Emil Davidzuk  

Sunday on the Lake Sailing by Emil Davidzuk

August 2020 - Sunday on the Lake Sailing

August 2020 - Emil Davidzuk


About the Image(s)

I went to do long exposure cloud shots using an IR ND filter, then the sail boats started heading my way, changed gears ASAP to shoot the sailors and fortunately I was able to get this image.

Workflow: I converted my raw image to BW using Topaz Studio 2, LR local adjustment filters/brush to adjust highlights and shadows. I cropped the original on bottom and left side and removed the post on the dock.

Shot with Canon 5D, MK II 590nm at 38mm 1/100 sec f1, ISO 100, 1 EV.

6 comments posted

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Wow Emil!
I love this...how'd you manage 3 boats and all aligned like this?! I see why you 'changed gears ASAP'. Really, really nice. I am attaching a version in which I simply added the Darken/Lighten Center filter from ColorEfex Pro to essentially 'burn' the corners and add further emphasis to the three boats. See what you think of a little added contrast and tone.   Posted: 08/01/2020 11:13:43
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Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Concur with your update I will make a mod accordingly Thanks

Emil   Posted: 08/01/2020 12:15:29

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Very nice, Emil. I love the use of lines and patterns in images, especially when do so well and with simplicity as you have here. The silver tones are also very nice, and seems to be your style, but I agree the sky does benefit with a bit of darkening.

And as you said on Charles' image, great social distancing! ;)   Posted: 08/02/2020 14:01:50

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Emil
As soon as I oped the image, I fell in love with it. A real beauty!!
Having said that, my immediate reaction was to do a close crop as I've done. See if you like it!   Posted: 08/03/2020 03:07:53
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Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

I like it Thanks


  Posted: 08/03/2020 11:10:46

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Emil.
Great find! I love that the sailors are all facing us, seemingly to be looking right at us, and the line of the boats is perfect. You were blessed with a lovely sky which makes for a very interesting backdrop. I would not crop it, it is fine as it is, but I may consider adding canvas to the right and taking some away from the left to give the boats more space to move.   Posted: 08/08/2020 10:32:05


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