Lifeguard Stands

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  1. ArtByQJ

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    Last week I was vacation in Florida - Miami,Ft. Lauderdale and the Keys! Here are a couple of the life guard stands.

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    When I saw the first one, I thought to myself "he should try and shoot this at the end of the day". Then I saw the last one, which is exactly what I had thought you might want to try.

    With lifeguard stands as cool as these, this is a neat idea for a series.

    (Watch your horizons... they are a tad crooked.)
     
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    Thanks invisible. I think I will try to shoot more on my various beach visits throughout the year.
     
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    I like #3. The absense of the people.
     
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    Number 3 is definitely my favorite, the other two have too much background distraction. I like the composition in all three.
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys. I think they are all cool, but I agree about the background distractions, I think that's what makes the 3rd one my favorite. Will try to work on that going forward!
     
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    the last 1 is the best~ perfect timing heh ;P
     
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    Last is the best followed by the first; middle one has too much a busy back settings.
    See in all the three i perceive a tilt which may please be corrected

    Regards :D
     
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    in the unedited version the horizon is straight but the lighthouse stand is crooked... i thought having the subject straight would bet the least visually offensive ... but now im conflicted... thoughts ?
     
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    crooked water is something really unnatural, although also a crooked main subject might be annoying. You may try to work a little with the lens distortion controls in Lightroom, maybe you may be able to repair it. Or redo again with a longer focal length (staying far). But the idea is good (the last in particular).
     
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    I'll echo what others have said about #3.

    However, I do like #1 too. The vibrancy of the colors on the tower, flags, and people is really great. I think it could be tweaked to have a straighter horizon, but otherwise, a good job.

    #2 is interesting, but the background is too distracting for me (repeating geometric shapes of the windows, tents, etc). If you can, you should shoot this from another angle or with narrower DOF. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks! I would love to go back to So. Florida!
     

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