Cindy Lynch  

Looking Down the Pier by Cindy Lynch

September 2021 - Looking Down the Pier

September 2021 - Cindy Lynch


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This photo was taken in South Haven Michigan. I have taken many photos of the lighthouse, but this time, I thought I would take a shot of looking down the pier. I really liked this perspective shot and, of course, the cloudy sky added to it for me. I cropped, cloned out the white buoys and increased the contrast. Settings: f/8, 1/200 sec., ISO 100 and 18 mm focal length.

6 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
Your images always have such character and evoke a strong emotion. When I was growing up in Chicago, my family visited the Illinois, Indiana and Michigan beaches on Lake Michigan many times although we never went to South Haven. Looking at this photo, I can feel the cool lake breeze and smell the fresh lake water. You brought out the grunge character of this industrial pier beautifully evoking a previous time when ships would load and unload their cargo from this pier. I wouldn't change a thing to the way you processed this image although I might have processed it differently. I might take a stab at trying something different in post-processing this image, and if I come up with something presentable, I'll post it separately.   Posted: 09/01/2021 13:20:06

David Terao   David Terao
I like the way you processed your image giving it a grunge look, but I just wanted to experiment a little to see if I could process it differently and come up with an image with a different feel. Starting with your original image, I used Lightroom's radial filter to brighten the center. I then used the graduated filter to tone down the sky, and I added a vignette. Lastly, I cloned out the two buoys like you did. The reason I processed your image this way was because I liked the moody feel of your original image, but wanted to highlight the pier and lighthouse.   Posted: 09/01/2021 17:34:40
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Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Thanks, David. I like what you did and am going to go back to it and try other variations. Thanks for taking the time.   Posted: 09/02/2021 08:54:46

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
(Groups 66 & 86)
Great job on perspective, Cindy, and your lighting edit makes it come alive.   Posted: 09/03/2021 17:55:41

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
I didn't see the red light house at first, my eye went to the white tower, which at first glance I thought was a lighthouse. In my mind, there is conflict between the red lighthouse and the iron framework ...... the two main components of the image seem not to work together but are in conflict.   Posted: 09/04/2021 10:21:47

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
I do not have any suggested changes, as usual. The clouds have a strong, positive impact and I like how the steel framing takes my eyes right to the end of the dock.   Posted: 09/10/2021 12:19:29


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