Kerstin Köneke  

Stormy Baltic Sea by Kerstin Köneke

August 2019 - Stormy Baltic Sea

About the Image(s)

Today I am showing you not my usual best weather sunrise at the Baltic Beach but the opposite - that we North Germans really do enjoy very much.

Unfortunately I can’t find the original photo(s) anymore (so no technical information today, sorry!) “ but I know, that I’ve put together here at least 3 photos and then converted the final image into s/w with Photoshop to enhance the real stormy-weather-feeling. Can you feel the wind blowing into your face?

This round’s discussion is now closed!
10 comments posted

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
That is a beautiful body of water. I understand why you would want to create a story for it by adding the chair and perhaps the bird. The composite doesn't look completely realistic to me because the side lighting on the chair is coming from the opposite direction from the side lighting on the bird. The overall scene would make a good book cover for a mystery story!   Posted: 08/04/2019 21:13:18

Ally Green   Ally Green
A dramatic image and yes i can feel the elements! I like how the clouds converge on the water. Good lighting on the water showing the different contrasts of the movement. To me to make the image more simplistic i would have taken out the bird or the chair.   Posted: 08/12/2019 13:37:46
Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Wow, when I cover the bird with my hand, the dynamic between the chair and that wave become amazing! Good idea, Ally!   Posted: 08/19/2019 20:09:54

Walter Ross   Walter Ross
I like the way you composed the image. The placement of the bird and chair is great. You entered a great image of winter weather.   Posted: 08/21/2019 16:30:54

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
I think you did an excellent job of combining multiple images here. In fact, if Carole hadn't mentioned the direction of light on the bird, I wouldn't have been able to tell that it was added. Interesting discussion on the bird - without the bird the image makes me think of abandonment. Adding the bird gives me hope that the storm will end. After studying this image some more, which are the three separate images? The bird, the chair and beach, the big angry wave?   Posted: 08/22/2019 20:11:38
Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
As soon as I see it is a composite image, I always look for the direction of the lighting. The other factor that is often a problem is the color of the light. All 3 of your images have the same color temperature and look natural together.   Posted: 08/23/2019 11:02:04

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
I look at the photo and, being black and white, it almost looks like the waves are coming up to crash against the shore. I like the the use of the composition with the shades of the chair, the sand, and the water. I think I would have cloned the bird out of photo, as it didn't add anything to the overall photo.   Posted: 08/25/2019 23:27:35
Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
I tend to agree. I think the play between the wave and the chair is the fascinating element.   Posted: 08/27/2019 10:05:04

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
Interesting this discussion about the bird. You are right, is a little distraction. I only added it, because there is never a beach without seagulls.   Posted: 08/30/2019 12:21:56
Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
How about a composite image with only the sky and water with 2 seagulls?   Posted: 08/30/2019 14:09:11