Mumbles Wales 10-17 fisheye (adjusted)


royd63uk

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 15:13
Removed slight distortion




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ReklawyksEkul

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 15:21
nice shot!
i just wish that the lighthouse are bigger..
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 15:37
You can really immerse yourself in the scene, but perhaps a tighter composition might be more satisfying.
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i-Berg

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 11:06
Roy,

Methinks the fisheye may have played a cunning trick on you here - you probably would have got all the foreground you wanted (and more) if you had moved a fair bit closer to the lighthouse...
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royd63uk

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 11:18
you mean i took the fisheye too literally and tried to take to much in?
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i-Berg

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 11:26
It's just the way the fisheye works - it appears to exaggerate the foreground at the expense of the background (that's part of the fun of it). It also depends on how much emphasis you were intending to give the lighthouse.

I also meant to ask - there's a rectangular object sticking up out of the rock (or concrete?) in front of the lens, fairly central... A piece of metal?
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johnriley

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 11:42
You have the basis for an excellent shot, with dramatic foreground and a focal point to catch the eye - the lighthouse. The lighthouse being white helps, but beware of overexposing the white.

Two things occur to me about this. The first is that to work the foreground should IMO be utterly crisp. That means focusing in the right place (hyperfocal distance) and using a small aperture to maximise depth of field. Tripod. I feel here we are not really sharp, although if you have let your webhost do the resizing of your image that won't have helped. For best results make an image the correct size in Photoshop and upload that.

Second, the horizon isn't straight. Now that might seem a contradition when we are talking about a Fisheye lens, but we know it isn't straight because the lighthouse is leaning over. If you want the lighthouse to lean dramatically then you need to get it up close and make it look deliberate. If you want looming dramatic fish-eye shots then you need to be very very close!

Other than that I enjoyed the picture.
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royd63uk

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 12:25
Thanks for your comments all very welcome.I love this lens and am just learning to use it's capabilities.

Quote:
I also meant to ask - there's a rectangular object sticking up out of the rock (or concrete?) in front of the lens, fairly central... A piece of metal?

yes fixed into the rocks.
Roy
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royd63uk

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 12:41
o.k i have had another go at the image,straightened the lighthouse,sharpened a bit more and added a tad more contrast.
One thing though how come it looks richer in ps than uploaded onto here?


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Roy

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johnriley

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 12:52
Much much better, worth the extra attention I think.

As regards the colour, I would recommend working throughout in sRGB. If you are mixing SRGB and AdobeRGB then you may well get discrepancies and a dilution of the colour. Your camera and Photoshop can be set to sRGB and everything else you use in an sRGB device - printer, scanner, monitor, the web....
Best regards, John

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 21:44
It's amazing the difference your work makes to the second effort. A much stronger image. Probably make a good monochrome shot with a grainy sky.

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Andrew
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