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Offline casey78

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Lighthouse
« on: February 15, 2011, 09:55:19 PM »
Took this off the coast of Ireland with my new Tamron 70-300mm.
Anything I could do better?

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Re: Lighthouse
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 01:11:08 PM »
I think it is a very decent composition. Post processing wise I would manipulate it a bit, repositioning the boat a bit more lower and to the left. Whether that is cheating, I leave that up to you. Photography is something creating a world of make believe and there is nothing against it if you leave the viewer with a 'wow' moment, without giving the impression that he/she is lookin at something that is obviously fake.

Perhaps check the horizon as it looks slightly slanted towards the right, furthermore I believe there are some dust spots (smudges) on the horizon line that could be easily repaired. All items mentioned are post processing, so does not really relate to the initial shot itself. Hope this helps, cheers! 

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Re: Lighthouse
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 03:49:21 PM »
I quite like this. My eye sees three photos here: the one as posted,  the top half and the bottom half.  My preference would be the lower half as I find it more interesteing..I guess it depends on the main goal of the photo. As it is, it shows off the land and horizon. BTW...Ireland is SOOOO pretty.

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Re: Lighthouse
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 08:25:36 PM »
Thanks for the comments.
Yes pointblank I see them dust spots now thanks for pointing it out.As for photoshop and moving the ship etc to be honest that wouldn't be my thing the most I like to do is change the tones and do a crop or two.

Clive..Do you think I have to much in the picture? Is less is more better sometimes?
This is another one I took,all I did was change the colour with the preset tones in Lightroom.
And yes Ireland is quite pretty thanks for saying and I am only realising how much so since I got into photography and I have lived here all my life!


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Re: Lighthouse
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 02:27:29 AM »
Now that you mention it, I think I'd like the scene without the large boat....

BTW .. I spent a few days in Ireland in 1981. (Ugh! 30 yrs ago!:) ) Was so green .. very nice.

Cameras make us better observers. We always have our eye out for soemthing to shoot...we see way more than many folks. 
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Re: Lighthouse
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 09:55:21 PM »
The first works well for me maybe a little straighten.  I think it could also work well as a straight B&W however im unsure on the second image it seems to have made the sky a little fake looking.
I do like the first a lot though.
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