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"Falmouth Lighthouse in HDR"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-19
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 24-105 mm F4 L IS USM, Hoya PL-CIR 77mm
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Lighthouses of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-10 5:18
Viewed: 1433
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I will post the BW version of this pic in WS, tell me which you like best. This is the lighthouse at Falmouth. Tricia brought me to this beautiful place and we enjoyed the bright sunny day on the beach, and traveling around. I processed this from a single image in my HDR program.
Have a great day!

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To afderrick: YES!shelbeesmom 1 12-11 06:59
To mbrito: haha!shelbeesmom 1 12-10 19:43
To trampas: oh no fair!shelbeesmom 1 12-10 19:38
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superb clarity & sharp images you took miss linda, the contrast is really overwhelming...especially those blue sky!!!



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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-12-10 8:50]

Ha ha - now you've made me wonder...... well Linda I like both!!! - if I have to choose at gun point? - OK let that colour version win.
Anyway - BW represents old, historical atmosphere here because part of the house is in old style, lighthouse as well is old - in colour everything is happy and so nice, aha very good leveling by using HDR.
About BW - we are coming back in time, we step into pioneers days - big difference for me.
I like framing on this work - it says that work and safety message is first, private life in the house is after that on 2nd place - showing only part of it.
Great photo Linda:)

Linda this is realy good HDR work the deetails and colours are crisp and all round good composed shot
tfs bryan

What a great colors to this wonderful sky!
Great capture!
Lovely colors.

Boa tarde Linda
You got the HDR really as a good friend I believe. Very well composed and a great definition in the photo. It´s impossible ,I think , to choose what is the best one. I love the colours ( they are so great) and i love the mood of B/W version ( I am very suspect ).
Great work and I believe great fun in doing this.
Um abraço

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-12-10 10:59]
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Hi Linda
Majestic and powerful perspective and capture with great intense colours and a very defined and strong contrast an d light. Excellent the stone stairs coming from the right/down.
Best regards, mb
PS: I understand the dificult of the choice, but I would prefer the b/w version, but I a regular «suspect»... hehehe.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-12-10 11:34]

Bonjour Linda,

Excellent vertical framing, very good sharpness and details.
Great colors and light, the blue sky is wonderfull.

hi linda.
both versions are great.
good use of the stairs as a lead in.
i love the red roof.

we missed you today..

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-10 12:18]

Hi Linda,

Nice, subtle HDR treatment. I like the color version better, but that's just one of my personal preferences. Love the POV against the blue skies. TFS

Warm regards,

Cool shot, loving the HDR, not at all fake looking like some with the HDR playing. I assume you took the original in raw to get all the colors popped out good? A great shot, TFS. If I were to hang one of the shots on my wall I'd go with B&W.

Hi Linda,
I prefer the colour version. Crisp and clear full of contrast creating an attractive view of the scene. Sharpness and clarity is spot on, only have my doubts about the saturation, it appears the clouds are fairly blue instead of white/grey. Anyway a fine post Linda!

Ooohhh, I love lighthouses, always amazing.
Your here is wonderful, the white house, the red roof and the blue blue sky, just perfect, Linda, excellent shot.
I can't present such a shot - no lighthouse around - but sure, the next sea is about 900 km far away ;-)
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-12-13 15:07]

Hi Linda,
Normally I would have chosen the B&W as it usually is the image wich has more impact & character than its twin would have in colour.But in this case I do prefer the coloured version,I think it shows more details & I like the warmth from the interior lights.
Best Regards

By all comparisons I like the color version over the B&W. The color adds to much for the dramatic impact of this photo, it wins hands over the B&W. Great exposure control keeping the highlights and shadows within the proper range. Good work all around.

JoeGoff, Louisville, KY

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