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The wreck

By devlin
A shot similar to another one i uploaded earlier..this ones in color though, the place is Cape Agulhas the southern most tip of Africa the geo meeting point of the indian and atlantic ocean..which typically results in the color of the ocean u see in the pic...ive been struggling to get the processing right in terms of how this looks so far:-

1) Have adjusted tonal contrast to bring out the detail in the rocks and the waves
2) added a bit of warmth
3) Adjusted sat levels
4) Sharpned image using Sharpner pro

Conditions were overcast when i took this shot with a slight drizzle.....

Feedback as always is appreciated Smile

Tags: General Transport Landscape and travel

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Mike43 9 190 21 England
22 Feb 2013 6:36PM
I felt that the rock formation overpowered the main subject of your photo which was the wrecked ship so have uploaded a mod with most of the rocks taken out. what to you think?
iancrowson Plus
10 215 168 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 8:18PM
I like this image, very well captured. Whilst I find you original composition is good I think the mod is well worth consideration. It is a picture of rough seas and a wreck.
I was a bit worried about the figures on the fore deck until I zoomed in!
martspic66 7 2 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 8:44PM
I disagree. In my eyes the foreground leads in every sense, both as an image and in telling a story to the wreck itself. The ship was quite possibly wrecked against those rocks and certainly they were there well before the ship and will remain so long after the ship has returned to its component parts. They invite the viewer to consider that regardless of how big a ship man builds, nature will always win in the end.

banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4161 Canada
22 Feb 2013 9:08PM
Quite a good shot prabh. I would crop some of the rocks, but not too much, as they do provide foreground interest, and are in context with the marooned ship.

I see you have increased contrast, but I think that where the actual ship is, is where you need contrast, as it has been reduced somewhat by spray, perhaps?

Anyway, I have loaded a mod. More along an A4 format, with the sea closer to a third, and a little more of that brooding sky, - it looks ominous.

Nice original shot, worth a few tweaks.

Welcome to EPZ Martin.


Jestertheclown 11 8.3k 253 England
22 Feb 2013 9:49PM
Hi Prabh,

I think Willie's pretty much nailed it.


ErictheViking 7 124 102 Scotland
22 Feb 2013 10:51PM
For me the foreground rocks are an integral part of the story this image tells I agree the wreck needs some extra contrast but the rocks for me are important.

In my mod I've taken a lead from Willie and adjusted the contrast of the wreck before making an overall levels adjustment which for me makes the wreck a bit darker and foreboding end brings out the detail of the foreground rocks.

I also feel the sky and its detail is just an element too much for this image so its the sky I have trimmed. I'm sure my mod may not be to everybody's taste, but thatís what we're here for

Let me know what you think

Eric Grin
Philo 10 99 83 England
23 Feb 2013 7:03AM
A fine shot, Prabh, and I agree that the rocks are essential to the image. It may work better if you could get further in beyond those two prominent rocks. Those same rocks don't look as sharp as the rest of the image so I wondered where you had focussed.
Anyway I have offered a mod along similar lines to Eric but with some cropped from the right and a bit more drama in the sky.
Nice work.
devlin Plus
10 653 39 India
23 Feb 2013 9:06AM
Thank you for all the feedback guys, i like all the mods they present a variety of perspectives, though i think i like Willie's the best Smile thanks again....

PS - I think i may have unliked some comments by mistake Blush apologies for that....
paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2013 11:44AM
I rather like this as presented. It is interesting, but does appear a touch lacking in contrast to me. You say you have increased contrast, but the effect is slightly pastel. May be the reduction in shadow on the rocks to gain detail has actually reduced contrast in effect.


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