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Advice Please

By AdrianTurner  

My first attempt at a long exposure, taken 30mins after sunset.

All comments and pointers for improvement very welcome.

ISO 100, f/22, 44 secs (bulb).

No filters used on camera(as I dont have any) so selective filters used in PS in an attempt to level exposures followed by a low level of digital velvia to try and a little punch to the photo.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: piero, geegee, wgfarquhar and 27 more

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User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 9:01AM
Wow, now that is some shot, excellent, love it, stunning.

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JouŠo 13 56 Finland
5 Aug 2004 9:07AM
Just superb shot!!!
Excellent tones!
So moody...

shed 13 586 England
5 Aug 2004 9:12AM
Very good i like the open feeling. The long exposure has given the water and etheral feeling- which is great.

However i think that the top right is just a little bit too empty (an apropriate boat would look great- silhouetted of course)

rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 9:31AM
This is already a fine photograph Adrian. For the purposes of discussion, perhaps the headland and rocks could be lightened - just a fraction - to bring out a little more detail? (Difficult to tell without trying).
Good work.
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
5 Aug 2004 9:33AM
I'd give you no advice for improvement, Adrian - accept it as the excellent shot that it is!
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 9:39AM
As above no advice needed a job well done.

piero 13
5 Aug 2004 9:49AM
not bad eh? clixxxxx
clarkycat 14 89
5 Aug 2004 10:05AM
This is a good shot but whats "digital velvia" ?

geegee 13 29 England
5 Aug 2004 10:06AM
I'm sorry, you don't need any advice. Just keep taking more of the same stuff!
Really great shot, super colours and nice composition.

pathurley 15 1 Ireland
5 Aug 2004 10:09AM
pfheyes 13 254 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 10:20AM
You've inspired me to have a go at a similar long-exposure shot myself! Excellent.

AdrianTurner 13 350 Wales
5 Aug 2004 10:22AM
Thanks to everyone for your comments and advice. Though I am quite pleased with this pic, I feel there is something missing, probably in composition.

Aidan. 'Digital Velvia' is a technique used in PS to try andemulate the saturation achieved with Velvia film. For more info on the subject take a look at this thread.

clarkycat 14 89
5 Aug 2004 10:26AM
Thanks Adrian. As I said, I do like this shot, but maybe it needs more forground interest, or maybe (as shed said) a boat or something. Still, lovely colours n'all.

wgfarquhar 13 473
5 Aug 2004 10:49AM
Have you tried any star trail shots?
Any way, i like this, well done

sun yin 13
5 Aug 2004 11:13AM
Beautiful picture,well done.
deltafour 13 13
5 Aug 2004 11:32AM
beautiful shot.
54 luca 13 2 Wales
5 Aug 2004 11:45AM
Whassa matta you! Why do you think this needs improving. It's absolutely awesome - the colours are superb. You've done a great job here and the long exposure has really made an impact. Just keep clicking away - you know what they say about beauty - in the eye of the beholder and all that. Well, capture what appeals to you and you'll not go far wrong.
Keep up the good work. Look forward to seeing more.
5 Aug 2004 12:34PM
Nice one Reg.

5 Aug 2004 2:22PM
Well, I love the space between the rocks. The sea is vast and this conveys a sense of openess and lightness. Den
johnjrp 13 432 5 Australia
5 Aug 2004 2:31PM
Very nice. I too don't think you need advice, save to say continue to take more like it. John
UserHasLeft 14 654
5 Aug 2004 7:09PM
Adrian, can see what you mean about something missing but this more than holds its own as it is. A quality shot Smile
AdrianTurner 13 350 Wales
5 Aug 2004 8:22PM
Thanks to all for your kind comments, encouragement and advice. I will definitely be giving this another go soon.

jan 1 13 12 Netherlands
6 Aug 2004 10:22AM
What else to say than this is a very good taken Image. Well done.!
synaesthesia 13 389 England
6 Aug 2004 2:26PM
Looks perfect to me.

Nice work.

AdrianTurner 13 350 Wales
6 Aug 2004 2:40PM
Thanks Jan.

Al, a special thank you for taking the time to look through my portfolio and leaving comments on some of my older shots.

lyne 13 15
10 Aug 2004 6:21PM
Excellent shot great colour CLICK.
rikewoo 14 347 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 5:04PM
Excellent colouring to this one Adrian. The long exposure has given an atmospheric feeling to it, and a calmness to the sea which is very appealing.

Good work.
shane 13 7 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2004 5:05PM
Lovely shot.
UserRemoved 13 6.2k 1
13 Aug 2004 9:33AM
Lovely comp
Lovely colour
Lovely tranquillity
Guess that add up to: it works
lobsterboy 13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2004 5:23PM
Great shot - can't use too much of that digital velvia. click. Cropping off the sky just above the headland makes it into an interesting panoramic as well. click.
corin45 14
14 Aug 2004 11:36AM
Its a lovely shot Adrian. Click! Steve.
17 Aug 2004 1:13AM
This is great shot, very inspiring. I am very much looking forward to getting a camera with wwich I can make long exposures as well.
dark_lord Plus
13 2.0k 485 England
5 Sep 2004 9:23PM
I would like to see a little more foreground detail, but you've captured a very atmospheric image all the same.

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