Golden Moment

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  1. abraxas

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    Those pelicans again, eh? Nice shot. It looks a tiny bit slanted to the right, and is a little too grainy for me, but otherwise, you captured it perfectly. That lighting, once again, is fantastic. Was it shot around sunset... or sunrise?


    (Yay, my 1,000th post. :mrgreen:)
     
  3. abraxas

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    Thanks Emma. I hadn't noticed the slant, but I think you're right. I'm not sure about the graininess, I tried a bit different tack in PP. Maybe I shot it at ISO 400. Will have to look. This was another early morning shot. I'm the only one in the family that thinks it's ok to wake up early on a vacation.

    & thanks & congrats for bruning you're 1,000th on me :).
     
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    Abraxas, I usually like your work but this shot just screams over post-processing to me. The colour looks really unnatural, the bird are too contrasty compare to the rest of the picture and the bright highlights on the birds are really disturbing. I much prefer the 'other Abraxas', the one with simple but effective compositions, more subbtle colours and discreet post-processing (as found here, here and here for examples).
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm with Steph on this one ... and while I am sure the light was pretty golden at the time, here it begins to look "fake", mostly so on the ruffled waters in the background and on the hills right there. I don't "believe" you this pink/blue of the waves. Also the splashes where the water hits rocks in the foreground are too sharp, and the birds look drawn/painted. You might have WANTED to achieve JUST THIS, but for me personally it does not work.

    And Emma has 1000 posts exactly?
    That calls for a party in the Off Topics, I think!!!
     
  6. abraxas

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    I've just been looking for something different from me.

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    Ah. Oh well.
    It is certainly different! This original one is much more a "blue" moment than your "golden" moment. I appreciate the idea and plan to have something different and new, but I am not sure it worked o-so well here.
    Though, hey, it is only the opinion of a few.
    Others might very well like it a lot! Who knows!?!
     
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    This one is the closest to what it -really- was I suppose. I'm not sure what the blue thing is about- a bit hasty in processing.

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