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Chris Sampson's picture

A morning on Atlantic in November

The air cools down post-summer in South Florida. Take the wide angle out to catch the rising sun.

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Phillip Breske's picture

Looks nice, but I have two suggestions: I would crop the bottom just a bit to hide the two footprints in the sand. And it looks like you dialed down the sun's glow to the point that it's no longer the brightest part of the image. The reflection on the beach looks brighter than the actual sun. It could be an illusion on my part, but that's just how it looks to me.

Did you remove any flaring, or does that lens have excellent optics? My wide angle flares like crazy if I have any bright lights in the frame (or even near the edges).

Chris Sampson's picture

yeah, the footprints don't show fully enough here to warrant being in shot now. I have others where the footprints help the shot. Yes, I dialed the highlights around the sun down to bring out the rays but can kick it back up. the color grading is yellow/orange on the highs and blue on the lows. The lens is the Nikon 10-20. I forget but think the stop was around 16 at ISO 100, 1/100sec.

Chris Sampson's picture

sadly, there were 7 oil tankers off the horizon that really killed the close up of the sunrise. I was very upset that one was just to the right as the sun came up. Once the sun was at this height, it was easier to remove it. If it had been a nice sailboat or something, I'd have left it.

Chris Sampson's picture

Ok, recropped at 16x9 with adjustment on the sun.

Chris Jablonski's picture

Chris, I've just come across this post and was wondering why I couldn't see the footprints!

I suggest you post edits below the original image, rather than replace it (it can't be THAT bad!), so we can see the ideas unfolding, one of the beauties of Fstoppers for me.

Chris Sampson's picture

I hear you! Yes in this case I replaced it because the footprints lent nothing to the shot.

Chris Sampson's picture

If there had been a more coherent presence of the footprints, I would have left them in. Also, when I went to the Mac screen, the blue in the waves was too pronounced so I dialed it down

Chris Jablonski's picture

Now I see, Chris. We all learn, though, from these things. Posting under the main image means we can go immediately from one to another for comparison. And the original version is nothing to be ashamed of. BTW the blues are still very intense, but that may be deliberate. It gives a sort of pastel or oil paint look to the image, to my eye.

Chris Sampson's picture

I also dialed the blue back on the waves.