- jai_glenny (775)
- [2007-08-07 11:56]
Glad you decided to post this after your days deliberating. I think that it is a powerful shot in respect to the colours and it captures a scene I know only too well. Dont keep hiding shots like these away.
Top draw my man
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-08-07 12:01]
You tried well to keep the OE to the minimium but the whole scenery is definately worth posting!
Best DOF, POV and details involved here
the reflection really a big bonus in it
thanks for sharing
I think the clouds are excellent - the colours are most unusual. It gives a very good impression of the harbour, though I am not sure where you were exactly - is that the Priory on the horizon?
- septama (363)
- [2007-08-07 15:38]
well composed picture, really like the contrast between ''two layer'' of sky, the reflection from dark water looks dramatized the view,excellent
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-08-07 23:45]
Fantastic picture, what a nice capture
Great POV and composition.
Love the composition and the soft reflection of the clouds on the sea. The difference in light between the part below and clouds and above the clouds is stunning.
I can understand your concerns about the exposure in the clouds. In fact I think that leaving it would have been better. My main concern is the sharpening of this photo (now I have to be carefull with my screen compared to others) there are just a bit too much artifacts visable in the clouds and the beach became very contrasty.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-08-08 1:30]
Well, what to say about this picture? :)
At first I would like to say that I like a lot composition. Especially clouds are important elements of this picture as for me. I would even say that they "bring a climat" of the photo, a little dramatic and very aesthetic too.
Moreover, thanks to the water reclections (again the clouds! :>) a very unique light combination is kept on this photo. And together with panorami POV it makes a really nice image.
I am just thinking about the frame. Maybe the frame also on left and right sides would be good, but on the other hand probably it is just my vision taken from my personal pictures :)
Anyway, very interesting photo.
TFS and best regards,
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-08-08 5:46]
Paul, Very nice shot with such an interesting angle. Excellent shot showing lovely landscpae. Ganesh
- marioana (1481)
- [2007-08-08 8:08]
It's always good to post something you're not sure about and let us vultures pick the heck out of it!!! He he! Just kidding. But more of a problem than the over exposed clouds in my opinion is it looks over sharpened. But that's only a small thing, easy fixed. It's a beautiful composition and lovely light and colours. Well done.
Best regards, Steve.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-08-08 9:05]
The composition and light in this image are really exceptional Paul. The loss of detail and texture in the OE clouds is unfortunate as it grabs a bit too much attention. The image does look a bit oversharpened on my monitor also.
Evelynn ; )
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-08-08 10:11]
Well I like the overall composition & it is an interesting sky, albeit a bit OE..You said taken last night...You mean late evening? Great note & TFS!
- kuhufu (465)
- [2007-08-08 11:18]
Breath taking shot and a spectacular view.Eexcellent clarity and sharpness as well.
Thanks for sharing
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-08-08 12:19]
Hi Paul What a way to spend an eve after a days work.the clouds look like they have a storm in them. good reflection in the sea. rich colours. well done TFS. good notes too,
Now I am even more jealous, Paul!
I didn't get to this spot last time -- next time for sure!
Superb colours, fabulous details, excellent composition
p.s. There is a slim possibility that I may come to Christchurch in February (a project that I am dying to follow up on). Just how cold and dreary does it get? I have been warned by someone who sometimes seems over sensitive about weather.
- BillyGoat (4827)
- [2007-08-09 19:55]
Very nice Paul. I think a bit of a warmer white balance would help take some of the overwhelming blues out and add some warmer tones. Yeah I don't think there's much you can do with the highlights here other than what you've already done.
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-08-10 11:23]
Splendid view with such a fabulous sky and amazing cloud formations. The atmosphere and the ambience is portrayed well and the sheen on the water looks majestic. Excellent POV to present this beautiful scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-08-10 13:49]
espectacular el efecto del polarizador...
buenos detalles amigo,
pov y dof,
- mammal (78)
- [2007-08-12 11:06]
Been a while since I have visited TN, photography has been neglected since holiday - that must change but life has been far too busy. I digress, nice pic dude glad you have shown it, I think the over exposure adds something to this pic, afterall all the colours are very promenant so I see no issue with that.
Looking forward to coming home to get back in to photography.
See you next weekend.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-10-05 4:30]
Another great landscape with great moody skies. great camera work, thanks and cheers.