the belgian coast

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2 contrasting images

1) 'busy' and 'cramped'

2) 'minimalist' and 'pano

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Gman58 Senior Member • Posts: 2,569
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Nice juxtaposition of images. I really like them too. The first has a lot of history and culture summed up in a single shot, and the minimalism and space is nice in the second. They are unique.

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i like the 1st shot, there is a lot to look at! nice shot.

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Lan Senior Member • Posts: 2,475
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As you say, there's a big contrast there. I far prefer the first one though, but I'm a sicker for ecclesiastical architecture 🙂 As a matter of interest, where was it taken?

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Lan wrote:

As you say, there's a big contrast there. I far prefer the first one though, but I'm a sicker for ecclesiastical architecture 🙂 As a matter of interest, where was it taken?

Yes I like a good church too. Trying to photo my way round Flemish churches...

It is Oostende (Ostend) Cathedral take from the zeedijk (promenade) just in front of the ferry terminal/harbour. Very photogenic town Oostende. Well worth a visit

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RUcrAZ
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I like the "look" of your first picture. Can you please describe any Post-processing you did (if any) on it?

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RUcrAZ wrote:

I like the "look" of your first picture. Can you please describe any Post-processing you did (if any) on it?

Thanks. I have been trying to develop a 'style' since getting (back) into photography a few years ago. What I have discovered thanks to some lovely folk on the Olympus SLR forum is that each 'set' requires an idea of what you are trying to show. I assess the day, light, scenes each time i arrive at a 'shoot' and aim for something (different)

These 2 are part of a bigger set on my flickr, where I was trying to get a seasidy feel through the compositions and the blueness of the day. It was very calm for November and very unexpected

I only shoot in RAW and for this one exposed half way fro the sky and cathedral. NOrmally I would shoot a 3 pic bracket at .7 but thought i could get away with one shot

PP is in LR with :

+16 contrast

+4 texture and clarity

+8 dehaze to get a bit of sky contrast

+14 vibrance

-10 highlights (for sky)

+5 lights

+8 darks

-8 shadows

+10 blue saturation

-11 blue luminance

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