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By perceptive_imagination      
Here i captured Mesmerise Colorful Evening of my hometown. Basically i live in surat, gujarat, india.

Tags: Sunset Weather Landscape River Boat Silhouette Colourful Colors Color Colorful India Landscape sunset

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MunroWalker 7 9 3 United Kingdom
3 May 2015 8:30PM
Not much you can say about this image apart from its beautiful.

The composition is on the thirds rule. The colours are very special indeed. Good reflections mirrored in the water that are running the right way. (leading lines heading to the back ground)

There is good symmetry and balance in the middle to back.

There is also a story behind the image, it gives out hints of more than just dreamland going on ?

Maybe a wee bit less dark shadow in the boats in the foreground - I always like to have a brighter foreground in an image as a welcome - come on in. Dead black blobs in the foreground can be a put of to some folks ( including me)

Hey - apart from that, great and well taken shot and really fit to hang on any wall.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
4 May 2015 1:44AM
Welcome to EPZ Pinkesh, and to the critique gallery. We try to provide constructive feedback on your images, camera handling, and composition.

This is quite nice, and the foreground boats are for me whats this is about; they anchor the image very well ( no pun intended!)

You have gone for a high contrast high saturation image, which makes this have a lot of impact.

Its composed well for the boats.

To build a little on the previous suggestion, a lower, or lighter contrast, in addition with lifting some shadow detail (shadow tool CS6) gives the boats a touch more presence.

I would reduce red and yellow saturation a bit, as well as blue, - just a little less intense.

I would consider cropping it to a 16 X 9 format, - it gives more weight to the foreground.

I have done this in the mod I uploaded.

Hope this is helpful,


pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
4 May 2015 4:47PM
Hello, Pinkesh, and welcome to EPZ and its Critique Gallery.

The more information you give us as regards your photographic aims and intentions, the better. It's also useful to know what changes, if any, you have made to the original image.

Sunsets and silhouettes are always a photographer's delight, and this falls into that category. You have used the boats as your foreground interest and placed them to one side. Your horizon is in the centre of the frame so that the reflections match the sky. This all works well.

I have done a modification where I made a very slight adjustment to the level of the horizon, and this almost eliminated the intrusions on the left frame edge (just above and below the horizon). I cloned out the small bits that remained.

With the boats being moored and the time being at the end of the day, this is not only a well-taken dramatic sunset, but also has a nice sense of peace.

I see that you have uploaded this image under the modifications and can't see any difference from your original. If it was your intention to show us some adjustments that you have made, you may have uploaded the wrong version.

TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
4 May 2015 6:27PM
Welcome from me too, Pinkesh.

As sunsets go, this is probably one of the most dramatic I've seen in a long time - such glorious colour! As much as I love that vibrant colour, though, I've tried to take it back just a touch in my mod (using Vibrance rather than Saturation) in order to make it slightly less 'unreal' for my eyes. The other thing I've tried to do is to bring out more detail in the foreground boats themselves - I know they're supposed to be silhouettes, but I'd personally like to see a bit more of their actual structure rather than just their outline.

I've cropped the section on the left off because I wanted to concentrate the attention on the boats and nothing else. I've also cropped downwards in order to place the horizon roughly on the upper horizontal third (following the Rule of Thirds guidelines). It doesn't always work, but can often make for a more balanced composition overall.

Have a look and see what you think.

dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1928 England
5 May 2015 2:37PM
And welcome from me, too.

A lovely shot - I have no suggestions to add to the ones above.

I hope you'll enjoy he site, and find any help you want here.
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
7 May 2015 4:26PM
All as above. I have enlarged the image and it does seem rather soft? Ideally the boats should be guite sharp with the sunset as the foil to the boats. Could be compression has lost definition, but I suspect hand holding.


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