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#1 Niksuski

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:32 AM

So I was catching Pokémon at 3 am and walked past this wondrous sunrise. I didn't have my camera and had to just take a photo with my phone. That didn't turn out so nice. It didn't look anything like the scene.

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That is so noisy.

 

So the next day (or night) I went back to hunt some Pokémons and made sure to have my camera with me.

 

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Nikon D7200, Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 at 23mm and f/8, ISO 200, 20s

Edited in Lightroom (cropped, adjusted exposure etc)

 

What do you think of the composition? Does the dock work as a leading line towards the castle?

Thanks :)



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:55 AM

Hi Niksuski.

Great comparison between phone and camera :)

I love the glassy water in no.2.

The reflection is stunning.

From my point of view, the point that my eye is drawn to is the dip in the hills in the centre of the photograph.  The castle might be too close to the frame edge to register as subject ?

I took me a while to work out what the object is in the water ( the jetty :rolleyes: ).

Its a bit dark so my eye had no reference point - now that I know, I see it's clearly a jetty.

It might be possible to raise the shadows in PP ?

Lovely photo, though.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:04 AM

Thanks Roderick!

My hope was that the eye would wander around the photo starting from the brightest part (the right) and would travel by the dock to the castle, which is not the subject per se. It's just a landmark to set the scene. I did do a lot in Lightroom to bump up the brightness, see SOOC below.

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I wanted to keep the dark atmosphere of the scene as it is only really early sunrise glow. :)



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:26 AM

Yep, that sky is exceptional.

Are you located above 66.5 deg N ?  (midnight sun, and all that ? ;) )



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:48 AM

Thanks :)
No, but very close! ~61°N :) we do get a really early sunrise and short night though.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:41 PM

Close enough!

Yeah, I love these days between May and August. Sunrise around 0500 and bright 'till 2300.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:48 PM

Where are you located? I'm in Finland, Hämeenlinna. One of the southernmost cities.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:56 PM

Dublin, Ireland, marooned out here in the wild Atlantic ;)



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:10 PM

Oh, then you're a lot more southerly. Do you still get a lot of sunlight there in the summer? The southernmost I've ever been was probably around 58°N and it was in Estonia when we visited Pärnu :)



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 02:35 AM

Haha!

A combination of latitude and local time (GMT+1 in the summer), means short nights and long days from May till the end of August.

It partially compensates for the dark winters ;)



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:01 AM

Ah that's great! Here there's nothing but dark in the winter, so I think it's understandable to value the light in summer :)




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