Nothing lasts forever

Nothign Lasts forever - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Nothign Lasts forever – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f/14 and Shutter Speed: 1.3s
ISO:100
Out front: Lee graduated filter (0.9x) and Hoya Circular Polariser.

time is nigh
I do like bold and punchy landscapes, however from time to time I come across a scene where saturation, even as it may well be in reality, does not quite match the scene and also the mood.
This scene of the mangrove appearing to be on the final straight I think needed a saturation level that matched the mood, whilst the pre-sunset colours were shaping up nicely and there was some very tidy warm colours in the upper part of the sky I chose to desaturate the image so that the colour did not detract from the composition, particularly the roots in the foreground.

I found the punchy bold coloured version left me as a viewer missing some of the finer detail, like the texture in the roots and left me in a confused state (not hard on a good day) about the intent.

Techie love:
I actually bracketed this shot and merged the frames, but in revisiting it, i found the single neutral frame was all goo, in terms of dynamic range, the sensor in this camera (D750) is certainly a improvement to that of my older camera (D7000)
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f/14 and Shutter Speed: 1.3s
ISO:100
Out front: Lee graduated filter (0.9x) and Hoya Circular Polariser.

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.

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16 thoughts on “Nothing lasts forever

  1. Wonderful, +Gerard Blacklock!
    I hope you realise that you are rapidly adding Beachmere to my todo list 😀
    If in doubt, bracket. That's my motto anyway. Most of the time the metered exposure will do, but sometimes you may wish to blend in another exposure. I think I would have blended in the tree and the foreground in this one. Just to reduce the blacks and add a bit of detail. Maybe with warmer tones too. But that would totally depend on my level of motivation/laziness when post processing :-))

  2. Thanks +Hendrik Ebber , I agree regarding the bracketing, i just have to remember to delete the unused ones 🙂
    I do have another version where I blended 3 exposures, however it felt .. too lit and flat as a result of no shadows/blacks, i think that needs more work, like you, alot depends on my time available and more importantly m,motivation 🙂
    Thanks mate.

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