The Sea at low light.

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  1. Rachelsne

    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    Havent posted a picture in a while so here are two :) I took them when I was doing a some portraiture practice, as the light got very dim I thought I would have a go with some waves and rocks. The beach fasces east so sun set was behind me. Just before Sunset, facing east using a tripod.

    Its nearly rule of thirds :) I really wanted the wave more off center but doing that meant the pole looked out of place, and as the pole is more dominant I left it. What do you think of the sky on this picture? I ended up using the clouds filter and gausin blur and a curves adjustment as the sky looked flat and un apealing, does it look natural still?

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    Exif: Shutter speed 1.0 sec
    Exposure Program Manual
    F-Stop F/22
    ISO 100
    Canon 30d Canon 50mm 1.8


    Ok now this picture I played around with a long border that is a normal printing ratio as the way I cropped the picture is not normal, what do you normally do if you end up cropping strangley?

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    Exposure: manual
    F/stop: f/20
    ISO 100
    Canon 30d with Canon 50mm 1.8
     
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    Lady, these are the best pictures I've seen you take yet. Good work.
     
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    YAY thanks :)
     
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    kellylindseyphotography TPF Noob!

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    Oh one thing you might try- since they appear hazy (though it could be an artistic decision..) is to just do a simple S shape in a curves level. To break the haze.. but totally up to you as the artist of course :)
     
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    dang nice piktures...

    very nice!!!
     
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    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    Ill have to see what it looks like without the haze. I am still learning about curves and but an s curve-i can probably work that one :)

    There has been a forest fire which has been burning for about a month on the north carolina / virginia border, even though its 60 miles away we are always seeming to get the smoke warnings -also the humidity doesnt help with the haze either :)
     
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    those are fantastic!!!
    great job!
     
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    I thought the first one was a painting when I first saw it. I think you went with a perfect shutter speed for that photo. I really like how you cropped the second one also! Very nice!
     
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    very nice.
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I find the first image extremely beautiful, with the light just right and the soft colours and smooth waves giving the capture a dreamy feel. I think the pole adds interest to the photo, much like the unidentifiable thing that can be seen far away on the horizon. (By the way, the horizon seems a tad tilted to the left, but I might be wrong.) Finally, my personal preference would be to chop the bottom 5-10%, as the reflections in the sand distract from the real subject here.
     
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    Very nice :)
     
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    both very nice images....agree with Kelly a slight tweak in curves would introduce more contrast....and the first does indeed tilt slightly to the left.
     

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