Stanley Selkow  


ICELAND COAST by Stanley Selkow

June 2020 - ICELAND COAST

About the Image(s)

What I love about the coast of Iceland, especially on gray drizzly days, is that the interface between the air and the sea is very thin. The history of the geology is on the surface, which I try to read. This is an attempt to
convey the beauty of that coast.

Capture specifications:
Camera Canon Powershot SX50 HS
Exposure 1/1000 sec
f/3.4
Focal length 4.3 mm
ISO 250


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6 comments posted

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
The image of the boulder is well done but is totally overshadowed by the vastness of the foreground. I've cropped it a little differently in my review and attempted to keep the panoramic effect. I wonder how you feel about that.   Posted: 06/02/2020 11:02:48
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Stanley Selkow   Stanley Selkow
Thank you Bev. Not only is it a better composition, but another benefit is that less attention is paid to the out of focus foreground!   Posted: 06/02/2020 11:20:26

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
You are most welcome. I often wonder as I make these suggestions if they are taken with the intent that they are meant, as constructive criticism and appreciate your response   Posted: 06/02/2020 11:59:09

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I like Bev's crop too because I was bothered by the unsharp rocks in the foreground. I do wonder why you did not use more depth of field that would also have helped that problem. I like the way you see and think about things. I am not a B&W person but I do wonder if this would not make a striking monochrome image.   Posted: 06/09/2020 08:35:38

Emily Kawasaki
I think that your captured the mist around the rocks/cliff very well. Based on Margaret' suggestion, I put the image in B&W. The effect of this image in B&W is very striking. It brings out the texture of the wavelets as well. For scenic landscape images like these, I think you could do them in color or B&W, with both results being different yet both visually appealing.   Posted: 06/19/2020 15:59:56
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Stanley Selkow   Stanley Selkow
I'm not a B&W person either, but clearly I need to start to see things that way. Nice!   Posted: 06/19/2020 16:04:20