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Erosion - 2012 - 1

Erosion - 2012 - 1
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Copyright: Pierre Langlois (pierrefonds) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 442 W: 3 N: 1323] (4865)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-08
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR, Image 49mm PL
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/09/21 "Erosion" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-21 4:14
Viewed: 1420
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ma participation au thème du vendredi, une vue sur une partie de la côte qui a subit l'érosion grâce aux vague de l'océan Atlantique. La photo a été prise à 1459(HT) lors d'une randonnée en voiture dans cette région.

My contribution to the Friday's theme, a view of the coastline which was eroded by the waves of the Atlantic ocean. The photo was taken at 1459(NT) during a car trip in that region.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-09-21 8:40]

Hi Pierre.

A rugged scene showing the effect the tidal waters have on this coastline. One wonders how long it would take in time before you could not recognise the area. I like the mix of pale greens with the natural rock and the wisps of distant mist. tfs

stv ;o))

Nice edition to the theme Pierre, and without and doubt, erosion is depicted well here.
The extreme foreground set of rocks are perfectly exposed and focussed, and this may well have been your composed focal and metering point???

I think the spot metering has let you down here though, having the foreground neutral greys of the rock faces well exposed with a good tonal contrast in the greys, but the auto-compensation has over-exposed the lighter areas of the image, particularly the sky and background. This is emphasised the deeper the focal length goes too, so there is a gradual but predictable lack of focus and incremental over-exposure from foreground to background.

Aperture priority in evaluative mode my have been a better option, giving you the control of focal depth, but letting the camera give an exposure average reading to compensate for the harsh light across the image. Like i say, I'm not sure of the manual settings on the camera, but the theory should be same from camera to camera. There was more than enough light here to get right down to around F11 at around 1/125, and with EV added to the equation, right down to 1/60 or there abouts.

Not sure if the Nikon D300 does spot, evaluative, partial, and pattern metering in manual mode, but if it does, try adding a little exposure compensation. RAW shooting may also get you out of a few sticky situations at the post processing stage too, allowing you to recover many blown out highlights.

I'm still gonna give you top marks, because you've given me a perfect opportunity to pass on a few tips to not only yourself, but any other readers of the critique.



I agree with Mad on several of his remarks he delivered on this picture and I also do repeat his words that the details on the host rocks are perfectly captured, Pierre!

Good management of contrast against the sky, however, an original sky might have enhanced the overall appeal of the picture IMHO.

Overall, a good contribution to Friday's theme!

Have a good weekend.


Awesome contribution to Friday's theme! I'm sure it took millions of years to create this beauty. I like the lighting and it has a good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-09-21 15:41]

A nice contribution to the theme that depict erosion that happened for years. I like to see the greenish on the water. It gives idea that it's crystal clear water ;)

Hi Pierre,
Nice participation of the theme erosion,
Excellent Point of view and details,
c'est très joli cette composition avec ces rochers balayés par les vagues de la mer,

Ciao Pierre, beautiful composition with lovely cliffs, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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