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31st October 2011, 04:00 AM
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.
Thanks in advance
31st October 2011, 04:12 AM
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.
Last edited by jeeperman; 31st October 2011 at 04:26 AM.
31st October 2011, 04:42 AM
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.
31st October 2011, 04:46 AM
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
31st October 2011, 04:50 AM
31st October 2011, 05:20 AM
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
31st October 2011, 05:27 AM
I don't mind at all. It certainly reduced the haze.
Thanks for your input and the link. I will work through it
31st October 2011, 05:42 AM
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.
31st October 2011, 05:54 AM
Thanks you very much. That help me a lot
31st October 2011, 06:50 PM
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
31st October 2011, 10:40 PM
Bases on your feed back I have come up with this