Bob Legg  


Before the Storm at Rockport by Bob Legg

December 2019 - Before the Storm at Rockport

About the Image(s)

Taken the evening before a Noreaster. Harbor was almost empty of boats, but these few made the difference. Sky was gray just before sunset and then all of sudden the sky screamed of color.
I processed in Luminar 4 but did nothing except cut down some highlights. ISO 640, f4.5,1/50sec, 36mm


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6 comments posted

Joan Field   Joan Field
First of all, welcome to the group. At times we are a little lazy and don't get things in on time. I apologize for that. You have a wonderful sunset, really remarkable. Wonderful reflection on the water. I would suggest cropping a little from the bottom as that is not of so much interest, and a little from the left to get rid of the touch of a tree in the upper left.l You were so lucky to find that wonderful sky and take good advantage of it. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 12/28/2019 13:00:40

Bob, I agree a bit off the left. I would also remove the towers on the Horizon. I don't know why but it seems that the lake is lower on the right. The slope of the horizon perhaps should be leveled. I would also cut some off the bottom and the top giving a more panoramic look.   Posted: 12/28/2019 14:03:04

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks for all of your comments Phil. I have incorporated many of them on this new image. I had used the house on the left previously to level the horizon. The topography actually slopes to the right as you can see in this image. I tried to level, but the "Town Hall" only tower remaining, needs to remain level to keep the locals happy. Many times, I leave things that should be corrected, like that tree branch, in previous image so we all can learn. The towers, I had not picked up on so thanks for that.   Posted: 12/28/2019 17:28:51
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Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
If this is Rockport, Massachusetts Harbor, I know it well. I love the colors and the sky/sunset, but I feel the harbor and boats are lost in the darkness of the fore and middle ground. Personally I would like to see them clearer, or them darker and silhouetted against a lighter background. They seem to get lost for me. And that maybe is okay, just an observation on my part. I see the reflections on the water, but not from where it comes. I love Rockport! Nice job.   Posted: 12/29/2019 14:53:59

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Jeri. Yes that's the place. This was at the end of the shortened pre-storm sunset and with the Nor'easter coming the next day, 2nd week of October, and most of the boats had been pulled or moved away from the harbor mouth. Yes, it is dark in the inner harbor and when I tried to lighten up the lower yellow in the sky turned white. Understand not ideal, my original image has a brighter inner harbor and 10 minutes later all color had disappeared. Appreciate your comments. I'll try to see if I can make a happy medium before entering at photo club.   Posted: 12/29/2019 17:13:43

Rick Finney   Rick Finney
Bob: The sunset sky is beyond exceptional; the color of the clouds seem to vibrate. Seeing the original you posted ... I really like the panorama effect.   Posted: 12/30/2019 16:12:09