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    Doing it Hard in the Top End

    This jetty is the subject of many of my photos. I've shot it from all angles but this is taken from a distance with the 200mm in order to get a big round sunset, with an emphasis on lifestyle.. C&C appreciated.
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    Re: Doing it Hard in the Top End

    Perfectly timed in terms of the position of the sun relative to the pier. Brilliant idea to go with the longer length to get that big sun.

    Do you think the people and the pier maybe look a little soft? A bit of selective sharpening on them, maybe?

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    Re: Doing it Hard in the Top End

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Perfectly timed in terms of the position of the sun relative to the pier. Brilliant idea to go with the longer length to get that big sun.

    Do you think the people and the pier maybe look a little soft? A bit of selective sharpening on them, maybe?
    Thanks Donald, I will sharpen them a bit more and see how that looks.

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    Re: Doing it Hard in the Top End

    Exceptional shot, Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdoc856 View Post
    Exceptional shot, Wayne
    Thanks Kevin, it's nice when you go to a place for a specific shot and get a result.

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    Re: Doing it Hard in the Top End

    Hi Wayne,

    Great timing and exposure.

    I agree with Donald, this is a lot softer than it ought to be.
    You must avoid sharpening the foreground water though, or it'll zing and distract, so it must be selective as Donald advises.

    It would also benefit from a very slight anti-clockwise rotation (probably around 1/2 degree), both sea and pier are running 'downhill' to the right.

    I don't understand the thread title though

    Cheers,
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 12th November 2012 at 10:45 PM.

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    Re: Doing it Hard in the Top End

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Wayne,

    Great timing and exposure.

    I agree with Donald, this is a lot softer than it ought to be.
    You must avoid sharpening the foreground water though, or it'll zing and distract, so it must be selective as Donald advises.

    It would also benefit from a very slight anti-clockwise rotation (probably around 1/2 degree), both sea and pier are running 'downhill' to the right.

    I don't understand the thread title though

    Cheers,
    Hi Dave, the Top End is where we live. The Top End of the Northern Territory and as you can see we have a hard life up here. I have added some sharpness, a little more colour and increased the black point. Have left the horizon as I checked that before and happy with it. Hope this is better?
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    Re: Doing it Hard in the Top End

    Unique shot well taken.

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