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    Penberth Cove

    Following on from my Fisherman's Cottage image here is a pano of Penbeth Cove, West Cornwall, taken from the slipway, which is still used by the remaining fishing boats today. At the top of the slipway is a man capstan, which is also still in use for hauling fishing boats up to a safe haven from frequent stormy weather.

    The images were taken at 4:26 pm last Friday, so the light was fading fast, rendering the originals rather dull. I have had to employ Photoshop in an attempt to brighten the image. I would welcome comments.

    Penberth Cove

    Aperture: f/4.5 Shutter Speed: 1/160 ISO: 400

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    Beautiful image Chris. Great detail and texture.

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    Re: Penberth Cove

    I wondered if it was now too bright?

    That, of course, is entirely subjective, I wasn't there and didn't have the vision of what I wanted the final image to look like.

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    Re: Penberth Cove

    Hi Chris,

    My first impressions were; bright, colourful and lacking a definite subject.

    So I might agree with Donald, perhaps 1/2 stop too much Photoshop correction applied and the grass on left is super green (but bear in mind I am not using a calibrated monitor).

    Regarding 'lack of a subject', I guess what would be ideal is something on the sea or perhaps something 'alive' on the ground - I'm not sure a sea gull in the sky would be enough.

    It is still a pleasant enough shot; well composed and sharp, but just seems to be missing something.

    My apologies that it sounds so negative, but I hope it helps,

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    Re: Penberth Cove (edit)

    Donald and Dave - I take both your points, so I have re-done the edit reducing saturation. I have also added a boat to increase foreground interest, however I am to close to the image to know whether I have succeeded or the addition is too obvious.

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    Re: Penberth Cove (edit)

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Donald and Dave - I take both your points, so I have re-done the edit reducing saturation. I have also added a boat to increase foreground interest, however I am to close to the image to know whether I have succeeded or the addition is too obvious.
    I'm afraid it is too obvious Chris; the boat is obviously fairly harshly sunlit (distinct shadows) whereas the rest of the scene is not - at least, not in the reprocessed one where the lower saturation and semingly cooler colour temp makes it look like bright shade/hazy sunshine. If you switch between them in the Lytebox, the added boat would have fitted better in the original scene, although the whole would still be too gaudy/bright, perhaps then it could have been toned down.

    I hesitate to suggest anything else,

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    Re: Penberth Cove (edit)

    Thanks Dave - you have confirmes my views. I think this may be one to give up on. I tried to find a suitable boat but all seem to be in bright sunshine. I did try to tone it down with a filter but sadly it does stand out like a saw thumb. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Penberth Cove (edit)

    Hi Chris. The important thing is that because of your efforts and experimentation, you are learning and your progress shows in the images you post. I like this image and now you have several suggestions for a reshoot to make it even better!

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