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The Bay

By Alfoto
A cropped version of my last upload, with hopefully a straighter horizon. Problem is the bay curves inland to the right of the photo, anyway see what you think.

Tags: Seascape Landscape and travel Anglesey wales

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banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
10 Sep 2019 3:48PM
This looks better to the eye, even if the wider version is actually level, and appearing curved due to the natural curve of the bay.

The thing to look out for with the 24mm lens on a longish zoom is barrel distortion, which will tend to bend both sides downwards; you camera probably has the ability to correct some lens distortion in-camera, if its enable. Otherwise it can be corrected in post processing, and with the latest Photoshop it may do it automatically if it recognises the lens and has a profile for it. DXO will certainly correct for it.

I did upload a mod, level left as is; I removed some space at the top, increased exposure in a few select places to avoid burnout, and also lifted shadows, again in a few select places to try to give is a more three dimensional appearance.

Well done


Saastad Plus
3 16 16 Norway
10 Sep 2019 4:57PM
I think this is much better Alfie. It is a good thing to have in the work flow, to control the horizont. I think also Willie give you a very good version too.
But good work.

Alfoto 15 Wales
10 Sep 2019 7:16PM
Thank you for your informative comments, I will be looking to try DXO in the near future. Once again thanks for the info.
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 811 England
10 Sep 2019 9:44PM
It's annoying when the curve of the land gives the impression things are not level. It's often a good idea to make the image look right even if it's then not 'level'.

But it is important to be able to apply lens corrections. Lightroom has profiles available, as does Capture One. i know you're a Nikon user but for any Canon users reading this, DPP can apply lens profiles too.

It's not only barrel and pincushion distortion that lens profiles correct for, but vignetting too.

Nonetheless, a good shot.
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
11 Sep 2019 9:50AM
The crucial thing is to have the sea level: that is sort of non-negotiable in any seascape. It's sometimes annoying that land can give the appearance of a tilt - but with a sea horizon, it's always the real deal!

Lens distortions can mess with that, and give curved horizons, too... The problem is far more acute with zoom lenses than primes, of course. (But it's not an issue here, as far as I can see!)

A nice shot.

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