Beach pic for C&C

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  1. EIngerson

    EIngerson Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm not sure I'm too happy with this one. I posted the SOOC version below. I'm not sure what I could have done better. I always welcome strong strong critique.

    Exposure 1/800
    F/11
    ISO 200

    After some edits in Lightroom 3
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    White Beach, Camp Pendleton by Ingerson"PCD", on Flickr

    SOOC
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    Scene 1 by Ingerson"PCD", on Flickr


     
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    Absolutely
     
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    Meh, I couldn't come up with much. Did you use a filter?
     
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    The picture has REALLY low contrast; that's why it looks so flat. Here's a quick edit I made with the contrast bumped up (I also made a black and white version because I thought it looked better without color): http://i.imgur.com/iifpa.jpg
     
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    Thanks to you both.

    Bossy, I didn't use a filter. It was just an overcast, hazy day.

    harriknight, The black and white was okay, but I apologize, I didn't like your color version at all. Too much saturation. Thanks for the attempt though.
     
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    As such the image lacks contrast, i am afraid... and believe me, i like harrinight's edit... but that could be a personal preference of two

    Regards :D
     
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    Absolutely. Just personal preference. I hope it wasn't taken defferently. Thanks for looking Frequency.
     
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    This is quite beautiful and would make a lovely large print.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Traveler. I guess I'm hung up on the fact that it was a hazy day. I really hoped I had pulled off a better capture than I did.
     
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    Mother Nature is not concerned with you getting a perfect shot.
    If the day was low contrast that is what the image is SOOC - but it doesn't have to stay that way.
    That image can be PPed into a great picture; you just have to see it.

    And that's the difference between taking a picture and making one.
     
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    NIce! I would maybe either reduce brightness.. or even clone out the white roof in the centerline.. I find that to be an eye draw!
     
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