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CSL Niagra

By Relic01  
I took this a while ago and finally had a moment to look at it. 1/600s f4.5 11.4mm ISO 200 -1.00ev Aperture priority and used a tripod. One of the few times recently I have had a chance to be deliberate.
I cloned out some bushes in the foreground, deepend +23, darken +16, straightened 1 degree right, brightness -16 contrast +14 and enhanced the colour.
I wanted to show the length and size of the ship compared to the grainery and the relatively small harbour. There is a bit of haze above midships which is the grain dust from the unloading.

Tags: General Transport



dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1996 England
6 Sep 2015 2:40PM
It's actually so big that it obscures most of the harbour, and we don't have a sense of relative size. To achieve that, you might need to shoot from further back, and include more harbour, I think.

It gives a good impression of length, though. I've emphasised this in my mod by cropping the reflection.

Technically, it shows all the characteristics of your earlier shots, with a really odd mix of sharpness and blur, which I now feel were the result of small and highly compressed files.

There's another crop possible, involving the right hand side of the picture. Quality will be awful, but I'll give it a whirl after posting this comment and the first mod...
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1996 England
6 Sep 2015 2:42PM
And I've just seen your SOOC version - you did a good job cloning the bushes out - but they did add some sense of scale and the domestic dimensions of the harbour!
Relic01 11 8 Canada
6 Sep 2015 3:21PM
John- I have changed the size of the files, was there any improvement?
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2015 8:52AM
You have to sort the sharpness issue. There is something very wrong. Is the lens front surface clean and free of finger prints, grease and damage. This is going to sound very strong, but you are ruining good images by this sharpness thing and it loks like the camera has the problem, but you must be able to see it on a computer screen.


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