Username:AdrianTurner AdrianTurner
Uploaded:5 Aug 2004 - 8:57 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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User_Removed
5 Aug 2004 - 9:01 AM

Wow, now that is some shot, excellent, love it, stunning.
Lucien.

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
5 Aug 2004 - 9:07 AM

Just superb shot!!!
Excellent tones!
So moody...
Click!

Jouko

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shed
shed  10586 forum posts England
5 Aug 2004 - 9:12 AM

Very good i like the open feeling. The long exposure has given the water and etheral feeling- which is great.

However i think that the top right is just a little bit too empty (an apropriate boat would look great- silhouetted of course)

Click*

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rhion
rhion  1035 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 - 9:31 AM

This is already a fine photograph Adrian. For the purposes of discussion, perhaps the headland and rocks could be lightened - just a fraction - to bring out a little more detail? (Difficult to tell without trying).
Good work.
Richard

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2004 - 9:33 AM

I'd give you no advice for improvement, Adrian - accept it as the excellent shot that it is!
Jim

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andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 - 9:39 AM

As above no advice needed a job well done.

Andy...

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piero
piero  10
5 Aug 2004 - 9:49 AM

not bad eh? clixxxxx

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clarkycat
clarkycat  1089 forum posts
5 Aug 2004 - 10:05 AM

This is a good shot but whats "digital velvia" ?

AIdan

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geegee
geegee  1029 forum posts England
5 Aug 2004 - 10:06 AM

I'm sorry, you don't need any advice. Just keep taking more of the same stuff!
Really great shot, super colours and nice composition.
Click.

George.

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pathurley
pathurley  11 Ireland
5 Aug 2004 - 10:09 AM

Great!!

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pfheyes
pfheyes  10254 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2004 - 10:20 AM

You've inspired me to have a go at a similar long-exposure shot myself! Excellent.

Pete

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AdrianTurner
5 Aug 2004 - 10:22 AM

Thanks to everyone for your comments and advice. Though I am quite pleased with this pic, I feel there is something missing, probably in composition.

Aidan. 'Digital Velvia' is a technique used in PS to try andemulate the saturation achieved with Velvia film. For more info on the subject take a look at this thread.

Adrian.

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clarkycat
clarkycat  1089 forum posts
5 Aug 2004 - 10:26 AM

Thanks Adrian. As I said, I do like this shot, but maybe it needs more forground interest, or maybe (as shed said) a boat or something. Still, lovely colours n'all.

Aidan

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wgfarquhar
wgfarquhar  10473 forum posts
5 Aug 2004 - 10:49 AM

Have you tried any star trail shots?
Any way, i like this, well done

GRANT

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sun yin
sun yin  10
5 Aug 2004 - 11:13 AM

Beautiful picture,well done.

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deltafour
deltafour  10
5 Aug 2004 - 11:32 AM

beautiful shot.
click
Stewart

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54 luca
54 luca  10 Wales
5 Aug 2004 - 11:45 AM

Whassa matta you! Why do you think this needs improving. It's absolutely awesome - the colours are superb. You've done a great job here and the long exposure has really made an impact. Just keep clicking away - you know what they say about beauty - in the eye of the beholder and all that. Well, capture what appeals to you and you'll not go far wrong.
Keep up the good work. Look forward to seeing more.
Richard

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007bones  10 Wales
5 Aug 2004 - 12:34 PM

Nice one Reg.

Tony

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User_Removed
5 Aug 2004 - 2:22 PM

Well, I love the space between the rocks. The sea is vast and this conveys a sense of openess and lightness. Den

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johnjrp e2 Member 10430 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2004 - 2:31 PM

Very nice. I too don't think you need advice, save to say continue to take more like it. John
click

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UserHasLeft
5 Aug 2004 - 7:09 PM

Adrian, can see what you mean about something missing but this more than holds its own as it is. A quality shot Smile

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AdrianTurner
5 Aug 2004 - 8:22 PM

Thanks to all for your kind comments, encouragement and advice. I will definitely be giving this another go soon.

Adrian.

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jan 1
jan 1  10 Netherlands
6 Aug 2004 - 10:22 AM

What else to say than this is a very good taken Image. Well done.!
Jan

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synaesthesia
6 Aug 2004 - 2:26 PM

Looks perfect to me.

Nice work.

Click!
Al.

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AdrianTurner
6 Aug 2004 - 2:40 PM

Thanks Jan.

Al, a special thank you for taking the time to look through my portfolio and leaving comments on some of my older shots.

Adrian.

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lyne
lyne  10
10 Aug 2004 - 6:21 PM

Excellent shot great colour CLICK.

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rikewoo
rikewoo  11346 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2004 - 5:04 PM

Excellent colouring to this one Adrian. The long exposure has given an atmospheric feeling to it, and a calmness to the sea which is very appealing.

Good work.
Regards.
Ken

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shane
shane  10 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 - 5:05 PM

Lovely shot.

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UserRemoved
13 Aug 2004 - 9:33 AM

Lovely comp
Lovely colour
Lovely tranquillity
Guess that add up to: it works

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lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014059 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2004 - 5:23 PM

Great shot - can't use too much of that digital velvia. click. Cropping off the sky just above the headland makes it into an interesting panoramic as well. click.

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corin45  10
14 Aug 2004 - 11:36 AM

Its a lovely shot Adrian. Click! Steve.

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ustaosma  10
17 Aug 2004 - 1:13 AM

This is great shot, very inspiring. I am very much looking forward to getting a camera with wwich I can make long exposures as well.
Berk

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dark_lord Critique Team 101452 forum postsdark_lord vcard England123 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2004 - 9:23 PM

I would like to see a little more foreground detail, but you've captured a very atmospheric image all the same.
Keith.

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