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By krebsbaum    
afternoon shot of north pier blackpool taken a longish distance away into the light. kept figures dark semi silhouet didnt want detail in figures may be should darken more?

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dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1575 England
12 Jul 2019 9:26AM
I think I'd leave it as it is - but it's largely a matter of personal choice.

If you do darken further, also give the highlights a bit of a kick upwards, so it doesn't look muddy.

The frame is quite busy (a good reason to simplify by losing detail in the foreground, but it is rather lovely. Another that might help build a good following if reposted, I'd say.

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banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4084 Canada
12 Jul 2019 2:55PM
I like this, one of your best shots.

You could underexpose more, but you might lose that lovely detail on the promenade.

I would go the route dudler suggest, in post processing darken the silhouettes, but pop the highlights elsewhere, - it works nicely.

Done in the mod.


pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2106 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2019 6:14PM
There's a lot to like about this, Don - the ship in the background, the tall lamp, the stand on the right side and, of course, the people, some seeming to be looking out at the ship, the other two just strolling with the buggy. The contrast of light and dark has a lot of impact.

I have done a modification where I increased highlights, reduced shadows, then did a Levels adjustment to see if I could make the silhouettes blacker, but ended up using the burn tool on the couple with the buggy.
I also removed a "line" in the water, to the right of the head of the lady with the buggy.

mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2145 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2019 7:38AM
I'm late here, Pamela's mod works best for me. It simplifies a complicated composition by concentrating on light and lines, and it has a sense of distance which underexposure can mess with.

That line in the water is puzzling, just to the right of the couple. Have you any idea what caused it?
14 Jul 2019 9:15AM

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