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Sunday Morning At Tide Mills

By Disee      
For my previous image I'd like to say a HUGE thank you for all the encouragement and constructive criticisms given to help me along to improve my work..

So what I have done here is taken it all in and applied some of the advice where needed into this panoramic image (if that make sense).
I also played with the Nik collection for the black and white conversion but confess I had to go back into the image several times to fix ghosting especially and other silly careless issues..

I have added the colour version before I converted it into B&W as well.

Again, many many thanks to all of you who commented previously.

Tags: Seascape Stormy seas Landscape and travel The beach Tide Marker

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banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4072 Canada
15 Jan 2020 1:24PM
Looks fine to me.


There may be a couple of cloning repeats, lower left. but the conditions were also difficuly=t for the shot. Were missing exif details if you could fill them in later?


I did two mods anyway, tried to reduce haze.


Regards



Willie

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iancrowson Plus
9 213 157 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2020 3:15PM
Good effective image. I've done a mod similar to Willies.
Looking closely at the sky (at 500%) I spotted where the images joined. Also spots which may be dirt on your cameras sensor. One spot nearly central and two more towards the right in the sky. These can be dealt with using the clone tool in Photoshop CC or Elements.
My mod crops a little beach to put the horizon on a third.
I like your low view point placing the upper half of people above the horizon. Helps the viewer of the photo to look outwards (to sea)
People above horizon impression of low view point, people below horizon impression of higher viewpoint.
You can take a photo of a white wall to check for dirt on your camera's sensor. The spots may have been spray from sea/rain?
regards
Ian


Disee Plus
10 25 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2020 5:18PM
Hello Willie,

Thank you and yes I now see the clone repeat. I do like your dehazing result and had also tried a version very similar to yours but wondered if having the stronger contrast making figures almost silhouetted was pleasing and acceptable. I've decided it is because I do like the result.
"Were missing exif details if you could fill them in later?" -
herewith:-
EF-S!8-135 mm Canon, Manual set, ISO 100, Focal length 89mm, Exp 1/200 sec at f/11

Hello Ian,
Yes I know, lots of spots and I had zoomed in and found many but clearly missed some too. I do like your crop and I also tried that to place the horizon 1/3 up but decided to save some beach. I agree though it is better visually.

I spent quite a lot of enjoyable time on this image to fix and correct but got to a point when I thought all was good. I'l get back onto it.
Yes the wind and sea mist and dust did play havoc but I spent time this afternoon cleaning the camera and lens all round but not the sensor. Think I'll leave that to the pro's. I will do another white wall/paper check though.

Thank you both very much for your comments, always appreciated.

Warm regards
Dinah
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 609 England
15 Jan 2020 6:26PM
I can see the join line in the sky without having to zoom in. Panorama stitches sometimes need a little retouching. But it's better to stitch images together rather than crop a single image, as regards picture quality and final result, it's worth it.

I like your mono version, it represents a nice bright day at the coast. However, I like the moodier version by Willie but also appreciate Ian's version which is punchier in terms of contrast but has retained more shadow detail.
So it's hard to choose a 'favourite' as they all have their own merits, and that's the big question. Different people will have different preferences and sometime you can produce three different versions yourself and be happy with them all.
If youi're happy with what you've done, that's fine, though it's useful to see how others view it. You'll soon develop your preference and style. It doesn't help that Nik has so many options that look good...
dudler Plus
16 996 1554 England
15 Jan 2020 11:11PM
Almost like a Lowry... I love the vairety of figures across the beach.

I'd consider a user award if it was in the main gallery.

Aside from issues around stitching, I'd hope there wasn't that much processing to produce this: a straight shot will do the business, really. It's the life that you're showing, the light, and the location that make the shot.

So I'm interested in what you had to keep working on.
Disee Plus
10 25 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2020 11:15AM
Okay, I can see what I have done here in the main uploaded image and thank you all for pointing them out to me.

I had several versions saved of this in both colour and b&w and now that I am going through them (because I was convinced I had fixed the spots and the join clearly seen here) to find that I uploaded the wrong completed image.(haha - no not an excuse GrinWink )

The one I should have uploaded is far better bar the clone repeat.

So 2 lessons learnt here, all the errors you have pointed out will make me far more vigilant before accepting it's "complete" for posting and especially for printing and when I have inspected all very carefully (when doing something like this again - which I really do enjoy doing) then delete the rubbish as I go along.

I am now off to Hove Beach with cleaned camera and lenses plus my film camera to see and just enjoy.

Many thanks again to all of you.
dudler Plus
16 996 1554 England
17 Jan 2020 7:39PM
Film camera? Interesting!

I hpe that you'll upload a result for Film Friday one of the weeks...
Disee Plus
10 25 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2020 8:12PM

Quote:Film camera? Interesting!

I hpe that you'll upload a result for Film Friday one of the weeks...



I would love to but where or how do I upload for Film Friday
dudler Plus
16 996 1554 England
19 Jan 2020 1:53PM
On here, on a Friday, just upload a shot taken on film, and use the tag 'Film Friday'.

You'll obviously need to scan either your negatives or prints - or, these days, have a film developed and scanned by hte processor.
chase Plus
14 1.3k 281 England
20 Jan 2020 11:18AM
I do like this, it's life, real and not set up.
The 'mistakes' have been pointed out to you but are easily rectified.
I do like your low POV, Ians mod works well for me.

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