Jaqueline Whalen  

Sunset on Martha's Vineyard by Jaqueline Whalen

October 2021 - Sunset on Martha's Vineyard

October 2021 - Jaqueline Whalen


About the Image(s)

Photo was cropped and sliders in Lightroom used to adjust just about everything to get the right balance of light and dark. I used the Radial Filter to lighten the house as it was very dark. The problem was the noise in the photograph. There was a considerable amount amd O used the Topaz AI filter to remove as much as possible. The problem I was unable to solve is that the house looks tilted although the horizon is straight. I tried all sorts of different angle adjustments and then decided that the house should remain as it is because I was unable to straighten it out. I do like the vastness that is captured in the photograph. That was something I really wanted to portray. The world seems very wide and vast in the photo. MV-2 is the original photo.

Canon 5DS R
1/200 sec at f/16
Lens 16-mm
Focal Length 21mm

5 comments posted

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
I like the image and the sunset colors are very nice. I feel you should crop a good amount from the top as well as a little from the right side. I cropped the image, then ran it through Topaz Denoise Ai and Topaz sharpen Ai and this is what I came up with.   Posted: 10/10/2021 14:06:20
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Jaqueline Whalen   Jaqueline Whalen
Stuart, explain to me the difference between Topaz Denoise AI and Topaz Sharpen AI. When I go to Topaz Studio I add the filter of AI and can do both. I am doing it wrong? Thank you for your comments. I told Martin, I always have trouble cropping to zero in on what is important.   Posted: 10/10/2021 17:27:12
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
I'm using Topaz Studio 2   Posted: 10/11/2021 04:22:02

Martin Newland   Martin Newland
This is a lovely photo and I like the almost whimsical look of the house overlooking the water.
I would go even further than Stuart with the cropping. There is a lot of the image that does not contribute to the story.
It is a really nice sunset and well captured.   Posted: 10/10/2021 16:47:25
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Jaqueline Whalen   Jaqueline Whalen
Cropping is my downfall! You are making me brave! Thanks so much for taking a look. Martin, making sure I only "include what contributes to the story" is well taken. Thank you for that reminder.

  Posted: 10/10/2021 17:26:06


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