Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by A4Effort, Oct 12, 2008.
Decided to go to the beach a little today with the girlfriend. Here are some pictures from the day.
Any wanna C+C
they look great.. awesome colors
The first one's great, really nice serene atmosphere there. The second one I feel would benefit from a composition that didn't put her dead centre. On another note, both shots look like they need straightening to me.
Thought it might be fun to see it squared up a bit and with a slightly different take on the post. -Shea
I do agree the picture needed some straightening.
Ls3D: I do like that better, thank you for that edit. How is the straightening done? I only have GIMP software for now. CS3 is coming soon.
I dragged a guide from the ruler then CTRl-T (transform), then right clicked to choose skew.. acquiring the proper transform gizmo (mouse cursor icon) I simply skewed both ends towards the guide. One could rotate as well, best done before crops. I also tried to increase the dynamic range in my edit...
Funny if I crushed the levels I could see you girl in red there... Great shot!
Sorry, but I'm not a fan. The horizons need straightening. I think the silhouette ned at least a little information, it's just too black and the transfer areas feel so harsh. Whatever is going on in the left horizon in pic 1 is way distracting. And I like taking them too, but yoga on the beach shots are way played out.
I guess to each his own. Personally I do not think yoga shots on the beach are played out but once again that is a personal opinion and Im not going to argue it. Take it easy though, Im just a beginner.
Thanks a lot Shea for the help.
whoa... what happened... did you like massively change these since you first posted them?
I deleted the other two pictures because they did not carry the same emotion. I went into Gimp and played around a bit. :mrgreen:
ah, ok, so I'm not losing it... well not relative to this anyway.
They're fine. I don't think the new edits did much for them, however.
Personally, it looks to me like you had a reasonably neat subject and didn't QUITE nail it in your composition/framing... they're fine, but I think they could have been better.
I think the second one is closer overall, but I would have picked a zoom level betweem the two I think and would have positioned her differently in the frame.
Interestingly, I'm also bothered by the lack of shape to her... it's not as graceful of a pose or something... I think I might have gotten her to turn a hair to the right so I could see the shape of her breasts against the light... and I'm suspecting she was wearing shorts and a shirt or something... not sure ... can't tell... just doesn't look quite right.
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