Gunter Haibach  

Cloudy Sunset On Lake Ontario by Gunter Haibach

May 2022 - Cloudy Sunset On Lake Ontario

About the Image(s)

One of my favourite local shooting sites on Lake Ontario. Taken late in the day, with heavy clouds. I love the mood that this scene created in me. Used my Olympus E-M1, 1/500, f11, ISO2500, 12mm lens. Post processing in Adobe RAW Conversion, Elements, NIK.

7 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
Almost as if there was a fire on the distant shore and reflecting in the sky. I like this quite a bit.
  Posted: 05/01/2022 10:41:33

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Gunter, I really like the dramatic sky and sly lighting in this image. If mine, I would of tried the new LrC select subject and probably not done much to the sky but would of tried "inverting" to add just a smidge of shade opening and sharpness of the foreground grasses. Just a tiny bit so that it stays natural looking. Next time maybe just make your tripod or camera height a touch higher so the tall grasses on the right do not merge with the horizon. Well done.   Posted: 05/02/2022 17:17:15

Tim Sanders   Tim Sanders
Hi Gunter, I love the dramatic lightingyou have captured here, just like an old master painting. Definately one to hang on the wall.   Posted: 05/03/2022 01:44:49

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
Beautiful photo. Great dramatic color. I think I like it cropped some. I also increased the saturation of the yellow a bit. What do you think?   Posted: 05/07/2022 13:32:23
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Ron Spencer
A very nice "Lone Tree" in a moody setting. I might have "reddened" the sunset a bit.
I agree it should be hanging on a wall. It would be interesting to contemplate the impact of a room's ambient light on a print.   Posted: 05/08/2022 17:59:40
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Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Thanks Ron. The reddish sunset also works - I still lean towards the yellow as it is closer to what I saw. You bring out a great point about the effect of room light on a print. Not all the time, but quite often, I've found a moody/dark/'underexposed' -looking image on a wall with not much light in the room, striking. Can't really explain it, other than it draws me in and invites me to look very closely - weird or what? My wife (who is into interior decorating) and I have lots of 'discussions' whether it's too dark for the room. Like some child custody cases, it's 6 months on and 6 months off.   Posted: 05/09/2022 07:18:36

Judy Burr   Judy Burr
I can see why you are drawn to the lake! Wonderful, moody sky provides drama. It is a bit dark for me, but it could be my eyes or monitor...or both! The tree is in the right spot. I added a bit of contrast with Viveza and lightened it a bit. It is a lovely image.   Posted: 05/12/2022 16:05:45
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