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Point Fermin Coastline by Don Stouder

May 2022 - Point Fermin Coastline

May 2022 - Don Stouder

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About the Image(s)

This image is actually from one of the 34 images that my Mavic Pro shot during a 360-panorama sequence. It is a Point Fermin coastline view from somewhat less than 100 feet above the cliffs. I cropped the original image and replaced the sky.

Camera data:
Camera “ DC220
ISO 100
35mm FL 26mm
1/640 sec


10 comments posted




Don Stouder   Don Stouder
The camera model should read FC220.   Posted: 05/01/2022 19:05:28



Don Stouder   Don Stouder
The camera model should read FC220.   Posted: 05/01/2022 19:05:30



Pete Scifres   Pete Scifres
I would have liked one or two dominant elements for my eye to grab onto -- just seems like there are so many things in this image. The large rocks in the foreground would be an example although you would have to be lower and a little more out over the ocean. This seems a like a spot with many possibilities especially if shot at low tide around sunset.

If this is near your home I'm jealous. Because of the SMMNRA drones are not legal over the coast anywhere near my house. And further north the CA coast is completely off limits. There is an area near Ventura that I need to check out that looks like there are no restrictions.   Posted: 05/01/2022 21:54:11
Don Stouder   Don Stouder
This coastline is in San Pedro, just south of Palos Verdes, which is more restrictive.   Posted: 05/02/2022 09:30:45



Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Hi Don, I think this is a very nice image. I like the composition and I love the curve of the coastline, I think the curve adds a dynamic feeling to the image. The sky replacement works very well, to my eye it is not even a suspected replacement. I think that the lighting is pretty flat and I can see by the shadows that it is mid-day.   Posted: 05/02/2022 08:41:49



Don Stouder   Don Stouder
You are right, Lou. I do tend to fly in the middle of the day. And then right off the bat, my images lose a lot.   Posted: 05/02/2022 09:45:23



Don Stouder   Don Stouder
You are right, Lou. I do tend to fly in the middle of the day. And then right off the bat, my images lose a lot.   Posted: 05/02/2022 09:45:24



Drema Swader   Drema Swader
Hi Don. I like the lines in this photo. The curve of the waves leads the eye deeper into the photo toward the little town. The road/sidewalk takes the eye towards the edge, but when following that line, it suddenly takes a sharp left back towards the same location. It is a bit of a trick that takes the viewer to the same place and adds interest, and I like it. The sky replacement also adds interest.

I would recommend cloning out the concrete in the lower right corner... at least the one cut off by the edges, if not both. Also the half car and other details along the right edge. I would also recommend adding a slight vignette to the edges and perhaps brightening and sharpening the center and maybe increasing the saturation a bit there. That way, you make sure your viewer will be led through the photograph in the way you want them to see it.   Posted: 05/02/2022 13:11:56



Don Stouder   Don Stouder
Thanks, Drema. I see it. Cropping the right edge slightly makes a lot of sense, as does adding a vignette. I need to give that a try. Thanks.   Posted: 05/02/2022 18:37:13



Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
Doon, the sky replacement is indeed fabulous.I also like the curves. Mirroring Pete, I miss something to drive my eyes there, there are too many elements for me.   Posted: 05/12/2022 00:08:58



 

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