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By TOTON2017
Please help me to improve my photography...

Tags: Seascape Sunsets Landscape and travel

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Niknut Plus
10 2.6k 82 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2017 8:29PM
Beautiful shot !!.....lovely colours in this serene beauty !!.Grin

Don't forget your camera can also take 'upright' shots too, which sometimes can produce
a stronger composition, by introducing a bit more foreground, creating more depth ?

Take your existing shot, & crop 20% off the LH side, & maybe 30% off the RH side, which
simulates an upright version, & for me has a little more impact ??....& maybe adjust the colours
to enhance the reds a tiny bit ??.......the possibilities are endless !!.WinkGrinGrin

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dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 684 England
1 Aug 2017 9:08PM
You ask us to help you improve your photography but you've not replied to any of the feedback given to you on your previous uploads so we don't know if we've been helpful or not.
It really helps us all if there's two way communication.

This image is underexposed. Without the exif data we can't really suggest how to alter your technique, You can add these in a comment - right click on the thumbnail in Explorer and sel;ect Properties.

Although there's a full range of tones it's underexposed so I used Curves adjutm,ents in software to btighten the image and boost contrast.
My second mod is something close to what Niknut above suggests.
Niknut Plus
10 2.6k 82 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2017 9:19PM
I've added a mod. (No.3) to illustrate my thoughts to create a (possibly) stronger image ??.Grin
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2248 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2017 9:36PM
The site picked up your Exif (camera settings) for the previous two uploads but it hasn't here, so I think that you used Save for web. That strips the data from the file, so we try to discourage it here!

This is dramatic but underexposed. I suspect that the same thing may have happened as with your last upload - you used shutter priority and didn't notice that your largest available aperture was still not large enough. You needed to either increase ISO or use a slower shutter speed with a tripod.

The modifications show that there is a lovely image available here with just a little bit of work. I prefer the second modification, which places the boat off-centre and makes it more emotionally important. Portrait format leads the eye upwards from the foreground to the sky, and balances the horizontal 'strata'.

I shall try a quick modification of my own...

It would help if you respond to comments - the Critique Gallery works best when we get a conversation going.

In the CG we also try to discourage logos - they are something of a distraction, and are very easily removed so they offer no real protection!

paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2017 8:10AM
Leave that terrible logo off! Covered above, but the EXIF would help a lot. You are very under exposed and the image needs a focal point. A base for the composition. Something the eye can rest on.

dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1680 England
2 Aug 2017 10:07AM
As Keith says, we can help you far more if you give us feedback, and respond to what we write. If necessary, use the Google translator... (गूगल अनुवाद - googal anuvaad - ગૂગલ અનુવાદ - Gūgala anuvāda - ਗੂਗਲ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ - Gūgala anuvāda - I hope this gives the idea, although I don't know that you don't speak and write perfect English, or what language you do speak...)
2 Aug 2017 5:48PM
Thank you everyone...I want to thank you Mr. Nicknut. I have noted the point which you have suggested. I am trying to work on that on my other photos. Thank you so much.

I like to thank you dark_lord, your comments are very valuable to me. I try to understand to the points made by you. Since I am in learning process, and these are my no-vice experiment with photography. Hence your critic and comments are always appreciated. I think the photo was taken in between 5 P.M to 6 P.M and to probably I used high shutter speed, which caused the under exposed situation in this photo.. I eagerly wait for your comments.

Thank you so much mrswoolybill, I have taken note of your point. I want to upgrade my skill, hence your comments are heartily welcome.

Thank you so much Paulbroad, the logo is not intentional. I will remove it from my next post.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 684 England
2 Aug 2017 9:45PM
Thank you for the reply Toton.

If you were shooting Shutter Priority or Manual then using too high a shutter speed would mean the lens couldn't be opened any wider to let enough light in for a correct exposure.I say 'correct' but in a situation like this there will be different acceptable variations depending on how bright you want to see the sky and how much detail or not you want to see in the land.
I'd use Aperture Priority here as it's unlikely the camer won't be able tp apply a correspondin shutter speed to give a good exposure, and to give a reasonaable depth of field - you don't need a massive depth of field as there's nothing very close in the foreground. f/8 would be plenty here. Just make sure your shutter speed doesn't get too slow unless you've got the camera well supported such as on a tripod or even a wall if needs be.
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1680 England
3 Aug 2017 10:57AM
Yes indeed - thank you for replying.

If you upload from a mobile 'phone or pad, that can strip the EXIF data - as can using 'Save for web' in editing software.

In the old days of film, some people carried a notebook to record exposure details for every frame - now, the camera records that all in the image...

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