Zina Mirsky  

Moorea Cook's Bay by Zina Mirsky

May 2021 - Moorea Cook's Bay

May 2021 - Zina Mirsky


About the Image(s)

This was taken on a visit to Cook's Lagoon, Moorea, French Polynesia, in 2019. I visited and sailed the waters for 6 days to see the total solar eclipse. The 'before' shows a cloudy day in the Bay, with (to me) an iconic coconut tree framing the quiet harbor. After editing in LR, using light cropping, saturation and detail sliders, I think the picture is more appealing and some of the cloudy atmosphere is made more inviting.

Taken on a walking tour, no stopping here because of traffic, I crouched and shot quickly with a Nikon D7000, 55mm, f/8 aperture at 1/320.

3 comments posted

Wendy Zhang   Wendy Zhang
Beautiful!! Like the advertisement for a paradise resort!

  Posted: 05/07/2021 10:12:07

Tom Gainer   Tom Gainer
Nice, serene photo. I think it it is cropped well. Perhaps slightly lowering the brightness on the trunk of the palm tree?   Posted: 05/07/2021 12:56:50
Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
Yes, thank you for calling that to my eye. Now I'll work on figuring out a good way to do that without lowering brightness everywhere. LR permits this, I know; I am just not sure yet of my skill level at it.   Posted: 05/07/2021 13:43:40


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