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Old Nov 20, 2010, 2:32 AM   #1
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Default My GF at a beach

We were up in a big Jungle area in Cape Tribulution in Australia with a 4wd car. And just behind the massive Jungle a couple of meters out, you could find these amazing beaches. This time the weather was a bit bad. And my GF was just playing around in the water without knowing that I was taking the photo.

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Old Nov 20, 2010, 4:40 AM   #2
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I think this has a lot of potential. I like the B&W conversion and the area looks lovely. When you've been here a bit longer you will realise my major area to pick up on is horizons, this is about 1 degree out so a quick straighten will help. I would lose the tree that is hovering just above her head and for my taste she is too close to the edge of the frame facing out of it. Also, I would correct the spot at the bottom of the frame that is distracting too.

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Old Nov 20, 2010, 8:09 AM   #3
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Great capture... IMO it would be better if your GF was facing the trees rather than turning her back to it though
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 1:47 PM   #4
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As Mark said, straighten the horizon and lose the bottom spot. Beyond that, the photo is a tad too high key for my taste. Finally, I would prefer your gf to be a bit down and to the left in the photo, forming a triangle with the two trees.
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 2:24 PM   #5
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Nice pick.

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Old Nov 20, 2010, 6:52 PM   #6
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Well, I really like it. As a candid it works great. To be honest, my only critique would be the tree above her head. All n all I like it.
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 7:57 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, I agree with the tree and the spot at the bottom. I just don't understand how I didn't think about that my self. Haha. But thats why I joined this forum. To get better =)

Ordos version looks lovely! =)
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Istvan, anyone who professes to be even an amateur photographer will have to admit to a picture or two of somone sprouting a tree OUT of their head LOL.
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Very good composition, and the B&W works very well. I agree about the spot and the horizon (though the horizon isn't that much of a bother). There is enough separation between her head and the tree for it not be a problem, and it gives a better sense of perspective to the scene.
Ordo's edit appears to shorten the perspective due to the crop, and the sharpening. The b/g probably should have been left soft.

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Just another view point on the tree above her head, could be looked at as meditating on a ""green idea"" at the time..
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