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Jul 25, 2013 17:28 |  #1

Hi guys just wanted some feedback on one of my shots from my latest trip. I can handle harsh critique so please don't hold back. Be fair and ruthless!

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Jul 25, 2013 19:35 |  #2

Not a fan of the "milky" look but I know others think it is very cool. Nice light and you seem to have caught the hyperfocal distance right.. Why not in "landscape" format?


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Jul 26, 2013 15:10 as a reply to  @ vk2gwk's post |  #3

is it single shot ? for landscapes either use gnd filter or bracket the shots and do digital blending in photoshop. bracketing the shots gives better control compared to gnd filters. As for as digital blending is concerned it is not that difficult there are plenty of free tutorials on the web.




  
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Jul 26, 2013 18:52 |  #4

nittaya wrote in post #16156227 (external link)
is it single shot ? for landscapes either use gnd filter or bracket the shots and do digital blending in photoshop. bracketing the shots gives better control compared to gnd filters. As for as digital blending is concerned it is not that difficult there are plenty of free tutorials on the web.

Just out of curiosity, what is wrong with the exposure for you to advise different processing methods and tutorials? To me the exposure looks well balanced from top-to-bottom; I'm just curious what you're basing your suggestions off of.


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Jul 26, 2013 20:10 |  #5

nittaya wrote in post #16156227 (external link)
is it single shot ? for landscapes either use gnd filter or bracket the shots and do digital blending in photoshop. bracketing the shots gives better control compared to gnd filters. As for as digital blending is concerned it is not that difficult there are plenty of free tutorials on the web.

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Sorry, I should have mentioned in my first post how I did it. It was a 2 exposure manual blend in photoshop using layer masks. This is how I collect data in the field as opposed to using filters. With current software I can get better results with the likes of luminosity masking than fiddling around with annoying filters and filter holders. It's just a personal thing I guess, some photographers may pride themselves in getting it all in one shot. All I'm after is a final result.

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Jul 26, 2013 20:23 |  #6

RandMan wrote in post #16156751 (external link)
Just out of curiosity, what is wrong with the exposure for you to advise different processing methods and tutorials? To me the exposure looks well balanced from top-to-bottom; I'm just curious what you're basing your suggestions off of.

nothing is wrong with the exposer. just a suggestion. with sea scapes if you have more than one shot of foreground and sky you can use the foreground of the shot which has better waves and sky of the shot which has better sky.

here is one shot of seascape i used this method. it is not something new many pros are doing it. only difference is instead of taking 2 or 3 shots don't stop. keep on clicking
as condition of sky keeps on changing so as the shapes of waves so you have lot of flexibility of selecting between skies and foreground.

basic idea especially with seascapes is that select a composition and then stick to it don't let any other composition lure you. concentrate on that composition only, instead of shooting many scenes in the hope that some will come out good. this is because at sunset and sunrise you have a very brief time period to shoot and light condition in this brief period keeps on changing.


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Jul 26, 2013 20:56 |  #7

nittaya wrote in post #16156929 (external link)
nothing is wrong with the exposer. just a suggestion. with sea scapes if you have more than one shot of foreground and sky you can use the foreground of the shot which has better waves and sky of the shot which has better sky.

Good tip nittaya and that's how I basically shoot. You're totally right about sticking to one composition and nailing it rather than running around trying to capture everything. Sometimes I collect my sky shot, then expose for the foreground, watch through the viewfinder and capture the best wave scene I can get. If the light is rapidly changing, I just rattle off 3 bracketed exposures continuously to keep the colours balanced between exposures.

Do you shoot a lot of seascapes nittaya?




  
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Jul 26, 2013 21:01 |  #8

Hyper_Vistas wrote in post #16156986 (external link)
Good tip nittaya and that's how I basically shoot. You're totally right about sticking to one composition and nailing it rather than running around trying to capture everything. Sometimes I collect my sky shot, then expose for the foreground, watch through the viewfinder and capture the best wave scene I can get. If the light is rapidly changing, I just rattle off 3 bracketed exposures continuously to keep the colours balanced between exposures.

Do you shoot a lot of seascapes nittaya?

yes i do a lot . but i learnt this trick of sticking to one composition a month ago. and since then i feel my seascapes are much better then what they used to be before.




  
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