Sunet shot - how to improve

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  1. nagoshua

    nagoshua TPF Noob!

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    I took this shot the other night and im pretty pleased with it, the location is close by so i am going to retake the shot a couple of times, could anyone please tell me the best ways to improve this shot?

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    Wow I like this photo. I might crop the top just below that line on top of the sun . its were it loses some focus. but good quality.
     
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    Good composition. Maybe improve the contrast and increase the saturation.
     
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    I agree, some more saturation. I love the composition though. Sunsets always beg for lots of saturation :D
     
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    "Good composition"

    It's almost a poster child for "the law of thirds". Pretty cool.

    "increase the saturation"

    Yeah, I tend to like saturated sunsets myself (for examples, see my link).
     
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    Im going to throw this out there as well as everyone else the composition is amazing and the colors are great i give major props on this one
     
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    I think more than anything though, this photo really "says" something. What it says, of course, might depend on the viewer
     
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    This is a photo that's just about there.
    The distracting thing for me is that the outline of the head is intersecting the water or shoreline. I would see if you (the photographer) could get even a foot or two higher so that the outline of the person is clearer.

    Just a thought.
     
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    Yeah thats the only bit of the photo that really annoys me, ive messed about on photoshop and this is what ive come up with, any better?

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    I feel those colours are possibly a tad too rich. You can see the distortion around the sun itself (where it is a drastically brighter orangey-red colour) which doesnt look natural.
    This also makes that area look more pixellated.

    I also feel the pose of the person in the first picture is better as it draws the eye into the picture - you know that's where theyre looking.
     

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