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    Re: Energy

    Giannis

    I can see that the inclusion of the foreground helps to show us the size of the wave coming into shore. But I think that such a heavy black band cutting right across just about on the half-way line, does not help the image. Please note - this is only my view of course. Others, including you, may disagree.

    I think the idea of the person being engulfed by the wave and us only getting an impression of him/her behind the wall of water, is excellent. And I feel if you had got closer in on that it could have worked really well.

    And ... I have to ask. Is that really a tail fin? Have you been getting creative in post-processing?

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    Re: Energy

    That is a quite a large black area, I wonder if there is some detail to be had in there.

    I also wonder what it would be like in colour.

    And ... I have to ask. Is that really a tail fin? Have you been getting creative in post-processing?
    Donald, I don't see a tail fin, I see widely splayed legs like someone knocked off their feet.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Energy

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Donald, I don't see a tail fin, I see widely splayed legs like someone knocked off their feet
    Aahh - that's what it is. Must have been my vivid imagination at work!

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    Dave, Donald,

    The black area is a product of my excitement in PP. I love extreme contrast and many times I overdo it. The colours are not very interesting and I felt that they don't add something.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Aahh - that's what it is. Must have been my vivid imagination at work!
    You have a wild imagination Donald! And you gave me an idea!

    A less-contrast version:
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    Re: Energy

    Quote Originally Posted by manthos View Post
    A less-contrast version:
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    YES! That really works.

    I would make one more suggestion for you to consider. Make it a 1:1 (square) image.

    Use the existing top, left and right sides and crop it to a square ratio. I think that retains enough of the foreground to let us understand the context, but cuts out extra/unnecessary foreground.

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    Re: Energy

    I like the second image with the reduced contrast..much easier on the eyes.

    The one fellow looks like he is really getting mashed in that wave..

    Mike
    Last edited by Dizzy; 14th August 2011 at 05:24 PM.

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    Re: Energy

    Love the edit, Giannis, though I think Donald's suggestion for a square crop is a good one. And, FWIW Donald, I thought the leg was a fin, too!

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    Re: Energy

    +1 for the fin.

    Crop it square and exclude the other leg to really get peoples imagination running wild....

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    Re: Energy

    Ok, I couldn't not try it, so here it is, after popular demand:

    Energy

    I guess the next step is to make that leg a real fin! Someone call the experts please!

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    Re: Energy

    Well, I like it. What about everyone else?

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    Re: Energy

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Well, I like it. What about everyone else?
    Indeed! I can feel the spray falling on me, now!

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    Re: Energy

    Very good work and collaboration on the 3rd edit, guys. Nice shot, Giannis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    Very good work and collaboration on the 3rd edit, guys. Nice shot, Giannis.
    Thanks Jiro!
    Last edited by manthos; 13th August 2011 at 10:11 PM.

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    Re: Energy

    With the suggested changes, it's a real winner, Giannis. I just hope the arms and feet don't belong to the same person! Naw, couldn't be. Could it?

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    Re: Energy

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    With the suggested changes, it's a real winner, Giannis. I just hope the arms and feet don't belong to the same person! Naw, couldn't be. Could it?
    Thanks Frank, it was the kind suggestions that made this work.

    You too have a wild imagination by the way!

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