John Roach  

Adventure of the Seas by John Roach

April 2021 - Adventure of the Seas

April 2021 - John Roach


About the Image(s)

This image was taken during a Caribbean cruise a few years ago while at the pier in St. Kitts. I captured it with a Nikon Coolpix P7000 in aperture priority, 65mm equivalent, ISO 100, 1/1050 sec, f/6.3, with sun at my back. Today, I was thinking it might look very nice in Black and White and used a film simulation within DxO Nik Silver Efex, adjust grain, tonality and overall brightness compared to the originally processed color version which is offered for comparison. I really like the quality of the tonal zones and how it stayed even with all the white well within the histogram range that I felt was acceptable. I well comments.

4 comments posted

Don York   Don York
Great detail in the whites, with very little loss along the hull of the ship. Good composition with placement of the ship in the image. I love the color version also.   Posted: 04/05/2021 18:17:49

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
Well done. It is important to not have any distortion with the lines running across the image, and there is none. The tonal range with that white ship is a challenge and you do not have any significant areas with pure white. You might want to try to recover more detail in the area on the ship above and just behind the anchors, but I probably wouldn't even think about it if it was not shown in this "critiquing" environment. You do have the full range of tones from white to a "true black" in the windows and the dock.   Posted: 04/06/2021 13:55:31

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
I sometimes wonder why we bother with our expensive DSLRs and CSCs, as this is a super photo. I've just sold a Nikon P500 bridge camera which survived immersion in a river 9 years ago which caused it to "die", only to fully recover after a couple of weeks' drying out, and took many good photos after that. Although it was desperately slow compared to modern cameras.
Pictorially, here I would have removed the detail on the horizon on the left and maybe the enlargement of the quay on the right, brought out the ropes to the front of the ship if possible, and darkened and strengthened the clouds a bit to make the ship pop out more.   Posted: 04/09/2021 01:17:10

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
I think this is a majestic photograph. I would like to the sky darker and more contrasty.   Posted: 04/09/2021 11:49:16


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