From Now on til Xmas, it is pretty dark in the north of Norway, Although here in Trondheim, it is not too bad. This picture was taken at 12:30pm. I lighted it up just a bit to get some detail in the shadows. Comments welcome. Jean-luc
Jean this is a beautiful scene!! I think you did a great job with the overall exposure. I like the dark bottoms of the rock & stone jetty's, it gives the image a moody feeling. Any chance of you getting this image with the light on? What is the tower on the left?
Thank you Scott for your comments. I actually do not know what the left tower is, it looks like they use perhaps it to provide extra lighting. Yes, it would be a good idea to go back there when it is a bit darker and the light is on. Jean-luc
I love it and would think it would make a good series. Winter, Summer, calm, stormy. I would love to see it on stormy seas as long as getting the shot didn't put you in needless jeopardy. Later Bertotti
Very nice, Jean-Luc. I would, however like to see a tad more foreground water so that you have the entire reflection of the lighthouse. Is it there but just distorted by the ripples? Minor detail that doesn't hurt the image at all. Just a personal taste thing.
This really is a commendable picture and I was also curios about a little more foreground as to include the full reflection. I tried to visualize the red spot at the bottom and I see your point but are not convinced it will ruin the picture.
Thank you Aart. I have another shot which includes the whole reflection so you guys can see what it gives. (now the jetty is already high up in the frame an I think that the left tower with the bird would also come close to the top edge although in the original shot the light house is a bit smaller) thank you for taking the time to comment.
Fri 30-Nov-12 07:18 PM | edited Fri 30-Nov-12 07:19 PM by John Bertotti
I like it but would crop some of the top off. That's probably just me though, I like the wide screen look. To bad the original pic you posted didn't have the reflection like this as I liked the tower on the left of the pic as well. Either way I honk they are all great pics! Later Bertotti
Edits to add: I went back and looked at them both and like both as is. I think it is a great start to the light house series!
Agreed I prefer your first crop. Thanks. The second is Ok if you take most of the sky out ending up with a square picture I do not particularly like. Is there a general rule or preference on picture dimensions?
Good question about dimensions. I would argue no but not being a pro photographer that argument comes from personal likes, not pro needs for prints or publications. I do find in landscape photos I tend to like rectangles meeting a ration close to the golden mean. But depending on the photos subject and composition, I like almost any shape.
Sorry AArt, this is not a crop of the same picture: I just wanted to show from another shot how it would feel having the red of the light house included in the reflection, just at the bottom edge of the piccture. Jean-luc