Bob Legg  

Noreaster @ Rockport MA #477 by Bob Legg

November 2019 - Noreaster @ Rockport MA #477

November 2019 - Bob Legg

Original 1

November 2019 - Bob Legg

Original 2

November 2019 - Bob Legg

Original 3

About the Image(s)

Originals processed in Luminar 3 using my custom Golden Hour Detailed preset. Then converted using Luminar BW conversion and adjusting filter sliders and making the whites white. ISO of 640 to get 1/800 sec and f9. Sky was full of detail naturally but I added a Red filter to it. I shot hundred of images (and tossed over a hundred) from a few spots on the shoreline. I know the lighthouses were not lit as well as I would of liked, but low tide would of not worked well either. I’ve picked out this image that I like, but I believe I have better compositions of the waves and leads the viewers eye to the lighthouses. But that would be in the mind of the viewer. Judges could like all or none.

I have shown other B&W compositions to see if anyone prefers any of them over my main submission.

4 comments posted

Gary Stiger   Gary Stiger
Very nice shooting Bob. Withstanding rain and wind in order to take hundreds of photos takes some real patience and dedication if you ask me. I actually visited the Rockport area several years back, but under much calmer conditions. I too favor your third shot... very dramatic with exploding waves and rocky coast. All three are fine images, but that third one grabs my attention a little more than the other two... that Atlantic can be tough. Good shooting.   Posted: 11/06/2019 21:32:24

Israel Yosef   Israel Yosef
Hello Bob,
I like 3 shots, in it I see the foreground, mid-ground and the lighthouse in the distance.
Terrible waves and gloomy sky give the picture drama.
I wanted to put on a warm jacket.
Great shot.   Posted: 11/07/2019 11:00:16

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Group 67)
After reviewing all three images, and reading your comments i think I like #3 the best. I also like the crop suggested by Oliver. That was going to be my suggestions. That crop helps to frame the lighthouse.   Posted: 11/10/2019 20:21:31

Julie Sheppard   Julie Sheppard
Hi Bob - that looks like a cold day for shooting! My personal preference is for the third shot because it is dramatic and exciting with the exploding wave and angry sea behind. The sky is also more dramatic and there is foreground detail for interest too. Being a sea lover, I have to say that the black and white doesn't capture the beauty of the light and dark green colours you captured in the wave though - they are really gorgeous in original shot - however I do realise that probably wasn't the purpose of your shot.   Posted: 11/11/2019 03:10:18


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