Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA  

Big Sable Point Lighthouse by Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

September 2023 - Big Sable Point Lighthouse

About the Image(s)

I took this image in Ludington State Park in Michigan were I visited recently. I think that it is a very pretty lighthouse and I am more fond of the image, since it was a 3 mile round trip hike on a two lane gravel and sand road to get to it. It is also a very pretty location on the bank of Lake Michigan. I took it with my Olympus camera and Olympus 14-150mm lens at 16mm, 1/800th second, f8, and ISO 200. I did use the new remove tool in Photoshop to get rid of a car in the lower right area in front of the lighthouse, with the help of a little clean up with the stamp tool. I also removed a couple of people.

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8 comments posted

Judith Flacke   Judith Flacke
Nice image and I can't see where the car/people were removed so that's always good! Only minor suggestion? Maybe crop left top and side (same ratio) to remove the rather 'dead' space to the left and crop in closer on the lighthouse itself? I'm not sure that bit of sea horizon adds much to me, not having any knowledge or affiliation to the place. Just a thought.   Posted: 09/03/2023 03:07:01

Gaetan Manuel   Gaetan Manuel
Good 'stamp tool' and 'remove tool' job here. As Judith pointed out, the ' dead' space at the left should have been removed. otherwise, nice photo.   Posted: 09/09/2023 11:30:20

Paul Bradley   Paul Bradley
Well balanced with the high point in center and nice contrasting colors. There is a lot of gorgeous sky there and I think it could use some help. Adding a few clouds could be an answer. Sharp Photo.   Posted: 09/11/2023 09:53:25
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
I did decide to add some clouds that I had taken another time (I save them for use like this). I used Photoshop sky replacement, which works really great.   Posted: 09/11/2023 11:50:37
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Paul Bradley   Paul Bradley
Great addition! I like it.   Posted: 09/11/2023 13:14:27
Judith Flacke   Judith Flacke
Yes, very nice!   Posted: 09/12/2023 07:56:29

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
I like the late afternoon sun resulting in shadowing and depth. You have composed a pleasant and balanced image. Your sky replacement adds interest. The only thing I would add would be a breeze to unfurl the flags. Nice image.   Posted: 09/13/2023 16:20:56

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
Nice time of day and a good job of post post processing. I would crop from the leftt and top to make the image of halftone space to the lighthouse and the same for the trees. Reading the comments above , I like the addition of the sky if you want a pictorial shot. The cloudless sky is a better documentary.   Posted: 09/24/2023 15:55:15