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Mike Walters Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2012Sun 10-Feb-13 10:16 PM
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"No light on the Cornish coast"


GB
          

You know how when you have a break and you really look forward to the photographic opportunities? Well I went to Cornwall for two days, weather overcast or raining, light flat and horrible so this is probably the best I could get.....


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olivierrychner Gold Member  Awarded for his long standing high level of commitment to the Nikonians community and demonstrated excellence in the art and science of photography. Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005Mon 11-Feb-13 07:34 AM
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CH
          

Hi!

Maybe the weather was horrible,grey, dull and overcast... but you sure did a good job of capturing this image! Actually, sometimes it's too easy making good images when there is light, sun and colours, isn't it?

Cheerio,

Olivier Rychner
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Mike Walters Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2012Mon 11-Feb-13 08:30 AM
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GB
          

Thanks Olivier, it is slightly more challenging

The other problem we have here is that there has been so much rain just getting to places and wading through several inches of mud and cow dung makes it all the more challenging!!!

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Mike Walters Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2012Mon 11-Feb-13 09:24 PM
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GB
          

I have worked a little on the colour version and am a little happier now, so what do you prefer?


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lieibr Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jan 2013Fri 15-Feb-13 06:30 PM
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I actually like the B&W best. It seems to have more depth and expression.

  

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HBB Moderator Hal is an expert in several areas, including CLS Awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Resources. Charter MemberSat 16-Feb-13 01:45 AM
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Mike:

Overcast days provide us with that wonderful, soft, diffuse illumination that gives us an opportunity to explore images like this one. The lack of harsh, contrasty shadows offers subtle compositional possibilities not possible under direct sunlight.

I agree with the others, and prefer the B/W version, as it is more intimate and thought provoking.

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mnbuilder49 Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, especially in Interiors Architecture, Landscape and HDR Photography Nikonian since 18th Apr 2006Sat 16-Feb-13 02:52 PM
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It may have been a bad weather day but your photo turned out. Nice capture.

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Mike Walters Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2012Mon 18-Feb-13 08:43 PM
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GB
          

Thanks for the kind words.

I always wonder about B&W for landscape photography but also think that in this case it does work better.

Mike

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cosmicfires Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Nov 2011Thu 28-Feb-13 08:53 PM
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Nice picture, I prefer the color version with the soft yet powerful colors.

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olivierrychner Gold Member  Awarded for his long standing high level of commitment to the Nikonians community and demonstrated excellence in the art and science of photography. Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005Mon 04-Mar-13 08:01 PM
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#9. "RE: No light on the Cornish coast"
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CH
          

Hi!

I quite like the BW, as I wrote above - but I think the colour one has a huge potential. If it were mine, I'd desaturate it some more, add some vignette and contrast and have a new look at it after that...

Just for illustration purposes - what we like to call a "kleenex" on another site I frequent:




Basically: curves overall, to improve contrast. Used a circular gradient mask from the middle to select corners and copy to new layer, then curves again just on that precise layer to darken corners. Finally, desaturation globally. But I wanted to used CS6, too

Olivier Rychner
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Mike Walters Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2012Wed 06-Mar-13 08:27 AM
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GB
          

Olivier,

I like what you have done here, seems to be overall darker, which I like, plus it seems to have bought the sky out more.

I am rubbish at using curves, so what shape curve did you use on this?

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Mike

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olivierrychner Gold Member  Awarded for his long standing high level of commitment to the Nikonians community and demonstrated excellence in the art and science of photography. Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005Wed 06-Mar-13 09:56 AM
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CH
          

Hi again!

The "overall" curve is basically a s-shaped one. That will pull lights up and pull darker tones down, while it won't burn or bury anything since I did not touch the extremities.

Then on the layer with the corners, I simply made the curve look like a "belly down", again witout touching the blacks or white. That darkens the corner. I also played a bit with the opacity of the curve layer.

Hope this helps!

Olivier Rychner
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