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On the mud

By Pentoo
Boats await the arrival of the flood tide

Tags: Landscape Travel Folkestone Seascape Oceans Landscape and travel

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MiguelB 6 1 3
15 Jun 2016 1:40PM
Generally I like the composition, the meandering water line across the foreground works well and the sky colour in the wet sand adds interest. Just a little wide angle distortion on the building as they lean left a little, but not offensively. This can be corrected in Lightroom / Photoshop quite easily

The biggest concern would be the sky. Wonderful cloud shapes and it adds a great perspective to the whole scene, however skies should not be “sharp” they are more natural looking if left out of any image sharpening technique. It looks like the sky has had some “curves” modification and you should tread carefully with “saturation”
Overall a very successful image, I would have made the shot!

Trust this helps?
SuperRoo 16 63 2 Australia
15 Jun 2016 2:50PM
Great colour and texture in this image, with good depth of field. There is very little to be critical about, but if it were mine, I would probably add a subtle vignette to focus more attention towards the middle of the image. My only real suggestion would relate to the point of view, as I would also like to see a shot taken from a lower perspective, if that was possible. Definitely from the beach level, but also one from about half way down from where this was shot. For these shots, you would also need to move a little to the left to get the boats aligned well.


banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4337 Canada
15 Jun 2016 5:22PM
Nice scene.

Perhaps a touch brighter as in the mod, with white balance closer to evening light.


dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1976 England
15 Jun 2016 5:40PM
Welcome to the Critique Gallery, David.

I assume you know what we do here, as you've been a site member since 2011, although this is only your second upload. No votes, but guaranteed suggestions and options...

And this is a spectacular way to arrive here - a colourful scene, with a beautiful sky and lovely light.

I also like the way that you've put a logo (and title) outside the image, though in my mod I've cropped all of the frame off, to make more of hte image itself.

I have cropped the sky. It's lovely and photogenic, but, usually, putting the horizon close to the middle of the frame detracts. I'd rather see more of the mud - notably, the small area where the edge of the wavy stream goes out of the frame.

I'm not sure I see any distortion from the lens, but I do see the extreme perspective that you get from pointing an extreme wideangle downwards: diverging verticals in the houses on the left, sloping up and away from the centre. I've tried to correct this in my mod - and also what I perceive as a tiny slope to the skyline on the right.

Does this make any sense to you?

As an aside - how are you finding your 5DSR? Is it a source of delight, or are you finding out every tiny shortcoming of every lens (as I am, with an Alpha 7r)?
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2016 9:55PM
This is a well composed and attractive scene. The colours seem a little too strong as if you have upped the saturation or under exposed a touch. Reminds me of Kodachrome.


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