Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Reflection of lighthouse

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Victoria - Australia
    Posts
    208
    Real Name
    Debbie

    Reflection of lighthouse

    Hi,

    Think I have mastered loading photos, yeh. Here are some taken of reflections of a lighthouse.

    Let me know what you think.

    Deb
    Reflection of lighthouse
    Reflection of lighthouse

  2. #2
    jiro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Manila, Philippines
    Posts
    3,804
    Real Name
    Willie or Jiro is fine by me.

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Very interesting subject to photograph, Deb. #1 seems to be too tight on the crop. To add some contrast on the image, I would probably recommend that you darken the reflection on the water so the attention of the viewer can be focused more on the lighthouse. Or, you can actually direct the attention the other way around. Good control on the color and lighting. I like it.

  3. #3
    dje's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Brisbane Australia
    Posts
    4,134
    Real Name
    Dave Ellis

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Looks good to me Deb, particularly the first shot. The sky looks kind of weird in the second, not sure what to make of it.

    Cheers Dave

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Victoria - Australia
    Posts
    208
    Real Name
    Debbie

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Dave,

    The second shot is all reflection and the pebbles/stones in the rock pool are what you can see in the sky area. Hope this makes sense.

    Deb

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Victoria - Australia
    Posts
    208
    Real Name
    Debbie

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Hi Jiro,

    Will try that and see how it looks. Good point though as this was not my favourite and probably for that very reason.

    Deb

  6. #6
    dje's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Brisbane Australia
    Posts
    4,134
    Real Name
    Dave Ellis

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Quote Originally Posted by wommby View Post
    Dave,

    The second shot is all reflection and the pebbles/stones in the rock pool are what you can see in the sky area. Hope this makes sense.

    Deb
    All is now clear. Thanks

  7. #7
    Ollokot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    562
    Real Name
    Pat

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Hi Deb,
    I really like your photographs and have a personal interest in them,last april I attempted something similar but am not happy with the shots and hope to try again when all the conditions are right,it proved difficult for me to get the exsposure right for the entire image.
    If you don't mind I could post my two images on your thread for a comparison of style and maybe get some insight into how to improve on the capture of the image.
    Best Wishes, Pat.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Victoria - Australia
    Posts
    208
    Real Name
    Debbie

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    No problems - please post them.

    Deb

  9. #9
    epmi314's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Posts
    471
    Real Name
    Scott Benz

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Deb,

    I like what Jiro said about the first picture. It's really good as is but a little tweek on the reflection would make it a great pic. I've only been on this site for a short time but have learned his thoughts are spot on!

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Victoria - Australia
    Posts
    208
    Real Name
    Debbie

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Hi,

    Thank you, I will have a go at his suggestion.

    Deb

  11. #11
    Ollokot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    562
    Real Name
    Pat

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Well Deb,here they are. Pat

    Reflection of lighthouse

    Reflection of lighthouse

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Victoria - Australia
    Posts
    208
    Real Name
    Debbie

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Hi Pat,

    I like your shots. I was out shooting really early on the morning with my husband. He was the one who noticed the full reflection in this rock pool. He is a very good spotter for me.

    My setting as followed:-

    Nikon d700 camera
    24-85mm lens @ 24mm
    f5
    20 second exposure
    ISO 250
    matrix metering
    Auto White Balance

    I took lots of shots and were only happy with a few. Very hard to get the lighthouse in nice focus without any water ripples. You appear to have done a good job of getting your lighthouse in focus too.
    Because I was shooting so early in the morning, it was still dark so needed a fairly long exposure.
    I want to go back and do this again.

    Deb

  13. #13
    Ollokot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    562
    Real Name
    Pat

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Hi Deb,
    My settings,Canon 450D EF-S 18-55mm Lens.

    First Photo Second
    15 Sec 6 Sec
    f/11 f/11
    ISO 400 ISO 400
    18mm 55mm

    What I hope to try is to wait for more light but still have the lighthouse flashing and this should (I think) bring out more detail and texture in the surronding rock,a faster shutter speed should help.These were shot in the early morning just after the dawn.

    Best Wishes Pat.

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Victoria - Australia
    Posts
    208
    Real Name
    Debbie

    Re: Reflection of lighthouse

    Pat,

    You'll enjoy going back and doing it again - as I will when I can get the chance.
    Deb

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •