one from the beach

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by demiro, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    Ocean City NJ a bit after sunrise

    E-M5 + 45/1.8

    ocnj_at_sunrise2.

    C&C always welcome.
     
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    I'm liking the muted tones and the pano crop.
     
  3. robin3mj

    robin3mj Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2012
    Chicago
    Nice shot.
    I'm headed to the Lavallette area for the next week and hoping to grab some good sunrise shots.
     
  4. Toddster

    Toddster Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2013
    Florida
    Todd Cleaver
    I really like this. How much PP was involved?
    Todd
     
  5. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Looks like painterly tones. Very nice.
     
  6. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    nice, i think i would have used the boat as an "anchor point" in the frame and shot at an angle towards the ocean and sunset. maybe focus on the writing on the boat, but with the 45 im not sure how close you could have gotten to the boat without losing the background..
     
  7. bluzcity

    bluzcity Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2012
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    I like the pastels, very nice..
     
  8. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    Todd, glad you like it! I just tweaked the contrast a bit. It was an overcast morning, which really created the look.
     
  9. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    Thanks, that's an interesting comment. When I first cropped the photo I had the same thought (about more ocean). But ultimately I really like the way the lifeguard chairs just sort of meander in the background as you look down the beach. I almost wish the boat wasn't even in the shot.

    Here it is cropped with more ocean:

    ojnj_sunrise_recrop_ds.
     

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  10. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    Here's another one from that morning. Trying to juxtapose the beautiful sunrise against the refuse containers on the beach and the somewhat garish boardwalk attractions. Didn't really work. Had to do too much PP to get the sunrise colors to come up (contrast; tone; saturation).

    ocnj_beach2a_ds.
     

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  11. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Beautiful photo! :2thumbs:
     
  12. Toddster

    Toddster Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2013
    Florida
    Todd Cleaver
    I have to say I think that you got it in the first crop. The lifeguard chairs just seem to make the beach stretch out for an infinity. I'm glad to here that the beauty in this was not the result of heavy PP. I generally don't do much so images like this inspire me!
    Todd
     
  13. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    Thanks again Todd. In this case the final output really matches what I saw, which always makes me happy.