Many thanks Les!Might be worth posting that in the film section, I'm guessing from the fact it's a Schneider lens that it's large format?
It's a nice photo, the foreground detail is great although for me the lighthouse feels a little lost.
Tagging some filmies for input @Harlequin565 @FishyFish @Asha @Mr Badger @StephenM @Andysnap
The camera was pointed down (about 15 degrees) and had front tilt applied to shift the plane of focus from the foreground and out to the lighthouse. That probably distorted everything in the corners.The leaning lighthouse bothers me.
Can you straighten in LR?
Distortion was due to pointing the lens down and applying front tilt. I have never tried any distortion correction on LF scans, investigating now...I agree with the comments above.
The lighthouse has a definite skew to the right, but the horizon is level, so I'm assuming either some distortion caused by the lens or something done in post-production?
I think it might work better with a shorter exposure too as the smoothed clouds and sea are making it look a little flat. Or, alternatively, the long exposure might work better with a colour film as that would add seperation between the large blocks of land, sea and sky.
Nice photo though and the sort of location that I'm envious of.
Many thanks for your comments Stephen!I actually like it "as is". The lighthouse seems to have been the object most easily "found" rather than lost .
If it were straightened, it could only be done by effectively removing and replacing, as a simple rotation would have a significant effect on the horizon.
Personally, I prefer it as it is. It raises questions for me, stimulates ideas and generally makes the image even more interesting.
@sirch Thanks for tagging me so that I could enjoy it.
Head over to Film and Conventional - https://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums/talk-film-conventional.56/ particularly - https://www.talkphotography.co.uk/t...graphy-group-from-zero-to-hero.504894/page-55 for some like-minded banter. And welcome aboard.Many thanks Les!
Yes its 4x5 film.
The lighthouse was so small in the frame I waited until it switched on (about 9:30pm) so it was more noticeable. It probably need a 72mm or a 90mm lens to zoom in on the lighthouse more. I have a 150mm but that might be too much...