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Feb 25, 2015 08:03 |  #1

Thoughts, opinions?

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Feb 25, 2015 09:12 |  #2

What I always notice first about any landscape photograph is the composition. Given that we can't really move the elements of the scene, it is up to us to pick our location. Your composition is stellar, and the execution to emphasize that composition in such an uncluttered way is outstanding.


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Feb 25, 2015 10:21 |  #3

Jon Clemens wrote in post #17449052 (external link)
Your composition is stellar

Agree. For one thing, the curve of the light sky area is the curve of the rocks, inverted. Together, they make an S.


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Feb 25, 2015 13:28 |  #4

The storm and cloud break are nice touches! Well done!


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Feb 25, 2015 13:34 |  #5

I agree with all of the above. It is amazing how a simple composition like this, done correctly, can really work extremely well. Congratulations.


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Feb 26, 2015 10:46 |  #6

Nice shot Wayne. I'm a sucker for distant storm shots :D

When taking a photo and then when processing them I start and end with "transitions" in mind. It's the transition from (for example) dark to light, warm to cool, high contrast to low contrast, etc that give the photo depth and draws the eye through the frame. In your shot the transition from the dark FG to the bright BG work to do this and draws the eye through the shot. With that in mind I would be tempted to burn the lighter area of the water on the right (slightly on the left) as well as the bright cloud area on the left horizon as they compete with the central bright area and the eye wants to go to those areas. The FG rocks could also take a lot more sharpening, which again aids in that transition from high contrast in the FG to low contrast in the BG, providing more apparent depth to the shot.

Thanks for sharing it!


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Feb 26, 2015 14:15 |  #7

I think it is a great shot :)
I might try brightening the rocks, just a tad. It may not make the image any better, but just something to draw you eye there and worth a 5 minute experiement.

But either way, I like it ;)


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Feb 26, 2015 22:47 |  #8

Beautiful shot Wayne, I really like the simplicity of it. I have recently started shooting similar types of images not my usual subject matter.
But I'm really enjoying the long exposures and the effect it has on water in particular. Do you have a colour version you could show.
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Feb 27, 2015 02:46 |  #9

Bcaps wrote in post #17450855 (external link)
Nice shot Wayne. I'm a sucker for distant storm shots :D

When taking a photo and then when processing them I start and end with "transitions" in mind. It's the transition from (for example) dark to light, warm to cool, high contrast to low contrast, etc that give the photo depth and draws the eye through the frame. In your shot the transition from the dark FG to the bright BG work to do this and draws the eye through the shot. With that in mind I would be tempted to burn the lighter area of the water on the right (slightly on the left) as well as the bright cloud area on the left horizon as they compete with the central bright area and the eye wants to go to those areas. The FG rocks could also take a lot more sharpening, which again aids in that transition from high contrast in the FG to low contrast in the BG, providing more apparent depth to the shot.

Thanks for sharing it!

Thanks Bcaps, that's the crit I was after and darkening down the LHS now you bring it up was something I had in mind while processing but didn't do.

I'm also concerned about the lightness on the site and will give it a go.

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Feb 27, 2015 02:48 as a reply to  @ Scrub's post |  #10

Thanks.

This image was shot in color and I did the conversion to mono as the color has so little saturation I don't feel it has as much power as the mono.


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Feb 27, 2015 06:18 |  #11

I love how there are birds on the rock to provide scale. It is very abstract initially because there isn't any scale to compare those rocks to. But then after some exploration of the image you find the two sea birds. Really like it.

I'm also a huge fan of minimalistic elements. Clean images seem to me to pop out more and grab one's attention.


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Feb 27, 2015 23:12 |  #12

All above ^^^ Just beautiful, well done. Love the simplicity but yet so much going on within.


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Feb 28, 2015 00:51 |  #13

Evan wrote in post #17452067 (external link)
I love how there are birds on the rock to provide scale. It is very abstract initially because there isn't any scale to compare those rocks to. But then after some exploration of the image you find the two sea birds. Really like it.

I'm also a huge fan of minimalistic elements. Clean images seem to me to pop out more and grab one's attention.

I was wondering if anyone would notice those birds there. In one of the earlier edits I have actually snipped them out but since they are so small they are diminished in the scale so left them behind this time.


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Feb 28, 2015 01:34 |  #14

all I have to say is Oooooh Great Shot !!!




  
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Feb 28, 2015 06:04 |  #15

Ominous sky contrasting with smooth and calm water plus interesting water movement around the rocks look good to me. Congratulations!


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