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    Sea salt

    Sea salt being harvested in West Bali. The water is evaporated and the salt is crystallized.

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    EOS 5DII, EF 14mm f/2.8L II IS USM ultra-wide angle lens, A priority, ISO 100, 1/1000 sec, Metering mode: Centreweight-average, handheld.

    Your c & c is helpful and would be appreciated.
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    Re: Sea salt

    The horizon line is halfway (between top and bottom edges) which is usually best avoided. But in this case, I don't find that to be an issue.

    I suppose it would be possible to crop a little from the sky and right edge. But that seems likely to lose as much as it gains.

    The straight lines are converging to a distant point on the horizon which gives plenty of depth.

    So yes, I like it.

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    Re: Sea salt

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    The horizon line is halfway (between top and bottom edges) which is usually best avoided. But in this case, I don't find that to be an issue.

    I suppose it would be possible to crop a little from the sky and right edge. But that seems likely to lose as much as it gains.

    The straight lines are converging to a distant point on the horizon which gives plenty of depth.

    So yes, I like it.
    Hi Geoff,

    How about that? Is this what you meant? If otherwise could you show me? Thanks in advance..

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    Re: Sea salt

    Yes Walad, your re edit is exactly what I was intending. You could lose a little from the right side if you wanted to retain the same image ratio; but there is a good argument for leaving the right side and changing the ratio, as you have done.

    This crop makes the horizon appear more distant without losing too much from the clouds; and it moves the emphasis from the sky to the salt working. But either version would be acceptable.

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    Re: Sea salt

    Hi Geoff,

    Thanks for your valuable comments and tips. I really appreciate it very much.

    Btw, with regard to 14mm wide angle lens I find it a little too wide. I have same lens but it's a Samyang Korean made and hardly use. What say you about this lens?

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