Paul McLaughlin  

Soth Boston Dawn by Paul McLaughlin

November 2020 - Soth Boston Dawn

November 2020 - Paul McLaughlin


About the Image(s)

Title: South Boston Dawn
Nikon D780, at 1/2000, ISO 100, f/4, w/ a 24mm-120mm lens at 120mm
I took this image a few weeks ago with my new Nikon D780. It is probably the third or fourth image that I took with it. I like to take pictures in the inner city, I like to find scenes that one would not ordinarily find in an urban setting.This was taken from Carson Beach in South Boston looking out towards the harbor islands. It was just dawn, in fact I pulled over to catch this when I spotted the sun coming up over the island. I had hoped to get to the fish pier before the sun came up.
I have posted the original and a version that has been cropped, leveled, and had some very slight color adjustments. The most significant change was probably increasing the size of the duck.
I would like your opinion on which image you prefer and if you think there is too much noise.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
A beautifully captured sunrise. Your enhancements are perfect. The duck is so small, even after the enlargement, it almost appears like a twig or other distraction. Maybe just remove it. Anyway, I enjoyed your shot. Very nice!   Posted: 11/03/2020 15:07:08

John Zhu   John Zhu
I like the modified image. It is well balanced with sun close to the middle. You also removed the front beach and portion of the sky, and that makes image less busy.   Posted: 11/19/2020 17:30:38

Trinda Love   Trinda Love
I like having the duck in the image. And I like the centered body of land. Nice colors, nice job. You might crop a bit more on the left side, or not.   Posted: 11/27/2020 15:09:14

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
What noise? I'm not seeing it in either image.

I like the light streak above the sun in the original but still prefer the processed version. Good job of resizing the duck - I'd never have know it if you didn't mention it.

Really nice sunrise capture - love the colors and the simplicity.   Posted: 11/29/2020 14:34:50