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Dusk Over PEI

Dusk Over PEI
Photo Information
Copyright: Patrick Carriere (Naturewalk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 35 N: 227] (1137)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-22
Categories: Seascape, Ocean
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Pentax DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, Cokin Grad M2 A127
Exposure: f/29.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Prince Edward Island Vacation 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-08-03 16:45
Viewed: 7809
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken from the McKenzie Brook viewpoint in the Prince Edward Island National Park near the famous town of Cavendish. You can see on the cliffs the red colored rock that we find here on this island.
I took this picture about 10 minutes after sunset. There's still plenty of light left for fine pictures. On a tripod, I decided to use my Cokin mauve filter at an angle to balance the sky and accentuate the purple hues of the dusk light. The 10 seconds exposure worked well and also created a soft fell to the rolling waves of the ocean on the rocky beach.

PP (ACDSee Pro):
- Adjusted levels
- Shadow and highlight
- Removed some noise
- Sharpen 20%
- Converted to JPEG
- Removed dust spots
- Resized for posting

PC :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-03 19:38]

Hello Patrick

This is stunningly beautiful.The image is very well focused with wonderful sharpness.The colours are amazing.The textures of the rocks and pebbles are superb.You have created a unique atmosphere with this shot.Awesome ! TFS


Hi Patrick.
A really beautiful seascape with great composition. The colours are great and the mauve filter does work o.k, but maybe you could have toned down the saturation just a little. I only mention that from the colours on the cliffs. They look a little strong. But the colour quality is good and over all it's very lovely. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-04 3:57]

I love that bit of mist in the foreground and those red tones are so very true to PEI at dusk,
superb composition

Hi Patrick,
Great to see you posting again. This is a great looking seascape, where the slow shutter speed made the surf action look nice and silky. I have to be honest, the color result from the mauve grad filter is not my cup of tea. If feel that the photo has lost its connection to nature. I am glad to see that the bottom right corner does have the orignal color displayed. The rocks in the FG are wonderful and the photo does have good details.

Hi Patrick,
Interesting presentation, the colors are surreal...So I agree with Niek's comments here.
Most likely would do better on TL as you say.
Well done.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-10 2:06]

Hi Patrick,
well i guess all the comments about how this should be on TL have been made, so i will just stick to critiqing it as a shot in it's own right.
Composition wise it's very nice, with good sharp FG detail and a nice effect from the shutter speed. The cliff edge leads the eye nicely in the BG too. Maybe it is one for TL, but it's still a great shot.

Allo Patrick,
Wow, c'est vraiment impressionnant. Je suis de plus en plus tentée d'expérimenter les filtres car je vois des résultats spectaculaires comme celui-ci. Les couleurs, la composition et la texture de cette photo sont superbes. Vraiment bien fait et réussit, bravo!

bonjour patrick
une excellente prise de vue les couleurs sont superbes, un beau dégradé net, félicitations et merci du partage

Hallo Patrick
What a breathtaking seascape you share with us with this photograph. A peaceful and tranquil scene with awesome colours. I like the different sizes of the rocks and the small puddles of water in between. Thanks for sharing, it was most relaxing to look at.
Kind regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-22 10:59]

Hi Patrick

What a splendid landscape and tranquil mood here!
I really love the way the warm tones o the rocks look near the colder ones of the water and sky.
The long shutter speed effect over the waves adds a lot to the atmosphere of the shot, making them so uniform and calm.
Excellent use of the grad filter and therefore spot-on exposure management.
Wonderful work overall!

Bravo and TFS

Beautiful! Incredible colours

Hey Patrick,

Love this photo, the reds and the purples really offset each other really well. And the misty water is a nice touch. Good job.


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