Jigsaw Rocks


Blythman

Link Posted 21/08/2016 - 16:09
At Low Newton by the Sea in Northumberland there is a rock formation known to local photographers as the "Jigsaw Rocks". The location has been on my to do list for about a year. Opinion is that its best visited at high tide to get the best "jigsaw effect"

Just arrived too late for sunrise, because I was distracting by a barn owl just outside the village. Just couldn't help myself, even though I left the house at 4:40am to make sure I got there in time. Still my first visit, so more of a recce.

Was a very high tide this morning. There was one other person there who said the tide was actually too high for best views of the formations. So long since I took a seascape. Nice to be on a beach at this time of the day.


Alan


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McGregNi

Link Posted 21/08/2016 - 17:14
Still worth it getting up early though

Those rocks sure make for good foreground and the textures jump out razor sharp. The sun is fine, I like the effect with the splashes of colour.

Overall, personally, I would prefer a less browny/orangey hue to the whole. I'm not sure why, but blue seems to be missing from the spectrum here ... If there was more, both in the sky and sea, then I feel the result would be improved. But plenty others will disagree, no doubt !
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 21/08/2016 - 17:15

Daronl

Link Posted 21/08/2016 - 19:58
A super image, a great composition and I love the colour tone too.

Great work

Regards
Daronl

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 21/08/2016 - 21:30
Disagree! I love the colour! Lovely rich and warm colours that are suited to the time of day. The foreground rocks are great and I see where they get their name from. PS, loving that star burst sun as well
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K10D

Link Posted 21/08/2016 - 22:04
Wee worth the effort Alan. Great image and colour.

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McGregNi

Link Posted 21/08/2016 - 22:06
Well there ya go ... There had to ONE .....oh, actually there's three ..

Fair enough, if its how Alan likes it or feels it was like that .... But, Gareth, you said it 'suits the time of day' ?? ..... It's early morning, the coolest time of day on the colour temperature scale ... Surely there must be plenty more blue in the scene than we see here? I do think if it was reproduced then the image would be strengthened.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 21/08/2016 - 22:08

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 22/08/2016 - 01:04
McGregNi wrote:
Well there ya go ... There had to ONE .....oh, actually there's three ..

Fair enough, if its how Alan likes it or feels it was like that .... But, Gareth, you said it 'suits the time of day' ?? ..... It's early morning, the coolest time of day on the colour temperature scale ... Surely there must be plenty more blue in the scene than we see here? I do think if it was reproduced then the image would be strengthened.

Being the coolest time of day air temperature wise doesn't mean a thing as the sun's light has to pass through a load of atmosphere to reach our eyes. The coolest part of the day for light temperature would be when the sun is high as then it makes the sky the most bluest (clouds permitting). That's how I read it.

A link: scattering:
http://news.wisc.edu/curiosities-what-determines-the-colors-of-the-sky-at-sunris...

At sunrise and sunset, when the path through the atmosphere is longer, the blue and green components are removed almost completely leaving the longer wavelength orange and red hues we see at those times.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunrise
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McGregNi

Link Posted 22/08/2016 - 08:22
Hi Gareth, I I'm sure the science must be right .... Interesting links thanks. I can't help feeling though that there's blue missing from this image .... However, it's clearly just an isolated personal response, not to detract from the other qualities.
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Blythman

Link Posted 22/08/2016 - 14:09
Thanks for the comments guys. Much appreciate the feedback and the debate.

I'm not great at processing. Only use lightroom. Had a choice - go cool or go warm. The thing that I remember is the glow of the sun on the rocks. That is what I've chosen to process for.


Gareth, the starburst is a feature of the 12-24. Everyone talks about the 15mm doing it, but no-one mentions this lens (unless its peculiar to the coatings on the Samsung version, which I have).
I've been called out for it previously elsewhere. Suggestions I'd added in via Topaz and therefore over-processed https://www.talkphotography.co.uk/threads/lindisfarne-boats.568782/#post-6596057
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 22/08/2016 - 17:14
You and your fake starbursts

Nowt wrong with the processing, it just shows that the sun was just coming up and hadn't had time to light up the whole of the sky so it's all good
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Teaka53

Link Posted 25/08/2016 - 14:27
Each to their own. Just looking at the image and not the time it was taken, I like it.
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