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Newborough Shed

By DaRo86
A bit of Affinity colour grading on the photos from my walk along the beach from Newborough.Simple photo with vivid colour and a bit of drama sky.

Tags: Beach Shed Landscape and travel Newborough beach


paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 6:04PM
It needs something else. The sky is not really dramatic and there is no base to your composition. It needs a subject, something on the sand, lower left third, to act as a focal point.


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pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 9:42PM
Was there an alternative viewpoint where the foreground rocks could have been avoided, Dariusz?
I ask this because the rocks are not in focus, and they tend to form a barrier to your shed.
You focused nicely on that shed, and it's a pity the rocks are so blurry.

The lighthouse is a secondary focal point, which is a shame, but it was obviously your choice. However, it looks cut short, just peeping over the dune. Could you have managed to get more of it inside your frame? Maybe a higher viewpoint would have helped.

I wonder if you wanted the shed to have dominance in your picture, but also wanted the lighthouse for added interest. Maybe sticking to the shed would have been enough, with some sand and grass included. You have some footsteps in the sand for added interest, too.

The sky doesn't have the drama you comment upon, and so I would include as little of it as possible. If it had some lovely clouds, then by all means make the most of them.

Perhaps you can return and try some alternative viewpoints. Try several.

capto Plus
7 5.9k 13 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 10:31PM
I have done a mod and tried to address some of the constructive points made above.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4046 Canada
3 Oct 2019 5:52PM
Its a good idea Dariuz.

As mentioned abpove, since the foreground rocks are large, and very out of focus, they act as a barrier to the image, - something the eye has to overcome. The rocks could have been sharper using a smaller aperture, f/11 - f/16, and focusing on the closest part of the shed.

The sky would work better less blue, more dramatic when darker. I aldso would do what Ivor has done and make that sane run up the side of the shed and cover the rocks.

Ive uploaded a mod to show what I mean.

Worth trying another shot at another time.


dudler Plus
16 973 1536 England
3 Oct 2019 6:48PM
Beware the technique overshadowing the picture...

If this is simply a test of the approach, please say: that's fine, of course, but then we'd avoid comment on composition. And there's a basic question - did you achieve what you wanted? It might be useful to add the unedited JPG as your own mod, so we can see what you started from.

I love Ivor's mod - really straigthforward, bold composition without distractions.

Alternatively, use a tripod and a smaller aperture, and make the rocks a real feature of the shot, rather than a bit of a barrier.

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