Hands Across the Sand

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  1. ababysean

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    Hands Across the Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations. This movement is not about politics; it is about protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry. Let us share our knowledge, energies and passion for protecting all of the above from the devastating effects of oil drilling.

    Given that... which photos are better? The ones with just the people in focus?

    Or do they all suck?

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    The biggest problem I see with the Out of Focus ones, is that they obviously look fake. I think with the first one, if it was done in camera instead of photoshop, it would look more natural. The one with the people standing (woman holding sign), I don't think you could have done that in camera the way you've attempted to photoshop it.
     
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    the ones where you did the blur yourself look bad. they are so obviously fake.
     
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    ok so how about the other ones?
     
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    the shots with good focus throughout the entire range are pretty good. I like the colors in the last shot, nice and vivid. It would of been better without the dark pier on the side.
     
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    The pier is kind of a landmark for the area.... that is why I got it in the picture.
     
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    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #4 is good. Might be better with a pano type crop. If you shopping In people it might be good to shop in an oil rig in the water. It would tell the story you are trying to convey.
     
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    I am not shopping in people....
    They were really there! haha
     
  9. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It would still look better without it.
     
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    Shooting the people with the natural environment is sort of where you are going with this theme. The big picture with the people and environment would be well complimented by closer shots showing the human emotion of the event.

    Shooting the pier can be another theme for later.
     
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    #1 is pretty good. I like the diagonal lines in the pier. Needed better focus throughout the image, though.
     
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    I think you did a good job on all the shots, including the fake Tilt & Shift look ones--those look okay too. I like least the over-saturated nature of the later shots, but then again, I really loathe oversaturated photos. The pier adds scale to the photos, and so it's a natural way to show the size of he line of people. I think Bitter just inhaled a little too much silver dust last night while working on a new ring design (the vacuum that sucks up the powdered silver dust that drops off the file on stuff held at the bench broke down, from what I heard..).
     

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