"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams

Hamlin Lake Jetty, After Neal & Flemming

Well I had to post this shot again cause I realised that, although I couldn’t avoid including the stairs in this shot, PS could get rid of them. Also thanks to Neal for pointing out the area of horizon not matching up. I have fixed these problems and also decided to get rid of the post nearest the camera on the jetty because it made the jetty appear to bend to the right once the stairs were removed.

We are packing up the cottage here at Hamlin Lake to head back to Indiana. I don’t think there will be to many photo ops in South Bend, but I will see if I can find something.

Happy Shooting!

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16 responses

  1. Nice stuff dylan. Is this a HDR or multiple image blend?

    July 19, 2008 at 11:12 am

  2. Thanks Matt. Na it’s just single images stitched, there was amazing light around. It kinda does look a bit like an HDR though doesn’t it.

    July 19, 2008 at 11:15 am

  3. jamiepatersonphotography

    Hi Dylan,

    I love the light in this photo. We are starting to see some good light appear back here as well.

    July 19, 2008 at 1:27 pm

  4. Cheers Jamie,
    Yeah sounds like you guys have had shit weather over there. Even though I dont what its been like over there, I do love to shoot storm clouds!

    July 19, 2008 at 1:44 pm

  5. lukeaustin

    Yeahhh nice improvement Dylan. Well balanced shot.

    July 19, 2008 at 2:16 pm

  6. Looks a lot better now. Still a bit of a stitch error on the left, and could you please move the sunset to center stage please 😀 😀

    July 19, 2008 at 5:12 pm

  7. jamiepatersonphotography

    Hi Dylan,

    The weather was extremely bad in my area last night, one of the hardest hit suburbs. Melissa and I lost our back fence literally!!! We’ve had to call the insureance company to get it replaced.

    Jamie Paterson

    July 19, 2008 at 6:50 pm

  8. merv french

    Yep that is a better composition. It doesn’t want stitch this one though does it, the problem on the left side has moved one frame to the right , the ones on the right side of the jetty are gone it appears, still has the sensor spots in the water.
    Great colors in this one, it is a nice shot.

    July 19, 2008 at 8:00 pm

  9. dylanfox

    Flem there was a tiny stitch problem there still, but a lot of the things that may look like stitch problems are actually just where the land over there bends around.

    Jamie it sounds like Perth is having some rough weather right now.

    Merv, you and Flem were right about the stitch problem on the left, but you were wrong to accuse my sensor of being filthy. haha
    Those spots were actually just little things in the water.

    I must be getting lazy cause this one had some things to check that i didnt even see!

    July 19, 2008 at 11:56 pm

  10. merv french

    Hey Dylan, what are those things in the water, there’s some on the left and a couple on the right side as well, are they jellyfish or something?

    July 20, 2008 at 7:58 am

  11. kirkhille

    Nice shot Dylan the light over there looks great .
    Really like the colors with this shot and nice composition . Looks a lot better on the second edit with the steps taken out and the stitch on the horisizon fixed
    Nice work

    July 20, 2008 at 11:04 am

  12. Merv I think your looking at the bottom left corner of the jetty? If so thats seaweed stuff. The same as whats on the jetty. I can’t see any in the right though….

    Cheers Kirk. Yeah I really like this shot. Thank God for this blog otherwise I would have missed a few pretty obvious mistakes.

    July 20, 2008 at 12:02 pm

  13. merv french

    Dylan if you zoom in on that grass on the bottom left of the jetty then go straight up to a position that is level with the first post there are some spots there. Then go directly to the left of them and there is something else there as well ,that’s what I mean. Sorry to be a pain but curious to know what it is.

    July 20, 2008 at 7:38 pm

  14. Yeah I see what you mean Merv. I already cleaned those up in the master file. They were just pieces of bark or something in the water. It’s good to have some one making sure I get those little things

    July 20, 2008 at 11:57 pm

  15. Hi Dylan

    Yeah i prefer this composition as well.
    Colouring is stunning right from the start, and the composition tops it off nicely.

    July 22, 2008 at 2:40 pm

  16. dylanfox

    Thanks Stephen. Im happy with it, and glad I was able to capture this moment.

    July 22, 2008 at 2:53 pm

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