A shot of Cemaes Bay for John (Tyro). I believe he was last there when he was 5 years old so I thought he might appreciate this upgrade to his visual memories.
Cemaes Bay is a very picturesque and beautiful place and a bit of a hidden gem right up on the north Anglesey coast not far from Amlwch.
John I shot this in RAW. I shoot all my images in RAW because for me trying to post process .jpegs is like trying to post process with one hand tied behind your back in some ways. There are just so many more options in RAW and I think the images we take in camera, though they appear as visual positives, are in fact digital negatives and as with film processing, negatives need to be developed. Anything that enables me to do so more efficiently, such as RAW, is a positive thing for me (especially given the low light and poor weather in the locations I seem to end up in!)
Hope you like it - I have a few more to come for you from this location.
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ACL1978 (5793) 2012-10-20 6:07
Nice shot here, Mike - is it of the right size to post a larger panorama? That might be an interesting addition with this shot, and would allow us to get a bit more into the detail.
Either way, great color against gray sky here. and a nice use of your trusty filter to add dramatic tones to the clouds.
siudzi (23959) 2012-10-20 7:45
Very moody scene executed very well with a good format, perfect sharpness and beautiful saturation effect. Nice place and cool shot.
Thanks for sharing.
Royaldevon (17811) 2012-10-21 1:37
This is a real panorama.
I wondered whether you have stitched more than one shot or cropped the original but surely you would have informed us if you has done stitching. Whatever, despite the lack of sunlight, it is a most attractive shot; attractive because of its mood. There is almost a resigned tranquility, the town is holding its breath, until the clouds pass.
Lovely thirds composition and good dof.
Have a lovely Sunday,
madhumita_roy86 (2150) 2012-10-21 7:24
very good scene...
lovely colour tones....
nice moment..excellent sharpness...
good POV...lovely panorama frame...
like the cloudy sky...
dkmurphys (36857) 2012-10-21 9:37
Very fine horizontal capture. I like the image from the small port and the dramatic sky. Well seen, have a fine evening.
tyro (13149) 2012-10-22 4:01
Sorry I've been so long in looking at this and replying - I had some problems with my internet connection over the weekend but, hopefully, that's now resolved!
But, Thank You so much for uploading this picture for me! Very kind and thoughtful indeed!
I must say that I can't really recall the scene that well as it's nearly 60 years since I last visited this place but this is a wonderful view. It's a lovely "moody" shot too, largely on account of that heavy threatening sky, but you have coped with the lighting very well indeed and composed a lovely pleasing photograph.
Mmmm. I just wonder where is the house where my two maiden great aunts used to live?
Lots of details, perfect exposure, fine colours and exquisite sharpness too.
And Thank You once again!
P.S. Yes, I shoot almost invariably in RAW too. But what really came as a surprise to me just the other day is that Craig (macjake) shoots almost invariably in JPEG. Considering the quality of the wonderful pictures which he uploads, I guess he must be just so good at getting his pictures exactly "right" in camera - at least shooting in RAW you have some degree of latitude and also more options when it comes to editing, particularly with regard to lighting, white balance and so on.
brianmcc (5536) 2012-10-23 12:40
i really like the panoramic presentation of this picture looking across the bay and harbour walls. the baost and little buildings behind are all in perfect scale in the picture under the very threatening sky. what amazing clouds, very dark and moody. altogether a great composition, but i've never done anything with the RAW ones. i've always just tinkered with the jpegs in photoshop, and never tried to see what is possible with RAW. i think i have been just too lazy to learn to do anything new when it comes to RAW.
i usually set my camera to shoot RAW as well as jpeg
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (3746)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-17
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/22, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-20 4:29