Bill Foy  

Boca Grande Light by Bill Foy

May 2021 - Boca Grande Light

About the Image(s)

This image was made a few year ago on Gasparilla Island, FL. One of the more unique lighthouses I've seen, and I go out of my way to see a lighthouse for the first time. Processed with ACR and PS2021 - slight straightening, adjustments to highlights/shadows, vibrance, sky replacement. Nikon D300s, Tamron, 18-270mm lens @ 65mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-100, handheld.

5 comments posted

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
What a great image Bill. Unusual lighthouse and you picked an eye catching sky to put into the image. However, I do see a issue in the grass in front of the stairs. Looks like you took out a picnic table (center) and the grass is not natural in that area and the stairs the right and left balusters don't match. Were you unable to clone out the table? On my large monitor I can see what looks like the cross braces on the right side of the table. If that area can't be fixed then maybe a hi crop would do. I've not yet been able to master the content aware filter to replace a large object that isn't isolated. Such a beautiful lighthouse and sky that the image IS definitely worth fixing. If I'm wrong Just give me heck for seeing things not there and I'll apologize and mind my manners.   Posted: 05/09/2021 15:43:34
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Bob, I was so focused on the building that I never saw the table. I removed a small section of frame for chain link fencing and never noticed the table. The left and right areas of the stairs are exactly as I saw them. I think they were in the process of replacing them and only had one side complete.   Posted: 05/10/2021 14:58:40

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
We've all done it. Just didn't see an obvious distraction until we were post processing. Hopefully you can try another clone or heal to make a better repair to this beautiful image.   Posted: 05/10/2021 15:07:41

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
(Group 12)
Hi Bill - this is my return visit :-):
Wow - I am smitten with this concept of a lighthouse. Never thought, they can be built like this?!
Your picture is well done. I like all this little fluffy cloud pieces surrounding it above.   Posted: 05/13/2021 05:08:21
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thank you, Kerstin. And, thanks for visiting.   Posted: 05/13/2021 05:43:32


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