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Mooloolaba 2

By david1810
Another from my major folio for college.

Any thoughts are very much appreciated.



Tags: Seascapes Sunrise Long exposure Waterscape Landscape and travel Seascape and sunset


dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1573 England
15 May 2018 8:04AM
At first glance, everything's just right: tones, great light... And a couple of niggles...

Landscapes as lovely as this tempt photogrpahers to 'get everything in' - include all of hte lovely things they see, because they can't bear to leave anything out. I think I'd crop a tiny bit tighter.

The other thing is that there's a slight wiriness in places, some edge effects. Does that mean that you sharpened a fraction more than you needed to?

I recall that you dropped in a sky on a previous post: have you done that here? I can't see the join, if you did, unless the edge effect round the sky is a sign of it...

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david1810 7 1 Australia
15 May 2018 10:57AM
Hey John, thanks again for your comments.

You do have a good eye. This was my last shoot before I got my 4 stop soft grad filter. As a result I shot it with my 10 stop ND filter, hence I had too push the foreground with shadows and exposure to get it to work. I am interested to see how it might print, don't think it will enlarge very well. I might go back and process it again from scratch.

The sky is not blended. Your comment on cropping is interesting as i also shot it in portrait format which I like. Can I post it as a mod?

Thanks again


david1810 7 1 Australia
15 May 2018 11:00AM
John I posted the 2nd image in portrait format as a mod.
dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1573 England
15 May 2018 5:21PM
Another good shot - though this time i want to crop square... I am beginning to understand why Charlie Waite shot so many landscapes with a Hasselblad 500!
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 620 England
15 May 2018 9:17PM
I can see that edge between the rocks and sky, and that could be more pronounced on a print.

Processing again is an option, and you can just apply sharpening to the land/foreground asmthat's where the main detail is and where viewers will look. That way, the edge between rocks and sky will not be pronounced. The sky and clouds are diffuse objects anyway and don't need, or benefit, from having sharpoening applied.
We're talking subtle differences, as subtle doesn't draw attention to processing.

All that said, this would pick up votes and likely some awards in the main Gallery.

david1810 7 1 Australia
16 May 2018 12:00AM
Thanks Keith, appreciated.


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