Moving water

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  1. Remi M.

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    I feel as if tho this photo could use a little more work with the lighting. But I'v hit a wall as to what to do. Any comments would be apreciated.
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    wow, it looks like it will be painting ...
     
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    I think the shot works well, the moving water gives it a nice feeling. I would probably remove the two signs on the bridge and the little table thing on the bank. I don't know what you could do with the lighting, using a flash wouldn't help.
     
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    Looks great but I agree remove the signs and I would try to bring out those faces a bit more. If your shooting in RAW, make two images one with the correct water exposure and the other with an exposure that brings out the face. Use a layer mask to combine them. overall though I love the composition.
     
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    Cropping some off the left (and the bottom to be proportional) removes some of the dark part. I think it also feels a little more balanced. I think you picked a great spot and I like the long exposure. I agree about removing the signs, too.
     
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    Thank you all for the suggestions. I removed the signs and the bench. Although I didn't think I could actualy remove the bigger sign. Is it noticable that it was taken out? I don't know how to use masks yet so I used the burn/dodge tool to light the face on the left a little more. Other than that I tweaked the saturation a little bit, removed some noise, and got rid of the low hanging branch in the foreground. Let me know what you think.

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    well done Remi. I personally prefer the original, as it's more natural and isn't so clean (i see the edited shot being used as a poster, but not the original.) I just prefer shots that are the way they were originally taken without things taken out intentionally.

    nice editing job though! :)

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    AWESOME shot!! :)
     
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    I can see where the bench was taken out on the beach - the light sand color under the bench looks odd. Maybe if you clone off the dark shaded sand just to the left of that spot...

    I like how you went back to the site, removed the signs, and took another picture! LOL - I can't tell anything was previously there at all... how'd you do that?!
     
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    Nicely redone "Remi M" Not perfect, but that comes from experience. The shot now looks much better. Congratulations.
     
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    malweth: Your right about the bench. I should have spent more time on it. As to the signs. I wish I could have gone back to retake this shot but it's half way around the world from where I live. So I had to do it with the clone stamp tool instead :)

    Philip Weir: Thank you. But I would wish to know what is less than perfect about it so I could learn :)
     
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    love the first one, it is real nice
     

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