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KMRennie

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« on: September 29, 2017, 12:26:14 PM »

Sometimes you get lucky. Galicia in NW Spain has a reputation for rain and sea fog. This evening the fog was starting to roll back in as the sky started to colour about 20 minutes after sunset. More shots to follow.
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Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed trying to capture the beauty.
Ken
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Re: Galicia
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 12:39:35 PM »

Very good KMRennie! :) Where are you, exactly? I was very close to Galicia until this morning, now am heading towards Cantabria... and Sunday is back to Italy!

Best regards,

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Re: Galicia
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 12:48:08 PM »

This is the Praia de Carnota looking towards Finisterre. Taken on Monday 25th. Went out to Fisterra on Tue and Wed but the sea fog had reduced visibility to 20m. I am now back in Cumbria.
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Re: Galicia
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 02:01:10 PM »

That's good. Lovely palette.

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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 07:46:14 PM »

Beautiful.  I like the way the dark rocks anchor things.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 07:48:22 PM »

Very nice, Ken.
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2017, 04:24:19 AM »

Hi Ken,

I hope you are enjoying my home land.

Lovely photograph...

Carnota, if memory does not fail, it is the longest beach in Galicia... located in my favorite part of the Galicia coast, The Coast of the Death (Costa da Morte).

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2017, 08:29:09 AM »

+1. Gorgeous palette. I'd love to see this as a large print in a big space.
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Re: Galicia
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2017, 08:45:49 AM »

Thanks all. Here is the same beach taken earlier the same day. I think that the original is a little pink and I am working on it and will post when I am happy. David this part of Spain is stunning. I only spent 3 days here but the scenery was brilliant and the food and people are terrific. This beach is as good as any beach that I have visited, not for people looking for bars, ice cream parlours or indeed any tourist infrastructure. I will be back sometime next year and hope to travel along the entire coast from Portugal to France. Another sunset picture from the same location. Ken
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Re: Galicia
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2017, 10:26:59 AM »

First image again. This time much cooler and a little "harder", it may be too hard but I will live with it for a while. I may have turned it into a "British camera club" image for those of you who are not aware of this genre most camera club competitions involve a judge, usually a skilled and experienced photographer who has 4-5s to view, judge and rank images so you end up getting "wow" images doing well and subtelty getting comments about "needs a little punch". My moan out of the way, any comments? Ken
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2017, 10:57:39 AM »

I like the new version better.

Your moan about camera club judging procedures is certainly not exclusive to the UK. The little club I belong to has moved to "online" judging of images presented in a maximum of 1920 x 1200 pixels. We try to involve judges who run colour-calibrated systems. Judges can flip through all images before assigning scores, and take as much time as they wish. Judges are encouraged (but not obliged) to make constructive comments. Results are later revealed in a show of the images at a club meeting. At present, prints are still judged "live" at meetings. These days, there are so few prints. A shame, really. Although competitions are not important to me, I have competed (and judged) in the past because I felt it was a way to participate, and to contribute.

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Re: Galicia
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2017, 01:24:08 PM »

I like the new version better.

-1. It's certainly gained punch, but in the process it's lost much of its tranquillity. I understand a desire to "de-pinkify" the beach, if indeed the sand wasn't painted pink by the ambient light, but I think you should leave the sky alone.

Jeremy
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Re: Galicia
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2017, 02:58:36 PM »

I'm with Jeremy. I prefer the original.
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2017, 05:11:23 PM »

-1. It's certainly gained punch, but in the process it's lost much of its tranquillity. I understand a desire to "de-pinkify" the beach, if indeed the sand wasn't painted pink by the ambient light, but I think you should leave the sky alone.

Jeremy

Yes Jeremy I am definitely with you on this one and think the less corrected 'Pink' version is as good a landscape shot I have seen for quite some time.

Remember photography, good photography, is about you and your emotional connection to the scene when you were there and the fact that you were happy with the first version, means you were also emotionally satisfied with it and by going back to try to correct it, is to begin to distance yourself from that emotional connection.

Dave
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2017, 05:13:15 PM »

The original looks great. Not so keen on the reworked image.

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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2017, 05:24:18 AM »

The original for me also...

P.D.: yes, in summer you have lots of people, but it is not like other regions of Spain... strong currents together with really cold water temperature keep a lot of people away...


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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2017, 11:29:44 AM »

I find it strange that I posted the 2nd version it is just too harsh. I think that this version is better than either of the first 2. This one retains most of the softness of the original with a little more detail in the mid foreground. The colours are closer to my memory of the scene but I really should bring a colour passport with me when shooting way after sunset as the colour temp varies enormously and my eyes at least make a good job of neutralysing the cast that is all to evident on the RAW file. All comments welcome especially as you often alert me to my habit of overcranking contrast. Ken
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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2017, 11:38:16 AM »

I find it strange that I posted the 2nd version it is just too harsh. I think that this version is better than either of the first 2. This one retains most of the softness of the original with a little more detail in the mid foreground. The colours are closer to my memory of the scene but I really should bring a colour passport with me when shooting way after sunset as the colour temp varies enormously and my eyes at least make a good job of neutralysing the cast that is all to evident on the RAW file. All comments welcome especially as you often alert me to my habit of overcranking contrast. Ken

The first is still the best. Couldn't you confine any further tinkering to adjusting the colours, and of the sand more than of the sky? I really think it's all it needs. It doesn't look to me like a shot which requires detail in the sand: it conveys a mood, and seeing the grains isn't part of that mood.

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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2017, 12:43:20 PM »

The first is still the best. Couldn't you confine any further tinkering to adjusting the colours, and of the sand more than of the sky? I really think it's all it needs. It doesn't look to me like a shot which requires detail in the sand: it conveys a mood, and seeing the grains isn't part of that mood.

Jeremy
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Re: Galicia
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2017, 04:09:54 AM »

Good location and good photos.
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