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      Ed Vatza


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      This is one of my favorite New Jersey lighthouses. Almost forgotten among the much more well-known lights along the Atlantic ranging from Sandy Hook on the north to Cape May at the southern tip of the state, East Point sits alone along the Delaware Bay at the mouth of the Maurice River. This was our last stop on a road trip that began this morning a little after 3:00 am and took us to piers and lighthouses in Ocean City, Wildwood, Cape May and finally East Point.
      · Date: Sun, April 10, 2011 · Views: 249
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  1.   Mon, April 11, 2011 12:21am
    1. RTaylor

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      so you found the lighthouse I see Like the dark skies and the wheat grasses. I'm surprised the grasses are there this time of year. Guess I thought they would be gone until the new ones regrew closer to Summer. I was there only once back in Sept 2007 and its become my favorite NJ lighthouse too

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  1.   Mon, April 11, 2011 5:24am
    1. HRow

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      Nice view of East Point, it is a great area to shoot in. It is a little dark for my tastes but it may just be my monitor.

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  1.   Mon, April 11, 2011 8:38am
    1. KHedquist

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      Ed, I love the sky and how it contrasts with the red roof. I am seeing a halo running along the edges of the roof. Could be from over sharpening. As for the composition I would like to see more room on the sides so the light house has room to breathe. I do like how you used the grasses as a barrier. It gives me the feeling of separation between me and the house. I like that.

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  1.   Mon, April 11, 2011 10:53am
    1. Ed Vatza
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      Thanks for the comments. As always, they are much appreciated. Let me try to address the concerns that have been expressed. Henry, the image looks just a tad darker than I would want to me as well. For some reason, that appears to only be the case here on BytePhoto. No sure why. That makes no sense to me but that seems to be the case. Maybe a compression issue, I don't know. But that said, the image is meant to be dark under a dark, foreboding sky.

      Kevin, I understand your wish for more room to breathe. Here is the reason it is the way it is. Any further to the right and I would have picked up two people talking, two dogs, and one car. I didn't want them in my composition. There was room to left without any distractions but that would have shifted the lighthouse to the right in the frame. Since the lighthouse is already "looking' right, I felt that would only exacerbate the feeling of looking and moving out of the frame to the right. Some I flipped to a vertical comp and this is it. I am very happy with this comp. I am not as happy about the halo. You are the first to mention it. I was actually able to track it back to the processing that I did in Nik HDR Efex Pro. That set the foundation for the halo. Tonal contrast adjustments brought it out a little more. And then the sharpening, even though it was not done with a heavy hand just made the halo more visible.

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  1.   Tue, April 12, 2011 1:19am
    1. Ed Vatza
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      PLEASE NOTE: A bit of truth in advertising. I just edited this image. For some reason, it appeared darker here on BytePhoto than elsewhere so I brightened it up just a little. I also decided I liked the square composition better so I went with it. Finally while working on the image, I cleaned up the slight haloing that Kevin spoke of.

      Hmm! It still looks darker here! I'm a little puzzled.

      Ed

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  1.   Tue, April 12, 2011 7:28am
    1. RTaylor

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      Ed, when I view your updated image now, the large version looks brighter than the thumbnail I can see on the right bar. I think when you view the image larger instead of medium of thumbnail, it looks brighter? at least it does on my laptop monitor

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