Phillipa Frederiksen, EFIAP MAPS SSAPS  

Sunset on Darwin Harbour by Phillipa Frederiksen, EFIAP MAPS SSAPS

September 2020 - Sunset on Darwin Harbour

About the Image(s)

Sunset on Darwin Harbour.
These waters are Croc infested so I was not going to go too close to the water.
Many people lose their dogs when walking them along the beach…but it doesn’t stop them taking the dogs for walks along here. One person was even throwing a stick out into the water for them to get. Perhaps they were tourists!

The sun was blood red, as was the reflection on the beach. Although I adjusted the exposure to take the photo I simply could not get the red!

I later took photos of the sunset from my daughter's balcony and I COULD get the red there

6 comments posted

Marilyn Kinyon   Marilyn Kinyon
This is a nice image and evokes the feel of its environment!

You may find the free app Photo Shop Express handy to recapture the red using the dehaze option. With some pics I find it helps.

I have one suggestion compositionally. Regarding the skiff attached to the boat which is only partially in frame. I think it does not help your image. To me it causes an imbalance. I would either edit it out or move the boat more to the left in the photo so the ,boat with skiff, becomes the subject. I think either way would help the composition to be more more pleasing to the eye.

  Posted: 09/10/2020 09:04:58

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Sunsets are a favorite of mine. This is a sharp image showing not only the main boat, but the others in B/G. Great colors. The sun reflection on the sand with boat in the center is nice. Great image.   Posted: 09/10/2020 11:32:33

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Beautiful! I love how you caught the reflections, but how you lined it up with the mast was very clever. You pulled the setting sun upwards as if to hang onto it a little longer. I agree that removing the bit of skiff and lines would be helpful. People are much more brave than I to walk the shore or go on a boat in those croc waters!   Posted: 09/11/2020 06:43:57

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I will have to remember to try Marilyn's suggestion to try PS Express to get reds corrected, as I am annoyed after shooting, say, a beautiful bright red flower only to compare it to a decidedly unexciting off-color shade of red on my iPhone screen. I usually just shrug & give up after a couple more attempts.
You got the sunset to line up so well with the boat that it doesn't bother me having it smack in the middle of the screen. I like the sun's reflection beneath the boat, something that wouldn't happen with other types of boats.   Posted: 09/18/2020 12:51:14

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Sunsets make me happy! This image makes me feel warm and cozy.

I agree with the suggestion to edit out the skiff and line. I would go farther and crop from the bottom, left and top to remove the dark sand and the part of the sky that is not a sunset color, thus taking the boat off center which will strengthen the composition.   Posted: 09/18/2020 13:25:25
Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
I'm replying to everyone! Yes you are all quite right! I simply didn't see that the skiff was visible! I knew it was there but .......Will have to be more observant next time! Thanks Everyone!   Posted: 09/18/2020 22:32:21


Please log in to post a comment