3 Long Exposures : Black Rock Beach, Jax Fl.

2 months 4 weeks ago - 2 months 4 weeks ago #655374 by MDSPhotography
This was the first time that I ever visited Black Rock Beach in Jacksonville Florida let alone take photos. It has been some time since I have had a chance to get out with my camera and I was in the mood to take long exposures. Feedback is always welcome and I thank those in advance and hope y'all enjoy.

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Lens: EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 02m:43s
Captured: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 9:22am


Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Lens: EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
ISO: 400
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter speed: 07m:28s
Captured: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 8:31am


Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 05m:00s
Captured: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 9:48am


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2 months 4 weeks ago #655382 by Shadowfixer1
Good stuff! :thumbsup:

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2 months 4 weeks ago #655383 by garyrhook
I don't know that I find the first two successful, but I absolutely love the third. The composition, the detail in the tree, soft clouds, smooth water, texture in the sand and overall tonality are excellent.

Please go back and rework your processing to avoid the harsh blacks. Your dark end should just "kiss" a value of 0. You don't need anything further in this shot, as it destroys the detail in the shadows. The bright end looks just about right.

You have a halo around that big middle-right branch. That has to go. Since the rest of the wood survived whatever you did, I bet you can fix that.

Looking at the histogram I think you could push some overall contrast do move the mid tones out a bit and create a bit more pop.

Suggest you consider cropping out the lonely branch on the right. It's unnecessary. This would become a 5x7 or 4x3 as a result.

But well seen.


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2 months 4 weeks ago #655421 by Rohan Tushar
The third is indeed a standout among the three. I like the details and contrast of it. Gary is so right, although I am still catching up to everything that he commented. 


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2 months 4 weeks ago #655427 by MDSPhotography
Garry,

Thanks for your educated feedback on all three. Just for my clarification as for your suggestions they are, for the most part, for the first two and the cropping is for the last one? I had thought about cropping the limb before I submitted but wanted some feedback before I did.

Thanks
Mark


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2 months 4 weeks ago #655428 by MDSPhotography
Thanks to others as well for your input.

Mark


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2 months 4 weeks ago #655429 by MDSPhotography
Here is the 3rd in a 4x3 format.

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 05m:00s
Captured: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 9:48am


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2 months 4 weeks ago #655458 by garyrhook
Just getting back to this. Yes to the crop above, for me. I think it grabs your attention and leads you right into the image.

Now go fix that halo and bring back some detail to your blacks/shadows.

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2 months 4 weeks ago #655459 by Shadowfixer1
Need to work on that halo around the black limb in the right third of the image.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #656270 by Suni Park
Better cropping on the edited one. Nice! 


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2 months 3 weeks ago #656278 by Nikon Shooter
Another vote for the third! :P

Light is free… capturing it is not!

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1 month 1 week ago #661328 by Joe Crumley
I also like all three shots.
Gary has given you the correct suggestions. I know how difficult it is to correct photo's like this. The blacks have no detail. Big mistake but when you reduce the contrast all hell can break out. This is the time to use the Photoshop Dodge & Burn tools.
Most like that little white out on the limb was caused by over sharpening or a gamma correction.
Beautiful shots like these can take some fiddeling time.


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1 month 5 days ago #661721 by Hannah Williams
+1 for the 3rd shot.  


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1 month 5 days ago #661755 by Joe Crumley
All three are strong images. If I may make a suggestion.
These are over processed leaving no detain in the blacks and fringing (white outlines around images) on tree limbs.
Joe


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