Sun 10-Feb-13 07:34 PM | edited Sun 10-Feb-13 07:36 PM by nkcllewis
Doug, good job! If this were mine, I'd up the contrast in the clouds and reduce some of the magenta. That sky will burst with texture and color when you play with it a bit in post processing. Just wait and see what some of the others on this site will recommend or post in reply, I can hardly wait because this image has a lot of potential. Edited to add, in looking at it again, given the time of day, you may not want or expect to see too much color or contrast in the sky... we'll see.
Mon 11-Feb-13 03:41 AM | edited Mon 11-Feb-13 03:45 AM by elcee
I played with contrast and could not improve the image. I did boost blue, which I liked, but not as much as Doug's processing. I like the magenta.
I did like Shadows/Highlights Shadows: Amt 26%/Tonal width 50%/Rad 30px Highlights: 5%/50%/30 px
The beach in the bottom left intrudes and confuses me.
The leading lines in the image are the ridge and its mirror image, the far shore (all more or less smooth), the dock that juts out from the left, and the invading shore that almost connects with the dock. My crop changes the aspect ratio from 1.5:1 to 2:1, more panoramic, leaves off the shore.
Sounds critical, but it's a great image, and shows attention to detail and technique.
I like the overall feel of this shot but the bit of sand in the lower left throws me off. I would crop just below those rocks where the beach enters the frame. The magenta cast doesn't do it for me either. Maybe if it was less pronounced like in JRP's edit. Question-were you trying to achieve a certain effect with the long exposure, or was it just what your title suggests-an experiment to see how it would turn out? A lot can change in eight minutes at sunrise.