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wagonwheel
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Aug 08, 2017 05:03 |  #1

I am considering printing this image of some whales I photographed during a recent trip to Alaska. It was an overcast rainy day. Any and all critique is appreciated. Thank you.

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Aug 08, 2017 08:18 |  #2

Nice shot, I think I'm addicted to whale photography and whale watching myself. Typically I would say get a tighter crop on the whales themselves but that might be an uninteresting shot. I like that you included he background elements but they are rather indistinguishable with the fog and overall gray of the photo. Not much you can do about the weather. I might try a crop where the horizon is more in the center of the photo if you have room to move out. Otherwise you just have to live with what the whales gave you that day, which is still a very good shot.


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sirbridge
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Aug 08, 2017 09:03 |  #3

The trouble is that it does not tell you anything about the whale with so little of it being visible. Print it if that is all you have from the outing and you want a visible memory.


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John ­ from ­ PA
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Aug 08, 2017 09:39 |  #4

If the basic image quality permits, do something that shows primarily the flukes. Something like shown which isn't great but the result of 30 seconds of effort on improving the composition.

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drmaxx
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Aug 08, 2017 12:10 |  #5

I think you could make the picture more interesting, e.g. by making the picture colder, put a highlight on the whale and make the rest of the picture more opaque/mysterious.

OT: I am a kind of confused - is it o.k. to edit the picture? In the good old early times there was a little label 'image editing o.k.' - but I can not find that anymore. Did that disappear from AMASS?


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Aug 09, 2017 09:38 |  #6

I actually love the mysteriousness of this photo!




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