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Jan 11, 2013 15:28 |  #1

Or is it ok??


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Jan 11, 2013 15:54 |  #2

I think it looks real good for what it is. I just wish i could tell what the subject is in the background.




  
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Jan 11, 2013 16:38 as a reply to  @ thegreatgeekyme's post |  #3

The shadows seem very dark with no detail. If you use Lightroom or photoshop, you might try to open up the shadow areas, reduce contrast a bit and increase vibrance.

Here's a quick example of what I mean.


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Jan 11, 2013 17:03 |  #4

Maybe a tighter crop and brightening up the image as navydoc suggested, but be careful of making the blue and purple color splotches in the foreground rocks too obvious. Maybe crop to something like this since the corners and edges of the photo aren't particularly sharp and the building in the background is so small that it is almost easy to overlook, you can still retain the rule of thirds and the perspective lines that establish distance/depth.


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Jan 11, 2013 17:09 |  #5

I like the edit showing more for ground. I like the shot, but my eye is drawn to the object on the hill which seem to be out of focus.


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Jan 12, 2013 14:41 |  #6

I like what navydoc has done - the image looks a lot brighter, thanks!




  
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Jan 12, 2013 21:29 |  #7

Excellent use of leading lines!


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Jan 12, 2013 22:29 |  #8

I would have cloned that distractive image in background out and inserted a lighthouse.




  
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Jan 13, 2013 00:34 |  #9

I like this, I like the edit posted and the first thing that came to my mind was crop




  
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Jan 15, 2013 12:03 |  #10

Yah I like the pic... agreed with the lighter shadows. To me all of the interest lies in the left 2/3rds of the image. The sea isnt of much interest and just pulls me away.


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Jan 15, 2013 12:07 |  #11

In addition to what navydoc did, I would crop, and save the upper right hand section, putting the lighthouse on the left 3rd line. Make any sense? I'm just way more interested in the color of the sky on the right than I am with the hills on the left.


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Jan 16, 2013 03:57 |  #12

Navydoc's edit killed all the atmosphere for me... I'd crop it to be something like this and preserve it's feel:

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Jan 16, 2013 11:51 |  #13

I kinda really like what Katalyst did with the photo.


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Jan 16, 2013 15:31 |  #14

Yea I like what Katalyst did, I removed the tower for you in the pic like others suggested...I think it is a very good landscape shot, I would probably use something like this as a desktop background or on my tablet :)

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Jan 17, 2013 15:55 as a reply to  @ post 15500861 |  #15

Looks pretty good, but maybe HDR or recover some of the features in the foreground shadows.


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