Fred Marx

cycling photography and other images I feel like sharing

This one or that one…..

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Image has a nasty pink tint from the filter I used. Note to self replace the filter. The filter needed to go from upper right to horizon left. Note to self check twice on things like that so as to avoid blown highlight. Placement of the horizon is debatable. I wanted the feel of empty so I tried to empasize that with sky and foreground. Maybe too much of both.Horizon is tilted slightly to place the let higher than the right.  I could go either way with it.  Everything is leading to the left, so the tilted Horizon doesn’t cause me that much grief.  I like the dark cast to the image.  The light falls off hard to the right and is probably recoverable with additional post process.  Note to self keep working on post as much as you hate it.  Better placement of the ND Filter would have helped that too.  In addition, a higher POV would have placed the reflected clouds further on to the water.  Note to self double check your framing.

Better. Too blue for my liking. More post. Changed crop to de-emphasize the sky and took a bit of the foreground and the blown highlight at left. Played with color balance and recovered some of the EV on the right. Image is better balanced now. Helps that the left isn’t over bright as well since it no longer dominated the eye.

What say you?


Written by fredmarx

May 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm

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  1. Blue! I like the darker look of the second one. Upper is too pink, especially when I see it beside the blue one. New cropping also gives more prominence to the mountainy thingy right-center. I like that thingy. Gives verticle balance – ripply water, clouds, mountain thingy, sky.


    May 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm

  2. Agree that first one is a bit too pink, but equally 2nd is too blue.

    Framing and light in the first image lend a much more dynamic feel – everything moving out to the left horizon – the slight tilt to the horizon line actually plays into this in a good way. 1st reminds me of actually looking out to sea, more of that sense of space and distance looking at the horizon can produce.

    Second is much more sombre, solid, static due the darker tint, more concentrated palette – not really my taste, but depends what effect you’re going for. Makes the scene feel more desolate.

    In the first my eye was drawn first to the foreground and texture of the sand, in the second to the right horizon and the mountain thingy – then for me the balance of foreground to sky feels a bit off, since foreground is no longer the eye’s focus.

    (Whoa, long, sorry. Got here via Gavia’s twitter and I like photos. Will definitely click around and look through more of yours!)


    May 26, 2010 at 1:43 pm

  3. second my preference… never was much for anything pink… seems as if the whole thing stands out more in second one…


    May 26, 2010 at 3:22 pm

  4. thanks y’all. theres;a third choice over yonder at Pbase. Still playing with these.


    May 26, 2010 at 10:42 pm

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