Ghost ship

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Shot while waiting for the Sooke Sailing Association's "Parade of Lights" and forgotten about 'til now. Needs more work on the noise reduction, but I thought it was interesting; how say you? As always, comments, critique and suggestions always appreciated.

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    Really love this!

    I think I would bring up either the highlights, or exposure on the smoke/smoke reflection. Just a bit!

    Of coarse, thats a nit pick.
     
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    Really cool shot. Love the subtlety of it.

    It’s too bad there wasn’t just a very slight bit of light along the water line at the base of the boat; I think it would add a little depth. But obviously that’s just nitpicking and was completely out of your control.
     
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    Very dark. I am not compelled to even want to look at it. Not sure what there is to look at...
     
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    Thanks!
    How's this:
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    I wish there was too; I tried to pull some detail out of the hull, but no joy.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Are you not seeing any detail at all?
     
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    Looked at this a couple times and came away with the same feeling, it's just to dark. A little more moon light on this scene would have really made it pop. I'm wondering if the shadow detail will show up better in a print.
     
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    Unfortunately there was zero moon out that night; the only light was from the searchlight on a passing boat, and that was about as good as it got.
     
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    I see the bow, the railing, the mast, an anchor bouy...a bit of water. But none of that is genuinely compelling. I just do not "want" to decipher the shot...it's just too dark. I was not there. I have no association with the scene or the place, so to me, this one's a binner... Sorry to be so blunt, but hey, it says, "Mr. Rain Cloud" there under my picture, so...
     
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    Would have been really great lighting if that searchlight had a few more stops on 'er
     
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    I look at this and here are my thoughts.... Tripod, remote, f/8, ISO 200, play in post.
     
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    I like it! Thats exactly what I was thinking.
    Has a very mysterious vibe to it. I think you've done well working with what was available to you.
     
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