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Full Critique Dovercourt Low Lighthouse

Discussion in 'Landscape Photography Forum' started by Phill104, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Phill104

    Phill104 Old Hand Premium Member

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    Unfortunately the weather and my skills didn’t quite play ball. I was hoping for better light, better clouds and more reflection in the water. It was a lot of fun trying, but gives me a lot more respect to those that make landscape photography look so easy. Unfortunately the EXIF seems to have vanished when I edited this on my iPad. The exposure was 171secs at f18 ISO 100. Taken at 55mm on my 7D2 with the 17-55, Nisi Polariser and a Stealth Gear 10 stop ND

    Any tips on this kind of shot greatly appreciated

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  2. Ramble Vision

    Ramble Vision Mountain Climber Super Moderator

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    looks good to me, nice simple shot. good stuff
     
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  3. Phill104

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    Many thanks. I thought I would give one of the other takes a mono process. I would have liked a bit more detail in the sky with this shot but the mist had rolled in by the time I took this. It did leave a nice reflection of the lighthouse though.

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  4. Ogofmole

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    I prefer the composition of the first image as it shows it's remoteness. But the mono version does bring out more detail.
     
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    I think I prefer the mono version - not quite enough colour in the first to be worth having, though the composition sits well.
     
  6. Phill104

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    Thanks. I wasn't sure whether to crop on the second or not, but wanted to show more detail. This is probably only the third shot I have tried to process in mono since my film days. Back then I would happily spend hours in the darkroom getting the look I wanted. For some reason I cannot quite get the silvery look here that I would have liked, I have a lot to learn. Also struggling with the learning curve of long exposure photography, and of landscape photography in general. I like a challenge so plan to put more effort into this area in the coming year.
     
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    think you could quite easily pull the detail in the colour version out and into the mono version which would make the sky look a little less "flat"
     
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    Beautiful shots. Mono suits this type of image well but I like the detail and the crop in the color image.
     
  9. Phill104

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    I might try processing the colour image as mono when I have some time.
     
  10. Jason

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    I like these, both have their merits but I prefer the first - the sky makes it my choice. Since you’ve asked for full critique I’d try and lose the blue band across the horizon on the first. It draws the eye a little too much. Two very good pictures though.
     
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  11. Phill104

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    Thanks. I too thought the blue a little too much.
     
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    Nowt to critique here, both are decent well presented pictures.
     
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