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Bigfootpete Jan 27, 2006 6:48 AM

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Right this is the original pic - and yes the sea is that colour - what would you do to improve it? Crop is first I guess - my best attempt at making it look better follows...

Bigfootpete Jan 27, 2006 6:49 AM

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And after playing with it...Sand and sea don't seem quite right...

creeduk Jan 27, 2006 7:42 AM

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Hard as there is not much to work with here. Colors are right so the shot just does not have a lot to offer. What I did here was take another beach shot with similar but brighter sky and blend the 2 together.

Bigfootpete Jan 27, 2006 11:10 AM

Well the sand and sea look a lot better, but the stakes look a bit ghostly...But definetly an improvement...

creeduk Jan 27, 2006 11:58 AM

Yes there seems very little color information in the posts, I faded them out with a haze on the water, but to make them better would require repainting or adding new ones. they are basically VDark Green and grey no real detail in them.

ferny Jan 27, 2006 3:26 PM

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Giving the rule of thirds a quick go.

VTphotog Jan 27, 2006 8:33 PM

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Though this isn't the Critiques section, I'll take a stab at analyzing, first. Basically, just too much empty space.

Here is an idea for what I would probably do. Cropped, sharpened, and adjusted for exposure a bit. Added a graduated color filter effect from light orange to light blue, bottom to top. Couldn't decide on the helicopter, so left it there.


Bigfootpete Jan 29, 2006 4:51 AM

:lol:That's a seagull - I'll try getting closer to the posts next time - then I can try a different angle as well...Cheers P.

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