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Old Jul 9, 2010, 11:41 PM   #1
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Took a walk on the beach the other night with the E500 and the kit 40-150. It's only half a mile or so down from us and from time to time we've seen Grey Whales and occasionally Orcas. This time, I just wandered throught the driftwood taking random shots. Lots of it there, a favourite pastime for the kids is to build forts. Fun stuff.

Not sure what I think of these, I haven't quite captured what I had in mind. You guys know what I mean! But it was so much fun and relaxing, time flew by, I may just have to try again.
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 11:46 PM   #2
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I'd appreciate any comments and critiques.

Oh Couldn't restist the last pic. it's the car door next to me in the sunset. Or the sunset reflecting in the car door...
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 5:34 AM   #3
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I'd appreciate any comments and critiques.

Oh Couldn't restist the last pic. it's the car door next to me in the sunset. Or the sunset reflecting in the car door...
Hi Ken,

I'm envious of the fact that the shoreline of the Northwest coast has so much more character than what I typically find, here on the Cape. Not only do you folks have the mountains to shoot but you have lots of interesting structure with driftwood being just one.

My favorite is the 3rd frame. I like the rich color of the evening light reflecting off the wood. It's also interesting to me as it looks like an animal - perhaps a dog or seal at rest.

My suggestions are that, personally, I would also like to see a few images with more of the background in the frame to put the driftwood in perspective.

Additionally, I might try taking a few close up frames at more of an oblique angle revealing more of the character of the grains of wood.

All in all, a very nice series. Keep on taking those evening walks with your camera.

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Old Jul 10, 2010, 6:55 AM   #4
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Hi, Ken

I like them also. My preference is to have more contrast than you generally have in the first group. Those look like the lighting was very flat - I would increase the contrast. Just my 2 worth.

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looks like you had lots of fun shooting them Ken, I often look for drift wood for foreground interest when shooting lakes & rivers round here.

I agree with Zig & Ted, If you would adjust the curves or contrast a little that raking evening light would really stand out.

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Old Jul 10, 2010, 2:02 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. They're the sort of comment's I'd been looking for.
It's a nice day today I might head down for a walk just before sunset..

Tried a touch on this one.
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Yeah, Ken. Now it looks much more like a 3-dimensional object. And I really like that image...

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An excellent series Ken!

This one was my favorite, I was too lazy to count, so I just copied it:
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 4:12 AM   #9
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Love the shots. Hope you don't mind but I tweaked #4 to give it more contrast and pop as suggested by another member. Might be too much but I just did a quick and dirty job to give you an idea what might be done with them if you want.

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