Seagulls on the beach - Lake Michigan

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  1. northman

    northman TPF Noob!

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    My wife and I took a trip to Manitowoc, WI. along Lake Michigan the end of September. The seas were very rough. I kind of like the silvery and dark look to this. What do you think? I worked on it yesterday and like the wide crop.

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    (I decided yesterday the best way to do landscapes is forget about 8x10 or 11x14 etc when cropping. I'd like to try this from now on and try to find a printer to accommadate the odd sizes. It gets so restrictive when cropping for standard sizes.)
     
  2. Brian_barrett

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    I'm sure you've played with all sorts of crops, but my suggestion would be to crop out the dry sand at the bottom and keep only the smooth, rippled (is that a contradiction?) wet sand at the bottom. I'd also suggest leveling the horizon?

    I absolutely LOVE the silvery reflecion on the water (did a polarizer help you get this intesity in the reflection?)

    Brian
     

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