Sparklite

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photoblog image The Lifegard Hut

The Lifegard Hut

This was out at Toronto's Cherry Beach and was taken on June 10, 2006. I think this would be a beautiful location to return to at sunset when the sun would be less harsh. I did a few things in photoshop to remove the harshness of the light including a dozen point curve adjustment, some warming, some highlight recovery, etc. In the end I was quite happy with the result (shown above) but I still want to come back at a different time of day to reshoot. :)

The Lifegard Hut

This was out at Toronto's Cherry Beach and was taken on June 10, 2006. I think this would be a beautiful location to return to at sunset when the sun would be less harsh. I did a few things in photoshop to remove the harshness of the light including a dozen point curve adjustment, some warming, some highlight recovery, etc. In the end I was quite happy with the result (shown above) but I still want to come back at a different time of day to reshoot. :)

comments (9)

Cool blue....
  • Suby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jun 2006, 08:43
Crop a little bit of the left closer to the hut, a little bit of the bottom of the image, about 1cm and a little crop of the top up till the start of the white pole, clone out the wire/lines middle left and BINGO,

WE have a much better and more complete image (my 2 cents).

Suby
Ditto what the Subster said...Great shot though, i agree, coming back at sunset would make for many vibrant photo opportunities..
My 2 cents would ditto everything Suby said except for the top crop. Maybe it's just that I am a sucker for the way the olympus captures the blue. Where would the sun be at sunset.
Sometimes a picture is less about what is in the image, and more about what is missing. Sparklite has once again taken a deep look into the human soul and crafted a masterpiece. After looking at this image for a few seconds it becomes abundantly clear that it is no simple picture of a cabin on the beach. This image shows us the true realities of being alone. The complete lack of anything animate in the shot goes to show this, even the sky is almost completely cloudless, further underscoring the emptiness. The composition is simple and effective, with the cabin and dock surrounded by empty sky and empty sand. Even the water is empty, with only the one boat tied to the dock. This calm scene, allows us to reflect on the silence, and emptiness shown here and envision ourselves standing on that beach, right beside sparklite as he took the image. The emotions felt will be different for everyone viewing the image, some will feel at peace in the quiet setting, and others will feel empty and alone, longing to have someone walk down the beach in front of them. This emptiness is often a very difficult subject to convey in a photograph, but I applaud Sparklite for a job well done.
  • BlogHopper
  • U.S.A.
  • 14 Jun 2006, 20:13
Wow, this visual vault guy has some pretty serious comments. I check out a lot of photoblogs but this is InSaNe.
Or it could just be sparklite taking a picture of three trees.:0
Yeah... He threatened us with more trees and then didn't deliver... So much hype and then no follow through... Kinda like a pop music album... The single blows you away, and the rest of the album is just filler until the next single off the new album gets released... But we were promised the single, and we got a crummy remix album instead...
Okay Matt and Visual Vault. The blog posting after the next one will be trees - just for you.

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