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Want Pointers Sunset seascape in Dorset

Discussion in 'Landscape Photography Forum' started by JSharm, May 15, 2019.

  1. JSharm

    JSharm Member

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    Hi. Went to Portland Bill in Dorset over the weekend, quite happy with this shot at sunset.

    Left hand side is a little dark either due to the sunset or potentially my polariser was messing it up. Will fix it in PS when I get round to it along with some spots in the water.

    18mm ISO 100, f/11, 1/80sec

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  2. David_MC

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    I do like the composition. I think your horizon needs a bit of leveling, seems to be sloping down to the right. General I try to avoid polarizers on ultra-wide angle lens because they can cast some odd shadows. Also polarizers work best at a 90 degree angle from the sun.
     
  3. Pete Larkin

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    Like this a lot. Agreed, the shadows are a little dark, and the horizon needs a tweak, but these are minor issues. Shooting into the sun, together with the polariser, will do the darkness.
     
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    You're right, a polariser at 18mm will have caused the uneven effect in the sky, best to avoid at that focal length.
     
  5. kayak

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    I've been to that place but I never got a shot like that. Well done. Horizon looks ok to me.
     
  6. JSharm

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    I hadn't spotted the horizon, thanks for that. And agreed on polarizer - to be honest I forgot I had it on! I was rushing down to the rocks before sunset so I only had a minute or two to get the shot.
    Thanks - it's right in front of lighthouse. You have to scramble down the rocks and hope a wave doesn't take you out!
     
  7. Mark Bulmer

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    As @H1ghlander it will be due to using a wide angle lens that you have uneven polarisation. Same when you do a pano.
     
  8. kayak

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    That'll be the reason I didn't get a shot from lower down.
     
  9. JSharm

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    I aligned the horizon and tried to sort out the darkness with a grad filter. Still want to keep the right hand side dark to create the contrast with the s _MG_5128-Edit-Edit-2.jpg un on the horizon
     
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  11. kayak

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    Same here. Much better.
     
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