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Dunnet Head & Orkney Sunset

By rowarrior
I took this last Thursday evening from the beach in front of my hotel in Thurso. Dunnet Head is on the right and the Island of Hoy, Orkney, on the left, along with a few sailors out of Thurso or Scrabster who were enjoying the lovely summer evening.

There's something about this that I'm not entirely convinced about compositionally, so have at it and let me know what's wrong with it!

Tags: Orkney Dunnet head Landscape and travel Thurso

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geegee 17 29 England
21 Aug 2008 10:22PM
Superb seascape.
Best wishes,
George.
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
21 Aug 2008 10:32PM
Personally, I think it need something in the fg, KT. I really like the waves and the colours on both the distant land and the sea, but it just lacks something to draw you in.

HTH

Fran x
rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
22 Aug 2008 12:53PM
Yep, think you're right Fran, I seem to be unable to find beaches with accomodating foreground rocks, maybe I need to start taking my own Wink
JJGEE 16 7.9k 18 England
24 Aug 2008 8:23PM
My immediate thought was I want to go right to see what is there as that is where, for me, the diagonal strip of pebbles and waves is leading my eye.

Also, exposing more for the pebbles ( making them brighter) then using a ND graduated filter to tone down the brightness of the sky may have helped to add interest to the foreground.
rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
24 Aug 2008 11:15PM
Thanks Jeff. I actually did have a grad on for this photo, so you can only imagine how awful it would have been without it!
alansnap 17 577 26 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2008 7:59PM
i quite like it, but then I'm biased! There seems to me to be two pictures here. In my mod I cropped off Hoy and Shetland and then created three layers - the first I used to bring up the stones, the second for the sea and the third to darken the sky. Hope you like t now. Smile
Dad
fatherpie 12 18 12 England
25 Aug 2008 9:38PM
I'm with Fran - it needs some FG interest to relieve all the (virtually)horizontal lines. Think a square crop (mod 2) with your processing would work?
Regards
Dave
fauxtography 15 6.6k 36
28 Sep 2008 10:02PM
Alan's mod is possibly the best out of the shot. This image has a panormaic feel, but not much to hold the interest, no real foreground, mostly just an expanse of sea.. nice colour on it BTW. Wink

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