Coniston Shore at Brown Howe

by Peter Finch September. 17, 2020 680 views
Coniston Shore at Brown Howe

Coniston Shore at Brown Howe

This is a tiny beach with trees, grass, and foreground rock at the southern end of Coniston Water in the Lake District National Park.

The photo was taken at 4pm on the 16th of September 2020.

The resulting image was developed from a single RAW file using the excellent Luminar 4. I've been using Luminar (4.3) for just a few weeks now, and I'm really liking it! I previously tried the first version of Luminar in late 2017 and wasn't so impressed. In 2019, I tried the debut edition of Luminar 4 and loved it, but it was totally unstable (to the point of unusable!) on Windows. At this point, I started using On1 Photo RAW 2020 - very comprehensive, but maybe not so cohesive.

I'm quite pleased with this, to the point where it may end up as a print in my house.

What do you think?

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Jeff Damron 7 months, 2 weeks ago


This is a lovely picture!  I really like the texture in the water - something I prefer generally to the foggy, milky look of long exposures (although those have their place too).

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Peter Finch Replied to Jeff Damron 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jeff

Yes, I agree about the water. It was quite a windy day, and this tells that. 

Whilst I don't mind some of those long exposures, I generally like to capture what I see. And you mostly don't see smooth, blurry water.

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law 7 months, 3 weeks ago

A lovely place well captured. I have the same camera, but I don't remember coming across this particular wide-angle zoom lens.

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Peter Finch Replied to Benny Law 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Benny.

I bought the Sony 10-18mm about 3 years ago after my Zeiss 16-70mm failed and was declared unrepairable. I think it's available in most countries, although I would avoid grey imports. The 16-70 was a grey import, and its failure made me suspicious of their quality grading. Hence I bought the 10-18 from regular stock.


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