Paul Swepston  

Sunrise at Quinn Pointe by Paul Swepston

October 2019 - Sunrise at Quinn Pointe

About the Image(s)

Nikon D7000, tripod, 5 images for an HDR composite, focal length 18mm, ISO 100, f/10. I had to apply a chromatic aberration correction.

7 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Group 67)
This is really a beautiful image. The calm warm tones create such a feeling of peace and tranquility. The inclusion of the dock keeps this from being just an ordinary sunset and makes it a work of art.

If it were mine, I'd crop out the tree on the right. To me it just feels out of place.   Posted: 10/04/2019 17:28:45

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
The tree indicates the point where my best friend lives but I guess it is just a distraction for everyone else - thanks   Posted: 10/04/2019 17:32:26

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
(Groups 35 & 52)
In my opinion you pushed that shutter button at exactly the right moment. When the sun gets down to the horizon it disappears really fast but if you shoot too soon you get burned out highlights. So I congradulate you on your patience! The colors work well for me. You have the horizon well placed in the frame. I can't quite make up my mind about the dock. I feel that I would like to see a little more of it and perhaps at a different angle. To me the tree does not work. I think that the tree and the reflection might have been a nice compositional elements but I would need them to be more in the frame, definitely not cut in half. Since you live there, I'll be you can do it again.   Posted: 10/06/2019 11:44:53

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
Thanks for the input. It is actually a sunrise and I've never seen another one quite like it where I live but I'll keep an eye out for it.   Posted: 10/07/2019 12:15:42

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
Without the dock I would tell which way is up, and I like the tree to allow one to think their land for us to reach if we had a boat on this morning trip and one would have go on for kilometers etc.   Posted: 10/08/2019 17:47:29

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
What a beautiful image. I love the colors and the softness of it all, especially the way you caught the sunlight behind the clouds. It reminds me of an Impressionist painting.   Posted: 10/13/2019 15:23:59

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Paul, Wonderful colours, the image has a very soothing effect, the tree does pull the eye away from the main part of the image and doesn't add anything, the posts of the pier guide the eye to the centre of the image, as a sunrise you have managed to control the colour very well.   Posted: 10/18/2019 05:56:21


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