Emsworth, Hampshire, England, UK
This is from the archives...I decided to re-process it and then thought I'd put it up here...
This was taken a few years ago......I haven't been there since, but I know that Emsworth was in the news recently because it suffered badly from winter floods, as it has done frequently over the last few years...
But when its flood free it's a lovely peaceful place...as you can see...places like this make a photographers life very easy indeed!!
This was taken during the last hour or so of light for the day...it's a photo that I've ignored for a while, so it's always a good thing not to delete anything (at least for a while)- and then you can at some time in the future skim over for a second or third time all the photos that you have taken over the recent weeks/months or in my case -years!!
I am into processing quite a lot of images using Nik Software's HDR software, even though this one here is a single image.
But I did use a graduated neutral density filter which evened up the sky/landscape exposure....then putting it into HDR software created more precisely the look that I wanted.
I like and still use ND filters, but they do now seem such a blunt tool nowadays. I use them for convenience because I can't be bothered bracketing shots!!
And.....in Nik Software's HDR Efex, the 'tone compression' slider is so simple and so effective in getting the overall look so close to where I want it with 'golden/blue hour' compositions like this.
I use 'tone compression' as an alternative to the highlights/shadows sliders in Photoshop...I find that it's kind of a more sophisticated version of those sliders.
Anyway, that's what prompted me to re-do this image....the last time I had a go at processing this, I wasn't using Nik Software...
Okay..I've rambled on enough..All I was going to do was put this picture up...and then I start rambling on about it...so I'll stop now! #photography #dusk #emsworth #hampshire #blue #boat #harbour #harbor #goldenhour #bluehour #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood+HQSP HDR
curated by +Anja Wessels +Massimiliano Marsiglietti +Suzi Harr #hqsphdr