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Beach Heven

By webbep
Caught this shot on a morning coastal walk Taken on Fuji X-S10 35mm F2

Tags: Beach Landscape and travel

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banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4233 Canada
29 Apr 2021 2:57PM
Thats a nice scene.

Whites seem protected, nothing is overly bright, so darker and mid tones might benefit with a little more exposure.

You included a lot of sky intentionally, likely to show perhaps a storm coming; it can also work I think with a little less sky.

On my monitor, colours seem a little muted, and in the mod Ive increased saturation a little, in addition to a crop and exposure/contrast adjustments. Shooting wide open can sometimes result in lower contrast than stopped down a little, but good lens performance overall.


webbep 16
29 Apr 2021 5:03PM
Thanks for the critique I have got a couple of shots with different F stops but with my novice eye this seemed to be the better but now I can see what you mean with the shadows etc. I did intentionally leave the sky that big so the storm could be seen. Iíve only had the lens a couple of days so still trying to see what it can do.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 768 England
29 Apr 2021 9:54PM
I can see why you included a lot of sky, and it is stormy, though I'd have reduced the amount of beach so the sky takes more prominence.

I understand you wanting to see how the lens performs but it's still an unusual choice for a landscape, You don't need massive depth offield here so I guess f/2 works fine thogh in a real world ituation I'd go for someting smaller, f/5.6 would be ok.

The overall look is cold, which may suit the storminess. However, there is some un on the foreground which helps with the contrast against the sky.
So I adjusted the White Balance using the picker on the grey cloud which is the ideal neutral tone especially at the time of your capture. Auto White Balance often gives a cold look, something to remeber.
In my mod I furhter warmed the foreground a touch and tweaked the contrast. I then darkened the sky. It may or may not be closer to what you saw but hopefully givesit the drama you were trying to capture. Sometimes the camera produces a lower contrast capture, albeit with lots of detail, that needs a little help along the way.
pablophotographer 9 1.9k 405
30 Apr 2021 12:29AM

You have built up quite some depth in your frame, from the wave on the bottom right corner, the brown stones on the left, then the harbour walls on the right, the houses behind that and the overlooking hill before the interesting sky. Boy, that's a lot to write down.

So I thought since the sky has that cloud pattern which cannot be replicated and the waves look similar to each other... why not suggest you to crop the beach and the waves below the brown rock formation and keep everything else. You still have a few waves...

and the shape of the frame now is narrower which tends to be more usual for landscape images.

capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2021 7:17AM
A lovely scene, well exposed with no lost highlights. I processed my mod in PS to accentuate the drama in the great sky. I used a mix of the dehaze filter and some dodge and burn.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
30 Apr 2021 3:14PM
I'll pick up on Keith's comment - f/2 is a weird choice for a landscape: normally, you'd use it if you wanted wafer-thin depth of field (front to back sharpness), or if you were struggling to find enough light.

Here, it's pushed your shutter speed to the limit at 1/8000: was the choice deliberate, a left-over setting from another picture, or an accident? Where you don't particularly need either slender or great depth of field, choose a middling aperture, such as f/5.6, where the lens gives better quality. The sweet spot varies from one lens to another, but two to three stops down from maximum aperture is usually a good bet.
webbep 16
30 Apr 2021 3:21PM
It was definitely accidental left from previous shot rushed to get the light on the buildings and the could formation. I did take a couple more at f11 and f16. But I liked this shot out of the three . I need to spend more time planning .
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
1 May 2021 10:27AM
There's a concept of having 'walking about' settings for your camera, which you return to after taking a shot (or a series of shots) at radically different settings. Mine's Aperture priority, 200 ISO and f/5.6.

If your camera has programmable user settings, it may be worth using one for this.
webbep 16
1 May 2021 12:34PM
Thanks for that tip I try to set that in the program.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
1 May 2021 10:06PM
Looking at the Fuji top plate, there are four custom settings on the mode dial. Ample!

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