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Madeira. The Bay of Seixal. Grotto

By jerryiron  
Love stones and water

Tags: Madeira Evening light Atlantic ocean Landscape and travel stouns forelight

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banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
17 Aug 2017 11:34PM
Lovely, a small tweak
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2017 8:50AM
I looked at this last night, I've been thinking about it since. It's a magnificent view but there were a couple of things that I was trying to put my finger on...

First of all, there's the appearance of a slight tilt in the water. I think it's an optical illusion because of the way the shoreline recedes, but I still prefer to adjust for it.

Secondly, the focal point is that patch of green weed at the bottom of the cliff, all the lines in the rock seem to swirl round it. And I think this is an instance that really does benefit from application of the rule of thirds.

So - a crop, a tweak to the horizon. Then a bit of lightening to bring out the rock formation, and a bit of warming and dodging and burning for the pebbles.

All just suggestions. Good to see you around again!
18 Aug 2017 8:52AM
Thank you, Willi

18 Aug 2017 8:57AM
Thanks Moira!
I'm glad to hear from you. I also wonder the opinion about the previous photo. There was no reaction.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2017 9:02AM
Sorry, I've been away, I'm trying to catch up!
dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 824 England
18 Aug 2017 3:43PM
Good composition using that focal length making the most of the lines in the rock.
It does benefit from being warmer, but also the lightening of the shadows to reveal the detail which makes it much more appealing to view.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2263 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2017 7:21PM
I like this a lot, and the way that everything seems to radiate from the bottom of that wonderful rock. Its colours and configuration and wonderful.
You have the clouds and rock edge moving on the same diagonal, then the waves and stones moving on another.
There is a lot of strength in the rocks and stones, then a nice subtle background to contrast with them.

I think the sky benefits a lot from the extra depth that Willie has given it, and the image also benefits from bringing out the colours, shown in both mods.

dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
19 Aug 2017 11:49AM
A veritable explosion of lines from that rock!

I think I might want to experiment with two things:

offcentre compositon, with the explosion centred on a third; and
shutter speed/ISO, to freeze, or slow down, the falling water. It gives an odd blurry look, while al lthe rest of the water seems still - a function of a shutter speed slow enough to blur falling drops, but not the sea...
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2017 4:03PM
Nothing wrong at all, as above, but every shot becomes subjective. I'm not a great fan of foreground rocks and rolling waves because, after near 20 years as a PAGB judge, I saw an awful lot of them.

20 Aug 2017 10:05PM
Hello, friends!
Thank you for your views. Special thanks to Paul.

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