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Abandoned Boat

October 9, 2011

This abandoned boat was something I especially made the effort to visit when in Dungeness. Heavily abused in LightRoom and not perfectly 😦 Kind of happy with the result but really need to learn what I should do with it in LightRoom 🙂

Have a great week…

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26 comments

  1. You know, I don’t think you abused anything here, you seem to have used Lightroom just right.

    The first thought I had when I saw this photo was – ‘wow, it’s moving straight to me!’ and I think the first reaction is all that matters.

    I definitely like it. The only thing I would personally try to get rid off are those white patches to the left and maybe some above the boat.


    • Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I think that my use of the brushes in Lightroom gave the boat a halo effect… 🙂


  2. Love this photo. Such atmosphere. Really good. 🙂


  3. Very nice.


  4. Wonderful selective focus and tones. I think the processing is terrific. But what do I know?


    • From the photos on your blog… quite a bit! 🙂


  5. “Kind of happy with the result”? It’s gorgeous!


  6. Great picture. Great moody atmosphere.


  7. I think you did excellent. No signs (at least what I can see in this small picture). I think you have caught the atmosphere amazingly well. Great work!


  8. This is wonderful Nigel. A very strong, dramatic image. Well done!


  9. Great shot Nigel. I like the way your processing captures the mood. Very fitting for the title.


  10. I really like it. If you did something wrong, I can’t see it. It’s a great image. Very dramatic.


  11. Excellent composition, so well suited to mono. Very dramatic.


  12. Love this! Super dramatic and moody 🙂


  13. I also like the processing and the tones you used….but more than that, great shot in the first place ! 🙂


  14. Very dramatic image Nigel. I love it! Looks like the challenge you had with this image was that you painted in the exposure reduction in the sky. It looks like a great effect, but it’s really hard to get clean edges with a brush. I’m no LR expert – I didn’t even know you could do that in LR! If you have access to PS though, this would be a quick adjustment using a curves adjustment layer and a mask.


    • Hi Mike. Yes, that’s correct. I find using the brush in lightroom to be quite tedious. I haven’t got photoshop because I didn’t see the need for it because of all that lightroom offers, however, for things like this, photoshop is probably a much better tool to use. I do have essentials, maybe I should see how that would have done with the work I needed to do for this.


  15. Thanks all for the likes, comments and feedback… very much appreciated 🙂


  16. Wow – Very dramatic!


  17. Very Nice shot..


  18. This is a great shot. I recognise that boat very well 🙂 I like how the clouds give depth to the picture. Both times I’ve been it’s been virtually clear skies so I’ve not been able to get such atmospheric shots as this.


    • 🙂 – Actually the look of this photo was inspired by that image of yours! 🙂 Sorry, I completely forgot to mention that!


  19. very nice nigel!


  20. Very nice Nigel.
    I like the “emptiness” mood/feel in this shot.


  21. Hauntingly beautiful, Nigel…
    you’ve really got something special here…
    🙂


  22. Beautiful shot, Nigel. Love the composition and mood. I’m not personally acquainted with LightRoom but, in my humble opinion, the processing on this is very effective and quite lovely.



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