Critique sought - long exposures of Coastal scenes

Discussion in 'Photography' started by simon, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. simon

    simon Guest

    These are of Durdle Door and Lulworth cove on the Dorset 'Jurassic' Coast.
    This is the first time I've done any exposures of this sort of length -
    Would welcome any critque -constructive hopefully.


    http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Landscape/slides/Durdle Door Sunset.html
    'Durdle Door at Sunset' 6 secs exposure at f22. 18-55mm lens @ 18mm
    http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Landscape/slides/Durdle Door.html
    'Durdle Door in Twilight' 15 sec exposure at f22. 18-55mm lens @ 18mm
    http://www.srsteel.co.uk/Landscape/slides/Lulworth Cove.html
    'Lulworth cove in Twilight' 20 secs exposure at f22. 18-55mm lens @ 18mm

    Thanks in anticpation...
    Simon

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    simon, Oct 25, 2006
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  2. lovely shots.. kk
     
    www.kevinkienlein.com, Oct 26, 2006
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  3. simon

    Dave Guest

    Gorgeous. In the past my efforts were spoiled by neglecting to cover
    the viewfinder resulting in light leaking in. Makes it worth lugging a
    tripod around! I'm inspired to try again.

    Dave.
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    Dave, Oct 26, 2006
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  4. simon wrote:

    Beautiful landscapes. I need to get the hang of long exposures like
    that. Just like Dave I forgot to shut the viewfinder last time and on
    top of that I'm using film which starts to respond strangely at multiple
    second exposures. Encourages me to play again this weekend.

    Just a tip, would it be possible to include a bit more exif data on your
    JAlbum site? I'd love to know how long you exposed for, at what ISO,
    aperture, etc.

    Keep them coming.

    Rich
     
    Richard Polhill, Oct 26, 2006
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  5. Lovely work, but is it just my screen or do they have some pretty bad
    jpeg artefacts around the edges? They deserve better treatment, so
    maybe check your workflow to identify where the quality loss occurs..!
    (unless it's my eyes... (O:)
     
    mark.thomas.7, Oct 26, 2006
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  6. simon

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    simon, Oct 26, 2006
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  7. Verrrrry Nice...

    The only critique I'd say is more like; the sunset one is the one where we
    wish we had just that tad wider lense...

    Very nice all the same, well done!

    Bill
     
    Bill Turnbull, Oct 26, 2006
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  8. simon burbled to the world:
    Beautifull, beautiful, beautiful.

    Chris


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    Chris Pisarra, Oct 28, 2006
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  9. simon

    Ken Ellis Guest

    Very beautiful lot. I like the impressionistic quality to them and
    your use of color.
    rgds
    Ken
     
    Ken Ellis, Oct 28, 2006
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  10. simon

    simon Guest

  11. There's an issue of over-processing with all three but it's especially
    disruptive on the first you link to. I can understand the reasoning behind
    trying to reign-in the dynamic range but in this case it's way too much.
    Compositionally they're a little 'safe'. On the second two a much lower
    camera position would really help. So would getting right over the surf on
    Durdle Door.jpg
     
    Simon Stanmore, Oct 29, 2006
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