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A small lighthouse great shadows from the legs

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 24-70mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Little lighthouse
Username:Heliopause Heliopause
Uploaded:24 Aug 2009 - 2:18 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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dabhandphotographics
dabhandphotographics e2 Member 5dabhandphotographics vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 2:19 PM

well taken,like the shadows.dave

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woodlark
woodlark e2 Member 10538 forum postswoodlark vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 2:31 PM

Love it!

Karl

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 2:44 PM

Great shadows and what a dinky lighthouse! Would love to know where you took this image. Nice capture.
Barbara

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 3:10 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Welcome, Ashley!

A nice bold first upload!
If I'm not mistaken, this little beastie is at Burnham-on-Sea: I've shot it from the other side, and recognised it (and the beachpool!). I've yet to make it back there, though.

The image lacks a little density, imo. The colour seems just a bit weak against the very strong graphic shapes of the lighthouse and the shadows.
To address this (if you so desired) you could use an unaltered curves layer with the blending mode set to multiply and a reduced opacity of, say 25% - 35%, to help build image density without losing the highlights.
Similarly using Image>Apply Image, would work using the default values (I believe that multiply is the default blend mode), and again just reducing the opacity to something suitable - most likely 25% -35%, as above.

Another thing I'd try would be to experiment with some slightly different crop ratios.
A strong image like this may be strengthened even more by such an experiment, by making creative use of the bold shapes and the shape of the frame. I'd certainly try a 16:9 crop and lose a little sky and foreground; and a 1:1 crop may also yield some interesting possibilities.

Very nice work.

Cheers
Bill

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Iain_Proudfoot
24 Aug 2009 - 3:12 PM

Technical excellent. Compositionally perfect. Aesthetically beautiful. A great photograph.

Warm wishes, Iain.

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Heliopause
24 Aug 2009 - 3:23 PM

Thanks for your much appreciated comments, especially the constructive ones Smile I think the photo needs more work on it and hope to post a better version sometime. Looking forward to posting another tomorrow now...

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Heliopause
24 Aug 2009 - 3:31 PM

BTW it is indeed the little lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea...

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9197 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2009 - 4:16 PM

Great shadows.
Ty

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JohnDyer
JohnDyer  867 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2009 - 9:04 AM

nice composition

John

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DaysGoneBye
29 Aug 2009 - 7:52 AM

Yes nice shot ash, great use of light and shadow, gets my voteSmile
regards
josh

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