Rock:pool

Discussion in 'Nature' started by kyteflyer, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    A rock, reflected in the shallow water left behind as the tide recedes: Early Sunday morning.

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    Rock Pools by kyte50, on Flickr
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I like the vertical composition here Sue and the strong colours on that rock.
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    It's the light - evening, I think...or early morning - and that gloriously clear water.

    Over in the thread which retow started about "Reactions to Photographs"...so many responses have brought up the fact that pictures speak to us all individually and often tap into our private memories. For me this image of yours brings back a very happy childhood full of summers spent swimming in and poking around in the saltwater... I think I may have been an otter in a former life. So, Sue, your picture brings a lot with it to my eyes. Many thanks - and I urge folks to click on it to see it in its larger size.
     
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  4. Very nice, thanks for the image.
     
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  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    See... I'm using the thanks button because I appreciate all your comments :)

    I thought that the top of the shot was a bit blown out, but it was unavoidable at the time, with the sun being where it was, and me being where I was (which wasnt actually *on* the rocks, but on a walkway beside the pool which they border). I could not get a better angle, but at the same time, the light was only going to get brighter and blow the highlights more, as the sun rose further into the sky.

    I'm going to do a repeat with the K-5, my 15mm lens and a graduated ND filter when I acquire one. I think that will get the light issues sorted :)

    In the meantime I "operated" on the shot with CEP3 in an effort to try to improve the lighting issues. Also played with the colour somewhat...

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    Rock pool edited by kyte50, on Flickr

    Sadly, the highlights are beyond redemption.