[photo] sunset from Isle of Wight ferry

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Troy Piggins, Apr 9, 2008.

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    Troy Piggins Guest

    Taken without tripod off a moving ferry going back to mainland
    from Isle of Wight. It's actually 2 shots with different
    exposures manually blended like a GND filter I guess.

    I quite liked the colours. Not sure about the composition. Too
    much sky? I liked the cloud patterns too, that's why I put the
    horizon like that and used portrait orientation instead of
    landscape. I'm not that experienced with landscape/seascape(?)
    shooting.

    http://piggo.com/~troy/photos.php?album=2008_04_01&img=photos/2008_04_01/img_7022-3.jpg
     
    Troy Piggins, Apr 9, 2008
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    Helen Guest


    It is a lovely pic. Composition is great, for my own personal taste
    I'd crop a bit off the sky. The only way you learn is through
    experience.
    Helen
     
    Helen, Apr 9, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    Thanks Helen. Agree that there's probably too much sky. I did
    play with cropping more of it off, but decided to post as is to
    get feedback on the original shot.
     
    Troy Piggins, Apr 9, 2008
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    altus Guest

    Gorgeous, well done. Positively Turneresque.
     
    altus, Apr 9, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

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    Aah, Joseph Mallord William Turner - painter. I do see some of
    those colours and similarities in some of his paintings.
    Interesting.
     
    Troy Piggins, Apr 9, 2008
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    Draco Guest

    Very well done. I like the way you have blended the two images
    together. Can hardly tell the blending line. Good strong colors and
    not out of line for the scene.

    The horizen is slightly tilted to the left a bit. That would show up
    more if the image was larger than my monitor. But being on a moving
    boat in the middle of the water it shold be allowed.

    I would have cropped it a bit tighter on the top and bottom. The way
    you have it gives the strong feeling of the open seas and the
    peacefullness of twilight.

    Keep shooting landscapes. It will help with close up items as well.

    Draco
     
    Draco, Apr 9, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I agree, cropped to an 8x10 aspect ratio looks good for many portrait
    shots anyways.
     
    Paul Furman, Apr 9, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    Thanks for the comments, Draco. Appreciate it.
     
    Troy Piggins, Apr 9, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    Hadn't thought of that. I've been trying to keep the same aspect
    ratio as shot - 1:1.5

    Thanks Paul.
     
    Troy Piggins, Apr 9, 2008
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    XxYyZz Guest


    Nice shot. I really like the clouds in that picture. I do think you have a
    little too much sky also, but if you crop the top a little it looks better to
    me.
     
    XxYyZz, Apr 11, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    Thanks mate. I tried it with a 8x10 aspect ratio vertically as
    suggested in this thread earlier and that did look much better.
    Haven't bothered reposting it, but will keep it in mind for
    future portrait orientations.
     
    Troy Piggins, Apr 11, 2008
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  12. Do you think maybe a bit of the ferry in it (railing or something)
    would add to the interest?
     
    John Phillips, Apr 11, 2008
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : * Paul Furman wrote:
    : > Troy Piggins wrote:
    : >> * Helen wrote:
    : >>>> Taken without tripod off a moving ferry going back to mainland
    : >>>> from Isle of Wight. ?It's actually 2 shots with different
    : >>>> exposures manually blended like a GND filter I guess.
    : >>>>
    : >>>> I quite liked the colours. ?Not sure about the composition. ?Too
    : >>>> much sky? ?I liked the cloud patterns too, that's why I put the
    : >>>> horizon like that and used portrait orientation instead of
    : >>>> landscape. ?I'm not that experienced with landscape/seascape(?)
    : >>>> shooting.
    : >>>>
    : >>>> http://piggo.com/~troy/photos.php?album=2008_04_01&img=photos/2008_04...
    : >>> It is a lovely pic. Composition is great, for my own personal taste
    : >>> I'd crop a bit off the sky. The only way you learn is through
    : >>> experience.
    : >>
    : >> Thanks Helen. Agree that there's probably too much sky. I did
    : >> play with cropping more of it off, but decided to post as is to
    : >> get feedback on the original shot.
    : >
    : > I agree, cropped to an 8x10 aspect ratio looks good for many portrait
    : > shots anyways.
    :
    : Hadn't thought of that. I've been trying to keep the same aspect
    : ratio as shot - 1:1.5

    The advantage of the 3:2 aspect ratio (over, say, 4:3) is felt almost entirely
    in horizontal shots. Verticals usually look too tall and thin at 2:3.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Apr 21, 2008
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