Wandering on the breakwater...

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  1. slacker(jedi)

    slacker(jedi) TPF Noob!

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    a couple shots i took while moseying around on the waterfront the other day.

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    tell me what yah think!
     
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    I really like the last one. The jogger really makes the shot. I think it would also work if most or all of the watter was cropped out. Leaving just the horizon, people, sky & clouds. But it's pretty good as is.

    Nice work.
     
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    yeah, I thought so too. I tried it though, and didn't like it.
     
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    This is one of the few times where a split horizon actually works for me. It draws my attention to the horizon line, which is normally a distraction, but here it leads me to the runner.

    I'd probably take out that second figure, just so the jogger could be alone.

    Damn cool pic!
     
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    I like it cropped right at the water line, the standing figure removed, and burning in the stuff at the left so it blends in with the black.
     
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    mmm, that is kinda nice.

    kinda feels like there's something missing tho. i think (for me) this crop needs a more spectacular sky, or something else. i'll go try this again when the mountains are clear...
     
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    here's another like that. do you think the lensflare detracts from it?

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    Yes, I love the cropped version. Maybe it could use something to liven up the open sky area...like a NIKE swoosh. I could see this as a full page ad in Sports Illustrated.

    The new one, ya, the lens flare bothers me as well as the curved horizon (probably from barrel distortion).
     
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    actually, that one's from a slightly different angle... i think that COULD be the shape of the breakwater you're seeing there...

    thanks all for the useful and encouraging replies!
     
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    Guess I'm the odd one out but I really like the first one.
     
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    I like the uncropped version. It fills your eyes, and the jogger is so striking!!

    Neat work!!!
     
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    My fave is the 1st one, cropped to just above the bottom stone to make it kinda square. Getting the "clutter" out of the foreground really makes this a nice shot.

    I like the cropped version of the last one also.
     

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