Arne Skinlo  

Into the Blue by Arne Skinlo

October 2021 - Into the Blue

October 2021 - Arne Skinlo


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Title: Into the Blue
I captured this picture slightly foggy early evening a few weeks ago from a park in in my home town Bergen. Actually, there was not much to photograph before this ship turned up and there was a rift in the clouds.

In order to make it to pop, I enhanced the blue colour and added a yellow colour to the sky to make a complementary palette. I also dodged the sea around the ship to make a balance between the sky and the sea. Most of the editing is done in Lightroom and some small adjustments in Photoshop.

Camera: Canon 5D mark 4 with 24-70 mm lens at 70 mm
Settings: ISO 500, 1/160 s, f/4

7 comments posted

Richard White   Richard White
Arne, you turned a not so good a photo into something that is interesting. I liked the way you lighten the rift in the clouds and then lighten the sky and the boat. Nicely done.   Posted: 10/09/2021 18:50:40

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
For me this is a really strong image compositionally. I like your postprocessing to highlight the light from the sky and the boat. You also captured the reflection of the boat. My only suggestion is to make this a B/W. I think it would really pop.   Posted: 10/10/2021 18:40:17
Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Hi Michel. I tried out B&W and run into some banding problems, but I think I managed to reduce it to an acceptable level. I used a BW profile in LR to make a fast result.   Posted: 10/18/2021 12:49:37
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Barbara Gore   Barbara Gore
The composition tells the story. I like how you edited this image with the light from the sky onto the boat. Great image.   Posted: 10/10/2021 19:21:48

Nan Jiang   Nan Jiang
I like the minimalism and tranquility.   Posted: 10/15/2021 02:51:23

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
Somewhere at heart I am a real minimalist. I like the real clean and simple and don't really like anything invasive. Thus I'm going to against the crowd. I've spent several days looking at this image, leaving and coming back to look again. So here are my thoughts on this image. just crop out the cloud at the top. There is still a glimmer of light filtering down through the image that will act as a leading line to the boat. The boat itself is interesting and has nice clean lines. The stillness of the water, the hazy land mass in the background all set a scene. The light brings out the boat to make it a clear, clean subject separated from the background. I don't think you need any thing else.   Posted: 10/16/2021 11:26:08
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Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Hi Larry. Thank you for your suggestion. I think both versions works. To me, your version is a more, should I say, kind version, while mine is more dramatic.   Posted: 10/18/2021 12:54:08


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