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Ian McHenry
06-29-2012, 05:19 AM
Took this image a few days ago in strong windy conditions.
Details: Canon Powershot SX40 HS on Program setting.
Time: 11.09 AM.
1/1000 sec @ F5.8 No EV adjustment.
Editing included Topaz Adjust.
All comments welcome.
Cheers: Ian Mc

Chris Korman
06-30-2012, 01:31 PM
Hi Ian,

This scene is about layers and movement and I think you are on to something here, I would try some experiments with going in tighter and also trying different shutter speeds, perhaps something that blur the waves slightly.

Ian McHenry
06-30-2012, 06:20 PM
Thanks Chris
Will have to make a profound mental decision in the wind to change to TV mode with different shutter speeds.
Bit new for me as with SLR & BIF so used to going AV wide open !!!
Cheers: Ian Mc

Morkel Erasmus
07-02-2012, 03:21 PM
nice dramatic wave action here Ian
the water splashes are heavily oversharpened, however, detracting from the image for me...it also looks like the bulk of FG water is a bit OOF so I would crop that out :t3
here is a repost which I downsized to get the sharpening less pronounced, and I cropped and added some saturation

Ian McHenry
07-02-2012, 07:17 PM
Thanks Morkel
Really like your re-edit.
Hadn't realised that by oversharpening the main point of interest had lost emphasis.
Thought horizon could be lifted to nearer 2/3 of image height.
Have applied slight blur and Noiseware on Landscape setting.
Cheers: Ian Mc

07-02-2012, 07:41 PM
I like the waves and the pastel sky, just a bit slower SS would look a bit better for me.

Ed Cordes
07-02-2012, 09:06 PM
I like the less sharpened image and would crop the bottom a bit. The way the waves, spray and clouds compliment each other is excellent.

Robert Amoruso
07-04-2012, 07:04 AM
Morkel did just what I was going to suggest.