Dun Laoghaire Habour


kingalew

Link Posted 17/08/2016 - 11:45
Morning,

I'm in the middle of a two week holiday with the wife in her hometown of Dublin. We had a wander along the West Pier at Dun Laoghaire harbour last night and the sunset was quite spectacular. These have all had adjustments made in lightroom and three are a composite of three bracketed images which I've then worked on. All shot with the short DA* zoom, all handheld. Comments, criticisms very welcome, thanks!

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3. First of three "HDR" images



4. Number 2 of the HDR



5. The final HDR



Thanks for looking!
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Last Edited by kingalew on 17/08/2016 - 11:47

Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 17/08/2016 - 21:23
The HDR images are beautiful - not at all artificial looking. in fact, if you hadn't pointed out that they were composites, it wouldn't have been apparent. Masterful.
Regards,
Mike
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Mike

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McGregNi

Link Posted 17/08/2016 - 22:56
The skies in 3 and 4 in particular really benefit from that HDR treatment. Its very much as if you had used an ND filter, a good light balancing act. No 3 has the most interesting viewpoint and layout of elements, and a nice lead-in with the foreground adding depth.

4 and 5 have the feeling of leaning to the right .... as so often with sea shots and coastlines, it may be a mixture of distortion and illusion.
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 18/08/2016 - 00:44
Agree regarding 3 & 4, really like the skies. I really like the opening image although I think a slice off the bottom would work and the sky can be worked more also
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kingalew

Link Posted 18/08/2016 - 10:21
Thanks for the comments guys. I think the illusion of it leaning to the right is given as the West Pier, opposite where I am shooting, actually curves in towards the East Pier. I'm reasonably good at checking the K3's built in level before hitting the button. 3 is also my favorite, although I wish I could've lightened the bell and sea defence a bit more, something to keep on working on. I've had a play with the first, thanks Gareth for your suggestions. Thoughts?




Thanks again for the feedback, really appreciate it.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 19/08/2016 - 06:48
Some lovely colours in these.
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Stridey

Link Posted 19/08/2016 - 09:18
IMO HDR is gareish - these are anything but. Lovely colours, not overcooked and show how exposure bracketing & blending can be used to good effect.
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 19/08/2016 - 20:06
kingalew wrote:
Thanks for the comments guys. I think the illusion of it leaning to the right is given as the West Pier, opposite where I am shooting, actually curves in towards the East Pier. I'm reasonably good at checking the K3's built in level before hitting the button. 3 is also my favorite, although I wish I could've lightened the bell and sea defence a bit more, something to keep on working on. I've had a play with the first, thanks Gareth for your suggestions. Thoughts?




Thanks again for the feedback, really appreciate it.

Liking that better
Gareth
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Teaka53

Link Posted 25/08/2016 - 14:53
Some natural looking HDRs, how they should be in my opinion
Malc
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