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Down and out

By andyf3050  
This was taken a few years ago and was used as the cover photo for an annual report publication for the homeless hostel where I used to work.

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1912 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 8:14AM
Someone gazing at the distant sea horizon always conveys a mix of aspiration and impossibility. I can see why this was used.
Photographically, I'd like to see the sky and sea a little lighter and brighter, as a contrast to the silhouetted figure and the groynes. Not a lot, I wouldn't want to spoil the atmosphere, but as this stands it's too flat for my eye. The image also needs straightening, the horizon tilts slightly downwards so a rotation anti-clockwise, or skewing the top right corner up a bit, is required. (The latter avoids loss of canvas size so is preferable for small adjustments). If your software includes a grid that you can lay over an image, it's always worth checking!
I'll try a quick Mod. What you can do will depend on your software, but it's worth remembering that a perfectly balanced colour image will not necessarily convert automatically into a perfectly balanced b&w. It's always important to check the light after conversion.
Welcome to the site by the way, it's always good to see a new b&w member!

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andyf3050 4 11 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 8:47AM
Thanks for the welcome Moira and thanks for the feedback... very much appreciated!

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