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Cape Kiwanda, I

By coulombic
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A nice day at Cape Kiwanda led to a very pleasant sunset. The first time I've really been able to use my Lee setup to an effective degree.

Still learning "waterscape" photography. All comments/critiques welcome.
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Image size
1280x821px 757.03 KB
Canon EOS 5D
Shutter Speed
1/3 second
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 7, 2010, 6:14:57 PM
© 2010 - 2021 coulombic
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You are featured here ^^ : [link]
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It would be almost impossible to pick a fave in your gallery. Incredible work. I loved the way the water came out in this photo.
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Did you replace a previous version of this photo?
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I did. I re-edited it recently. Though, I'm not sure if it's better/worse. Thoughts?
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Hi, I prefer the first version. The colors looked more natural to me.
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Have a look at it now and tell me what you think. It's very close to the original, but a little more colorful. I found the original to be quite desaturated -- this one feels a little closer to "what was actually there."
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My opinion is that the first one had a more pleasing and subtle color presentation. If I recall it had cool and warm tones mixed in. Of course, color is a very personal matter, and processing for color is a challenge for me in editing my own photos.
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The water looks awesome :D
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great shot! love the colors, did you use any filters?
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Astounding image ... is edited with that program that you told me before ?
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I'm not sure what program I told you before, so I can't say. I edited this entirely with Capture One by Phase One. Pretty similar to Lightroom. I don't think I used any Photoshop at all.

Thanks for stopping by.
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You told me that you used Photomatix in another image. I have downloaded a free trial version and I am practicing with it... Anyway, I have to practice with photoshop too...

Your images deserve to stop and look. Thanks for taking this beautiful images to the ones who cannot go there and see by themselves !
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Weird, I can't say that sounds familiar -- I honestly hate Photomatix. I think the results it produces are generally too "surrealistic" and or "kitschy." I played with it about five years ago, when I was new to photography, but haven't touched it since.

What image did I say this about? Generally, I tell people to steer clear of Photomatix, and invest in graduated neutral density filters and shoot in RAW, instead.

Thanks for your incredibly kind comments.
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I must beg your pardon... maybe is my mistake and was another deviant who told me about the post edition with Photomatix... I have to agree with you, the outcome is ... not so natural.

My camera (even is not ... let´s say) so good, can shoot & keep in RAW format, but I have troubles for keeping in JPEG format later... Can you recommend to me any freeware for that ?

Thank you again for your kind suggestions.
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omg this is so wonderful o.o
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great compo! love this one
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Amazing light and colour. Nice water movement effect. Wonderful picture.
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WOW! This is a stunning image! Outstanding color, clarity, and composition. This is very well done. ~ Winky
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