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    Posted: 02 February 2019 at 20:04
From this morning.

Started up on a bluff, then moved down to the beach.

All open to a 2048px view

1.

A99ii, 400/4.5, ISO 200, F5.6, 1/400s


2.

A9911, 400/4.5 @ 560mm, ISO 640, F7.1, 1/640s

3.

A99ii, 400/4.5 @ 560mm, ISO250, F8, 1/200s

4.

A99ii, 200/2.8 HS G @ 280mm, ISO 100, F6.3, 1/125s

5. HDR of above


5B


6.

A99ii, 400/4.5, ISO 100, F7.1, 1/320s

Thanks for looking!

Best regards

Mike



Edited by WestCoastCannuck - 03 February 2019 at 16:33
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Great set of images, Mike!

It looks like a study on composition - for photographing ships on the sea. For me #1 and #6 stand out since they go beyond the central composition that creates a neutral, almost documentary character.

#1 is special because you see the path it has traveled (that's visible in #2 as well, but not in such a salient way). It's also the image with the sea most hazy (or whatever creates that effect).

#6 is so interesting IMO because the ship moves in an oblique angle to you. This makes it easier to have it on the left side - although it's moving to the left. The sunbeams in this "one-sided" composition provide a symbolic support for the ship's movement into the left half of the image.

TFS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 February 2019 at 20:28
Great set Mike! Fully agree with Harald on #1 and 6. TFS and keep those coastal views coming!
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Thanks much Harald and Fred!

Numbers one and two were shot at about a 200' elevation. Both fairly straight forward processing and just what I remember the scenes looking like.

Thinking that the closer ship was interesting I drove down to sea level, both closer and a different angle to the ship as it approached and went past.

The last shot was my fave of many, many shots of that scene as it slowly changed - the sunbeams held on quite a while and offered a few different compositions.

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Hmmm, I beg to differ. To me #2 is the most interesting. I do like the light in #6 but don't like the ship being on the left too much.

So, people differ I guess.
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Great series Mike. For me #1, 2, 5 and 6 work best. #1 has a well chosen composition, while #2 has the two ships of course. While in many shots the sea water looks very calm, almost like you used a long shuttertime, in #5 the texture of the water looks attractive and real. In #6 the ship that moves towards the viewer is just something different. At first i agreed with Addy, but then i realized the shot is not only about the ship, but also the light beam - and the bird. Well spotted. TFS Mike        .
 



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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Hmmm, I beg to differ. To me #2 is the most interesting. I do like the light in #6 but don't like the ship being on the left too much.

So, people differ I guess.


Thanks for input Addy - always appreciated!   


Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Great series Mike. For me #1, 2, 5 and 6 work best. #1 has a well chosen composition, while #2 has the two ships of course. While in many shots the sea water looks very calm, almost like you used a long shuttertime, in #5 the texture of the water looks attractive and real. In #6 the ship that moves towards the viewer is just something different. At first i agreed with Addy, but then i realized the shot is not only about the ship, but also the light beam - and the bird. Well spotted. TFS Mike        .


Thanks Michel for your thoughts! Much appreciated as always. Really glad you mention number 5 - I also rather like it in spite of being a bit strongly processed - though I now think it would benefit from a bit of a crop from the top and right. And yes, like Harald, you closely guessed my thinking on 6. I had the idea that the sunbeams and gull were "chasing" the ship.

edit: decided to add my crop idea on 5 to original post. :)

Edited by WestCoastCannuck - 03 February 2019 at 16:34
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