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    Waves

    Shooting next to waves is really fun, I recommend it. Here are some shots I took a little while ago (I feel I'm a little chaotic in the way I post my photos - there's no chronological order...). Anyway, I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    1. Wave kids I
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    2. Wave kids II
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    3. Engulfed
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    4. Exhaustion
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    Re: Waves

    Quote Originally Posted by manthos View Post
    1. Wave kids I
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    I think this is a wonderful image. I love how you have used and managed the light.

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    Re: Waves

    Thanks Donald.

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    Re: Waves

    Hi Giannis, although they all have a story to tell, I love the energy and depth in the first one.

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    Re: Waves

    Thank you Frank.

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    Re: Waves

    Hi Giannis,

    I thought I'd let someone else have 'first go' at these, they have, so now I have some ideas ....

    Wave kids I
    If possible, I might have shot with a little more space at the top of frame
    There's a bright, horiontal line in top right corner I would clone out
    Also something pale that extends to top edge of frame, just left of centre - I'd probably clone that out to or at least feather it to the frame edge, or 'disconnect it' from the wave top

    Wave kids II
    Good composition, just two things I'd clone on this;
    the concrete portal in distant background, the sunlit sstraight edges don't fit with the image
    there's a larger bright stone almost dead centre that attracts the eye too much

    Engulfed
    This one just doesn't do anything for me; although I wonder why he's down there in the surf at that angle, but perhaps the answer is in the next one ...

    Exhaustion
    This makes far more sense, although I am wondering why he's so tight to the edge of the image, I'd leave more room.
    I love the way the wave goes into the bottom left corner and leads the eye to the poor chap.


    The subject placement on 1 and 4 makes me think it is deliberate, so you may, and are perfectly entitled to, feel my comments aren't to your taste.

    Wave shots are all about timing and yours is spot on.

    Hope that helps,

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    Re: Waves

    Thank you very much for the feedback Dave. Be sure that I think over all of your suggestions.

    About the subject placement you mention, I'm experimenting a lot lately on different ways to compose an image - especially when I'm shooting people. Some of them work and some of them don't as it may be the case with #4.

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    Re: Waves

    Quote Originally Posted by manthos View Post
    About the subject placement you mention, I'm experimenting a lot lately on different ways to compose an image - especially when I'm shooting people.
    That's how we learn.

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