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p.1 #1 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


For some reason I tend to make images and then procrastinate on the post processing. Here's one from last April. Sunrise is a good time to shoot. A bit of rain in the distance can be good, too. Have fun.







Sep 03, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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p.1 #2 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


I like the subject, and it has impact. It speaks to the emotions.

I like the crop and the fact that you left the shadows dark, but not black. The colors look fine to me in Safari. There does appear to be some noise in the lower right water. Maybe it's just granularity.

The dark area on the left side of the sun beam on the water looks too dark to me, sort of like it was brushed. I might lighten it just a bit.

Overall I really like it.



Sep 04, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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p.1 #3 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


Very nice. I especially like the black sky and foreground. The only suggestion I have involves the composition which seems too centered. I would consider cropping out about half of the black part of the sky and enough of the right side to leave the sun near the thirds position. I do like this as is but feel that cropping would make a stronger image.


Sep 04, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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p.1 #4 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


I shot raw and jpeg. Here's the original jpeg, reduced in size, if you want to give it a go:







Sep 04, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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p.1 #5 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


Beautiful.
Your new view?
I agree that the shadow detail recovery, dialed in a tad as you have done, strengthens the image.
I might do a subtle play on the dark tones in the dark cloud at the top to give it slightly less uniform appearance.

Scott



Sep 04, 2012 at 01:03 AM
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p.1 #6 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


My attempt on the jpg







Sep 04, 2012 at 01:35 AM
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p.1 #7 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


Initially I thought a tighter crop might be better, but now that I see the full image I think I like a wider crop which shows the clouds.





Tight Crop







Wide Crop




Sep 04, 2012 at 03:42 AM
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p.1 #8 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


Well, Jim. I confess sometimes I like the rule of thirds and occasionally I willfully kick it to the curb.


Sep 04, 2012 at 04:19 AM
 

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p.1 #9 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


I understand. I also know you often sacrifice the sky to attain a stronger comp. For this image I like the clouds and feel they add interest. I like my wide crop or even your original uncropped image better than the other crops. These choices often come back to personal preference.


Sep 04, 2012 at 04:36 AM
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p.1 #10 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


To me, the star of the image is the hidden sun. (And yes, I meant that, too. )

BTW, the reason I chose the crop is the balance improves, to my eyes, by including the features on the right that visually balance the interest features in the silhouette features on the right. Hard to explain intuition.







Sep 04, 2012 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #11 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


Yup..all a matter of personal preference. Your hidden sun seems to be a distracting element to me.


Sep 04, 2012 at 05:34 AM
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p.1 #12 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


Distracted by what's hidden.... Ooooookay.


Sep 04, 2012 at 05:39 AM
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p.1 #13 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


Distracted by the bright spot you circled in the upper right.


Sep 04, 2012 at 05:48 AM
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p.1 #14 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


Ah. I like the balance with the boomerang below.


Sep 04, 2012 at 08:29 AM
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p.1 #15 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


Took a stab at it.







Sep 04, 2012 at 01:10 PM
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p.1 #16 · Another from the Kawau Bay series


And here another 180 degrees stab...







Sep 04, 2012 at 03:43 PM





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