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

shed Plus
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 Plus
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 Plus
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 Plus
15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 9:39AM
As above no advice needed a job well done.

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

geegee Plus
14 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.

5 Aug 2004 10:09AM
pfheyes Plus
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.

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.

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.

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

5 Aug 2004 11:13AM
Beautiful picture,well done.
5 Aug 2004 11:32AM
beautiful shot.
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 Plus
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
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 Plus
13 12 Netherlands
6 Aug 2004 10:22AM
What else to say than this is a very good taken Image. Well done.!
6 Aug 2004 2:26PM
Looks perfect to me.

Nice work.

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 Plus
14 15
10 Aug 2004 6:21PM
Excellent shot great colour CLICK.
rikewoo Plus
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 Plus
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 Plus
14 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.
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 2.1k 508 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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