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Hut Bay Beach..Little Andaman

By TOTON2017
This is a Hut Bay Beach, Little Andaman.

Tags: Beach Landscape and travel Boats sea


mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2248 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2017 8:58AM
Hi again, this is another evocative scene, taken a few days after your previous upload. All those little boats waiting for people, waiting for action. Suspended animation...

Like your previous upload it needs rotation to straighten the horizon - I have uploaded a modification that shows the amount of rotation needed. You do need to watch water surfaces, they never slope!

And again it's underexposed. Looking at your settings, I suspect that you set to shutter speed priority, 1/20 second - and then left that unchanged. What has happened here is that the camera used the largest aperture available, F3.5, but in poor light you needed more exposure than even that would allow. This needed either an increase in ISO (light sensitivity), or a slower shutter speed with the camera on a tripod for stability.

I've uploaded a second modification, lightened considerably. There's a lot of blue in the image, even in the sand, that's strange and I haven't really sorted that out. I'm going to try black and white for comparison though.

One question - what time of day was this taken? The Exif shows 5.32pm, and that would fit with the very poor light, but the shadows are very short, just immediately under the boats. They don't look like evening shadows. I'm puzzled.


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mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2248 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2017 9:05AM
I've uploaded a quick b&w, I quite like it. It reveals more light in the sky - the sun was ahead of you, to the left I think. You would have done much better to photograph the boats from the other side, looking in the opposite direction, with light on them, rather than photographing the side in shadow.
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1680 England
30 Jul 2017 1:20PM
Aperture priority would work better for a landscape... So, in this light, you either need to use a higher ISO setting, or have the camera mounted on a tripod to avoid camera shake.

Also, auto white balance probably doesn't give you the best results... Mod coming.

I don't see any signs of digital filtering here, which is probably good. The scene doens't need them.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2149 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2017 7:00PM
Hello, Toton.
You were asked several questions about your previous upload to the Critique Gallery:-

Quote:It helps if you tell us how you see the image. Are you satisfied with it? What would you like to change? Feel free to ask questions, someone will have the answer.

Quote:did you want the picture to be, mainly, about the sky?

Quote:what processing did you do on the image? It looks to me as if you have used some sort of digital filter, and it has affected the colours and sharpness.

Quote:I started wondering what processing had been applied. There's an odd vertical light patch in the headland on either side of the upright post of the nearest table, for example.

Quote:So there are some questions... We can't provide more useful feedback without knowing the answers.
Please tell us about the processing you did, and about how satisfied you are with the result.
The Critique Gallery works best when there is a conversation between you and the people commenting.

But you chose not to respond.
This image was taken 3 days after your previous image, in January of this year. So, you wouldn't have been able to use the advice given before. Therefore, a lot of the same problems appear in both images.

We like this to be an interactive area of the site. It would be helpful if you could give a short response to comments just so that we know we are pitching our critique at the right level and providing you with the sort of feedback that you require, which should then tend to cover the areas that you are hoping to improve upon. You can communicate with us In the comments section here, under your picture.

femape 3 Argentina
30 Jul 2017 8:27PM
Excelente composición.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 684 England
30 Jul 2017 9:39PM
A late welcome from me too.

You've been given some detailed feedback on improving the images and your technique but we'd really like to know if it's been useful, too simple or too complicated or just right.
Merlin_k Plus
11 39 13 United States
31 Jul 2017 2:17AM
The interest in the image is the boats. They have colour, contrast and texture. Absolutely fantastic to work with. A great opportunity and well done in spotting them.
Unfortunately this image has become about the sky. Over half of the image is sky, and sadly a very uninteresting sky. There is little to it. It is dead space. Negative space can be used very effectively to draw the attention to a particular part of the image, but in this case it just takes over.
Where we do have some subject matter it has become muddy. There are no distinct colors, or more importantly blacks and whites.
If you are like me then on holiday you don't take the tripod (you need a VERY understanding family to be able to indulge this time consuming holiday). So poor lighting can be an extreme challenge. ISO is your friend. It can't counter everything, and finding a useful ledge to balance the camera on plus using the 2 second delay is helpful, but it can let you get away with hand holding at times.
Even for a holiday photo I would still want to work on this a bit and lighten the exposure.

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