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Old May 16, 2011, 1:41 PM   #1
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Default An Evening by the Sea

Recently I was in Goa, India and took this picture by the sea. The sun was going down and the scene was breathtaking. This is a portion of the Fort Aguada built by the Portuguese in the 17th century.

I am new to photography or rather more interested now than before.

I would like to have valuable comments from the forum members so that I can improve by clicking.

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Old May 19, 2011, 2:00 AM   #2
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Just wanted to request the forum members to reply in regard to my picture above.

Any corrections that could make the picture better or any other thing.

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Old May 19, 2011, 5:55 AM   #3
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Saketb,

The rocks in the forefround, the fort in the midsecton and the horizon in the background convey nice sense of depth to this image.

The lighting however shows a blown-out (overexposed) sky and an underxposed foreground that makes it difficult to decide what is the main purpose (motive) for the picture. You might try reducing the exposure to put the fort in a sillhouette which would render the sky with more of an orange glow which would convey the image of a beautiful sunset. The horizon could also use a little bit of straigtening (counter clockwise rotation).

When I photograph, I try to identify (through the view finder) what the main subject is and what I want to capture which tends to give me some decent results!

Keep posting images here...critiques are a great way to learn.
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The horizon is askew. This is easily corrected in Photoshop. The camera appears to have focused on the center of the shot, on the sunlight reflection in the water, leaving the fort slightly out of focus and underexposed. HDR treatment will probably bring out the detail of the fort, or a person might try the lighting adjustment in Photoshop to lighten the shadows.

The horizon is set roughly at the rule of thirds, which was a good choice to set the fort as the subject, but the exposure puts the focus on the water.

I think the shot can be modified into a keeper with post processing.
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Old May 19, 2011, 2:15 PM   #5
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Thanks a million jelpee & iowa_jim, the comments and suggestions were very inspiring and I can say that today I have learnt something new with my own experiment.

I have attached the same picture with some of the changes as you mentioned. I sharpned a little, worked on the shadows, straightened the picture.

I hope this looks better from your eyes.
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A great improvement!
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A great improvement!
Thanks a lot for the appreciation. Indeed, I learnt some new techniques in post processing.
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