Pier 60, Clearwater FL

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yomasa Regular Member • Posts: 394
Pier 60, Clearwater FL
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Re: Pier 60, Clearwater FL

Very very nice! Great Capture.

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Re: Pier 60, Clearwater FL

wonderful image!

uhligfd Senior Member • Posts: 2,608
Re: Pier 60, Clearwater FL

Brown water, brown clouds, natural ? or photoshop is my question ...

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Re: Pier 60, Clearwater FL

Nice Shot, did you use a ND filter? Tripod?

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Re: Pier 60, Clearwater FL

Very nice.

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GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,549
Looks good to me

uhligfd wrote:

Brown water, brown clouds, natural ? or photoshop is my question ...

I take it you don't approve of the post-processing?  We all have different ideas of what we want.  It looks pleasant enough to me, but my guess is that it was warmed up to enhance the color of the sunset, at the expense of the other colors.  It probably looks better than a more "natural" look.

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uhligfd Senior Member • Posts: 2,608
Re: Looks good to me

GaryW wrote:

uhligfd wrote:

Brown water, brown clouds, natural ? or photoshop is my question ...

I take it you don't approve of the post-processing? We all have different ideas of what we want. It looks pleasant enough to me, but my guess is that it was warmed up to enhance the color of the sunset, at the expense of the other colors. It probably looks better than a more "natural" look.

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Gary W.

Dear Gary,

what i worry about is why you chose this color?

In LR or photoshop it is so easy to get an image all into the blues, the pinks, the greens, the purples, reds, …  etc. And if one wants to change the world, why brown? Why not silver or gold? I know this is your artistic decision, totally yours.

I guess i would have liked you to try a few more overpped hues and make sure this is the one that is proper for the image, your mood of the day and your artistic view of the worlds.

The  more color deviations, the merrier …, the more outlandish the better, I think.

Or keep it earthly and natural, with a little bit of help from pp.

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Re: Pier 60, Clearwater FL

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Very nice Jorge.  The shot and the PP treatment is appealing.

Tom Ki Senior Member • Posts: 1,247
Re: Pier 60, Clearwater FL

In my opinion the PP is what makes this an outstanding image.

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GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,549
Re: Looks good to me

uhligfd wrote:

GaryW wrote:

uhligfd wrote:

Brown water, brown clouds, natural ? or photoshop is my question ...

I take it you don't approve of the post-processing? We all have different ideas of what we want. It looks pleasant enough to me, but my guess is that it was warmed up to enhance the color of the sunset, at the expense of the other colors. It probably looks better than a more "natural" look.

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Gary W.

Dear Gary,

what i worry about is why you chose this color?

I didn't.  

In LR or photoshop it is so easy to get an image all into the blues, the pinks, the greens, the purples, reds, … etc. And if one wants to change the world, why brown? Why not silver or gold? I know this is your artistic decision, totally yours.

I might have gone for more colorful tones, if it were mine.  However, I can't say that this combinatin is invalid.  I don't see where it's written down that all photographs must be vivid with purples, greens, and reds, etc. It seems like an artistic choice.

I have a photographic print hanging on the wall that is mostly orange from the sunset and other areas are dark and muted. I imagine this came from film but I don't know what kind of processing it had. We are fortunate to have more, or at least easier, options these days.

I guess i would have liked you to try a few more overpped hues and make sure this is the one that is proper for the image, your mood of the day and your artistic view of the worlds.

The more color deviations, the merrier …, the more outlandish the better, I think.

Or keep it earthly and natural, with a little bit of help from pp.

I agree that I'll tend to keep it natural or go crazy with it. Inbetween just seems undecided.

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osv Veteran Member • Posts: 8,640
Re: Looks good to me

i live near the beach, i've taken quite a few pier shots... the problem with this photo is not the color as much as it is the low-hanging cloud structure that's blocking the red in the sky... same thing with those low clouds right on the horizon, i wouldn't even bring the camera out for a sunset like this... big high fluffy thunderheads and clean air to the horizon is what you want, and that's hard to find at so cal beaches.

imho, jorge basically took lousy conditions and made something unique and rather interesting with it... if the clouds had stayed gray, instead of all that brown, it would have been a rather flat photo.

thanks for the post, it's new perspective for me.

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Re: Looks good to me

The processing is ok. What hurts the photo is the composition as he placed the end of the pier, dead-center of the frame and the horizon is tilted to the left.

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PatrickB01 Junior Member • Posts: 35
Re: Pier 60, Clearwater FL

In my opinion the PP is what makes this an outstanding image.

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Tom

+1 on PP making a good picture into a great picture.

OP yomasa Regular Member • Posts: 394
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more blue?

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sixstrings New Member • Posts: 11
Re: Pier 60, Clearwater FL

I was at Pier 60 thirty years ago and wonder what it looks like today. I still do not know what it would look like. Can you post original?

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original

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more blue?

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Re: Pier 60, Clearwater FL

Thanks

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