Pat Centeno  

Antelope Island Sunset by Pat Centeno

August 2019 - Antelope Island Sunset

August 2019 - Pat Centeno


About the Image(s)

Shot near Salt Lake City on iPhone, I used the edit feature on the phone instead of Snapseed this time. The result was a lot more contrast than I expected but the sky and the haze in the distance were enhanced (maybe at the expense of the foreground, which went dark.) One thing I liked was the ease in removing a couple of bright weeds that were distracting. I wanted to use Photoshop Express to add a hint of vignette to the edges, but the default came in too dark for my taste and I saw no way to adjust it without importing it to regular Photoshop on the computer for better control. Anyway, trying to save it after changes made in PS Express seemed to go on interminably, so I just cancelled out of that. The result of editing looked fine on the iPhone, but darker on my PC screen, even though I can discern some detail in the shadows.

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9 comments posted

Janet Goldberg   Janet Goldberg
  Posted: 08/07/2019 14:19:51
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Carl Simmerman   Carl Simmerman
Nice edits, I do like this crop as another option.   Posted: 08/11/2019 11:44:25

Janet Goldberg   Janet Goldberg
I played with cropping to give the clouds more of a UFO look and to let the mountains mirror the foreground. Your original was striking, and I'm not sure if my tweaks enhanced or ruined it.   Posted: 08/07/2019 14:22:08

Margaret Duncan   Margaret Duncan
I love the HDR look you have created in a beautiful image Pat. And I like Janet's landscape suggestion.   Posted: 08/07/2019 15:42:51

Laurie Meriwether   Laurie Meriwether
I live about an hour from here and have only been a couple times. I need to get out there. I like the image with the light hitting the rocks in the foreground. I think you just need to raise the shadows a bit. The foreground is a little too dark. I also like Janet's edits, it feels totally different.   Posted: 08/08/2019 09:52:42

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Lovely scene! After all your efforts, I think your in-phone edits greatly improved the original. The light is impressive on the rocks and acts as a nice leading line to the island. I would only crop the sky down to the first small, dark cloud, and go to Snapseed and use the Expand tool (set at 'smart') to add a tiny bit to the left side so the rock on left is more inside the frame. Janet's idea is nice, too; and, it's always good to think about whether more images can come from one.   Posted: 08/08/2019 10:03:33

Carl Simmerman   Carl Simmerman
At first the foreground looked a little large for me but your edits help pull it together for me. The light does make for a good leading line away from the shadows. My opinion would be to add some adjustments to the sky and water so that the clouds pop a little.   Posted: 08/11/2019 11:48:39

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Good composition. at first glance, the F/G seems too dark, but after looking at it more, the rays of the setting sun are a nice leading line into the image.   Posted: 08/14/2019 16:22:02

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Thanks, all, for the suggestions. I do like the alternative horizontal cropping Janet tried out on my image, as well, but I'm glad you also noticed the "leading line" of the sun on the rocks in foreground, which caught my eye when I captured the scene.   Posted: 08/21/2019 14:43:57