Ann McDermott  

Morning at the Boathouse by Ann McDermott

December 2019 - Morning at the Boathouse

December 2019 - Ann McDermott


About the Image(s)

I was trying to convey the peace and quiet of the morning. This photo was taken before the sun rose as the boathouse was preparing to open for the day.

I applied a lot of edits, including: straightening, cropping, healing, sharpening, noise reduction, clarity and dehaze. I also applied a gradient filter to the water to darken the bottom.

ISO 200 34mm f/22 10 seconds

3 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
I like the subject and concept of this. I think the gradient filter is a great success.
I prefer your original framing, showing the sky and mountain--entirely a personal preference.
I suggest that the color and brightness post-processing are a bit too much, because your finished image sort of announces, "I am post-processed."   Posted: 12/04/2019 17:29:01

Ann McDermott   Ann McDermott
Thanks for your comment, Stephen. I appreciate your feedback.   Posted: 12/04/2019 19:28:14

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Ann,
A lovely image that conveys the peacefulness of early morning.

I agree with Stephen that aside from the gradient filter the post processing can probably be toned down--while keeping those beautiful colors...Another suggestion might be to perhaps (?) crop a bit of the bottom portion of the image so that the boathouse doesn't appear so centered in the image.   Posted: 12/05/2019 10:23:04


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