Good, Bad or Indifferent?

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  1. ScottWy

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    What's your opinion of this shot from a recent visit to the beach?

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    Underexposed and hazy. There's a wave that splits the image right down the middle and there is nothing going on in the foreground.
     
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    Between good and indifferent.

    I think some PP could go a long way for bringing it around.
     
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    boost the contrast, brightness, clarity and you might get it all sexy.
    or in PS, add a layer of BW then change it from NORMAL to Soft or Hard Light, you might get decent results as well.
     
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    For as long as it is so dark and little contrasty, it still hovers fairly much over "indifferent", though I do see the potential that is in this photo. It could be worked on in pp so it might become "good" or go in that direction.
     
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    I sort of like darker images, but this is also muddy.

    Tried to lighten it a little, and color burn the darker areas. Also tried a different crop.

    As far as the haze, it was foggy that day. Don't know what to do about that.

    I would be interested in opinions. Did I not do enough brightening and coloring up?
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    Scott

    I think cropping it to make the waves closer or having taken a shot closer to the waves would also help this shot.
     
  8. ScottWy

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    Thanks to everyone for taking the time to leave an opinion.

    I see a few things I did wrong, such as shooting when the light and conditions were wrong, not positioning myself right, and trying it without a tripod. Not to mention PP.

    This started to be a test shot, as I wanted a portrait with the lighthouse as the background. When I did that one, I didn't even notice until later that one of the subjects blocked the lighthouse(!)

    Hoo Boy, I got me some more learnin' to do!
     
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    Your 2nd version is lighter, but it still has a hazy flat quality. Still a lot of mid-tones. It needs more punch. It's far from ideal, but what about the following processing technique... I bumped up the exposure, adjusted the colors, added contrast, added some sharpness, and finally cropped a bit. Some of the whites do get washed out, but it's a different look...

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    Underexposed, hazy, and boring. Editing fixed 2 out of 3 okay.
     
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    second one is nice shot ,, its better than the first one ..
     
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    I like the third version)

    but the first was also good. At first sight it even seemed as if the waves moved)))

    Only one thing in terms of the original photo- make the sky and sand of different grey colors....as soon as one is darker the other is lighter- this is a great picture!!!!
     

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