Water: long or short exposure?

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OP Quarkcharmed Contributing Member • Posts: 639
Re: Water: long or short exposure?

Nice one, and it's actually very close to one of my initial attempts to frame it on the location, here's an unprocessed one, with a cormorant posing:

As a side note, recently (e.g. last year or so) I stopped being a huge fan of shadow lifting and showing all the detail, and increasing microcontrast (e.g. clarity/texture in LR) creates this grungy look that some people like and some people don't.

Bobthearch wrote:

Quarkcharmed wrote:

If you like it's fine to edit and repost it in b&w, I should've mentioned it was fine to edit the images.

This one I cropped to emphasize the foreground water movement, which I think is the most interesting aspect of the image. Converted to black and white, as I found the colors distracting. Adjusted exposure settings to leave plenty of detail in the rocks.

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