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Aug 17, 2009 06:30 |  #1

Hi all,

Not often I post here in this section... so here goes:

IMAGE: http://shines.smugmug.com/photos/622184196_whDsn-XL.jpg

For this shot I have stitched together 3 landscapeexposures in CS4, then cloned out the pesky tourists and all but one of the many boats in the original image/s.

Overall I am quite happy at how it turned out.

Is there any suggestions to make this image better?

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Aug 17, 2009 07:02 |  #2

All that work and you didn't level the horizon? Overall I'm just feeling sort of eh about this. There's just not enough to grab my interest.


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Aug 17, 2009 09:42 |  #3

Why take out all the people and boats?


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Aug 17, 2009 10:23 |  #4

Horizon isn't level and it neatly splits the image in half, which is not recommended from a composition point of view.

One or two of those pesky tourists might have added impact to the image.


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Aug 17, 2009 21:46 |  #5

I might some more texture to the sand which appears a bit overexposed on my monitor.




  
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Aug 18, 2009 15:39 as a reply to  @ jetcode's post |  #6

howaboutnow wrote in post #8473693 (external link)
Why take out all the people and boats?

joedlh wrote in post #8473895 (external link)
Horizon isn't level and it neatly splits the image in half, which is not recommended from a composition point of view.

One or two of those pesky tourists might have added impact to the image.

+1 on the framing.

Sorry to say it, but I think for all that you did to this, it strikes me as quite boring. I also do not understand taking out everything from the image.


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Aug 20, 2009 06:17 |  #7

Thanks for the comments guys... my reasoning behind cloning out the tourists and the many boats was to create more of a post card type shot. I didnt want it to be tainted into looking like a happy snap that I would have been disappointed with.

As for the levelling of the horizon, I didnt even notice that! and I also corrected the slight inconsistent colouration of the sky due to the clumsy use of a CPL. I have cropped out a little bit of the sky to bring it a bit closer back to the rule of thirds.

Here is the result:

IMAGE: http://shines.smugmug.com/photos/625174439_YES2L-XL.jpg

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Aug 26, 2009 21:52 |  #8

Do you have photoshop CS4? If so you should try to do a content aware scale and squish in the sides to make the image more balanced possibly. Worth a try.


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Aug 26, 2009 21:54 |  #9

Looks awkward the stitching... My eyes are drawn to it and it bugs me. Sorry.




  
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Aug 27, 2009 14:59 |  #10

only thing i think it needs is me and some corona!

very nice shot! headed to the beach next week myself and hope to get some good shots as well!


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Aug 27, 2009 18:10 |  #11

I think it's beautiful! :)




  
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Aug 27, 2009 19:37 |  #12

hawkskins wrote in post #8534815 (external link)
I think it's beautiful! :)


I second that!




  
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