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'Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay'

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Since I don't have anything new (as of yet) to post, I'll just continue where I left off and post some more of Monhegan. This is one of many taken with the fisheye lens. Some images taken with the fisheye just don't do much for me, but this one I rather like. What say you?
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me too Dave...I can tell you're becoming more familiar with that lens

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like what you did here, wrapping up the circle, and turning the straight into a curve, it feels really good.

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davechinn wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Since I don't have anything new (as of yet) to post, I'll just continue where I left off and post some more of Monhegan. This is one of many taken with the fisheye lens. Some images taken with the fisheye just don't do much for me, but this one I rather like. What say you?
I like this unusual image. Like you, I’m a little slow to warm up to fisheye but you’re teaching me stuff! Now all I need is the lens! The whirlpool effect on the sky and dock structure forces the tiny distant boats into the center of focus. It works compositionally in a way I wouldn’t have imagined. Well done.
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Looking again, I'm not totally convinced I like the deep black in the sky. I'll ponder on it.
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Oooo, Dave! This one pulled me in. It felt ominous at first, then the white boats seemingly unaffected implied “we got this, no need to worry.” So then I had to explore every pixel as to why this fortress of a town, muscled pier, and fearless clutch of sea goers were safe against the powers of nature. Thanks for this image that begged for story!

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Psjunkie wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:35 pm
me too Dave...I can tell you're becoming more familiar with that lens

Thanks Frank, I do tend to get out of practice tho. Sometimes it works and sometimes not.
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PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:01 pm
like what you did here, wrapping up the circle, and turning the straight into a curve, it feels really good.

Thanks Piet. It's always an experiment when I use this lens. Probably because I have high expectation of it and don't achieve the results I was wanting, but sometimes I am satisfied as such with this one.
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minniev wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:41 am
davechinn wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Since I don't have anything new (as of yet) to post, I'll just continue where I left off and post some more of Monhegan. This is one of many taken with the fisheye lens. Some images taken with the fisheye just don't do much for me, but this one I rather like. What say you?
I like this unusual image. Like you, I’m a little slow to warm up to fisheye but you’re teaching me stuff! Now all I need is the lens! The whirlpool effect on the sky and dock structure forces the tiny distant boats into the center of focus. It works compositionally in a way I wouldn’t have imagined. Well done.

It is unusual, which is probably why I'm drawn to it. Glad you're learning something new as I am. I had to go back and look at the original to compare skies/clouds. The clouds are naturally dark to some degree and my processing enhanced them to the darker side more. I agree it will take some getting use to. Posted is the original for comparison, no cropping, just some exposure adjustment.
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Karen wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:06 pm
Oooo, Dave! This one pulled me in. It felt ominous at first, then the white boats seemingly unaffected implied “we got this, no need to worry.” So then I had to explore every pixel as to why this fortress of a town, muscled pier, and fearless clutch of sea goers were safe against the powers of nature. Thanks for this image that begged for story!

Thanks Karen, glad this image had such an impact on you. It was actually a calm pleasant day, just a little cool.
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