Pismo Beach Storm - Lighting/Exposure help

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  1. gmarquez

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    I'd like some help on this one. This one was shot about a year ago on my old Kodak point-and-shoot (Kodak DX4530). The shooting mode was fully automatic, and the camera decided to make these choices:

    f2.8, 1/350, ISO who knows?

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    Questions:
    1) How is the composition? Is there too much space given to the cloud (which is very dark)?

    2) Would you consider this under exposed? Or does the darkness help the mood?

    Thanks for any and all input, this is my first photo on the chopping block.
     
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    Answer:
    1) Good.

    2) Lighting is also good.

    Nice capture......I like it.


    One man's opinion.......
     
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    I think you nailed it with a great shot. I like the richness and the extremes in light.

    (ISO=120)
     
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    Yeah the sun on the right justs adds drama to the shot not much else to be said. It would have been nice to not have so much haze on the hills in the back but that is nothing you could have changed.
     
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    I like the mood, and the photo overall. Good work.
     
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    Oh WOW that is an awsome photo
     
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    Wow, thanks for the encouraging words, all of you. I just wish I had my DSLR back then, it was awesome lighting for those few minutes (actually, the best I'd ever seen).
     
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    I have to agree with all the others. I can't find anything that I would change... Yeah... I just looked at it again think of something even small and I can't... I love it.
     
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    BoblyBill/Chris,

    I like the new avatar...is that one of the pictures that you are going to print large?
     
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    I think this picture is perfect as-is. keep up the good work!!!!!!
     
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    Beautiful. California is rich with sites to shoot.
     
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    I used to live in Arryo Grande.
    nice image
     

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