Beach sunset


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 28/08/2019 - 09:51
Pretty much the only image I shot whilst away on holiday was this seascape of Llangrannog beach.

Pentax K1 | Sigma 24-70mm | 1/40th | f22 | ISO 100.
3 stop ND grad & C-PL


Llangrannog Sunset by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
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Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 28/08/2019 - 10:28
At least it's a keeper so not a bad average.
Regards,
Mike

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Lubbyman

Link Posted 28/08/2019 - 10:34
Superb sunset, superb location, superb photograph, everything looks right.

Surely far better to return from holiday with one picture like that than any number of lesser pictures.

Steve

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danofmk

Link Posted 28/08/2019 - 15:58
It's a beauty.

Would it be even better (entirely subjective of course) if the top left corner was lifted a bit? I think it could take being a touch brighter without spoiling that wonderful dramatic low light moodiness the image has as a whole

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 28/08/2019 - 20:37
Thanks all

danofmk wrote:
It's a beauty.

Would it be even better (entirely subjective of course) if the top left corner was lifted a bit? I think it could take being a touch brighter without spoiling that wonderful dramatic low light moodiness the image has as a whole

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Cheers
This was a 5 bracketed HDR that was toned down a lot from what LR spat out! Originally I had all the detail in the shadow cliff face showing and it looked, in my eyes, weird as it looked unnatural to how it should be so I retained some light detail and went with a darker look but no too dark it clipped black points
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 29/08/2019 - 01:48
Wonderful result and well worth all the 'mucking about'.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Nigelk

Link Posted 29/08/2019 - 06:25
A beauty. What level of de-ghosting did you use?

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 29/08/2019 - 21:00
Nice one Gareth...

Best
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alfpics

Link Posted 29/08/2019 - 22:09
Certainly a keeper!
Andy

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pschlute

Link Posted 29/08/2019 - 23:32
nice work Gareth
Peter



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08tiger

Link Posted 30/08/2019 - 06:40
A nice one that.
C&C welcome.
Don.

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08tiger

Link Posted 30/08/2019 - 06:40
A nice one is that.
C&C welcome.
Don.

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 31/08/2019 - 16:03
Thanks all

Nigelk wrote:
A beauty. What level of de-ghosting did you use?

I used 'low' as found if I set it too high then it had all weird artifacts where it only blended some parts of the images together
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johnriley

Link Posted 31/08/2019 - 16:50
I really like the texture in the sand, as well as the beautiful colour.
Best regards, John

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 31/08/2019 - 16:56
johnriley wrote:
I really like the texture in the sand, as well as the beautiful colour.

Thanks JR




This pic from the car park shows how that texture in the sand is made. Llangrannog beach sits at the bottom of a natural valley and as a result water is always trickling off the valley and onto the beach. The outlet is situated at the top of the beach and for years was the play area of my boys as they were too young to explore the surf so played in the fresh water at the top of the beach. As it nears the sea it's picked up speed and makes ripples over the sand. This is the texture you see in the foreground
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