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Old Feb 12, 2005, 7:15 PM   #1
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Could have been an interesting shot.
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Could have been an interesting shot.
It's a nice snap. What don't you like about it?
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 7:35 PM   #3
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The word 'snap'. Says it all. It was another shot that I bracketed. Practice. I'm not sure what I don't like about it. What's wrong?
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I like the contrast of buildings and boulders with a water divider; nice mix of colors too. The one thing I see that might improve the symmetry would be to move a bit higher or to the right so the large boulder in the left foreground has a bit of water between it and the shorebreak in the background. Right now the overlap of the foreground boulder and the background shore breaks up the continuity of the water somewhat.

Taking the shot at a higher tide level might help too.
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The word 'snap'. Says it all. It was another shot that I bracketed. Practice. I'm not sure what I don't like about it. What's wrong?
It's a nice shot. Do you like this better? I used a PS action that emulates velvia film stock, and sharpened it up a tad. This is one of those ones where a wide angle lens would help. Also the 4:3 aspect ratio (nearly square, same aspect ration of your tv...) doesn't lend itself to landscapes they way 35mm (and 6x9 medium format) does. A near-square is better for portraits, macros etc. You might want to consider leaving some extra headroom so you can crop it to a 16:9, more rectangular aspect ratio (like a movie aspect ratio, wider, thinner...) which is better for landscapes. That's why those old westerns were shot in "Cinemascope", which was basically a long, thin aspect ratio to more dramatically capture those sweeping vistas and planes.

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Old Feb 12, 2005, 8:20 PM   #6
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the overlap of the foreground boulder and the background shore breaks up the continuity of the water somewhat.

Taking the shot at a higher tide level might help too.

I see exactly what you mean.
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 8:22 PM   #7
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I cropped out a trash can to the left. But your right. I left the tripod at home too.
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 8:27 PM   #8
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Another suggestion is to use the HDTV setting for landscape type shots. It is a 16:9 format.
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 8:29 PM   #9
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Hmm. Was wondering what that was. Tripod, WA, filter,manual - on tomorrow's walk.
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 12:17 AM   #10
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WHoa, I take it they aren't worried about bigish waves jumping into the living-rooms.

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