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Lonely Boat

By neil75
Any comments and critique would be greatly appreciated.

Tags: Northumberland General Warkworth Landscape and travel River coquet


banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4282 Canada
6 Sep 2011 6:34PM
A really nice scene Neil, and with a 5 second exposure, no obvious camera shake or blur.

AS Frand mentions, is a tad dull. When you take a shot, especially one like this where youve spent a lot of effort in getting a nice shot, try to get into the habit if viewing the shots histogram in your LCD. This will let you know right away that this one is underexposed. You did intentionality dial in a -1, likely for the sky and water reflections, but you make have been able to get away with none, or perhaps -1/3, and doing this simple check will allow you to compensate and take another shot.

Ive also uploaded a mod, - Ive used a different approach to Frank, - its still essentiall brightening, but I also increased nid tone contrast, and applied some sharpening. One thing to remember about re sizing an image for the web, is to open the newly re sized image beflore you upload it, check it for sharpness, and apply a little as needed. Re sizing can cause sharpness to fall off.

I will also load a screen capture of your histogram with a few notes.

Hope this is helpful,


neil75 12 26 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2011 12:17PM
Thanks for the comments and tips. It does seem to be the technical side I'm struggling with at the moment. Thanks Willie for the advice on the histograms.

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