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Jan 26, 2012 20:43 |  #1

I love this photograph, but I am still learning and very new so I am curious if anything would make it better? Should it be cropped? I only slightly increased saturation and cropped a bit of the water out so far. What do you think??


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Jan 26, 2012 20:47 |  #2

That's a nice composition its just a tad dark.At least on my screen anyway.




  
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Jan 26, 2012 22:17 |  #3

Agree with Pete - dark. It is a lovely image though and easily corrected.


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Jan 26, 2012 22:57 |  #4

I am really not good with photoshop yet. I tried to correct it but seem to be struggling a bit...would either of you mind editing to brighten? It seems fine to me but again I don't have the proper eye yet. It would be helpful to see the best image...




  
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Jan 26, 2012 23:02 |  #5

Assuming the boat is white....and the sail wraps are black.... Is your monitor calibrated as to color and luminance?


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Jan 27, 2012 00:11 |  #6

I also like the composition a lot. On my uncalibrated monitor the original looks too dark, and the edit from Titus too bright. But again, uncalibrated monitor and a matter of taste. Nice photo.


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Jan 27, 2012 00:18 |  #7

I am so excited! Thank you all so much...I feel I finally improved!




  
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Jan 27, 2012 00:22 |  #8

PS I worked on the lighting a bit after seeing the difference...I tried to pick a middle ground...let me know that you think!


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Jan 27, 2012 00:40 |  #9

Better than the original but I'm seeing a green tint to the boat. What are you using to edit?

I love the subtle colors in this shot.


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Jan 27, 2012 00:52 |  #10

Yeah I noticed that after I uploaded too... ok final one...

Thank you! This is the first shot I am truly proud of, and my new favorite place in the entire city..


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Jan 27, 2012 01:56 |  #11

Looking good, nice image.


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Jan 27, 2012 02:37 |  #12

Here are my thoughts on this shot. Remember though,my thoughts.
The shot doesn't work for me. Reason being,the boat,the stuff in the water,and the haziness of the city. If you were to shoot this shot on a different day with a better sky or at least a different time of day,it would've been better. You titled the thread "Beautiful San Diego". The boat is more in focus than the city is. That being said,it's hard for me to enjoy the city-scape. If you were to wait for the boat to pass and focused on the city,it would've worked. But,as is....to me,the shot is not too great.
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Jan 27, 2012 06:44 as a reply to  @ whoty's post |  #13

I'd at least clone out the black stuff on the right side...


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