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Waiting to sail

By MileJanjic
Boats in a fishing village waiting for the time to go to the open sea.

Tags: Boats Black and white

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atenytom 12 1 Poland
19 Jun 2014 8:13AM
nice photo
MileJanjic 8 5 3 Serbia
19 Jun 2014 9:30AM
Thank you atenytom!
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4319 Canada
19 Jun 2014 4:44PM
Welcome to EPZ Mile. You are the second person from Brazil Ive seen as new member today, - perhaps you are looking to get away from football!

I hope you enjoy our community of photographers.

This is a very nice shot. Your camera setting look good. That bright line at the edge of the sea suggests the image is not level, but it is level when the ships masts are used, so its fine; the harbour is probably curved.

When I download the image and look at it in Photoshop, I would like to brighten the lower area a little, - especially that cover on the left boat. Doing this gives a little more contrast too in the lower section.

Its helpful for us also if you upload the colour version, - you can do this by clicking the modifications tab (where you will also see my modifications), then Upload Modification and select your original colour. It helps us assess the mono conversion process, and we can perhaps give you some tips.

The position of the boats gives you an opportunity also to create more than one image if you use square crops, and a bit of filling in Photoshop.

I have performed the tweaks as mentions in the mods; Ive uploaded the original, and then two square crops that you might like.

Enjoy the site


Mike43 11 373 21 England
19 Jun 2014 6:31PM
Great mono, and as Willie already showed there is more than just the one photo within your photo.
MileJanjic 8 5 3 Serbia
19 Jun 2014 10:31PM
Hello Willie,
First of all, It's my pleasure to meet you.
Thank you very much for your tips.
In fact, the colorful version is not all that colorful, because the day was too cloudy (it was going to rain). The light behind the boats is the sunrise that, at that moment, just for a few seconds, tore the clouds and fell over the ocean, in front of the oposite pier that (you are right about it) is curved.
The darkness in the corner, specially at the left side, is a result of my telephoto and I had noticed it, but I prefered do not make any changing, because I use Photoshop Elements 12 and all my tries to clear only that part had been a disaster, creating stains on the sea.
thank you for your modifications, that is very helpful for me.
I will up load the colorful version of the picture, as you said.
See you!
MileJanjic 8 5 3 Serbia
19 Jun 2014 10:32PM
Thanks all!!!!
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4319 Canada
20 Jun 2014 12:48AM
yes, - that colour version has very little colour. Its a natural choice to convert to mono. And the mono works well!


dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1948 England
21 Jun 2014 11:31PM
And a belated welcome form me, as well, Mile!

This is a really delightful and subtle shot. It's certainly a natural for a mono conversion, but it's also a delicate colour image. I love both versions.

I thin kthe only advice i can add is about the taking, and isn't correcting soemthign that's gone wrong, so much as giving yourself some headroom to allow for things not working perfectly.

You shot at 100 ISO, and full aperture, giving a still quite low shuter speed of 1/160. Even with image stabilisation, this is close to the limit. Upping the ISO to 400 won't give a significant loss of quality in the picture, and will allow both a slightly smaller aperture and a higher shutter speed, reducing the risk of camera shake, and letting the lens operate closer to its optimum aperture.

However, the result, pushing things as it is, is wonderful. The changes I suggest are just a precaution against problems, nto a cure for an error!

I look forward to seeing more shots of this lovely, gentle quality.
MileJanjic 8 5 3 Serbia
21 Jun 2014 11:51PM
Thank you dudler!

I got it. I always have a problem with focus, that for me is one of the most difficult aspects of photography.

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