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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    This is a discussion forum section Cody, not a critique section.

    Posting in one of the Gallery sections will get you more feedback as will posting the photo rather than just a link.
     
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    speedlite430exii TPF Noob!

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    Yes, will change location. Am new to forum so did not know. Cody.
     
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    Another thing you did that I used to do. Not many people like clicking links, post photos directly you get alot mroe feedback.
     
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    Time of day is the main thing I'd change .. the sky is boring, shooting close to sunset or sunrise would help a lot, or wait for a more interesting day, weather wise.

    But for this actual image, a curves adjustment in an S shape would add contrast and saturation, which might help.
     
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    I'll critique it here. I don't mind.

    I think it's a decent image with a nice interplay of dynamic lines created by the masts and ropes streaming from them. I like the tension created by the boat leaning off the right side of the composition, it is a brave composition and it works somehow.

    Here are the areas I personally and subjectively feel need improvement. I think the colors are too drab. I'm sure the actual scene gave a better impression color wise than this photo does. I feel like this image is practically straight out of the camera and to me is like wet clay--it needs to be shaped further, defined, and hardened into a your vision.

    I was bored with free time, and for fun, I processed your image to my personal liking. I took it into Camera Raw and adjusted the black point, contrast, vibrance setting and added a graduated filter. In Photoshop RGB mode I further added vibrance to areas in specific amounts. I converted the image to the L*a*b* color mode and adjusted the luminance in select areas and saturated the color channels to specific areas with masks.

    It's not perfect but I feel it makes the image come to life more and brings out the forms better.

    edit: I added an amber cast to simulate the warmer color temperature of sunset.

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