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Jan 23, 2010 18:37 |  #1

This one of my first photos .

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Jan 23, 2010 18:38 |  #2
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Very nice. I wish it were a little brighter, but I love the guy standing on the beach. Very nice touch.




  
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Jan 23, 2010 21:35 |  #3

Did you take any more? I would have fired off a lot of shots to experiment with placing the subject in different parts of the frame and including more of or excluding the land to the left.

That said, I like it as is.


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Jan 24, 2010 12:08 as a reply to  @ Living Daylight's post |  #4

Love the quiet, reflective tones. Well done - jimmy




  
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Jan 24, 2010 13:55 |  #5

Very peaceful. I like it!




  
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Jan 24, 2010 14:00 |  #6

Very nice! I like it alot. Gives the ocean that huge feel to it.


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Jan 24, 2010 14:49 |  #7

Looks like a nice setting. The image is tonally flat (low constrast). Below is the levels histogram. Notice that the tones all fall in the center. It means that your blacks are gray and your whites are, well, gray too. I suggest increasing contrast or sliding the levels sliders to the edges of the tone curve in your photo processing software. If you turn on image editing in your profile it will enable viewers to show you the effects of their suggestions.

Also, the figure is the subject in this image, even if it's small. A center composition like this is not considered engaging to the viewer. try moving it off center.


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Jan 24, 2010 16:03 as a reply to  @ joedlh's post |  #8

Thanks for the advice i've played with the tone curve and composition . Is the histogram being bunched up the "Days" fault or is the something i could of done with the camera ?

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Jan 24, 2010 19:51 |  #9

gone_surfing wrote in post #9461837 (external link)
Thanks for the advice i've played with the tone curve and composition . Is the histogram being bunched up the "Days" fault or is the something i could of done with the camera ?
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I'm not as much a fan of this one; the original was nicely moody and I think the person being centered was better. Were you going for the rule of thirds? Break that one sometimes... maybe others will disagree with me here. :)

It doesn't feel like a picture that should be bright, instead it should be cloudy and grey, etc, to me. Well, go with what you like.

Now, your clouds are definitely better in this one. There was some gnarly banding in the first.


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Jan 24, 2010 20:09 |  #10

For what it is worth I like the second the best. I also think the house in the left adds to the story of the image.


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Jan 25, 2010 00:59 |  #11

Uncalled for comment, your thread did not deserver such harsh words and for that, I am extremely sorry... I can not go back and fix my childish behavior; however I do feel my conscience would not be ok without extending an apology. Once again, I hope you can accept my request for forgiveness and forgive the post as it was placed in an unfavorable format.


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Jan 25, 2010 04:36 |  #12

kaiden wrote in post #9465023 (external link)
Way to centered and a waste of pixels if you ask me.. You really did not capture anything other than a person on the beach REALLY FAR Away......

Gonna have to disagree here. The image, the man on the beach, the entire shot is telling a story of scale. How we really are insignificant in the face of all powerful natural elements.

As far as the shot, i prefer the first, the tones seem better, the second being way too cool. I agree with a previous poster as well, it doesn't always have to be rule-of-thirds. With the second crop you have the man looking out of the frame as opposed to the grand and spectacular view of nature within the frame, and for me that's why the second crop doesn't work.

The rock/cliff on the left doesn't work because, contextually, it doesn't make any sense. Either have more of it in the frame or crop it out. It'll be more simplistic if you do but that can still work. Straighten the horizon and I would probably even go as far as to clone out the footprints on the beach (if possible!). That would really set a mood of isolation for the subject whilst also getting rid of a slight distraction.

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Jan 25, 2010 05:24 |  #13

kaiden wrote in post #9465023 (external link)
Way to centered and a waste of pixels if you ask me.. You really did not capture anything other than a person on the beach REALLY FAR Away......


That is not a helpful comment. If you have something negative to say try to frame some advice around it.

On another note, I really like the house on the left, it adds to the story for me. Just goes to show that art is subjective.


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Jan 25, 2010 14:08 |  #14

Nailed. I prefer this edit. Very nice - I FEEL the scale looking at the photo!


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Jan 25, 2010 15:31 |  #15

Hey Gone-Surfing. I think with your edit on #2 you have a pretty nice shot now. For me it draws the eye better than centered. Just my 2 cents.


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