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Porthselau Sunset, Pembrokeshire

By nigmss
Lighting was going a little bit flat, but what a stunning location, I couldn't resist it!!!
I've had a little play with photoshop, but critique away!!!

Tags: Sunset Wales Beach Seascape Bay Yacht Pembroke Landscape and travel St davids Whitesands bay Porthselau

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sawsengee Plus
13 6 27 Malaysia
5 Jun 2019 11:52AM
Hello Nigel, yes I must agree the location was stunning & irresistable for a photo shot. I have uploaded a simple mod. taking these aspects into consideration:
1. the horizon is a little tilted, thereby some horizontal level correction is required;
2. judging from the position of the diminishing sun globe, the central portion of the sky is burnt out;
3. at ISO 800, there appears some digital noise at the top right corner of the picture where the blues are;
4. the sky needed to be darken slightly thereby bringing out the streaks of clouds you have wonderfully captured;
5. add contrast to the overall picture;
6. resize & unsharp the picture below the horizon but not the sky.
Hope you like the simple mod.
Best wishes. ee. Smile
p.s. so sorry about the slight ghosting on the dark hills on the right of the picture which appear after I darken the sky.

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banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
5 Jun 2019 12:52PM
Hard to critique since there seems to be so much post processing done. If you have the original it would be good to see, - you can upload it here by clicking the Modifications button, then upload.

5 Jun 2019 5:59PM
Good picture. It would certainly be interesting to see the original, but of course it's the processed version you want feedback on.

A few points...

1. The horizon needs leveling... take a smart rap across the knuckles for that most basic and unforgivable ****-up.
2. The slightly over-exposed areas in the sky are easily pulled back in processing.
3. I ran the image through Nik Dfine2 to reduce the noise in the sky.
4. There's a dust bunny near the top right corner, easily spotted out.

Otherwise, and recognizing that you were of course interested in making an emotional response rather than merely an accurate "record," things look fine to me. It's a good composition... the horizon and the boat are both near enough on thirds... you might have tried being a little more adventurous there, but nevertheless your adhesion to the "rule of thirds" will please a lot of people... and most of your lines have their vanishing point near the boat, which although very small in the frame, is a focal point that pulls things together.

Bottom line... basically good, just needing a bit more refinement and attention to detail.

paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2019 1:05PM
Spot metering and an auto setting is very dangerous unless presents are employed, although I would have expected a central spot reading to result in huge under exposure here, not considerable over exposure. You could have reduced this by a good two stops to et a decent exposure level in the highlights.

The content I certainly there, but the initial exposure was adrift.


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