Bob Legg  

Georgia Coastal Sunrise by Bob Legg

March 2020 - Georgia Coastal Sunrise

About the Image(s)

This was taken on a recent excursion in early February. There is this beach on the coast that has a few good bony trees and It made for great silhouettes. Of course I needed a good sky to make it work. That I got. Nikon 28-300 at 28mm, f11, 1/80 sec at ISO 400 less 0.3. I processed in Luminar and enhanced to capture the sky colors in the wet sand.

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11 comments posted

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
Absolutely beautiful image. No corrections suggested, it's too good for that   Posted: 03/07/2020 21:02:24

Judy Burr   Judy Burr
Beautiful! The silhouette works very well in the scene. Use if for the MAC competition coming up in a few months. I hope to see you on Saturday at the MAC meeting.   Posted: 03/09/2020 11:09:31

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks for your positive words Judy. I had not planned on attending the MAC meeting this Saturday in Silver Spring MD. I also do not see anything about a competition on their schedule. It's a 2 hour drive and I currently having difficulty driving and my wife refuses to to drive on any of the beltways around DC. I think I'll save it for NECCC in July.   Posted: 03/09/2020 11:23:55
Judy Burr   Judy Burr
I just noticed you were in the MAC, but it covers a large area. Obviously don't know even what state you live in. Anyway, all events have been cancelled. I hope one time we will see you at a meeting.   Posted: 03/17/2020 14:36:24

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
Hi, just visiting. I was scrolling though the current images and this one, even in a thumb nail, just caught my eye. As you noted, images with impact are what photography is all about and this one qualifies. It is an art to have a "dark" image that is more than just moody-- this one certainly is. I feel you did especially well with control of the shadows and the the blacks. The reflections in the pools are very impressive.

This is well done indeed.

May I ask, what was your camera angle. Basically, how much was the camera position below 6 feet?   Posted: 03/09/2020 18:29:00
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Larry, I just have to go from memory and guess because I cannot determine the angle. My tripod was probably fully extended and that puts the camera to just under 6'. I'm 6'1" and don't like to spend my time bending over. I did crop off a couple of inches (approx 20%) from the bottom of the image. I'm thinking I was 20-25' away from the tree. Hopefully that gives you information you were looking for. Thanks for the good words.
  Posted: 03/09/2020 20:33:43

Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
Stunning capture, perfect foreground tree and sky and the soft water on shallow sand finishes it up with the reflection. We have amazing sunsets here at times but I often struggle with being happy with the capture. Love the tone here as well, the sky is not overpowering the image, so well balanced across all the elements.   Posted: 03/10/2020 00:20:49

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Very nice image Bob L. At the risk of incurring the wrath of the others already commenting, I am going to make a couple of my suggestions anyway. The first is that if I put a ruler across the horizon (i had to increase the magnification to see it) I found it had a slight port list. I also think cropping some from the left and bottom increases the dialogue between the fallen tree and the standing tree. I also increased the overall brightness just a tad. I usually find that sunsets on the ocean are a little more intense.   Posted: 03/10/2020 15:53:19
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Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Very nice image. Luminar 4 does a great job with skies.

  Posted: 03/13/2020 15:34:23

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I think this is a captivating image. Very good snag silhouettes and a gorgeous sky are a nice reward for getting out of bed and venturing out in the dark, pre-dawn hours.   Posted: 03/15/2020 10:59:42

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
Very nice. Caught my eye right away. I tried increasing the contrast a bit to make the tree silhouette a little more definite. I also sharpened it a bit more.   Posted: 03/15/2020 15:10:52
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