Joan Funk  

Fishing at Golden Hour by Joan Funk

June 2021 - Fishing at Golden Hour

June 2021 - Joan Funk


About the Image(s)

I love to go to Ocean Inlet Park on the Florida Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) in Boynton Beach, FL.The Inlet goes (under a highway) from the Atlantic Ocean to the ICW, and the park is at the intersection of the Inlet and the ICW. There are almost always people there either fishing or having a picnic or both.

I took this photo with my Sony A6300 camera at the Golden Hour, just before the sun set. The settings were 1/2000 second, f/7.1, ISO 500, and 120 mm on my 188-200 lens. I cropped it, lightened shadows, increased vibrance, edited in Topaz deNoise to remove noise and sharpen a bit, and edited in Photoshop to remove the unwanted objects at the bottom.

5 comments posted

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Joan, this is a great example of how it is all about the light. I think your editing of the fisherman is spot on but like the additional vibrance of the sky in your original. I also like that the un-cropped version shows more of the fishing rod. I think the additional rod better tells his story.   Posted: 06/09/2021 09:21:53

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Good expression of concentration and facial features.

There must be a typo, or I don't understand. How do you get 120mm on a 188-200mm lens. Was it a 108-200 lens?   Posted: 06/13/2021 16:45:38
Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Walter, you are correct. I made a typo. My lens was 18-200mm. Sorry about that.   Posted: 06/13/2021 18:49:20

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Excellent shot. The side light plays an important role in the image. The image tells a story too. The image is sharp and I liked the composition. Your editing and removal of distractions in the bottom area look good to me. May be a little correction on shadows may bring about more details on neck and head. Nice work.   Posted: 06/16/2021 02:57:56

Kathleen Sims   Kathleen Sims
Your post processing is excellent. I especially like how you handled the shadows. We can see the side lighting of the left side on the man's face and arm while the right side shows just the right amount of detail in the shadows.   Posted: 06/18/2021 11:26:14


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