Saturday 8 November 2008

Oyster Catcher - オイスター・キャッチャー

Nelson, New Zealand

Nikon D200
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II @ 42mm + CPL
F4, 1/250, ISO-100

PP Note:
+1EV to overall
Add a gradation filter effect on sky area to -1.5EV


  1. This is a really great shot. You either over saturated a bit or it is just the time of the day, but to great effect! The sliver of dry land precariously hanging between the mases of blue sky and water and the birds of course. Quite a tale! Cheers Ben!

  2. Wow, such an amazing place and a great photo.. the colors are so vivid, well done!

  3. Thanks!
    It is under evening light (few hours before sunset).
    The PL filter helped for higher colour contrast. An EV adjustment is done separately on sky from the rest by LightRoom's gradation filter effect.

    This one turns out almost like direct positive print. (I didn't use that pre-set.) I quite like the outcome.

  4. I love the depth of colour from the left of the picture to the lighter right in this shot. The clarity of the ripples making one almost see the sand beneath is wonderful. It is so New Zealand blue, and the sand with Oystercatchers gives a great point of interest. Do I see a ship on the horizon? Nice piece Ben. Lesley Expat Kiwi

  5. I love scenes like this Ben, with the ripples in the water and on the sand and the reflected light. Those are good cloud formations too. The sea birds add some good interest and life.


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