Arief Rahardjo  


Batu Berlayer by Arief Rahardjo

October 2021 - Batu Berlayer

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Batu Berlayar 5595
This photo was taken on July 16, 2016. Belitung islands are surrounding with many small islands. Those islands commonly constructed of giant granite stones. As part of tourist attraction visitor can rent boat to visit any granites island. One of famous and quite often invaded by visitor is “Batu Berlayar” or “Stones with sailed”. This photo I took before the boat that I rent landed to island.
Taken by Canon 650D, lens Canon EFS 18-55 f/3.5 “ 5.6 IS II at focal length 18mm.
Focus : auto, mode semi auto : Aperture priority, Center weight average metering,
ISO : 200, Speed : 1/85, f/13
Editing in Photoshop CC 2021
I used pre-set Travel “ TR04 in ACR. Then add more clarity, texture, dehaze little bit. After that I practiced on using graduated filter in ACR to adjust top side image (cloud and stones).
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14 comments posted




Francois Venter   Francois Venter
Hi Arief. This is a unique perspective that makes it a very good landscape. The clouds and rocks in the background is great. Your graduated filter over the top part did its work good. The green part at the bottom does however seem a bit noisy or over processed. But not 100% sure. It does detract a little bit from he overall image's impact   Posted: 10/06/2021 13:16:04
Arief Rahardjo
Hi Francois,
Your feedback was constructive, it's help me to identify which are of my image should be improve. About the green part at the bottom it could be the light in the wave. I re-adjust the green bottom only as attach.
Thank you for your appreciation.   Posted: 10/08/2021 20:06:55
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Lin Sun   Lin Sun
Very nice picture! I would love more if you name it "Human world in the eyes of sea spirit" or something like that.
Actually that's what I felt at the first glance of this picture. And the three parts, sky, land, and water, are working very well together indeed, very naturally merged with each other without any obvious separating lines. And the bright colors make the picture very positive and refreshing.
  Posted: 10/08/2021 21:20:20
Arief Rahardjo
Hi Lin Sun,
good idea of the title. :)
Thank you for your feedback.   Posted: 10/08/2021 21:41:02



Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Good shot. Makes me want to go there and try some snorkeling. The only suggestion is there seems to be a lot of empty foreground in the green water. I think your shot would be better with that green part cropped out.
  Posted: 10/09/2021 11:09:18
Arief Rahardjo
Hi Bob,
I noted your comment about green foreground.
Thank you for your feedback.   Posted: 10/09/2021 18:17:09



Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Gorgeous photo! The bright blue sky filled with white clouds, the granite stones, and the colorfully dressed people walking among the granite stones towering above them all work very well together. I love the color and action of the water in the foreground, but I think the photo would be better if it was cropped back farther.   Posted: 10/09/2021 17:26:32
Arief Rahardjo
Hi Marilyn,
Thank you for your feedback and appreciation. The revised image is on this thread below.   Posted: 10/12/2021 04:11:36



Arief Rahardjo
Hi Marilyn,
I accommodate your feedback about foreground, same as Bob mention on attach photo.
Thank you for your appreciation and feedback.   Posted: 10/09/2021 18:22:32
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Arief Rahardjo
This image using 16:9 format.   Posted: 10/12/2021 04:13:42
Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Beautiful image!   Posted: 10/13/2021 23:34:25



Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Beautiful image with successful colors and an interesting perspective. I agree that omitting part of the foreground makes the image better. A 16:9 format would fit here in my opinion.   Posted: 10/12/2021 04:00:51
Arief Rahardjo
HI Raymond,
I have revised the image with 16:9 on this thread. You're right it seem better.
Thank you for your appreciation and feedback.   Posted: 10/12/2021 04:12:49



Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
Wow this looks a lovely place to visit, what fascinating rocks and such a beautiful place, your highlights are a touch over exposed and you seem to have to normal problem of humans.
Not sure how good you are with photoshop but I had a quick play to see if it was possible to make it more how photographers would like to see it.   Posted: 10/15/2021 06:48:17
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