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jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
20 Aug 2008 9:07AM
Fantastic shot.
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
20 Aug 2008 9:07AM
Almost upright! Wink Wink

Nicely captured MrEEK!
Richsr 14 91 223 England
20 Aug 2008 9:08AM
Like the lighting and colours in this Martin - well worth getting up early for.
Regards Richard.
martinl 18 272 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 9:13AM
Thanks folks.
Yep, almost there Fran, and I did quite a bit a straightening on it as well. I'm sure it was straighter last night when I'd finished, but it was late!!
garymcparland 15 343 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 9:15AM
Nice composition and light

G_Hughes 14 19
20 Aug 2008 9:16AM
Fantastic lead in lines and colours.
LesF 15 182 9
20 Aug 2008 9:18AM
Capture the light at this location so well Martin.

martinl 18 272 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 9:19AM
Thank you.
Was some nice light when it finally arrived!
dwarf 13 52 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 9:20AM
very attractive light and rainbow. Ever so slightly squint? dorothy
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
20 Aug 2008 9:22AM

Quote:I'm sure it was straighter last night

They're a pain aren't they, these moving lighthouses! Wink

F x
martinl 18 272 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 9:26AM
Not half!
Having said that, the right hand side of the lighthouse is bang vertical if you compare it against the right hand edge of the frame, so there may be a touch of an illusion because the left hand side isn't quite vertical. Not sure how to correct that one!!
Any suggestions apart from clone the lightouse out completely!!
20 Aug 2008 9:27AM
excellent result...
Readza 16
20 Aug 2008 9:33AM
Very strong image. Nice modelling of the bedrock, and good sense of perspective -- all the fissures lead you towards the lighthouse. I'm guessing this is early morning? Must get myself up there; I only work down the road!
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
20 Aug 2008 9:36AM

Quote:Not sure how to correct that one!!

Just a bit of lens correction in PS should do it mate ... love the inclusion of the rainbow, lucky git!!! Wink

Wooly 16 112 4 England
20 Aug 2008 9:38AM
Cracking Shot Martin, great light.

I don't see the lighthouse being a problem. It's caused by the wide angle. But if you wanted to line it up in P/S. Select all the image, right click, free transform, right click, scew, drag the bottom right corner a tad right and voila! You may have to adjust the horizon again a tad.

HTH Alan
martinl 18 272 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 9:38AM
Thank you.
Yes Jon, was taken about 6.30am on Sunday morning. A good place to photograph this, and will certainly do it again next time I am over (whenever that will be as it certainly won't be for ages!!);()
angej 17 479 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 9:40AM
Beautiful light Martin and yep I see the rainbowSmile
martinl 18 272 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 9:41AM
Thank you Paul & Alan and Ange, must admit the rainbow was a bit of a bonus!Wink
I'll give those methods a try. I used the warp tool to get the r/h/s side vertical but because of the w/a distortion still not 100%, so thanks for your assistance guys. Maybe on the next one.......!Wink
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
20 Aug 2008 9:47AM
The combination of light, rainbow and lighthouse work together superbly Martin. Ron.
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
20 Aug 2008 10:05AM
... alternative to Alans suggestion, just go into PS3 > Filter > Lens Correction and adjust the vertical correction ... job done!!!
User_Removed 14 172 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 10:05AM
Stunning light and colours, well captured

great light and good composition.
20 Aug 2008 10:07AM
excellent shot.ray
martinl 18 272 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 10:10AM
Thank you, and cheers for the tip Paul, I'll give it try on the next one.
Cormy 14 3 England
20 Aug 2008 10:27AM
Really superb light.Great image.
Chriscj 16 96 1 England
20 Aug 2008 10:34AM
I think it looks fine mate, it was sure a beautiful morning for you too.

britishlandscapes Junior Member 14 13
20 Aug 2008 10:44AM
Nice image - particularly like the green foreground and the overall lighting

pmorgan 15 217 13 England
20 Aug 2008 12:31PM
Superb as ever Martin very easy to overdo greens, but you've got this spot on!

culturedcanvas 16 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 2:05PM

Sorry to say be a critic again but as mentioned the lighthouse distortion is far too severe. Obviously the best way to avoid this is lens selection at the time ... where I would probs have shot with a slightly longer focal length and moved back. Ok you would compress the perspective a touch but you could still have included the same percentage of foreground giving a similar shot with less distortion.

With the wide angles a slight adjustment at the time of shooting will give you a big decrease in the amount of distortion seen ... working the composition and keeping and eye on anything vertical (such as the lighthouse) through the viewfinder will help to keep that minimal.

As Paul mentions lens correction (without resorting to other software) is the best tool here if you do get issues such as this. There will also be some barrel distortion and it's important to remove that too ... infact thats usually my first port of call on this type of image. ... depending on the lens it usually only needs a slight adjutment.

With the right tweaks you've got another great image but as it stands it just isn't useable.


PS - Ill be back to click when you've got that lighthouse perfect Smile
martinl 18 272 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 2:37PM
Thank you all, and thanks for your honesty and advice again Dan. Very much appreciated.
GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
20 Aug 2008 2:55PM
I'm leaning towards straightening it.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
20 Aug 2008 4:37PM
A stunning image, Martin, beautiful lighting.
TrevB Smile
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 4:41PM
Wonderful light and colour on the foreground rocks.

dazzaman 15 631 England
20 Aug 2008 5:46PM
sorry mate, but the lean spoils a beautifuly captured moment, Sad
martinl 18 272 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 8:30PM
Thanks all.
Now uploaded a corrected version which hopefully you may think is better.
martin.w Plus
19 614 29 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 8:45PM
LOL, maybe next time load version two first Wink

A real cracker Martin, looks even better than when I saw it on the back of your camera. Smile
chris-p Plus
16 75 England
20 Aug 2008 8:58PM
Thats better Smile
martinl 18 272 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 9:22PM
Thanks you 2.
Thought I had Martin, I thought wrong!
culturedcanvas 16 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 10:00PM

Much better ... there's still a little bit of distortion but overall its 100% improved. I'd still want to play around with it a bit to try and get it closer. As mentioned tho .. the best way to avoid this is to try and minimise the distortion at the time of taking ... it owuld probs take a bit more tweaking but id start from the original file not the one youve already worked on.

If anything there is a very, veyr, very slight lean or distortion to the left from what I can see here.


PS It IS worth a click now though that the effort has been made!!
martinl 18 272 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 10:10PM
Thanks Dan.
I've never had any success with correcting lean and distortion before, so this has encouraged me to keep trying, and hopefully get better at it.
LeighRebecca 14 267 10 England
20 Aug 2008 10:20PM
Well done on the image and the post post processing!
Lovely light.

newy17 16 273 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 2:59PM
Beautifully captutred,,
VintageRed 16 15 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2008 9:36PM
Excellent light Martin

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