Stuart Caine  

Along the Mobile Bay by Stuart Caine

January 2022 - Along the Mobile Bay

About the Image(s)

A few days ago we flew up to Fairhope, Alabama (about about 50 miles North of Pensacola ,FL) for my Granddaughter's wedding. As we had some free time. we had my aide ,drive us around the shore line to see the views, but the shore of the Mobile Bay was fogged in .But I was able to grab a few pictures.
I used my Panasonic DMC- FZ200 (mirror-less camera)
1/`600 sec.
ISO 100
157 mm

9 comments posted

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
The photo is not level. I would reset the black point for more contrast. As a photo it is an Ok snapshot for facebook. It lacks impact.   Posted: 01/04/2022 19:29:38

Heather-Dawn Joseph   Heather-Dawn Joseph
I would have given a little more contrast, and make it a little brighter, but I like it. It does need straightening. I get the feeling of the fog. Is that a bridge in the background? You could try to bring that out a bit more. I understand that you wanted to leave the sun in the shot but have you tried cropping a bit from the top to see what it looks like? That would bring the focus on the subject itself. Just a thought.   Posted: 01/08/2022 19:55:20

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
I agree about the crop off of the top.   Posted: 01/08/2022 21:52:30

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
I agree that the image is tipped, but when I tried to correct it, I found that the tip was a lot less than I first thought. The perspective seems to create the illusion of tip. I found that I liked the image more after cropping from the left and top. At least as the image came through to my system, there were some pixels very close to total black. The brightest pixels were reasonably far from pure white. Usually I like a B&W image to go from pure black to pure white. When I increased the brightness however, the nice feeling of fog and mist disappeared. Instead, using an S-shaped luminosity curve increased contrast in the hut, particularly the corrugations in the roof. I also liked the image more after reducing its greenish cast. Finally, there is some interesting detail in the structure of the hut that can be brought out by selective lightening.   Posted: 01/09/2022 11:18:08
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Yes the image was tipped , but not from taking the image, but by storm damage. The flag is perfectly vertical. You can see the sea line against the sky. I felt by leavening the sky as I Have done, gives you more depth in the sky. Thanks for your opinion.   Posted: 01/13/2022 14:03:12

Holly Moore   Holly Moore
I agree cropping from the top would strengthen the image and that the image lacks impact.   Posted: 01/17/2022 19:14:54

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
The ocean is tilted.   Posted: 01/17/2022 20:47:51
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
I didn't see that. You are correct   Posted: 01/18/2022 07:51:06
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
I didn't see that. You are correct   Posted: 01/18/2022 07:51:09


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