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my daughter asked me to put this image she took on, Natalie would like to know what could be done to give it more impact many thanks

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Aug 2012 - 6:32 PM
Focal Length:5.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.2
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.000000
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:hotel and downings bay
Username:williamsloan williamsloan
Uploaded:25 Nov 2012 - 11:02 AM
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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom70 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 11:49 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Was she aware that her f stop was f/4.0?
As you know and can teach her to set at F/11 for maximum
sharpness front to back. (Unless settings for this camera are different - I don't know it's range)
As most members will probably suggest, a good crop to make into envelope shape would be better.
I'd want to clone out some of the debris in water also.
That all being said - it looks a lovely day and it is a very lovely image
of the Hotel and bay. a good advert for Donegal.
I'll upload a mod.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom70 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 11:57 AM

I've done a mod Billy with usual tweaks to light (mid slider to right)
contrast,toned down the brightness, added some vibrance and sharpening.
Cloned out some debris.
No doubt one of the experts can do better adjustments.
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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 12:00 PM

I agree with Kate, and I am uploading a mod as well.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 - 12:16 PM

It looks a beautiful scenery... Sorry I am not very technical, I see I click... But to my eye it looks good... Grin
IB

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paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom825 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 3:09 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

F8 smallest aperture on that camera I think. A nice tidy shot, but the very bland foreground spoils it compositionally. You either need to crop it off, or have an item in there, preferably on the bottom left third, to act as the main subject. A brightly coloured bucket and spade would do the job.

Paul

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9706 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2667 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 3:42 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Its a nice scene Billy. She should sign up for her own account!

So a correction re this aperture and depth of field. This is an appropriate aperture for this shot, as its a compact camera, no an SLR. At this aperture, and assuming the subject is 300 feet away, your zone of sharpness is from 3.5 feet in front of the lens to infinity.


The composition is right on thirds too. Its better to have had something of interest in the foreground here, - Im sure youe seen driftwood etc strategically placed in the foreground, and as theres not a lot there, better to crop some off.


The light was lovely, - the camera doing a decent job, but the burnt clouds are not recoverable. The reflection in the wet sand are really nice.


Ive loaded a mod with a warmer white balance, crop, and slight sharpen.


Hope this helps,



Regards



Willie

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 - 4:20 PM

I recall this scene from my own eyes Billy. Why not get your daughter to create her own account. An accomplished photographer as well
Jim

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