Am I done yet? PP & general C&C

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  1. RobNZ

    RobNZ TPF Noob!

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    After a bit of PP critique if you wouldnt mind.

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    Ive done about as much as I think it needs, other than possibly bringing the green out in the trees on the left?

    The rocks are nice and sharp at 100% and the background is suitably sharp enough I think.

    Maybe do something with the ghosting surfers?

    Bring out a little more saturation in the ocean?
     
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    artoledo TPF Noob!

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    Its a pretty cool shot but my only critique would be that it looks crooked. Maybe its just my eyes.
     
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    Scatterbrained Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That might be the beach "horizon line", it looks like it falls to the left while the mountains behind are relatively straight.

    Looks good to me.
     
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    WOOOOOW i hope you dont mind i saved this pic its great!!!

    btw so not crooked!!
     
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    cailinp TPF Noob!

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    beautiful!
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It looks slighty crooked to me. Look at the trees, they all lean to the right. Same with the buildings. Plenty of visual cues.

    Whats going on in the rocks is amazing. I'd almost tell you to crop out the buildings.
     
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    Geaux No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That was going to be my suggestion. Crop it off at the coast.
     
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    Nice shot! I don't know how much green Iwould bring out in the trees on the left, it may get distracting. Maybe straighten it.

    I like how you inlcuded the rocks in the foreground, leading to the water, which I imagine crashing to the shore, which then leads my eye to the village, then to the mountians beyond. Nice!
     
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    There is a psuedo false horizon caused by the beach being a bay but not obvious from this angle, but quite a few people have now mentioned something is not quite right or appears that way so I will tweak it.

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    Thanks, I was thinking of at least dropping the cut off building to the right.

    Tried that look, it would lose its local feel, Norfolk pines are the visual clue leading a local to take a second look and go "hey, I know where that is".

    My composition on site was pretty much exactly as you described, looks like I pulled it off.

    I will repost an adjusted version a bit later today.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    I think it needs a bit more local contrast. It needs just a little bit more "sparkle". The lower tonal values all seem too close to one another. It's a lovely time of day, but that time of day feeling is not quite coming through as realistically as I would like to see it coming through. it's "close", but not quite there in terms of conveying that twilight time of day feeling. I think maybe if there were some larger dark-toned areas and just a bit more contrast between the lower tonal values that this thing would just leap to life.
     
  11. RobNZ

    RobNZ TPF Noob!

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    At first I was like "what the hell you talkin bout willis", then I was like Google is my friend and 5 minutes later this is the result along with horizon straighten of about .25 of a degree and used a grid overlay to check a few lines.

    So the images, the latest tweaks first, followed by the original from above and the actual untouched original from RAW.

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    Are we done now? Lol.
     
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    Great shot !!!
     

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