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?
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.
Donald, I don't see a tail fin, I see widely splayed legs like someone knocked off their feet.And ... I have to ask. Is that really a tail fin? Have you been getting creative in post-processing?
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.
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..
Last edited by Dizzy; 14th August 2011 at 05:24 PM.
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!
+1 for the fin.
Crop it square and exclude the other leg to really get peoples imagination running wild....
Well, I like it. What about everyone else?
Very good work and collaboration on the 3rd edit, guys. Nice shot, Giannis.
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?