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Coastal Rocks, Vik, Iceland

By flowerpower59
I could have spent all day on this black beach. The possibilities, both looking out to sea and at the basalt cliffs behind were endless.

Bill......can you see the bowing of the horizon in V4? It is even more pronounced in some shots. I can understand a tilt on the horizon (drunken operator), but not this.

Tags: Rocks Waves Sea Coast Iceland Basalt Landscape and travel Vik Black beach

Voters: lenocm, BarbaraR, woolybill1 and 12 more

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BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
10 Jul 2014 8:41AM
Such an unusual beach with super rock formations.
Well captured.

woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 8:59AM
An impressive selection Fiona - love the composition in V1 and the general atmosphere of isolation. Must be a geologist's delight, too.
Now I understand your comment the other day. Normally I would expect the horizon to bow the other way; pincushion distortion is inevitable at the long end of such a zoom lens but around 22mm it is scarcely even wide angle. This has me stumped Blush
paulknight 11 2 9 New Zealand
10 Jul 2014 9:10AM
A great series. The phallic symbol in the first one adds an extra point of interest.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 9:30AM
A great set of images Smile I can see the distortion in V4, Normally easily sorted, I have the same lens a VR11 version, and in LR I always do this first, after uploading into LR I select the first of the uploaded images. Open the Develope Module. In the Develope module scroll down to the Lens Correction panel, click on Profile, and then click on the Enable Profile Corrections. Normally you see the image alter. do the same with the Colour, and Click to Remove CA.
You can do this manually in the manual part of the LCP.

Once you have completed the above go to EDIT and hit SELECT ALL, this will select all you image you have just imported, at the bottiom of the Develope module you will see a box on the left marked SYNC. Click on this and a Synchronize Panel will appear, you will see that all that you have enabled in the LCP are enabled. At the bottom of this panel click on Synchronize, this will then apply all the LC adjustment to all of your images.

Hope this helps

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 11:45AM
WOW! The black sand and those white rocks make for very good images and compositions!
Stunning oceania nature on show, well done! Grin
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 11:53AM
Just hints of colour in V1, it illustrates how much of the world is naturally mono.
The horizon in V4 is puzzling, I would expect a slight barrel (ie upward) curve at that focal length, certainly not downwards! It's easily sorted, in Elements go to Filter > Correct Camera Distortion, and then under Remove distortion a minus setting, -1 or -2 should be enough.
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 1:53PM
Nice to see that they do have some better weather at Vik.

You've captured the 'trolls' particularly well.

10 Jul 2014 2:08PM
You have got the colours perfect on the roocks
Great Photo
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
10 Jul 2014 3:14PM
Exciting geological images-- think I would like to go to icelans one day!

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