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Fanadhead Lighthouse

By williamsloan

Tags: Landscape and travel

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NikonNovice 15 107 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 5:23PM
I would darken the mood of the sky to make the lighthouse stand out a bit more and maybe lighten the road to use it as a lead in line. Other than that it is well composed and taken.Smile
27 Oct 2011 7:18PM
yes looks good. many thanks
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4336 Canada
27 Oct 2011 11:01PM
I loaded a mod this morning, but looks like I didnt leave a comment. A good shot, but has a blue tint which I removed in the mod.

28 Oct 2011 12:12AM
thanks for tour help

Davesumner 16 28 300 Australia
28 Oct 2011 1:17AM
Hi William,

Great image, the comosition is lovely along with a nice sky makes for quite a pleasing image.

However, there are three things that I think you could have improved on here, one is to add description when you uploaded to help with the critique. Two is the image is blue and this is more than likely a white balance setting and three, the shot was taken at the wrong time of day.

If my EXIF data is correct the shot was taken at 11:02 on what looks like a sunny day and midday sun is not easy to get great shots in as it is very harsh. This creates a lot of contrast between the white of the buildings and the shadows of land on which the complex is built. These subjects are always begging for early morning/late afternoon sunlight or on a stormy day with a sky to match. I know this isn't always possible.

I have uploaded a mod where I have removed the blue cast in Camera RAW and lightened the shadows. I also reduced the exposure of the white on the sunny parts of the building. I then cropped slightly off the left side to get the lighthouse into the left third and off the bottom to get the building more onto the third line. I then added structure to the sky and buildings and lightened the shadows at the bottom slightly and then sharpened.

Hope this helps

CathR 16 151 564 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 9:50AM
I agree with the comments above about the blue tinge Billy but the white balance is loads better on this shot than the boat one. The whites have much more punch.

best wishes

28 Oct 2011 11:10AM
thanks again this has all been a great help to me

best regards

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