Lori Azevedo  

Boats of San Francisco by Lori Azevedo

November 2021 - Boats of San Francisco

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken in San Francisco using my Nikon D850 with Tamron lens. It was shot at 1/160 sec., f/22 at 38 mm with ISO 640. This is a popular place to shoot which is just behind Fisherman’s Wharf. The day was overcast with still water. I wanted to concentrate on just the bows of the boat which lined up evenly. I would like feedback on leaving the reflections in the water in the photo or if it should have been cropped differently.

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7 comments posted

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
I've looked at your image over and over and even played around with it a bit in Photoshop. I'm not sure what's missing for me, it might be that it appears a bit dull - yes I imagine that's because the day was overcast. But you could probably still brighten it up a bit and add some contrast.
As far as how it's cropped, I don't think that's the issue here, I think it's where you were standing that might have had less water (on the left 1/3 lower area) which doesn't add anything to the image. I like the reflections. Don't know if this helps !!   Posted: 11/13/2021 04:28:32
Lori Azevedo
Thank you Donna. I appreciate the critique. This helps. I will work on the photo some more.   Posted: 11/13/2021 10:30:00

Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Lori, I like your image of the boats. I think it is cropped a little too tight? Donna made some good suggestions.   Posted: 11/15/2021 20:11:42

Lori Azevedo
I worked on the photo to brighten it up and add more contrast.   Posted: 11/16/2021 19:55:28
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Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
I like boats. These are nice. I think showing more of the environment above the boats would help the image.   Posted: 11/18/2021 15:24:29

Mark Aksoy   Mark Aksoy
I like the bows of the boats all lined up and their reflections. I agree with Rich that you could show more of the masts and other details above the boats. In addition, the image has a slightly "green" cast. If you are in Lightroom, there is a Tint slider (in the Basic controls) that you could move toward the magenta end to correct for this.   Posted: 11/25/2021 00:48:23

Doug Wolters
I like the boats & reflections. Maybe the whole cabin of the first boat showing would help, & I agree with the suggestions above. What to include & exclude can be a problem. Maybe take more images with different compositions so you can decide which is best.   Posted: 11/25/2021 09:28:04