Photo Critique for a buddy.

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  1. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm trying to convince a buddy of mine to common over and join TPF. With his permission, I'm posting a few of his pics from his gallery for feedback ( all in seperate threads ). So folks... lets see some good feedback for my buddy. Its open season.. he's open to any type of comments good or bad.

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Again this is a pretty good shot. I think it might benefit from a little cropping though. I'd crop the bottom a lot closer to the boat, showing only a little space below the boat.

    To take it even further, I might crop out the band of clouds at the top. This would leave just the boat, the shore line & the sun. Then maybe a little off of the right side if that is too much of a panoramic.
     
  3. meotter

    meotter TPF Noob!

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    thanks for the comments, i can see what you mean with the cropping...
     
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    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    correct the horizon line to true horizontal.

    nice shot! :thumbsup:
     
  5. meotter

    meotter TPF Noob!

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    how would you go about correcting the horizon line? image rotation?
     
  6. Osmer_Toby

    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    exactly. rotate image about 5 degrees ccw, recrop.
     
  7. canonrebel

    canonrebel TPF Noob!

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    If you have access to PhotoShop........

    In PhotoShop,
    Click and hold on the Eyedropper Tool until drop-down menu appears.

    Select Measure Tool from that menu.

    With the cursor, trace the perpendicular spar on the boat's sail with a straight line for about half the length of the spar.

    Click on Image in the menu bar |

    Select Rotate Canvas from the DDM

    Select Arbitrary from the DDM (drop-down-menu)

    Click OK.

    This will give you a perfectly horizontal horizon on the first attempt.
     
  8. canonrebel

    canonrebel TPF Noob!

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    This must have been a nice scene.

    IMHO, the photo is at least 1 stop under exposed. There is no detail in the boat or the sail. The under exposure lends to the sunset effect, but it's not a true sunset because the sun is too high above the horizon.

    With a little constructive cropping, this photo would make a statement for a siloutte. But I'm unimpressed with silouttes and that's why I would open up the shadows.

    essentually, I'm uncomfortable with inadaquate detail in shadows.
     
  9. meotter

    meotter TPF Noob!

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    thanks for the instruction on how to rotate it :) i had no idea you could do that (or how to do it), here's the stupidest question... what's a spar?
     
  10. Osmer_Toby

    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    hey, that technique is new to me, too, reb. thanks man!
     
  11. voodoocat

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    Shouldn't be... it's the first tip in the photoshop tips thread :p
     
  12. Osmer_Toby

    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    ok, so i'm an idiot :lol: - i never checked out the sticky!
    that's a cool tip, i'll be using it for sure.
    i gotta check that sticky out more often, though it looks like it cooled off some. we gotta drum up more business for that forum- i love learning shortcuts like this :D
     

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