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    Winter Beachcombers

    Bit of a grab shot when I saw the suns rays. They were only there briefly. It was that sort of day. For some reason the Metadata has been lost but taken with an Xpro1 and 35mm lens.

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    Thats really nice John, definitely worth grabbing the moment.

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    Agree. And I think the aspect ratio used really helps make this work so well.

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    That, I think, is a very, very good image. Well done, John.

    I think the management of the light is excellent and it is a strong composition.

    Sun rays seem to be in fashion this week. I just posted up this one.

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    +1 to what Donald said. I love the colours too. You can't beat godbeams.

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    Hello John: Great timing for this shot. The "godbeams" (is this really what they are called, as I have never heard that expression before??) seem to be somewhat symmetrical in the way the angle leaves the clouds. I agree that the aspect ratio adds to this photo and enhances the feeling of how vast the scene really is.

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    Thanks all for your generous comments. Saw yours Donald and commented. It is the sort of shot you can't go out looking for. Nature has to provide it. Suzan, the beams are symmetrical but are as taken. Like Donald, I had to move but not so much to achieve the symmetry but to get the people in the right place. The gent and his dog could have been a little further in and was walking in the right direction but had I waited, the "God Beams" (and I've never heard the expression before either) would have disappeared as they did shortly after.

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    Hi John, lighting and color are both great. Nice.

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    Thanks Karm.

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    John,

    A great 'grab' shot and as Donald has said a strong composition.

    My only problem with it is that I see the horizon sloping down slightly to the right but my screen very clearly shows that it's not. A phenomena I have noticed a few times lately and think it's time to put a spirit level on the monitor.

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    Lovely shot John! The colors in this image are just beautiful and really enhance the scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneS View Post
    Lovely shot John! The colors in this image are just beautiful and really enhance the scene.
    Ditto from me.

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    Thanks Graham Shane and Dave for your comments. You had me worried Graham. When I looked, I thought you might be right but I put the cross hairs up on the screen and the horizon is straight.

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    VERY nice John,

    You could always cheat and 'clone/move' the people groups about a bit
    But they are pretty good as they are.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    Not much I can add, John, except to chime in with the chorus.

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    VERY nice John,

    You could always cheat and 'clone/move' the people groups about a bit
    But they are pretty good as they are.

    Cheers,
    It has been known Dave........... Thanks for the comment.

    Thanks Sergio.

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    LOVE this photo. Wow. Does something for me, can quite pinpoint it, but it brings up some emotions. I think this could work well as a monochrome photo, but would probably need some careful dodging/burning/contrast control in various areas to keep the impact.

    BTW, the people in the photo MAKE the photo, IMO. Without them, it would have far less impact.

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    Thank you Matt. My first instinct was mono because it nearly is. But I can't really make up my mind. This is the mono version.

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    love it great tones

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    Re: Winter Beachcombers

    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    Thank you Matt. My first instinct was mono because it nearly is. But I can't really make up my mind. This is the mono version.

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    Thanks for posting this monochrome version. Love it as well. I like both versions equally.

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