Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Greetings from SoCal  (Read 2480 times)

polaris-14

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 164
    • Portfolio
Greetings from SoCal
« on: May 15, 2015, 02:05:21 pm »

My first post here after lurking in the website for a while. I live in Los Angeles and I have been shooting land/seascape photography for a few years now. All I can say is that Lu-La has been a great source of information to improve my photos.

Here is a one of my takes on the Hermosa Beach pier, one of my first few shots using a 10-stop ND filter.

« Last Edit: May 15, 2015, 02:08:11 pm by polaris-14 »
Logged
Adhika Lie
Website | Flickr

Walt Roycraft

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 442
    • roycraftart
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2015, 02:41:36 pm »

Lovely shot.
Logged
Walter Roycraft
http://www.roycraftart.c

Slobodan Blagojevic

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 15644
  • When everyone thinks the same, nobody thinks
    • My website
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 02:58:58 pm »

Welcome. That's a good start, let's see more.

mbaginy

  • Guest
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 03:48:47 pm »

Welcome Adhika and thanks for posting that beautiful image!
Logged

Jeremy Roussak

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8126
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2015, 03:36:38 am »

Yes, welcome and compliments on a glorious shot. I'd feel tempted to get rid of at least the nearest of the white lights, which is distracting, but it's a minor quibble.

Jeremy
Logged

stamper

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5846
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2015, 06:04:17 am »

You are most welcome if you continue to post images like the above one. Very nice!

Bob_B

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2123
  • Deniably plausible
    • Nature's Beauty Revealed
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2015, 09:05:00 am »

Welcome, what a beautiful photo. I look forward to seeing many more.
Logged
Nature's Beauty Revealed
www.belasphoto.com

polaris-14

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 164
    • Portfolio
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2015, 01:00:33 pm »

Thanks all! That's a very warm welcome! Really appreciate it.  ;D

I'd feel tempted to get rid of at least the nearest of the white lights, which is distracting, but it's a minor quibble.

I actually share the same feeling. My eyes are constantly drawn to it, but for some reasons it didn't occur to me to remove it. I will give your suggestions a try!
Logged
Adhika Lie
Website | Flickr

luxborealis

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2797
    • luxBorealis.com - photography by Terry McDonald
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2015, 09:30:34 pm »

Wonderful first post. Gorgeous, rich hues and lines.
Logged
Terry McDonald - luxBorealis.com

maddogmurph

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 955
    • Maddog's Photography
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2015, 01:56:07 pm »

Good suggestion, remove the first light.  That's why I post here as well.  The way the pier stretches to each corner makes this a perfect leading in composition for me.  The colors appear to be pushed to their max, but I don't think it's overboard, I think you've hit the nail on the head.  I'd have done the same I think.
Logged
Maddog Murph
www.depictionsofbeauty.com
Mostly here for constructive feedback.

Kevin Gallagher

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 878
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2015, 02:14:33 pm »

 Very well done and welcome to LULA!



   Kevin in CT
Logged
Kevin In CT
All Animals Are Equal But Some Are More Equal
 George Orwell

polaris-14

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 164
    • Portfolio
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2015, 03:27:09 am »

Guys, thanks for the very warm welcome!

Good suggestion, remove the first light.  That's why I post here as well.  The way the pier stretches to each corner makes this a perfect leading in composition for me.  The colors appear to be pushed to their max, but I don't think it's overboard, I think you've hit the nail on the head.  I'd have done the same I think.

Thanks! I tried to be careful with the saturation and temperature. I am glad it worked out well for you. I have tried removing the first white light with Lightroom but it's rather impossible to do with the healing brush. If there's any suggestion, I would be more than happy to hear it.
Logged
Adhika Lie
Website | Flickr

stamper

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5846
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2015, 03:45:56 am »

I would leave the lights where they are. As a new member you will find that one or more of the members like to nit pick. Ignoring them is best.

Jeremy Roussak

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8126
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2015, 03:54:57 am »

I have tried removing the first white light with Lightroom but it's rather impossible to do with the healing brush. If there's any suggestion, I would be more than happy to hear it.

It's probably better done with a pixel editor such as GIMP or PhotoShop. I'm barely competent with PS but I wouldn't have anticipated any real difficulty.

I would leave the lights where they are. As a new member you will find that one or more of the members like to nit pick. Ignoring them is best.

One man's nitpicking is another's striving for perfection. It's just important to know when to stop.

Jeremy
Logged

Paulo Bizarro

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5635
    • http://www.paulobizarro.com
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2015, 04:17:51 am »

Wonderful.

maddogmurph

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 955
    • Maddog's Photography
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2015, 12:29:35 pm »

....but it's rather impossible to do with the healing brush. If there's any suggestion, I would be more than happy to hear it.
I'd suggest trying the patch tool in PS
Logged
Maddog Murph
www.depictionsofbeauty.com
Mostly here for constructive feedback.

Cartagenaphoto

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 53
    • David Cartagena
Re: Greetings from SoCal
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2015, 05:07:39 pm »

Great shot.

I like the simplicity and colors. It deserves a wall ;)

Thanks for sharing.


Greetings

David Cartagena
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up