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Morning swim at Sandgate beach

By ziggystardust111  
Great mornings swim at Sandgate. The light was beautiful.

Tags: Sky Seascape Beachscape Stones Beach scene Landscape and travel

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dudler Plus
16 945 1520 England
24 Nov 2018 5:12PM
That's what a GoPro is for - rather oddly, we don't see many pictures from them here.

As with your previous posts, your processing is very dark and contrasty. I seem to recall that we've asked you about hte why and how, but you haven't responded to the questions directly.

So I'm thinking that you like this look, and that leads to a very direct question: what do you want from the Critique Gallery? If we don't know, we are likely to say the things that are obvious to us - and repetition is a waste of our time writing and yours reading.

Tell us more, and we may be able to contribute to the path you want to follow, rather than the ones that the members of the Critique Team might take.

There's some lovely, sharp detail in the middle of the frame - to me, the obvious need is for some dodging to bring it out, though others may prefer to use a more complicated route involving layers.

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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2018 8:55AM
Strangely interesting. Very blue, though and very heavy - does not give the impression of beautiful light. I have a Gopro 5 Black, which I use as a windscreen cam. The detail is very good - much better than so called dedicated windscreen cams that I have tried, but the image tones can be strange due to lack of control.

It is very good at video. Not so good for stills.

I also use mine remote controlled for bird shots with some interesting results and intend to shoot some angling video next year for possible sale as action video clips. Not really seen any angling ones.

So, interesting image. I would like to know how much you have manipulated it, though?

Paul
25 Nov 2018 9:19AM
You continue to refuse to relieve the frustration of the Critique Team by detailing what you want from them, so I can only suppose you've uploaded here because you would like a general appraisal, but one that is a bit more detailed than the "great capture" comments you might get in the General Gallery.

Your trademark dark and heavy processing has worked much better here than in your other images... it really helps to emphasize the brutal power of the waves, repeated in the tumult of that ominous sky. And those houses look positively terrified at what's heading their way!

I think this would work equally well in black & white, but I don't feel that the pronounced blue cast detracts in any way... you're not interested in accuracy with this, it's about power/sensation/emotion, and you've got that across very effectively.

Compositionallly it all hangs together well... the movement is all heading to the right, and that works much better than if it had been laterally reversed. But whether that 'end stop' of houses will survive the cataclysm is another matter... Grin

Tonal distribution is good, and you've divided the space well... in an ideal world a bit more of the big swell on the left might have disrupted the symmetry and ramped up the tension a bit, but such an adjustment, under the circumstances, could hardly have been possible.

My one slight reservation is over that odd little loop of flying spray smack bang in the middle of the frame... I personally find it distracting. I wonder if you had another frame, taken a split second either way that didn't include it?

Anyway, on balance... Good one.

Alan
Thank you for all your comments...
Alan, hadn't thought about black and white. Will definitely look at that and post as a mod.
I had to deal with a lot of distracting elements.. You general appraisal I found helpful and informative. Glad the power/Sensation/emotion has come across..
Best wishes

Vince
pablophotographer 8 1.2k 352
25 Nov 2018 1:55PM
It is dramatic due to the point of view and the colours. The horizontal tear of the frame by light increases the tension and works rather well. Bravo.
pablophotographer
Thank you, pablophotographer 😊

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