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Portmuck Waves 2

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by beatnik69, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I took this one this morning. The tide was too high for the shot I had in mind, so I took this instead. There wasn't really much colour in the sky at all as the sun came up, which was a little disappointing.

    [​IMG]Portmuck Waves 2 by Gary Robinson Photography, on Flickr
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  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Not sure the composition excites me to be entirely open. Also, it feels very blue? I actually prefer the shot in black and white (which isn't something I say often about landscapes).
  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I think the bottom half is doing nice things, but top half is very ordinary. Mag in the sky again too.
  4. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    The sooner I get a decent set of grad filters the better.
  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Don't get Cokin. Ned to pay quite a lot for real ND.
  6. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I used to have Cokin, but lost the wallet a few months ago. Bought some cheapies to tide me over until I can get a decent set but they really are nasty. I'm thinking of going for NiSi. They seem to get good reviews.
  7. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Cokin aren't bad until you start doubling them up, then you get a magenta cast, but as Mike says, a true neutral density filter is expensive. I bit the bullet and have been slowly replacing my Cokins with Lee. If you're serious about landscape photography, it's a shame to put a piece of inferior glass in front of an expensive lens.
    A cheaper method is taking a couple of shots and blending the two exposures. ;)
  8. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I'd go with Lee.
  9. alfbranch

    alfbranch Well-Known Member

    Cokin Nuances are very good indeed

    This is a much better shutter speed than the 3 seconds in #1 get out for a bigger sea and play with shutter speeds from 1/30 to 0.5 seconds and if you get close and avoid waves and spray the irish sea has much to offer
    I live the other side of the Irish sea.
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  10. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    I use Lee, and also find Hitech fine (I currently use one of their reverse grass, and have a set of P size grads) , but if I were buying now, I would get Nisi or Breakthrough filters, which seem excellent.

    Incidentally, I'm building up a set of old Cokin A filters for a little project I have in mind for next year - as many weird ones as I can find.;)
  11. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I've been looking at the NiSi ones. They come with a CP and the filter holder has a little wheel built in which allows you to turn the polariser without rotating the rest of the filters.
  12. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    And the NDs are optical glass, and have a good reputation for lack of colour cast. Breakthrough are allegedly the best of all, but expensive, and only available from the US, as far as I can tell.
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  13. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I finally got around to buying some Lee Filters. The main downside is the amount of space their pouches take up - this was a big surprise to me. I wrote off my Cokin ones by trying to save space by doubling up in the carry boxes - an excellent way to make ND ground glass I found.
  14. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one seeing two ships on the horizon just right of centre?

    I don`t see magenta in the sky either.My monitor is calibrated, too before anyone asks.
  15. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    No, they are there. It is more a hint of magenta. It isn't particularly obvious on my screen.
  16. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    It's actually two lighthouses on a pair of islands called The Maidens. In between them you can see a bit of Scotland (Kintyre)
  17. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Fairly clear on mine, re-calibrated today. This is without:


    But some seems to be creeping back in between flickr and here.
  18. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I can see it if I toggle between the two, more clear on my NEC than my iMac screen.

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