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Resort near Cape Town

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-x Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Oct 2010 - 2:48 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/20.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Fish Hoek
Username:DPhillips DPhillips
Uploaded:14 Feb 2011 - 4:16 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Nature photography
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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2011 - 1:02 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I'm sure this is a lovely spot but I think you've tried to get too much into one photo and compositionally it's a bit too busy to take everything in properly. You have the railway line, the rolling sea, the mountains, the beach huts. A railway line can act as a lead-in to the points of interest in the frame, but this one just streaks along the bottom and draws the eye out of the frame again. The eye jumps around the frame from betwen all the various elements, not really able to settle anywhere.

It might have been better to concentrate on fewer elements, such as the beach huts, sea and mountals, and move around and find a nicely balanced composition of all the elements within the frame.

I've uploaded a mofification which is a crop, which is mainly to show how having less elements can be more effective. At the same time I used a curve to brighten most areas apart from the rollers

Just my honest thoughts, hope that's some use

Stephen

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2011 - 10:35 AM

In addition to the above i think WB needs adjusting here a bit too Smile, have done a mod on the original to illustrate the difference

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fudgy
fudgy  448 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Feb 2011 - 8:31 PM

hi dorien

lovely shot ..I like the tracks in the foreground and the little beach houses, lovely shot Smile

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