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last light blackpool north prom.

By krebsbaum    
just a short walk from our hotel i took a strollon new sea fronti didnt have a tripod so i rested my camera on balustrade using auto iso

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dudler Plus
15 877 1496 England
4 Jul 2019 11:41AM
I'd like to have had all of the base around the windbreak in frame, I think - there's just about room without losing anything that matters at the top. There's also a slight tilt to the horizon: otherwise, a nice example of a seaside sunset, with real main subjects as well as the sky and sea. (Often, there's nowhere to rest the eye in such pictures, which is frustrating!)

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4 Jul 2019 2:56PM
dear dudler, i spent quite a while trying to get the horizon level, i got the vericles upright, when viewed on a larger scale, one can see the curve of the horizon quite clearly you are right about no point of interest but i just enjoyd the ambience of the evening.

best regards / don crabtree.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 579 England
4 Jul 2019 5:13PM
The framing is a bit tight at the bottom.
Like John I'd like to have seen the complete building. It's akin to just clipping someone's feet off a full lenght portrait.

Getting the horizon level can be tricky handheld, and sometimes with a tripod too, but it;s straightforward to correc in post processing
Which is where this image benefits most from (the tight framing is then, comparitively, a smaller issue.

I reduced blue and cyan then warmed the image a little. Auto White Balance has reduced the warmth in the scene. I didn't increase Saturation or Vibrance as I wanted to retain the pastel shades.

A small clockwise rotation (and consequent crop), followed by a small perspective control to get the verticals and horizontals straight and level.
Not far off though and as good as many handhed shots by most photographers.

You mention curvature of the horizon. You won't see that with a 35 mm lens at sea level. What you see is a lens effect and I applied Lens Correction. Affinity Photo has a database of lenses so it's a matter of choosing from a drop down menu. I'd guess Photoshop has something similar as Lightroom does.
5 Jul 2019 8:28AM

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