LightningPaul

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Photographer at Windbags


I came back to shoot the windbags of Beaufort 3 once again (see here for my first shot). Apparently I was not the only one taking pictures. In fact there were three other shooters. One of them, a very nice guy, came even from Holland.


TECH-INFO: shot in RAW, converted to TIFF with DxO Optics Pro. In Photoshop I enhanced contrasts and colors. Mainly the photographer and boat have more contrasts. Almost all colors are a bit stronger. The sky got deeper blues and is darkened at the top side using a gradient layer (it simulates a bit a polarizer). The steps on the beach are slightly brightened. Finally a very small amount of vignetting is added. So no huge changes but lots of small ones.

Photographer at Windbags


I came back to shoot the windbags of Beaufort 3 once again (see here for my first shot). Apparently I was not the only one taking pictures. In fact there were three other shooters. One of them, a very nice guy, came even from Holland.


TECH-INFO: shot in RAW, converted to TIFF with DxO Optics Pro. In Photoshop I enhanced contrasts and colors. Mainly the photographer and boat have more contrasts. Almost all colors are a bit stronger. The sky got deeper blues and is darkened at the top side using a gradient layer (it simulates a bit a polarizer). The steps on the beach are slightly brightened. Finally a very small amount of vignetting is added. So no huge changes but lots of small ones.

comments (8)

very good.


La photo est superbe original et lumineuse.
LightningPaul: Many thanks for your visit smile
  • Luis
  • Mexico City
  • 6 Nov 2009, 05:00
Both are great, and both convey a different message. This one is more of a story teller; the other is an impressive display visual prowess.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 6 Nov 2009, 12:55
Amazing sort of art 'installation'

Slightly techie bit, I'd have cropped the sand in the foreground to match the sky space above the left side of the bags, which would have made a more triangular shape to the picture. (Actually, I lie, but it's much easier to look at somebody else's picture and say what you might have done.)
LightningPaul: Many thanks for sharing your thoughts, I highly appreciate it! And I agree with you, it would enhance both triangular shapes (at the top and at the bottom).
Now I've seen the earlier shot I realise what an attractive set of poles and windbags this is, a host of picture opportunities. The figure makes all the difference to this paulm, it would not be so lively without him.
Great image!
Love the lonely man and all those colored air balloons. We think these photos works well together, they are different and still part of the same.
Nice work!!
  • Jolieke
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Nov 2009, 15:17
Nice composition! Good work!
So cool!
LightningPaul: Thanks smile
  • frisky
  • United States
  • 8 Nov 2009, 16:18
nice! the person adds a sense of scale and def a great touch to this. would have liked it if the windsocks to the left werent cut off... but a good composition nonetheless.
LightningPaul: Thanks! I used to avoid people in my images (except for "people" images) but I learned by the visitors and by visiting blogs that adding people is mostly a big bonus. I agree with the cut off windsocks but there were many more poles with windsocks, so cutting them was necessary. Anyway I think I have cut off pretty well because (I assume) you did't get the feeling that there are more windsocks.

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