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Old Jul 21, 2012, 9:37 AM   #1
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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Beautiful setting, nice colors, rule of thirds.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 12:28 AM   #3
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Good color & sharpness, but the horizon needs to be leveled and I feel the composition is a little weak. Maybe try a different crop, I'm not sure what it needs. As it is now, the palm tree is more of a distraction than a subject of interest.
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Think the composition is weak. Not sure what you are trying to express. Think there is to much foreground greenery. And the road is a bit distracting, cropping some of i out would help I think.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 6:39 PM   #5
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I did a crop, and straightened, less forground.
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the second version is much better compositionally, but the colors need some work... everything seems to dark and muted, no "pop". try brightening things up a bit, and maybe adding some vibrance and saturation and a bit more mid-range contrast...
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brightening up the shadows and increase a bit of saturation would help the second version. I would give it a hair more to the right not to cut off the palm tree.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 3:25 PM   #8
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Thanks for help fellows, I'm new at this, I made some changes with PSE10
The broken branch on the palm is starting to bother me, will that be difficult to remove using PSE?
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scale back the yellow just a bit, it took out some of the blue in the water and sky. Looks more like the Andaman sea then the pacific ocean water.
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