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IOW - boats

By jonrayner  
Took this in October 2008. Took a few shots at different exposures and have blended two shots together.
It was about an hour before sunset.
Taken at f/18, and the first shot was taken at 0.6 sec to get the exposure of the shadows, especially the foreground and the second shot was taken at 1/6 sec to get the exposure of the sky and water. All software tweaks were done in PSE6.
I liked the added bonus of the crab in the bottom left which i had not noticed at the time!
Critique wanted please
Many thanks in advance

Tags: Landscape and travel

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somnathchatterjee 13 67 175 India
3 Sep 2009 11:38AM
beautifully you have done this. but only two different exposures can not do a better job every time. three to five shots of different exposures can obviously give you better result. you have done well to capture the high dynamic range of the scene but still there is a lot of space to work with like the foreground shadow area is a bit dark and you can also consult the histogram, there is a lot of tonal density at the left side wall as well as there is clipping at that wall. you can also do this kind of work very easily. you can capture a raw image and consult the histogram if there is any clipping at the right side wall of the histogram or not. because lost detail at the highlighted area can not be recovered. then you can convert the raw image by using any raw image converter many time by several exposures and then merge them together at the digital dark room.
the horizontal level of this image is also not right. you should consider the water level to correct it.

i have uploaded a modification and corrected the horizontal level and made curves adjustment to reveal the shadow area.

Hope you like it,
jonrayner 14 8 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2009 12:22PM
Hi Somnath
Many thanks for the comments, it is much appreciated.
I have uploaded a MOD and tried out your suggestions, see what you think. Do you think that it is too light now? There is a massive difference between my original and the next one!
somnathchatterjee 13 67 175 India
3 Sep 2009 12:51PM
it is really an improvement, your modification is better now.

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