Beach Picture

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  1. siv

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    what do you guys think? the only thing i don't like about it is that i wish i had had my g/f stand in it about 100 ft away to the left with this gigantic wedding bottom skirt thing she had...oh well.....
     
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    I'm probabely not the one to critique landscapes, but I'll give it a go.

    The leading lines lead nowhere... just out of the image. And the horizon line cuts the image right in half.

    But I don't honestly know how else to handle this... I love the foreground, and I find the sky interesting, especilly how it contrasts the surf!

    Thanks!

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    You need some forground stuff, and I think its a lille to dark..
    Im only being harsh cause its the critique gallery, not normal gallery :) so I always try to find problems :)
     
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    I like the contrast a lot, but I think it lacks in subject matter. Nothing really draws you into the picture and keeps you wanting to look at it. Your idea about having your g/f stand in it would have been excellent. If you have the opportunity try a reshoot, I think it would be awesome with more of a subject :)
     
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    yeah, i wanted you guys to be critical...don't worry about that.
    like i said, it's a little bland because of the lack of subject matter. i rarely take landscapes, not really my forte, i just wanted some photo peoples' opinions.
     
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    what he said! that's exactly my thoughts too. The GF in the wedding dress thing could have made this pic just about perfect!

    i'd also try to keep the horizon out of the center of the pic, it does split it in half. I think you can crop a little off the bottom as it's mostly shadow anyway. that will at least stop this photo from being split in half
     
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    here, i cropped it some, what do you think now?
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    i definately think i like the cropped version more.
     
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    OoOoooo.... nicer :)
     
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    I like the cropped version. I also don't think it necessary to have any other subject - nice mood as is.

    Tuna
     
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    I have to agree with earlier posts - I really like the mood of the shot, but it either needs some foregound detail, or preferably with those leading lines, some focal point way off to the far left.
    Is the grain the result of your black and white extraction? (Assuming this is digital!)
     
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    yeah, this is digital. to get that grain effect i just threw the contrast way the hell up, and messed with the curves for a while, i had to do it on both the sky and the ground. here's the original (so you can get an idea of what i did): [​IMG]

    edit: now that i look at that, i kind of like it light....but as a different photo. i mean, i like it really dark and contrasted, but i also kind of like it bright...hmmm....
     

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