Dianne Arrigoni  

SEASCAPE by Dianne Arrigoni

April 2021 - SEASCAPE

About the Image(s)

1 sec at f/16,, 47mm iso 100. Canon Mark III,
EF24-105 f.4L.

8 comments posted

John Meiers   John Meiers
Nice calming photo. Works well when I listen to my smooth jazz. Think it might also make a nice screen saver.   Posted: 04/06/2021 21:35:02

Damon Williams   Damon Williams
I can tell you've been working on your ICM Dianne. To me this is well-executed. Although soft there is still sufficient texture to get the sense of the water and waves. Colors look natural to me and the hint of orange complements the blues well.

I think there's an artifact just below the horizon, near the left edge of the frame. Not sure if that can be removed.
The strong horizontal line that trails down and right from the horizon, starting at about the center of the frame, makes me think that the horizon is tilted, but I'll bet it's not. Can that be softened?   Posted: 04/06/2021 22:51:54

Emmy Denton   Emmy Denton
Hi Dianne, Just wondering what your thoughts are behind this image? What attracted you - why did you shoot it? It's hard to give comments without knowing your intentions.
Thank you!   Posted: 04/13/2021 00:20:36
Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Emmy I was at the beach on late afternoon and decided I would play with camera motion. I have not done it before this afternoon out there. I liked how the result conveyed the quiet solitude and peace I felt when I was out there. Am curious how it strikes you or is it ho hum.   Posted: 04/13/2021 00:58:32
Emmy Denton   Emmy Denton
I really like the concept - it just feels out of balance because the left side is much brighter that the right. If you are going for a calming minimal feeling it needs balance. I would play around with the cropping down from the top a little and in from the left (to the right of the lens flair). I think there is enough interest in the sky. You could also try using an exposure gradient darkening the left side and cloning out the lens flare. This would keep the arch in the water which adds interest too. Did you use a tripod?   Posted: 04/15/2021 00:38:12
Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Thank you Emmy for the suggestions. I saw the flare but just wasn't sure what to do with it. I tried removing it but it wasn't working right. I will play with cropping it out. I did not use a tripod.   Posted: 04/15/2021 02:47:33

Jane Pittenger   Jane Pittenger
To me it has a really sweet peaceful feeling...so different than the roaring ocean I am seeing out my window right now! You inspire me to try this. The colors add nicely to the feelig of serenity. Not ho hum to me at all. Only suggestions are that I do think the horizon is slightly off...if not, the fact that is looks a bit tilted to the left takes away from my feeling of being able to just rest. There looks as if there is a sun flare on left side of water but it isn't matched by what could be recognized as a sun in the sky   Posted: 04/13/2021 15:07:58
Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Thanks Jane for the comments. I do need to do something with the flare as it seems to be too distracting for everyone.   Posted: 04/15/2021 02:49:19


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