Back to the ferry dock. (Richmond, CA)

1 year 1 week ago #644438 by Jared-Weaver
I'm back from work which means I'm back to shooting in some very limited spots around the office in Richmond, CA. 

I finally got some more stormy conditions to try some long exposures.

I'm always looking to improve so C/C is appreciated. My end goal is to produce a worthy image of this old, and historical dock before its completely reclaimed by the sea. 

Before anyone comments- No, you can't actually go onto the dock. The concrete pier goes out to it but it doesn't connect, and its quite a leap to get over there. 

 
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/8.0
Shutter speed: 03m:29s
Captured: Thu, 4 Apr 2019 20:41pm
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/13.0
Shutter speed: 01m:30s
Captured: Thu, 4 Apr 2019 20:21pm


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1 year 1 week ago #644478 by Jack Mason
Good composition! But the water exposure is a bit too much for me. It does not look very natural!


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1 year 1 week ago #644538 by Jared-Weaver
Gonna have to be more specific.


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1 year 1 week ago #644558 by razashaikh
Nice composition! But, I can suggest you that next time make it more naturally.
But, its a nice one!


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1 year 1 week ago #644574 by Jared-Weaver
I'm not following. What does that mean? What's not natural about the image? 


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1 year 1 week ago - 1 year 1 week ago #644587 by garyrhook
They're blue, they're dark, they're long exposures. That's the whole point, right?

The clouds seem to not have been moving much in the 2nd shot, which is unfortunate. I like to see the smooth water with the streaky clouds. But that's a nit.

I do think some D&B on the structure to add some interest might be nice.

Overall, another good job. :thumbsup:


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1 year 1 week ago #644591 by Jared-Weaver

garyrhook wrote: They're blue, they're dark, they're long exposures. That's the whole point, right?

The clouds seem to not have been moving much in the 2nd shot, which is unfortunate. I like to see the smooth water with the streaky clouds. But that's a nit.

I do think some D&B on the structure to add some interest might be nice.

Overall, another good job. :thumbsup:


Yup! I'm loving the moody, long exposure shots lately and I feel like they work well for this location. 

I think the exposure on the 1x1 crop was closer to a minute. Probably should have gone longer. 

I see what you mean, they're a little dark even with the radial filter applied. I'll repost with some adjustments soon. 

Thanks for the tips! 


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1 year 6 days ago #644743 by Kyle Johnson
For long exposure shots, I think this is good because of the colors and the smooth flow of both the water and the clouds. Some may not like this because they prefer a naturalistic flow of the water. 


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1 year 6 days ago - 1 year 6 days ago #644819 by garyrhook

Kyle Johnson wrote: For long exposure shots, I think this is good because of the colors and the smooth flow of both the water and the clouds. Some may not like this because they prefer a naturalistic flow of the water. 


(I'm not talking to Kyle here, I'm just commenting on the thread.)

"I don't care for that image because it doesn't show what I want it to show."

:blink:

The only response to that is, "really?"

We assess an image based on what is there, not on what we think should be there. If you want "realistic" water (whatever that is) then go find images that contain that.


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1 year 5 days ago #644977 by Jared-Weaver
Relevant C/C is something many people struggle with on this forum in my experience.

This is hyperbole, bit I've seen many offer C/C similar to: "This is a good image but it would be better if you managed to put a giraffe in a tutu in the frame!"

That would be a good thread for a discussion and some teaching: C/C 101.


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1 year 4 days ago #645147 by Jared-Weaver
Finally back at my desktop. Here's the improved images. I played with the radial filter, brought out more from the shadows from the under the pier, added contrast and desaturated, warmed and dropped the tint a bit. 

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/8.0
Shutter speed: 03m:29s
Captured: Thu, 4 Apr 2019 20:41pm
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/13.0
Shutter speed: 01m:30s
Captured: Thu, 4 Apr 2019 20:21pm


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1 year 1 day ago #645646 by Uplander
Bravo on the color tones and improved shots.  Thumbs up from me.


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1 year 16 hours ago #645693 by garyrhook
There you go. NIcely done.

I like the increased range, especially in the clouds, and the color and detail on the structure. I think it provides much more to explore.


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11 months 4 weeks ago #645873 by Stefan-Olsson
nice photos, I would get rid of some "elements" like the guy with the tri pod for instance. Kills the whole deserted vibe about it. Thats just me though


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