Golden Gate C&C

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by projectmayhem, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. projectmayhem

    projectmayhem TPF Noob!

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    I'm not in love with these, but I plan on doing them over with some improvements. A lot of the shots were unusable because the wind was whipping up harder than usual so it was impossible to keep the tripod steady.

    1)This one needs a steadier tripod and a tighter zoom.
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    2)This one i really like, but i feel like it looks too post-processed and not natural. All i did was boost the contrast, play with the coloring a bit. I used a ND2 filter to get some movement from the waves but with the low tide it wasnt as intense as i wanted. next time i want to use a ND8 or go when the tide is a little rougher.

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    i really like the 2nd one... it has a gloomy feel to it.and what is even ncier, is that usually the pictures i see of the Golden gate bridge are in perfect lighting conditions, with a glorious sunset/rise and very punhcy colours....

    Good job... I think if you used a higher grade ND filter, the roughness of the sea would be lost... as there would be more area smoothed out.
     
  3. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The first one looks blurred and the second one as well, plus that lucis art look further tends to over contrast and make it look unreal. I also think you chose a bad focus point, as the rocks are not the main subject yet the only thing close to being in focus.

    Uhhmm... BTW, you missed the C&C section... this is BEYOND THE BASICS. "This is the forum for more advanced discussion of photography, such as exposure methods, lighting, HDR, and other techniques and controls!"

    A little more attention to reading the section descriptions would be appreciated. Thanks. :)
     
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    I love both. As barfastic said, it is nice to see a different view of this most photographed bridge. Especially one so nice. Tighter zoom? I like the composition.

    The pp of #2 doesn't look too much to me. I think it works fine with the mood of the image. I do agree with you that a bit more action in the waves would be nice.

    Nice job.
     
  5. TM22

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    Sorry brah, but you're in the wrong section..

    And I love the second photo; like everybody is saying; the gloomy, dark feeling is different from all the other ones of this bridge.
     
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    Well hell, I like #1 actually I think it would look good hung up and seen from a distance. Of course if you get weather frequently like that down there, then by all means go back and get a sharper picture.
     

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