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Misty coast walk

By Madoldie
This was taken while out walking the coast path on Monday, very misty start and the light was a little limited.

Tags: Morning Cornwall Misty Walk Coast Cornwall coast Landscape and travel

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banehawi Plus
18 2.8k 4319 Canada
17 May 2017 6:18PM
A misty moisty morning. The name of an old folk song.

Your processing improves this quite a bit, though I think I might not crop so much off, - personal taste really.

You can get a bit more out of it if the land part is processed separately from the rest to get it a bit brighter, - its likely a bit dark due to the influence of the sky.

Cloudy WB is likely a good choice, though even then I would be tempted to reduce a slight green cast.

All done in the mod.

Nice work. Where are tose nice red boats when you need them in a photo!

Madoldie 8 586 United Kingdom
17 May 2017 7:38PM
Thanks for taking the time banehawi for the feedback, I did actually change to cloudy W/B about three photographs after this one, thanks dudler.
The reason for the crop is that down in the right hand corner of the original there seems to be a raindrop or moisture on the camera lens, when I knew that it was there then all I could see was that.
Thanks, all the best,
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2264 United Kingdom
17 May 2017 8:40PM
I like the original, Mat, and if it's only that smudge that caused you to crop the image, then why not clone it out?

I have done two modifications, using Willie's. One uses the dark area to the right of the smudge to cover it, the other mod uses the light area to the left of the smudge to cover it.

As you say, once you have noticed it, the eye keeps falling on it.

dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 825 England
17 May 2017 9:15PM
There's no need for f/18 here, f/11 at 18 mm will give sufficient depth of field for a shot like this.
That means you wouldn't need to use ISO 640, as ISO 320 would suffice. Keping the shutter speedat 1/125 will provide more exposure, as this is on the dull side - maybe more as you saw it. A touch more brightness would be appealing, it wouldn't look flat, though Willie's mod has addressed this in any case.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2538 United Kingdom
17 May 2017 9:37PM
I have to say that I prefer the original composition, for its breadth. That gives an expansive, relaxed feel, just right for a country walk.

Mist is difficult. Precisely the qualities that we enjoy visually when we are out in it - the softness, the lack of a sense of depth and distance - are counter-productive in a 2-dimensional image. So I guess it becomes a question of conveying the feeling rather than the actual visual truth.

I like the modifications that have appeared. This sort of light can create a very acid yellowish tone in grass, so when I see that I think automatically of the weather.
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
18 May 2017 1:40PM
You are likely to ha a mark on your sensor. F18 will show that. Try shooting a correctly exposed shot filling the frame with a white card or similar at f2, then study the frame at 100%. Any sensor dust will show.

The lighting is not conducive to a decent image and yo are going to struggle. Very bright sky and dark foreground. As Keith says, no need for f18. Depth of field is not going to improve things here.

Madoldie 8 586 United Kingdom
18 May 2017 3:08PM
Thanks all for your feedback, a lot of interesting points and given me quite a few thing to look at when trying to photograph in these conditions.
Will have a go at checking the sensor, thanks Paul.
All the best,
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1948 England
18 May 2017 10:42PM
As Paul says - f/18 will show up every dust bunny!

I agree with Moira - I like the more relaxed, wider version. All it needs is a little brightness, but not too much. The land should be dark and misty - I know days like that!

I strained to find the mark - was it a little bit above the horizon? If so, I've spot healed it in my version.

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