Storm at sea – An Old Photograph Revisited

This is a shot taken way back in 2008 that I have rediscovered and re-edited. It is always good to go back over old images, ones that you might have discarded years ago, to see if they have more appeal.

I have spent a lot of time since 2008 learning about all aspects of photography, so I am looking at this image now with a (hopefully) much more informed eye and knowledge.

Starting with the processing, I have re-worked this image in Lightroom. When I say re-worked I mean I reset the sliders and started again, this time with much less adjustment, providing a much more pleasing end product. I have spent a lot of time in Lightroom since 2008, and now feel that I am getting to a level where I finally know what I am doing!!

So about this image. I can’t remember exactly where it was taken to be honest, but know the rough area, but to be honest it could have been taken anywhere couldn’t it?

Do I wish there was a boat in the shot? Yes and no.

If I really did I could just pop a boat in there using Photoshop and again no-one would know, but I will stay as I am – this was what I saw after all.

Unless you want to buy this image with a boat – not a problem – just let me know.

I like the colours within the clouds, as the shot is of a storm offshore as sunset was approaching. So no boat to be added.

Technical information

Camera – Canon EOS 5D

Lens – 24-105mm F4L

Focal length used – 28mm

Shutter – 1/180th second

Aperture – F9.5

ISO – 6400

Image taken in RAW format


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Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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