It's been a while - I've been of busy doing the photography for the internationally renowned Shetland Folk Festival. However I've managed to process my backlog of over 500 shots and can now get outdoors again!
This shot was taken on a local beach. I was actually taking some shots of an oil rig that was out in the bay, temporarily taking shelter before being towed into the north sea. However I'm most pleased with this shot from the outing.
Not much to say except the vibrant green of the seaweed and the way the rocks and clouds lead the eye to horizon are what caught my eye.
Post proessing was mostly about using curves to increase contrast and a bit of saturation here and there. I actually reduced the saturation of the overal shot before adding some back to the seaweed and sky. The overall key is quite dark and moody.
Hope you like and thanks for looking!
I've taken note of the points here and will post a re-worked version tomorrow, thanks
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Ralfhar (728) 2006-06-01 7:19
Ouahou!! Splendide paysage! J'aime beaucoup!
Le ciel est superbe et les herbes du plus bel effets.
ChrisCB (14) 2006-06-01 7:23
Amazing colors in the foreground.
Perhaps the background is too dark : we can't see the texture of the stone near the water.
Anyway, this picture is very nice.
goodfellow (195) 2006-06-01 7:26
A lovely and dramatic contrast of sky-sea-green. You caught a beautiful moment in time...lighting is just perfect throughout.
ben4321 (9875) 2006-06-01 7:27
This is a very well composed image, and you've controlled the exposure very well. The detail you've managed to retain in the sky is wonderful, what kind of filters did you use?
I like your use of a wide angle lens, the low viepoint of the seaweed covered rocks leads the eye into the frame very well.
My one negative point, and its a very minor one, is that there's a bit of lens distortion evident in your image; there's a bit of curvature of the sea.
Excellent work though.
marianita (3455) 2006-06-01 7:33
WOW!great shot!amazing colours of teh weeds in teh front. Beautiful contrast. light is perfect
mrbialy (2568) 2006-06-01 7:36
Interesting shot with interesting quality, good work in photoshop. I like captured and colours of course great sky. Good and different point of view.
stewils (481) 2006-06-01 8:15
Great, the vivid green of the seaweed against the dark sky. Good shot.
fanny21 (867) 2006-06-01 8:45
Magnifique région, magnifiques couleurs !! Bravo ! La notion de grandeur est bien représentée.
Cretense (68701) 2006-06-01 9:05
Long time no see, Craig! You should not disappear like that. Thank god you are back again with one of your excellent landscapes. Thanks for sharing this beauty!
MDL (1102) 2006-06-01 9:57
Well done, perfect wide view, the seaweed extend our eyes to sky. Good colors too.
DarkoG (8) 2006-06-01 10:02
Good landscape, maybe a little bit to dark, but that darkness give special appeal to overall feeling of incoming dark.
fallan (1860) 2006-06-01 10:25
The first thing I noticed was how the seaweed and clouds seemed to draw the eye to the horizon. Like ChrisCB I would like a little more light near the waters edge to offset the bright foreground. Very nice.
Keitht (1304) 2006-06-01 10:34
Nice colours in the foreground. All the lines lead the eye into the picture beautifully. Great detail in the clouds, but...
The top half of the picture is very dark. Possibly overdone the use of ND graduate or in PP? Overdone for my taste anyway.
For all that still a very nice landscape.
capella (182) 2006-06-01 11:11
hi Craig.. great shot.colors and light wonderful. well done...
anew (582) 2006-06-01 12:47
I love this one. You have captured a spectacular sky here. I love the pov too.
imrek (4) 2006-06-03 15:20
nice shot with very deep perspective and dramatic atmosphere... good POV!!! the original is much better, i like that drama aspect! Well done!!!
dcawker (5717) 2006-06-10 10:58
Beautiful light & excellent perspective here.. a great shot! Regards, Doug
jammer79 (2722) 2006-06-12 10:20
Great colours and dark atmosphere!
WEll spoted and captured.
- Copyright: Craig Chapman (craiggc) (2509)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D
- Exposure: f/22, 1/5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-01 7:14
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