Sunset at Paddy's Hole


SRHphoto

Link Posted 06/01/2015 - 21:54
A photograph of the sun setting over the fishing boats moored at Paddy's Hole with Teesport and the Wilton chemical complex in the background.



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Taken with a K3 + Sigma 17-50mm f2.8

Cheers,

Simon.

Nigelk

Link Posted 06/01/2015 - 22:47
very nice, really like the foreground boats,well framed. for my taste you could remove almost half the sky it would keep your eyes in the bottom two thirds of the photo. Lovely picture.

davidstorm

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 00:19
Just beautiful, the sky could be left as it is for me, but I agree that it would also look good with a crop.

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David
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Dingo

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 07:20
I have to disagree with the two above comments.....the absolute beauty and integrity of this shot is held in the counterbalance of "obvious" look at the sky because it's beautiful, versus the "subtle", how much detail and intricacy can you spot.............I ADORE this photo....you have a Technical and Poetic eye for a photograph, a combination that is quite rare!!......can I be your first fan??!!

Stridey

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 09:07
Beautiful shot. No need to crop - looks great as it and has good balance.

Did you use an ND Grad to preserve the dynamic range, blend two shots etc or did you just lift the foreground detail from one shot ? Whatever you did, you processed it to perfection IMO.

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Nigel
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kingalew

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 13:36
Now, that is something. Sublime. A travesty if it's not hanging on your wall.
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redbusa99

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 16:42
definitely a hang on the wall shot
odd lens or 2

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McGregNi

Link Posted 07/01/2015 - 17:35
An excellent shot with beautiful foreground lighting (thats what really makes it I think). I think you do need the height in the sky just to give the blue room to breathe ... if anything I find the orange / yellow tones low down on the horizon a little overpowering, but thats easily controllable if you want to. Great clarity in the far distance also as well as foreground. Thanks for showing this!
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SRHphoto

Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 21:02
Stridey wrote:
Beautiful shot. No need to crop - looks great as it and has good balance.

Did you use an ND Grad to preserve the dynamic range, blend two shots etc or did you just lift the foreground detail from one shot ? Whatever you did, you processed it to perfection IMO.

Regards
Nigel

Thanks Nigel. The photograph is actually made up of 3 separate pictures - one for the foreground, one for the majority of the sky and one for the very brightest part of the sky. Each was processed in LR, and then combined in PS Elements using layer masks and brushes.

Cheers,

Simon.

SRHphoto

Link Posted 09/01/2015 - 21:06
Nigelk wrote:
very nice, really like the foreground boats,well framed. for my taste you could remove almost half the sky it would keep your eyes in the bottom two thirds of the photo. Lovely picture.

redbusa99 wrote:
definitely a hang on the wall shot

kingalew wrote:
Now, that is something. Sublime. A travesty if it's not hanging on your wall.

Dingo wrote:
I have to disagree with the two above comments.....the absolute beauty and integrity of this shot is held in the counterbalance of "obvious" look at the sky because it's beautiful, versus the "subtle", how much detail and intricacy can you spot.............I ADORE this photo....you have a Technical and Poetic eye for a photograph, a combination that is quite rare!!......can I be your first fan??!!

davidstorm wrote:
Just beautiful, the sky could be left as it is for me, but I agree that it would also look good with a crop.

Regards
David

Nigelk wrote:
very nice, really like the foreground boats,well framed. for my taste you could remove almost half the sky it would keep your eyes in the bottom two thirds of the photo. Lovely picture.

Thank you all for your feedback and suggestions. It is all very much appreciated

Cheers,

Simon.

davidtrout

Link Posted 10/01/2015 - 17:44
I wouldn't crop anything - its perfect as it is - a lovely photo with lots to enjoy in it.
David

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SRHphoto

Link Posted 11/01/2015 - 14:23
davidtrout wrote:
I wouldn't crop anything - its perfect as it is - a lovely photo with lots to enjoy in it.
David

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Thanks David, I appreciate you taking the time to comments.

Cheers,

Simon.
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