Float it

Float it - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Float it – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock
3 shot Panorama
Techie data:
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 35mm Aperture: f/13
Shutter speed: 0.5s
ISO 100

Somedays photos just leap off the screen other days they teeter towards the trash can, this one was certainly the latter.

what would you have done differently? cause I am outta ideas, I think its also a Opera House fatigue thing too, I just cannot get excited about Sydney Opera House shots anymore.

3 shot Panorama
Techie data:
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 35mm Aperture: f/13

Shutter speed: 0.5s
ISO 100
Out front: nothing from memory :)

 

 

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42 thoughts on “Float it

  1. I have got much on this one +Gerard Blacklock as it flew out of Google+ and hit me in the face :D. After seeing sooo many photos of my hometown, it has to me amazing to stand out! :) . This is so serene. The water is my favourite. The opera house is your main character so anything that may detract from it or have your eye move away from it. Maybe the left mid section more blurred? If you need more critique, it's time to join us in +The Arcanum :D

  2. The Opera House is a wonderful subject, but not doubt being able to shoot it at will would make it seem mundane over time.

    The image does have merit…the softness is really quite appealing, though perhaps like many works the viewer may need to be in a certain mood to truly connect.

    If I was going to try anything with the shot I would warm the sky and cool the water.

  3. I find this very interesting work just because its different from the usual Opera house shooting, looks like it came from a painter's palette and I love those brush strokes and shades in water. I do not know how a work of art must necessarily follow the tecnical parameters, according to me…looks over, like a painting by Van Gogh or Picasso, the impact is subjective but an artist is an artist.

  4. Gerard, I really do like this one, I know you said we're all suffering from icon fatigue, but this is really nice. I might have cropped out the green vegetation on the right of the OH to creat a starker image. ;-)

  5. Great use of long exposure to isolate this piece of 'architectural sculpture' I think you have managed to capture a very different perspective of a much photographed 'icon'. From this image you would hardly guess that in the foreground is one of the busier pieces of water in Australia.

  6. I think its a great photo mate. Perhaps removing the slight vignette towards the top of the photo and let the warm reach the top of the frame. Buy that's just being ultra picky caused you asked :-P great photo still in my opinion!

  7. cheers +Clint Burkinshaw , i did add a fraction of vignetting and now in hindsight and your comment confirms it, a more natural brightness (no vignetting too) across the whole frame may well be better, thanks for your thoughts mate, much appreciated, loving your stuff atm too.

  8. Not sure how I missed this one mate
    Personally I'm really drawn to the water and it's perhaps the best part of the image for me. The colour in the sky is possibly too much for me (too saturated?) – maybe cause it's not really matching whats being reflected off the water.
    That dark bit on the right (the end of the gardens) also really draws my eye over there – maybe if you want to go for a more unrealistic feel and clone that out and just have the SOH sitting out there isolated on the third?

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