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pixures Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Feb 2009Mon 16-Sep-13 05:16 AM
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"Lighthouse at a Distance"
Mon 16-Sep-13 05:16 AM by pixures

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Seeking comments - I am really not sure if I like these or want to send them to the bit bucket.

I shot these images of the Lorain Lighthouse on Lake Erie back in May. The sky was kind of wild that night and I was happy with this image of reed grass in the wind (IR) and this set of images of the Lighthouse as the sun went down.

Is the foreground too busy? Is the foliage too much of a distraction?

Thanks in advance for looking.

Faux color



B&W

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factotum Registered since 17th Jun 2007Mon 16-Sep-13 05:28 AM
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What is the subject? Rocks? Sky? House? Too many competing elements here. Simplify, simplify simplify.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."
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DrPaul1 Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jul 2013Mon 16-Sep-13 01:19 PM
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I like the B&W image very much. Perhaps when you are in silver efex, you might use their vignette or borders edit to try and direct attention to the lighthouse. I also like the detail in the rocks.

Paul

  

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pixures Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Feb 2009Mon 16-Sep-13 03:31 PM
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Mon 16-Sep-13 03:45 PM by pixures

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Thanks Paul and Charles. I'll work on a revision of the B&W to bring attention to the bright area around the Lighthouse and dim the foliage and rocks a bit. I'll post after it is done. The faux color version doesn't warrant further time... On second look it doesn't work for me period.

The current view has already cropped the left and bottom foliage and rocks. Given the original picture size, I don't think I can do much more cropping.

In retrospect, I think I should have composed differently. I probably should have positioned myself further back thus making the foliage and foreground rocks smaller in relationship to the Lighthouse to create a small and less obtrusive natural frame on the lighthouse and bright light coming thru the dense clouds.

Composition is so important and I continue to learn.

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pixures Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Feb 2009Mon 16-Sep-13 06:10 PM
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Version 2 based on comments - which I appreciated





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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Mon 16-Sep-13 09:10 PM
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Very nice version

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NanoMeter Registered since 17th May 2012Mon 16-Sep-13 09:15 PM
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Mon 16-Sep-13 09:21 PM by NanoMeter

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I think it only really matters how you like it.
I like the black and white version best (either B&W version), it would easily make a fantastic cover for some book.
It has a slightly mysterious feel to it for me.
I think you mentioned you used CNX2 on your windmill pic, is that correct?
Do you shoot in RAW?
My basic process is to shoot in raw, load the NEF into CNX2, do a marquee white balance, and go from there.

  

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DrPaul1 Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jul 2013Mon 16-Sep-13 10:27 PM
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I like the B&W very much. If you don't want it, I'll gladly take it. I have looked at your images on your site and am very impressed.

Paul

  

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pixures Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Feb 2009Tue 17-Sep-13 02:08 AM
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Steve,

While I agree it is ultimately about "how I like it", there are times when the fresh eyes of others will see something about an image that represents an opportunity for improvement. In this case I do feel I got some good input on this and another forum. I thank everyone for that.

I shoot exclusively raw. I WB in either CNX2 or LR using a custom profile. I'm still settling in on my workflow having used CNX2 in the last batch and LR in the batch before that.

After WB, I drop into PS and use whatever feature in PS or plug-in I feel appropriate.


>I think it only really matters how you like it.
>I like the black and white version best (either B&W
>version), it would easily make a fantastic cover for some
>book.
>It has a slightly mysterious feel to it for me.
>I think you mentioned you used CNX2 on your windmill pic, is
>that correct?
>Do you shoot in RAW?
>My basic process is to shoot in raw, load the NEF into CNX2,
>do a marquee white balance, and go from there.
>

Bill N
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