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02-26-2021, 02:40 PM - 7 Likes   #1
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Volcanic Rocks
Lens: DA*16-50mm f/2.8 Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Florianopolis, Brazil ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F11 

There were some interesting volcanic rocks at the beaches in Florianopolis, Brazil. I took several pictures of them only to realize that a couple drops from the waves crashing against the rocks, had made it to my front element. So I had to cut off a part the left side of the image in most of them.

Mostly, I'm still learning to process my K-3 files so any input is welcome...

It's really a shame I didn't have my CPL with me that day...



02-27-2021, 04:47 PM - 1 Like   #2
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I love the colors. A slight touch of CPL may have helped a little, but I really like this shot just the way it is. Too much CPL effect would have ruined it IMO.
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I agree with previous comment. CPL would have been nice to see the difference but maybe not necessary.
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Thanks. I have two CPLs for my DA*16-50 - a Hoya Moose, and a B&W Kaesemann, and I tend to use the B&W in a scene like this because it doesn't exaggerate skies or colors, it seems to have a bit of a milder effect.

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I’d say I find your blue/cyan a bit too saturated, but that’s subjective anyway. The thing that I wonder about is the light. It seems a little muted and flat. Idk if it is due to the light conditions or the process workflow, but some highlight increase would have been effective in that matter. I don’t think the CPL would have made much more of a difference but that’s also a creator’s choice. I see your point on cropping the scene, it would be nice to give some space to the subject, but we all have this type of accidental issues from time to time. Last but not least, your composition is very pleasing, although I would suggest a secondary subject to the right foreground to enhance it. Of course that’s not always possible, I get it. Just a thought.
Very nice work overall.
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...I see your point on cropping the scene, it would be nice to give some space to the subject...
I would actually crop more off the top, just below the little cloud at the right 1/4. The sky pulls my eye off the rocks.
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I would actually crop more off the top, just below the little cloud at the right 1/4. The sky pulls my eye off the rocks.
I see what you are saying... and I played with a crop there but I felt it lost the sense of "open space" in the picture which I like very much... but yeah I see your point as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
only to realise that a couple drops from the waves
Were you not able to deal with these offending droplets in PP and keep nearly all yer pixels?

I'd drop the blues a bit too... otherwise it's all tickety-boo for me.

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Were you not able to deal with these offending droplets in PP and keep nearly all yer pixels?

I'd drop the blues a bit too... otherwise it's all tickety-boo for me.
Ah no, the color and definition loss on those blobs was not something I would be able to deal with in PP... it would still be visible. Fortunately I lost less than 10% of the frame because of them.

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A level horizon is typically the norm for landscape/scenery pictures like this. Shooting wide angle with a CPL can cause density patches in your sky (depending on Sun angle). So be cautious about that.
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I don't know what was to the right, but seeing the image I feel that the rocks are too much "dead center", I would have liked a bit of negative space to the right, especially since the shape of the rocks hug the bottom left corner of the frame.
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Overall, a good quality image. White balance is good and I appreciate the color saturation. The next time you do a shot like this, you may want to consider doing some focus stacking. I think that the image could have really benefitted from focusing on multiple rocks. It would have allowed you to bring out the spots in the rock int he foreground as well as the more of the beautiful lines and textures of the larger rock on the right side of the image.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
There were some interesting volcanic rocks at the beaches in Florianopolis, Brazil. I took several pictures of them only to realize that a couple drops from the waves crashing against the rocks, had made it to my front element. So I had to cut off a part the left side of the image in most of them.

Mostly, I'm still learning to process my K-3 files so any input is welcome...

It's really a shame I didn't have my CPL with me that day...

I thought the vertical split in the main rock caught the eye, and being just off centre helped the composition. I have same doubts about a CPL adding anything. Also agree about the problems with the blue in the top right sky.
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A very unique array of rocks. Looks like one is shoving itself up the other has created the fissure.
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love the colors here, except for the blue/cyan - just too saturated. looks like the horizon is off
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