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Broke Inlet Sunset

By BazE
This shot was taken very late on a beautiful winters day with no breeze and this fantastic sunset.

Tags: Sunset General Water Boat Panoramic Landscape and travel

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CherryMartin 13 10 United States
2 Jul 2008 3:35AM
beautiful sunset.
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 6:19AM
Absolutely gorgeous.
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
2 Jul 2008 7:24AM
Beautiful sunset, lovely colours and well composed! However the only thing that spoils it is the horizon slopes down to the right. I have uploaded a mod. The straightening process has meant that I have had to clip off the top of the trees! I guess you achieved this crop from a landscape photo so if you go back to the original photo straighten it and then recrop so there is space above the trees and possibly keep all of the reflection of the trees as well! I would be tempted also to crop out the dark area on the right.
Hope this helps as it is a lovely scene and well worth playing around with
Angi_Wallace 13 310 11 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2008 11:19AM
This is gorgeous.
conrad 17 10.9k 116
2 Jul 2008 2:32PM
I agree with Rosa, but don't be alarmed about her remarks about the horizon, it only needs a very slight ccw rotation. Since she forgot to crop her mod on the right, according to her suggestion, I've done you a mod as well. Besides cropping it, I also upped the contrast slightly. Hope you like it!
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
3 Jul 2008 8:00AM
Hi again Baz. As an e2 member why not upload a"before" photo in the versions gallery of the original photo and we can advise you on the best possible crop.
zarquon 13 47 55 England
3 Jul 2008 3:24PM
A tranquil scene that makes me wish that I had been there to capture it. The placement of the horizon very near to the vertical centre line, encourages the observer to see a static composition that induces calm. It is a very well seen and framed image. The water sloping down to the right tends to drag the eye towards the trees.

The extremely panoramic crop was the right choice for this elegant composition. I feel that the area (to the left of the vertical feature that is sticking out of the water to the left of the boat) is adding very little to the composition and the vertical pole provides a point where the image is neatly bisected by the eye. I opted to crop it and I find the resulting image much easier on my eye.

On my monitor, the orange colour appears to be highly saturated and it hides the structure of the clouds and the lighter areas of the water look a little too orange for my tastes. I added 20 points of green at the light end of the histogram, which was 35 points away from the edge of the start of the histogram graphic.

I have also added 141 points of blue at the white end of the histogram. It has helped to clarify the water and given a little structure to the clouds, in my view. I then opened the shadows very slightly, while selectively adding shadow contrast to the shadow detail in the background, that was heavily orange in colour.

The deeply saturated orange colour is difficult to remove from around the lighter tree branches at the tops of the trees. I have produced a monochrome version of your image (before adjustments) to give you a sense of what I am referring to. You will see that there are many lighter coloured areas that are easily big enough to be dark branches... yet they are not.

Overall... it is an excellent image. It just had one too many elements in this particular composition for my taste but every element was well placed. The over-saturated colour is a matter of personal choice and I prefer not to see colours that have been pushed quite as far. It is not just the distortion of the colour, when one is, ostensibly, depicting reality, but the colour distortion veils other features (possibly as an intended consequence) like the tree tops and the land mass in the background.

You have a great eye for an image and I am looking forward to seeing more of your work.
jonathanbp 13 99 Thailand
6 Jul 2008 4:27PM

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