David Price, EPSA  

Durdle Door by David Price, EPSA

April 2021 - Durdle Door

April 2021 - David Price, EPSA


About the Image(s)

Taken about 18 months ago (before Covid). Sky added, however if I add a sky it is always my sky. On principal I don’t use skies provided by Luminar or other third parties. Durdle Door is famous in the UK and made headlines last August because of the number of visitors during Covid restrictions.

Settings 180 sec at f 16, ISO 400 24mm with Canon 5DS.

9 comments posted

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Having that gentleman in the image only enhances the massiveness of the Durdle door. I do love your sky and give you credit for having amassed enough skies to remain a purist. I try to use my own whenever possible, but must admit I do often look for something I don't have.
Your overall image is beautiful.   Posted: 04/01/2021 19:41:29

Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
Marvelous mood, and the guy in the foreground makes all the difference. The sky you chose blends in perfectly. Frame this one!!   Posted: 04/04/2021 20:58:36

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Oh how much I like Durdle Door (having stayed 10 summers in Bournemouth after my husband retired I spent many happy hours at Lulworth Cove and just this week saw a shot of it in "Far from the Madding Crowd)"

A lovely image with the shoreline bending around to bring ones eye to the subject. I thought at first that the limestone had too much texture but then in looking at the original I realised that this was not enhanced unduly. The sun placed in the arch and leading toward the man is so well done, as is the sky. I couldn't see anything to change or add.
Congrats, a beautiful image!   Posted: 04/07/2021 07:56:32

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
I like your composition here. Removing the other people was brilliant. The sky is believable, to me anyway. A recent presentation to our local club by Luminar has prompted a lively discussion about using skies by other photographers. Most of us agree that they shouldn't be used in competitions.   Posted: 04/07/2021 09:14:20

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
David, The sky you added helps make the picture. I like the one person you left in the picture. It makes me want to go there and visit.   Posted: 04/09/2021 14:02:08

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Excellent post-processing! Removing all but one individual and then adding the sunset and the wonderful sky really makes this image. Great job. BTW, I too have a collection of skies that I would rather use than what Luminar provides. Thankfully, Luminar makes it easy to use them.   Posted: 04/10/2021 15:00:47
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Is luminar a filter like topaz?   Posted: 04/10/2021 19:05:51
David Price   David Price
It can be launched from Photoshop or as a standalone product. I think its creators are the same team who developed Nik plugins before Google bought Nik. The company also do Aurora a HDR package. See https://skylum.com/luminar-ai-b
  Posted: 04/11/2021 06:11:46

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
David, I really like how you've simplified the original photograph. Removing the "extraneous" people, including the ripples from the swimmer, has turned this into a very appealing image. Although the resolution/size for submissions to the study groups are fairly constraining, I imagine the high resolution of your 5DS would yield a remarkable print.

I must admit that I find the sky slightly more colorful than I generally prefer, but it seems to work for this image. Well done.
  Posted: 04/17/2021 19:49:53


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