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an attempt of a simple illustration of a windy day on a sheltered beach - any comments and advise is appreciated - Isabella

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18 - 70mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jul 2010 - 12:00 AM
Aperture:f/22
Shutter Speed:1/20secsec
Title:Hebridean Beach
Username:Bellai Bellai
Uploaded:15 Feb 2011 - 10:54 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Landscape / travel / beach/ sea/ wind
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10979 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2981 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2011 - 11:16 PM

A spectacular image Isabella and a beautiful place.


You exif data shows f/22 at 1/20 second, presumably at 18mm, so if this was not tripod mounted, or the camera on a solid base you were lucky to get it sharp. I understand why the small aperture, but using 18mm you may have got away with f/11 or f/14 allowing for a faster speed.

From the pov of composition, you are best to place the horizon on a third, and perhaps you struggled with this here as you feared losing the nice foreground rock. Moving further back and shooting from a lower pov would have helped.

It does benefit with adding some sky at the top to place the horizon on a third, and ive done this in a mod; also cropped space from the right and added space to the left to get the rock into a better position. I have slightly reduced contrast to lighten overall, and reduced saturation just a touch.




Hope this is helpful,



Regards



Willie

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Bellai
Bellai  6 Scotland
16 Feb 2011 - 12:11 AM

Hi Willie

very perceptive - I think this is a marked improvement - thank you very much

Regards

Isabella

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