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« on: July 08, 2007, 08:26 »
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I took this last night shortly before midnight using an 8 second exposure on my Nikon D70.  I was primarily trying to capture the mood of the water.  If I was going to submit it, I think I'd have to blur the names of the boats but otherwise, what do you think?

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Sorry - I've been trying to insert the actual pic here but it doesn't seem to be working for me...

Chris

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 08:54 »
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It's a very nice picture Chris, but perhaps a little on the dark side.

Also, you will definately have to remove any visible names or serial numbers on the boats. It may also be slightly blurred at 100%, or could be my eyes!

Overall, I like it but it may need a little work IMO to be more stock marketable.

Hope this helps

Stu

« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007, 16:16 »
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I don't like it
It's too dark
Very little or no detail
Boats are too far away
It has an orange color cast I don't like
The horizon in smack in the middle of the frame

« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007, 17:08 »
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Not sure if it's sharp enough or not, but the pic does have a certain mood and is quite appealing.

If you can get it tech right it's worth a shot.

« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007, 06:41 »
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tad to dark for me.

Plus it will never be sharp because boats will move over an 8 second period (this isn't a bad thing, just somethignto account for when doing composition).

« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007, 07:51 »
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I really like it in the small size.  It's almost surreal how the orange glows in all the darkness.  At the larger size though, the focus is a bit soft.  Using Unsharp Mask with the settings at 20/40/0 might help (it will also increase the contrast). 

« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2007, 13:15 »
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Thanks very much to everyone for their comments over the past week.  I've taken your respective feedback and made some changes to the picture.  I have posted a before and after - does the second picture look any better?

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2007, 13:31 »
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i think the picture still looks VERY orangey yellowy.  night shots can have a little orangy tinge, but not as strong as you have there IMHO

maybe this is a job for 'the miz' to try make better :)

« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2007, 16:15 »
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I think it is to dark and orange, too. But I like the setting.  I took the freedom to change a little bit. I hope you do not mind..
Just a suggestion. Now it definetily is too noisy..
« Last Edit: July 15, 2007, 16:22 by Freezingpictures »


 

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