Albert Zabin  

A Quiet Evening by Albert Zabin

October 2020 - A Quiet Evening

About the Image(s)

This is a large tidal marsh in Woolwich Maine taken just before the sunset. Taken with a Nikon 800, 24-120 Nikon lens aperture probably f11, aperture priority. Eddited to enhance the color contrast between the orange sky and the blue of the water to capture what I felt at the time. I cropped the bottom to cut out some foreground bushes and start the leading lineally from the corner. The bushes that I couldn’t crop without spoiling the composition I darkened.

7 comments posted

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
That is a beautiful S shape you captured in lovely blues. I believe I would crop a bit of sky to shove the distant line of trees off center, and I'm not sure about the color of the sky. Something about the white balance seems odd to me. Could be from adjusting the color contrasts, but I might experiment with stronger blues/pinks/oranges at the horizon.   Posted: 10/10/2020 14:22:51

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
I like this scene. Something that Belinda mentioned was the color, but it is more important in the top sky, which has a green cast to it. I suggest selecting the sky only, and changing the colors. Or you can add a graduated filter adjustment that has a bunch of blue in it to add blue at the top.   Posted: 10/12/2020 15:34:06

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
Bob & Belinda:
This weekend I looked very carefully at a southwestern sky as the sunset. The evening was cloudless and like the photo the "blue" area of the sky aalsy had a green cast. Just looked at a recent photo I took in S. Africa some years ago. (I shared that with the group). The "blue" sky had a green cast. In general, should I always try to eliminate or alter the green cast?
  Posted: 10/12/2020 21:24:41
Bob Benson   Bob Benson
You are right; sometimes there can actually be this weird color cast. It is just that we normally do not expect to see this.   Posted: 10/12/2020 22:02:55
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
I don't have an answer to your overall question, Albert. I hope tips from others were helpful.   Posted: 10/14/2020 15:06:32

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Taken at the magical time of the day, this scene is calm and peaceful. Composition is enhanced by the S curve leading through the foreground.
I think you can eliminate the problems in the upper part of the sky by cropping off about 1/3 of the top of the sky. This would also effectively move the horizon line away from the center of the composition.   Posted: 10/13/2020 11:35:47

Tony Au Yeong   Tony Au Yeong
To me the image is serene and nice. I agree with others that cropping away some of the sky is a good idea and get more blue and texture of the sea and shoreline. I wonder if a split toning color process can help, e.g. orange sky and blue sea.   Posted: 10/14/2020 00:38:37


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