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Hi, this has the potential to be a nice photo with a reasonable conposition, but the foreground is underexposed and parts of the sky are overexposed. The photo could have been much better if you had used a graduated neutral density filter to balance the exposure of the sky/land. There's plenty of info on this site regarding ND grads. This would have made you able to see the jetty and would have given the sky more texture and better colour. Hope this helps. Nick
Hi, I look closely at the work of Edward Weston when I was at college and I can see what you are tying to achieve by replicating his work on Peppers and Egg plants, but I think there are two main areas that you should consider if you want to replicate Edward Weston's work. Firstly, his photos were always perfectly sharp, whereas you photo appears to be partially out of focus. Try using a smaller aperature to achive a greater depth of field. Secondly, Weston's photos relied upon the different tones and textures to create an image with high contrast. I think this is something that is difficult to achieve in colour. Try converting your image to black and white and start playing with the contrast. On a more positive note, I think that the lighting you have is very much in the style of weston, with the shadows and the areas of dark and light. Keep up the good work.
Hi, I agree with Willie. Whilst there is nothing wrong with the shot (in fact it is well exposed and a good composition), brilliant photos are often all about having the right conditions, whereas this appears to be a very good holiday snap. My only other comment is that the top of the lighthouse appears as if its cropped off. Its always good to get a bit of clear air around the subject.
Good range of colours and a decent HDR.
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