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Docked in St. Maarten

 
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Dec 19, 2012 21:26 |  #1

We were docked in St. Maarten when a Disney Cruise liner pulled up next to us.

Please let me know what you think of the shot, and what I can do next time to get better results.

Shot with a T3i and 24-105L, f/4.0, 24mm, ISO 100, 1/800
I used Lightroom 3.6 to adjust the clarity, sharpness, vibrance and saturation.

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Dec 19, 2012 22:22 |  #2

That's a nice ship, I was on it a couple of years ago. The problems with the shot are basically out of your control. The picture is sharp and exposure is good, but subject matter isn't there. I have had the same problems on the cruises I have been on. You have all the cargo containers in the background, not enough of the ship in the frame, and too much clutter in the rest of the picture. One of the ways to get good pictures of the ships in the dock is to shoot from the ground where you can get the length of the ship and aim up, where you are getting more sky and less clutter. Like I said, technically good but no definitive subject.


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Dec 19, 2012 22:30 |  #3

Way too cluttered. I'm not sure what to look at, the ships bow or the shipping containers, maybe the landscape....I have no idea. It might just be my eyes playing tricks on me but image looks soft a bit over PP'd.


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Dec 20, 2012 00:41 |  #4

I think it is interesting. The ship dwarfs everything around it. The buildings, containers and those tiny little people on the dock.

I'd try a greater depth of field.




  
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Dec 21, 2012 07:36 as a reply to  @ NumLock's post |  #5

Thanks for your replies everyone!!

Getting the right DOF is one thing I need to work on. I remember I had just gotten that 24-105L before the cruise, and was so enamored with the constant f/4.0 aperture that I didn't move it off that number all week. I just adjusted the ISO and shutter around it. That's a beginner for ya!


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