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From a recent visit to Bridlington. Exposed for the sun to give a silhouette but a lot of glare and work with both burning and dodge tool that I'm not sure of. Two main choices, I think. Include the sun, or leave it out. If you place an edge on your screen to remove the top part - is that a rather better image?

EOS 40D with 18/250 Sigma OS. About 1/2000 @ f11. ISO100.

Paul

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:18/250 os sigma
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Beach
Username:paulbroad paulbroad
Uploaded:1 Feb 2012 - 9:07 AM
Tags:Beach, Landscape / travel, People., Silhouette, Sun
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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 9:31 AM

A nice feeling with this Paul. I have uploaded a mod for you to cast your eye over. It's a good capture Paul, well done. Smile

Martin

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scrimmy e2 Member 5364 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 12:13 PM

Hi Paul, I have a liking for panoramic's and letterbox type crops, so for me I would leave the sun out. Personally I find my eye flitting between the sun and the figures and never being to sure which to settle on. At the end of the day this is your image and your choice, a great image which ever way you decide to go with.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 12:31 PM

very attractive image

Linda

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 2:17 PM

I would leave the sun out of this one - it definitely pulls the eye. Letterbox format would work well.

Anne

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2796 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 5:17 PM

Its a very nice shot. Composition is good.

One option that can sometimes work, is to simply select some of the existing cloud, and place it over the Sun, and adjust mode and opacity until it looks right.


Ive done this as an example. I would also suggest trying a duo tone as theres very little colour in it.


Regards


Willie

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 7:32 PM

I think I'm with the crop - the sun is a bit too much. Might even crop nearer the letterbox format than the mods - not too sure about the pasted clouds Willie - looks a bit un-natural. Realise it's not easy to do on a 600 pixel image.

paul

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2796 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 9:01 PM

Yep, - doesnt look great here Paul, but its an idea you can play around with, - sometimes works, sometimes not.


W

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SimonAlesbrook

Wow, nice feeling to this image, sun to big and bright for me, though and yes letterbox format would look great, but then you need to show something to justify the highlights on the sand and water, if you crop the sun off you can add the moon via photshop using a set of free brushes called planets and stars (something like that), search for free photoshop brushes in browser will bring loads up, then convert from dusk to moonlit pic.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 3:26 PM

The moon idea is good, but I try and build up my of stock file - I have hundreds of skies taken under different conditions and numerous sun and moon shots in different stages. I like to produce my own to ensure resolution matches and there can be no copyright issues. However, your point is good general info.

Paul

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 6:08 PM

Paul, I love the silver feeling of this one. I don't think the sun should be cropped off totally. I prefer leave a bit edge of it, to tell the source of the light.And it might be more balanced..as three light ponits..What do you think? (I'll upload MOD)
I don't know what the colour of moon light. If you do, just one thought,the sun light made the photo with a bit warm colour , should it be a bit whiter under the moon light?Pherhaps more changes are needed...
Beautiful clean image..
Is it dangerous "Exposed for the sun " with 25/250 long lens? I heard that it would damage eye and sensor unless with a kind of filter, is it called gradient filter?SmileI'm still struggling to remember all the names..Grin
Jas.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 8:13 AM

Helloo Jaz,

Like the mod - works well. The brief second it took to shoot this is OK but you must not stare at the sun with eyes or camera as you know. The camera tends to protect itself within reason, but I used to have a Fuji bridge camera that crashed if pointed at the sun and had to have the batteries removed and replaced to re-boot.

I would be a bit doubtful about using live view directly at the sun as the sensor is then uncovered and getting the full treatment for an extended time - with normal shooting, the shutter blind is protecting to sensor. I would have thought the modern DSLR would actually be OK though, or the manufacturers would warn us more.

I would be very careful with direct viewing or binoculars though.

Paul

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 11:04 AM

Thank you very much for your knowledge,Paul.Smile

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