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Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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Copyright: Joe Mase (Sarah171) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 220 N: 611] (4165)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Architecture, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikon AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX IF-ED, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): INTERESTING WORKS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-16 15:55
Viewed: 2590
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to some of my old friends. I haven't been around in a while. You know, life stuff.

This is my first attempt at a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image. For anyone that may not know what that is.....it's an combination of several images, in this case three, that are blended using specific software. With this image, I bracketed 2 stops under and two stops over. The idea, hopefully, is to get details in the highlights as well as in the shadows of an image that contains lots of brights and lots of darks. I'll let you be the judge if this is a successful attempt.



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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-12-16 16:20]

Great HDR
love the clouds and details in the rocks

Hello Joe,
Beautiful lighthouse in contrasting foreground. The sky provides excellent backdrop. Brilliant clarity and details.

WOW...stunning. I like the quality of light here. I have not had much success with a GREAT HDR like this. I think this is very successful! the composition is nice but I think I would have thought about including the tip of the rock at the far right. It's difficult to say that because every other part of this image is superb. thanks for the fine notes and telling us how you did it.
Very fine work,

Hi Joe,

yes, it surely is a successful attempt! Great composition and light, it seems to see a Hopper's painting.

Well done!


My vote is that you did succeed, Joe. The lighting on this is really winsome, and your efforts show off the significant dynamic range really well. None of that would matter, of course, were not the composition good in itself...and it is. You've got a well-chosen, well-positioned subject, nicely set off by that interesting background of dark and light clouds and the texture and color of the foreground rocks. Good work!


Hi Joe,
very nice composition and pov. beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.

Hello Joe !

Nice to see you back ! And in great shape too. Wonderful HDR image, of a landmark from Nova Scotia ! well composed and superb colors.

Season's Greetings!

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2007-12-16 19:06]
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Peggy's Cove is one of my favourites. Nice PoV. You waited to get a shot without tourists too. I have a question please. Why do you need special software to blend 3 images? Can you not just blend them in Photoshop or alike.
Thanks for sharing. K2

Wow! Beautiful scene. I like the POV and rule of thirds. Great colors and nice mood. It really looks like you took the picture at a great time of day. Good PP work.Nicely executed!

Hi Joe
Nice capture of the lighthouse, great tones.

there is something of a painting... nice shot!

Hi Joe. Beautiful shot of this lighthouse. Great details and colors. Well done. Cheers. Dany :-)

beautiful moody view joe :)
perfect composition and framing
very nice work :)


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-12-17 8:50]

Hi Joe,
Nice to see you back! Your HDR experiment is so concluant! Excellent contrast with the luminosity on the sky and the dark tones on the sea. I like the nuances on the rocks too. Your attempt makes honour at the beauty of this well known place. Bravo and thanks for the informative note! Annie

:) OK

Hi Joe,

This works very well, It looks very natural, lovely detail in the rocks and sky.

Was it photomatix software you used, I don't like the photoshop HDR.


interesting place with nice textures of the rocks and nice light house, colours of the sky are good looking, well done,
a successful attempt indeed

Hi Joe..great composition and wonderful light and details. Nicely done.
You did a nice job of making the HDR look realistic...

Hello Joe,
I am clueless about HDR but this is technically and artistically well done. A beauty! It is good to see you posting again. I know there are sometimes more important and compelling matters. I was also away for about 4 months (sick) and have just started slowly coming back. Happy holidays. Danilo

Hello Joe,

Beautiful composition with this light house.
Very nice light captured. TFS


Hi Joe,
You've done a very good job here. Your sky is amazing. By the way, you remind me of the beautifull time when I went to Peggy's Cove.

Have a nice day!


Hi Joe,
Really beautiful capture.
All is perfect, the centring with the lighthouse on the left, the wonderful sky, the rock and the sea.
The colors and the brightness are excellent.
One of the most beautiful photo of lighthouse that I saw on Treklens.

Hi Joe, i am happy to see your return.....
Great picture of a great place.....
Thanks to share with us....hdr pictures....

I love it, Joe! Your pp-work is effective in presenting this image with very good result of composed exposure. I like how you framed the elements with your subject very neatly in the picture. Good job! Thanks for the note. I'll put it in my 'Interesting Works' theme.
Freddie :)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-12-24 5:33]

Hi Joe,
this looks fabulous, the POV and the lighting are stunning.
Beautiful work.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Great example of an HDR shot - details all over the tonal range and lovely rich colours. What I really like is that this shot doesn't seem to have that "computer rendered" feel of many HDR pictures. The composition is great, with the elements of water, rock and sky all combining so well. Great stuff!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Joe,
wonderfull light captured with great composition and POV.TFS

Hi Joe,

I've gone through your photo gallery, and I love your shots . .
Sharp and beautifully composed . .
This one is a wonderful image . .
If I can print larger size, I may hang it at my office . .
Great shot and excellent timing to get golden light from the side . .


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