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Copyright: james byrne (jimmybb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 336 W: 0 N: 168] (3692)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D-70s, TAMRON 10-24
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-07-22 2:48
Viewed: 1925
Points: 35
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Howth lighthouse on the outskirts of dublin,coverted 3 images +1 0 -1 in photomatix,
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this is mindblowing James grt pov fantastic sky and excellent hdr work my compliments

  • MONARD Gold Star Critiquer [C: 52 W: 0 N: 13] (6)
  • [2010-07-22 2:59]

What a wonderfull picture ! That's really great , James ! Congratulations ! Ernest .

well done, i like the lead in of the stone car and its shadow.
There is something special with light around the lighthouse, beautiful indeed.
The upper-right corner clouds look overdone and there is a vertical line there, maybe due to the HDR process.
Nice place, nice shot and nice mood.

Galder Jon

This is breathtaking James. Fabulous lighting, skillfully metered, and well composed.


Hello James,
This is a very nice shot. The shafts of light create a good effect behind the lighthouse. The wall leading toward the lighthouse draws us into the image.
The points IMO that need attention are firstly the cloud lining on the top right which I assume is due to the layering. The vertical line as pointed out by Galder Jon. The glow at the bottom right of the lighthouse building is a tad distracting as is the green at the bottom right of the image. All of the distractions I found are easily fixed with a bit of PP so doesn't affect my overall opinion of the post, which is it's a great capture and very well seen.



Hi, Jimmy -
Great use of the stone wall, emerging from the lower left corner and leading the eye to the lighthouse and dramatic sky beyond. Very sharp throughout and perfectly exposed via HDR with warm colors. Very nice image.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-07-22 4:41]

Hi James,
A superb POV to capture this Howth Lighthouse.
It's central positioned but in such an artistic composition. Nice lead-in road to the white edifice.
Marvellous lighting and excellent HDR treatment.
Well done.

Francis Xavier

Hi James..this is one of the best shots I have seen in a long time...fantastic point of view and perspective...great tones...all around perfect...your HDR work here is great.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-07-22 6:48]

Hi James,
Picture postcard perfect ! Thanks- Julie

Hi James,
Except for the very strange looking clouds, the photo is good. The composition with the wall leading the eye is a very strong one. The slightly ofcentered placement of the lighthouse is good and well positioned into the composition.
I would have loved to see natural version without this HDR treatment to get more a feel of reality.

Hi james,
Amazing and wonderful composition of the light house with very well balanced framing,you beautifully used your ultra wide angle lens here,the only issue is over treatment of the sky and clouds reproduction in color tones other wise the composition is outstanding!!

Best Wishes

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 793 W: 26 N: 808] (9649)
  • [2010-07-22 13:27]

Hi James,
An eye-catching shot with excellent DoF and good control of the HDR process. The blue colour in the cloud stops abruptly in a definite line which a little smudging would fix

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-07-23 0:40]

Hi James...
Beautiful shot with so great light...
Beautiful sky, details...
Beautiful presentation...
Have a nice weekend...

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2010-07-23 11:22]

Bonjour James,

Superbe profondeur avec cette route qui nous mène au Phare, la mer lisse joue avec ce ciel superbement éclairé et ses immense nuages qui donnent un certain relief à la photo!!!

Merhaba James,
Çok güzel bir deniz feneri fotoğrafı.Dik kadraj, renkler ve perspektif süper.


hi james! like this lighthouse photo very much. a bit sharp but well it works! makes me want to visit the place too, someday


Lovely!!! Great pp work!!!
Excellent POV, beautiful color tones.

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2010-07-26 2:06]

I've looked at this photo a couple of times. I love the mood, the sunlight, the colours and some of the pp-work.

But my attention goes to the green pieces on the road, the wall and on the grass. Also the bleu line in the clouds.....
I can see the difference in the WS.

So try it again, because the result without those pieces is beautiful. And check your pp-work more often...:)


A nice perspective from where you show some great details, Jimmy!

The critiques are interesting and informative. In this shot, I like the way you placed the road premises in such a way as it leads the viewer's eye to the lighthouse. The colors are nice and attractive, which make the overall scenario a wonderful one. Great job!


NIce colors and light .
Regards Zoran

Hello James,
I love the impact, nice colors, sun rays and sharpness, not to mention the artistic pov.
Regards Caesar

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