Sylvia Bacon  

Untitled by Sylvia Bacon

October 2020 - Untitled

October 2020 - Sylvia Bacon


About the Image(s)

This was taken in Boothbay, Maine as the sun was beginning to set. Initial edit in Camera Raw, PS, Nik’s Detail Extractor resulted in overall blue tones. Remove much of the blue using PS/Camera Raw to desaturate it. To my surprise, lovely golden sun light with ae rosy sky appeared, which was probably why I liked this scene. Decided to bring out these colors by adding Nik’s /Brilliance/Warmth filter, then cropped for the final edit.
Used Nikon D7000, Lens 18-105mm, Focal length 98mm, Shutter Priority 1/1000 exposure at f/10, Centered weighted, Auto White Balance. Obviously, I forget to change the shutter speed before snapping this photo! Thanks to editing software, it is now one of my favorite pictures.

11 comments posted

Regine Guillemin
Wow !amazing rescue of the original image .I love Maine .
I like the composition and the three boats .
I am wondering if you could darken and bring up more details from the sky to render this image more dramatic . To me the sky is too white . did you use the "dehaze" tool in LR ( just a little bit) . I also noticed a spot ( maybe sensor dust ) between the two boat mats that could be removed . Hope that helps . If possible I would return to this scenery to capture different type of light or time of the day .Overall beautiful image .   Posted: 10/05/2020 17:26:32
Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
Yikes, can't believe I miss that sensor spot between the masts­čĄ”. It's got to go!! Will be returning to Boothbay next summer, just hope the sailboats will still there. Thank you for your suggestions!   Posted: 10/10/2020 14:15:24

Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
i really like this image. For my eyes, the balance and composition is very pleasing. It would be nice for it to be brighter and the colors richer but then, you did a great rescue of the original. I think the only "gotcha" is that you cut off the boat on the right of the image. Border patrol is not just to check for what doesn't belong but be sure to check for unnecessary edits or check to eliminate anything that does not contribute to the story. (That is subjective and depends on you). Nothing is more irritating than a critique that assumes your intent. Anyway, in my opinion a very nice image. I do like the idea of returning, if possible, for better light conditions.   Posted: 10/06/2020 12:54:04
Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
Hi Kurtis, thank you for your thoughts. Agree that brighter, richer colors would help the overall picture. And, I certainly do not need to have 1 1/2 boats showing up on the right hand side!!   Posted: 10/10/2020 14:19:49

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I agree that you have done yeoman work on this image and I feel like I am there. I straightened the horizon line, cropped from the right and used a gradient to warm up the image and give it more of a summer feeling.   Posted: 10/07/2020 09:13:37
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Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
Art, I like how you warmed the picture up more plus cropping. You also brought out more of the sky. Thank you!   Posted: 10/10/2020 14:04:56

Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Wow is right! What a great job you did saving this image. My only comment is that I would prefer the three sailboats off a bit to the right.
  Posted: 10/07/2020 17:53:10
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Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
Marge, the more I look at the overall picture I tend to agree with you about cropping more of the right side and extending the left. Thanks for your thoughts!   Posted: 10/10/2020 14:22:08
Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I like the extended left too, it gives the boats room to move   Posted: 10/14/2020 21:54:41

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
I love seeing images with results like this one. The work you put into improving the result was worth every minute. You wound up with a spectacular image that I would be happy to hang on my wall.   Posted: 10/19/2020 19:50:14
Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
Hi Beverly, Thank you for your kind words and so glad you like this pictures. Thank you for stopping by and visiting!   Posted: 10/25/2020 09:33:00


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