Harbour sunset

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  • Frank Loehner
    Frank Loehner
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    on: August 28, 2020 at 4:16 pm

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    Not your typical “land”scape and although I normally do not enjoy sunset photos too much, I thought this one was worth sharing. Not sure I hit the white balance correctly, but this is very close to what the scene actually looked like.

    Any suggestions?

    Best Regards

    Frank

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: Harbour sunset
    Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    You could probably WB off the tower on the ship, but nobody but you says what the WB is supposed to be. If it was my image I’d probably add more drama to the clouds as they make up a lot of the frame but seem hesitant to step forward so to speak.  And I’m not sure about those birds… they through the balance off somehow. Have to see it both ways.

    My 2¢.

    Mike.

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    Jeremy Roussak
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    Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    I like the shot but I agree with Mike that you could add some drama to the sky.

    Jeremy

    Frank Loehner
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    Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you both,

    I have now played around with it a bit more and made the sky more dramatic as you suggested. I have also tried to draw the focus a little bit more onto the ship. I feel like this is almost overdone now… What do you think?

    Thanks,

    FrankHook-of-Holland-002

    Frank Loehner
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    Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Right, I think this might work even better – tighter crop and a little less saturation, white balance manually adjusted to taste…Hook-of-Holland-003

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: Harbour sunset
    Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    I couldn’t say that one is ‘better’ than the other, but they’re certainly different looks!

    Mike.

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    Jeremy Roussak
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    Reply #6 on: August 31, 2020 at 4:21 am

    My pick of the three is #2; #3 feels cold, and I don’t think the crop is an improvement.

    On the other hand, I think the black cloud in #2 is a little overdone. It’s all a matter of personal preference, of course.

    Jeremy

    Frank Loehner
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    Reply #7 on: September 1, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks All for the feedback and inspiration!

    I will stick with no. 3 for now and look at it again in a few weeks. Let’s see what I see then and what I think of the image after a longer break from it..

    Again, thank you all for the comments!

    Frank

    David Eckels
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    Re: Harbour sunset
    Reply #8 on: September 3, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    I’m with Jeremy, #2, but then I do like a heavy hand 😉

    David
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    Frank Loehner
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    Re: Harbour sunset
    Reply #9 on: September 27, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Thanks All for the helpful comments/inspirations.

    I have now looked at the image again and fiddled with the colours and the crop. I feel this one is a bit more natural and puts more emphasis on the colour of the boat. it certainly gives a better impression of what I remember seeingHook-of-Holland-004

    I think this will be it (for now…)

    Stay Safe

    Frank

    Jeremy Roussak
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    Reply #10 on: September 28, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Frank, if it accords with your memories and you’re happy, there’s not much to be said. For me, the sky now looks a bit underdone. My only qualm about #2 was the blackness of the clouds: the colours seemed quite glorious.

    Jeremy

    Frank Loehner
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    Re: Harbour sunset
    Reply #11 on: September 28, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Jeremy,

    it is only through the input of others here on the forum that I realised which version I like best! Hence, your help is much appreciated…

    Frank

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