C&C Sunset shots please.

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  1. matt62485

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    Please give me input here. Don't laugh at me! its only my second time actually attempting to shoot a sunset. I feel better about this set than my previous one but still not 100% satisfied.

    I was on a floating dock. yes, I know, but it's the best position I could get to before the sun went down.

    Please C&C! :confused:

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    I think you did pretty goo, honestly.

    #1 - I like this, but I'd like to see the Clam facing the other way.

    #2 - I like the composition, but the boat is a big distraction IMO.

    #3 - It needs a bit more contrast and straitening the horizon.

    #4 - I like the pastel colors. Excellent composition.

    #5 - I like the composition, but I prefer a cooler WB.
     
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    thank you sir.

    1. yea, now i see it... it looks better like in the second one

    2. i wanted to try it, i like it, but i see what ur saying :(

    3. ill play with it, i noticed the horizon after... noob mistake

    4. thanks! i like this one

    5. thanks a lot. i like the warm in this one personally. i like a cooler WB myself, but it was very very warm colored out at this time of the sunset. very orange :D
     
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    The more I look at your last two, I really do like BOTH! Great job though! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: - for each photo. :mrgreen:
     
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    To add to the above post: the white balance of your first two photos is off (you could like it this way, but I suspect the photo would look much nicer if the clamshell wasn't quite so blue).
     
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    Oh, btw, I disagree with his number one. I like the clamshell opening to the edge. It's adds a bit of tension. I also like the curve of the clamshell leading into the purple bokeh.
     
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    ^ its slightly off but not much. i like the cooler affect here. the clam is actually a grey-ish blue tint to it. and the sky at this time added to it. then a little PP to make the purple pop. thanks though!
     
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    Thank you! and thanks for your input! ill make some re-edits with some warmer first two for fun :mrgreen:
     
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    LOL!!! I look at this as a bird or wildlife. The open clam looks like a bird's beak! :lol:
     
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    i understand both of you guys points, but I agree w. you here. I wish I'd had paid more attn to that, but oh well. :thumbup:

    Thanks again!
     
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    Here's one for Harmony

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    Boy, that's a tough call. I like the cooler colors of the first, but I think the clam on the second is probably more natural.

    You know, you could use a Layer Mask for just the clam.... ;)
     

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