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Hi All, Let me share the view I was given on last Sunday Walk on the south coast of England with the stunning view of beachy head cliffs. Hope you like it.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Apr 2013 - 4:42 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:50
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Sunday Walk
Username:pollini pollini
Uploaded:29 Apr 2013 - 9:53 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 10:00 PM

Wow, you picked a good day!
A beautiful seascape so well captured.
Ju

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2869 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 10:20 PM

A lovely scene, and a gorgeous day. The bright sky and reflection from the cliffs caused a need for some exposure balance that Ive done in the mod. The lower area is a touch dull and the image looks great when this is sorted out, and the cliffs have highlights toned down.

Its a wish I was there image.

W

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 10:29 PM

Stunning shot nice bit of processing.
Regards John.

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Mike43
Mike43 e2 Member 3Mike43 vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 5:55 AM

The perfect composition, with the gates which takes you into the picture and the white cliffs, beautiful. I agree a little with banehawi maybe a little more Contrast/Color, but this is just nit picking.
Mike.

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derrymaine
30 Apr 2013 - 7:07 AM

fantastic colors

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salopian
salopian e2 Member 2salopian vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 10:06 AM

Very much a "wish I was there" image. I have to say I much prefer the original colours, as the mod has come out rather yellow ( on my screen ) The only suggestions I can make are that you could crop a little off the foreground grass perhaps and if one of the gates could have been left open ( temporarily!) it would have been easier to "go through" into the scene, but as Mike says this is only nit picking and the original shot is lovely.

Geoff

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 10:38 AM

A classic 'invitation' composition. It asks us in to explore. If you look carefully you have a broad zig-zag leading from the bottom left up into the frame. The edge of the rough grass through to the fence and gate; then left along the top of the foreground; then right along the cliffs, and finally back left over the headland. That leads the eye through the frame, in a gentle, slow, meandering fashion. Very satisfying.
Willie has dealt with brightening the land, I'd perhaps like to lighten the sky a bit, just to distinguish it from the sea. I may have time later.
Moira

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 11:40 AM

I've uploaded a quick Mod - I increased brightness and contrast a bit, and used the burn tool on the foreground grass to bring it forward.
Then I isolated the sky using the magnetic lasso and in colour adjustments I lightened cyan and blue. I think this pushes the sky back into the distance. To my eye overall the Mod gives a better sense of distance. See what you think.
Cheers,
Moira

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom854 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 3:40 PM

Nice in general but missing a complementary colour for me. A person leaning on the fence in brightly coloured coat. Super pictorial record but missing a subject.

Paul

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pollini
pollini  1
30 Apr 2013 - 10:45 PM

Thank you all for your comments. Banehawi, I now see what you ment but your mod seems to be over burnt to kind of orangee yellowish color as salopian says. Mrs woolybill made a good separation which I like better. Paul you opened my eyes yes now I see something catchy and popping is missing there. Next time I will think about that.
Thank you very much for your critique it means much to me.

cheers.

Pavol

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