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Paignton sunrise

By taylorri40
Long exposure to capture the cloud movement at sunrise on Paignton beach

Tags: Beauty Beautiful Beach Sunrise Piers Lee filters Springtime Landscape and travel Beauty in nature Samyang 14mm NikonD810

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NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 11:54AM
An excellent image with wonderfully controlled exposure. My only real critique would be the rather flat colour. May I suggest increasing the saturation and luminance slightly to give your image a lift especially in orange areas. Please see my modification.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4049 Canada
28 Apr 2019 1:41PM
Its a very nice scene.

I agree with Nathan, - its a bit light, (watery!) and I think thats due to it being just a bit overexposed.

Reducing exposure also improves saturation, and making the black point lower adds contrast.

This is done in the mod, which has a little lens correction also applied.


Regards


Willie
BobbyMS Plus
2 4 1
28 Apr 2019 2:26PM
Making the clouds move brilliantly introduces motion into this 'scape, and the diagonals hasten things along even faster. I'm jealous.
28 Apr 2019 5:22PM

Quote:An excellent image with wonderfully controlled exposure. My only real critique would be the rather flat colour. May I suggest increasing the saturation and luminance slightly to give your image a lift especially in orange areas. Please see my modification.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

I've had a look at your modification and nope really don't like it sorry
29 Apr 2019 5:11AM
It would be helpful to know why youíve posted your image in the Critique Gallery. Itís obvious what you intended with your picture, but to what extent do you think youíve succeeded? Is there something youíre not completely happy with? What, in terms of critique, are you looking for?

Itís a decent landscape, or rather seascape, photograph. I like the way everything rushes to the same vanishing point, I like the energy of that.
I see from your tags youíve used a Lee filter, presumably an ND Grad, and thatís had the effect of making the sky very slightly darker than its reflection, when of course it should really be the other way round, as the water will not reflect 100% of the light. Being able to see that filtration has been used is something the top landscape photographers would regard as a failure.

Thatís the only aspect of your image I would question, and apart from that I think itís fine. Iíve uploaded a modification in which Iíve darkened the reflections a touch, and Iíve also tweaked the white balance slightly. See what you think.

Alan
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1286 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2019 9:45AM
A pleasant well composed scene, but it lacks strength and impact as indicated above. Both Willie and Alan's mods improve the situation and of the two, I prefer Willie's.

Paul
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2099 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2019 3:40PM
I'm a bit late here, my main thought on opening this was that it looked slightly weird, unbalanced, top-heavy. Alan's comment explains this perfectly :


Quote:Ö youíve used a Lee filter, presumably an ND Grad, thatís had the effect of making the sky very slightly darker than its reflection, when of course it should really be the other way round,


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