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    I would appreciate some C+C on this shot. The conditions were a little bit windy and so made the sea a bit choppy. I was trying to set up a shot using ND8 filter which I have just bought. Please comment on composition and anything else that might help me.
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    One thing that grabs my attention right off is the horizon. Needs rotation to the left. I like the forground intrest. I think maybe in pp try and cut the haze just a bit. Maybe black clipping points and a little contrast boost. I think there is promise there.
    There is also a small dust bunny just above the mountain ridge far left.

    For me, a shot of waves like this....I would use either a faster shutter to make the wave crisp or a much slower one to smooth them all the way out. Comes down to personal choice though.
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    Paul
    Thanks for you advise . Not sure how I could reduce the haze. Have you got any suggestions? I didn't see the dust top left thanks for that.

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    What PP do you use? I am sure someone that has a better knowledge of your particular program can give you a quick how to. I use Gimp and honestly it still takes me a little to remember how in there. lol

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    Re: C+C

    I generally use CS4

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    Hi John

    I find that the addition of a colour burn layer can reduce the haze effect. I hope you don't mind but here is your image with a duplicate layer added, set to colour burn with Opacity 35%.

    There are a few techniques for haze reduction discussed here

    Cheers Dave

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    Dave
    I don't mind at all. It certainly reduced the haze.
    Thanks for your input and the link. I will work through it
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    Re: C+C

    Hi John,

    Nice image. Well I want to say exactly what Paul said in his first comment.
    Except, I like the way you have captured those waves. This is something different that I have seen.
    In CS4, you can use adjustment layers to take care of the haze. Go to Image>Adjustments> Level & then working with the clips on extreme ends. & pushing up the contrast using curves.
    But I would suggest you to start with straightening the horizon. Select the primary layer & press Ctrl+T and rotate the picture as desired. Hope this helps.

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    Sahil
    Thanks you very much. That help me a lot
    Regards
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    Re: C+C

    Does anyone else find the white triangle an attention grabber?

    I just can't decide if it is good or bad.

    Also, you may want to separate the far shore from the near tree when applying anti-haze or it could lose detail in the blacks.

    There seems a lack of sharp detail 'over there', possibly just the trees in the wind

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    Bases on your feed back I have come up with this
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