Sunset At The Bay

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  1. photogmatt

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    This one was taken on a recent vacation to Negril, specifically on bloody bay beach. Sb-600 bare(I think 1/2 or 1/4), high and to the right of the model. Flash triggered with Skyport. My model (my wife) was getting bitten by some bugs they call no-see-ums (as was I) so she was in no mood to let me experiment for a few hours. I was disappoint because I severely underexposed it, but after a few hours of working on it, I feel like I made it pretty good.

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    In my opinion, it's pretty good.
    you can tell she's a little uncomfortable, her expression reads a little bit like "are you done yet?"
    but if I was getting bitten by bugs that I couldn't see.... well, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have even managed to pull that off. :)
     
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    Another from the same series. Not as underexposed as the previous, but still underexposed.

    Again I invite any C&C, helps me get better.
     
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    I agree with Lynzimarie about the expressions, but that's minor. Overall I think the images are very good. Yes, a bit underexposed, but I wouldn't change them any further. IMHO, this works just the way it is, and says, "Night shot" In #2, the only suggestion I hae is that the shadow on her right cheek is a little large and distracting - a reflector would have solved this perfectly, but other than that, great job, esp the catchlights in her eyes!
    (Oh and level your horizons! ;) )

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    I think she looks sassy in this image. I hope you don't mind, I did a bit of tweaking. I used PS Actions but you can do the same with a levels layer and then another levels layer masked. Oh and don't forget a saturation bump. I used "Digital fill flash" and " Smokeless burn" both are from AV2.

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    Thanks for the feedback. I thought the horizons were pretty level, enough not to be an issue. The first was really bad to begin with, so I did what I could with it without cutting off the model. The 2nd I didn't think it really needed it, but I do see what you mean when I look harder at it. I'm with you on the fill light on the left side for sure. It's one of those things where I say to myself, if I could only go back and...

    Expression, I like the 2nd expression better than the first. I'm lucky she was still sitting there long enough for me to even take these. :lol:

    amber:
    I don't mind that you messed with it a bit. To me it's too overdone with your manipulation, but to each their own. ;)
     
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    I like the composition but the model isn't into it.
     

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