Arief Rahardjo  

Granite Rocks by Arief Rahardjo

July 2024 - Granite Rocks

About the Image(s)

May 03, 2022 - I Went to southern Banten province of Java’s island to practise landscape after covid-19 pandemic was controlled in Indonesia. It’s very quiet that time. Leaving home at dawn to remote area that was known as Semar’s beach. This is my first time to visit this hidden area. I could not get sunrise because overcast weather. I found this granite rocks formation shapes like animal face. I use tripod when take this picture.

Editing : using ACR in PS2024. I edit exposure, brightness, contrast then use Black and white masking. I used curve masking to edit some area.

Technical data :
Date image was taken : May 03, 2022
Camera make and model - Canon EOS RP
Lens type and focal length - Canon RF 24-105 F4 “7.1 IS STM FL ; 35mm
Aperture : f/22, Shutter : 0.5 second, ISO : 100, Exposure mode : Manual, Metering : Centre Weight Metering.

5 comments posted

Francois Venter   Francois Venter
A lovely scene Arief. The whites and highlights ia however quite bit over exposedAnd it unfortunately distracts from the pretty scene   Posted: 07/07/2024 12:24:31

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
That's a really interesting image with many different rock shapes to look at.   Posted: 07/07/2024 19:23:39

Lori Good
I love the curve of the rocks. This looks great in black and white.I think cropping this a bit tighter on the bottom would clean up the image.   Posted: 07/08/2024 13:07:51

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
There are some lovely rock formations, your tonal work is pretty good but your whites are just going over, your composition leads the viewers eye to the flat water in the center, if you had move the camera to the right a touch and separated the furthest rock out it would have been drawn there which would have been stronger. Good effort.   Posted: 07/09/2024 05:50:06

Nenette Yu   Nenette Yu
I like the texture of those rocks. I am not seeing a real focal point though. Maybe if you presented another point of view it by moving around, you will find one.   Posted: 07/09/2024 22:10:46


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