Blackpool beach

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    A couple from a beach in Blackpool. Did some post processing (first time using Photoshop).


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    (2)

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    Looking for comments/criticism on anything, and especially on the composition :)

    Thanks,
    Kin
     
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    I have the EXIF data, if that helps:

    1:
    Focal Length: 18mm
    F-Number: F/4
    Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.
    ISO Speed: ISO-200
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Exposure Compensation: -0.7 step

    2:
    Focal Length: 75mm
    F-Number: F/5.3
    Exposure Time: 1/50 sec.
    ISO Speed: ISO-200
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Exposure Compensation: -0.7 step

    I realise I used a large aperture, but I had no choice, as I forgot my tripod...


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    They're both nice compositions and show the potential of the location. But for me they lack atmosphere due to the bright skies. A graduated filter would help a lot here. Without a filter something else to try would be meter off the sky (spot or centre weighted would work as you have sky in the middle of the frames) and then underexpose -0.7 or -1.0. This would leave the f/g too dark but you could recover this in photoshop, especially if you shoot raw.

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    I really like both of them. You done good for your first photoshop :D
     
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    Thanks :)

    I used a Polarizing filter for the first shot, although I'm not sure if I did for the second one.

    For the first picture, I think I agree with you about the bright sky. I'll try to Photoshop it later to see what I can change...
    For (2), the original shot was darker, but after messing around in Photoshop, I prefer the lighter edit.

    And maybe I'll start shooting in RAW instead of jpeg (I'm quite new to post-processing, and photography in general, therefore never saw the point in using RAW)


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    Re-edited version of (1):

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    I think its an improvement, but I still don't like it that much... any ideas?

    No more criticism for (2)...?


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