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By hughsey
abandoned old boat.......?

Tags: Landscape Still life Seascape Boats Close-up and macro

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cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
21 Jul 2010 7:39AM
nice scene...I've had ago at trying to lift the light on the shadowed part of the boat (not very successfully!) and just changed the colour temperature before re-sharpening Smile
Davesumner 16 28 300 Australia
21 Jul 2010 3:35PM

These old boats really make a great subject to photograph and you've done a good job here. Unfortunately you've taken the shot at the wrong time of day as these shots can look majestic with the rising or setting sun.

Here the sun is still fairly high and to your right which has given you a big shadow area on the lower left. had the sun been behind you then this wouldn't have been a problem. Be mindful of the direction of the light source, be it natural or man made.

Also you need to get those background boats out of shot either by moving your perpective when taking the shot or just simply cloning in good old PS.

If I were you I'd come back here when the sun is low in the sky and retake this shot. I'd try to make more of the old lobster pots as well and there's nothing stopping you from rearranging them to suit. Remember your background, moving left and a slightly lower perspective would have got rid at least the two boats. Make the most of textures and old wood such as the name on the side there. Also don't be afraid to wet wood to give it more texture and grain where there is no paint.

Hope this helps

bayleaf1 12 7 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2010 8:16PM
A lovely image
barmymarny 12 1 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2010 8:21PM
You have some great tips from DaVeS - I wouldn't know where to start so great job!

Marilyn x

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