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Used a rotary polarizing filter to enhance the blue of the Atlantic -- not that it needed it in the amazing weather weather we had walking the Sheeps Head Peninsular in southwest Ireland last month -- and the effect here seem to me almost 3D.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24.0-85.0 mm f/2.8-4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jun 2014 - 9:27 AM
Focal Length:48mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sheeps Head Peninsular
Username:JerryLovell JerryLovell
Uploaded:7 Jul 2014 - 7:09 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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dark_lord Critique Team 111685 forum postsdark_lord vcard England236 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2014 - 8:24 PM

A very pleasant scene, and well composed with the foreground interest and the path leading across the land.

A very slight anticlockwise rotation is needed. As I scrolled down I noticed the horizon was not level with the top of the page. Easily sorted. I shall upload a mod.

There are some rich colours here. This looks on the cool side, and I notice you've used Auto white balance. With a sunlit scene like this, you can use Daylight, and at the time this was taken I'd expect to see a little more warmth. Something that 'Auto' has removed. It's only small, and again easily sorted. In the absence of a white refence in the frame, colour balance becomes more subjective, but using Daylight will give you a reference to work from. I shall address this in my mod too.

You've taken this quite late on for the ime of year regarding the light as it would very soon get quite harsh. I realise that you may have been restricted on your choice of time, we can't be in every location at 6 am! Nonetheless, there are some good shadows to give interest to the scene. While it's lovley to see a scene like this, part of me also wants to see a versioin with a figure in the middle distance to add some sense of scale. Again I realise that may not have been possible.


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paulbroad  8108 forum posts United Kingdom965 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2014 - 8:27 AM

Nice scene but would like a focal point. Figure or something. Not sure I see much sign of a polariser. Would expect the blue sky rather darker and colours more enhanced. Polarisers are only really effective at 90 degrees to the sun posion, then rotated to remove all polarised light.


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pamelajean Critique Team 9942 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1764 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2014 - 6:35 PM

This is an attractive scene, Jerry, which you have composed with thought.

The 3D effect that you mention is accomplished by having foreground, middle and background interest, with your foreground nice and sharp, and your background slightly blurred.
Your chosen aperture has given you good detail on the rocks and grass, and I like the light on those foreground rocks.

I don't know if you understand the guidelines of the rule of thirds.
In a scene such as this, the horizon will often be placed one third down. You almost have this already, but I have added a bit more sky in my modification in order to make it more correct.
I felt it was a pity that the sky didn't have a bit more detail, and I think that would have pleased me even more than a figure along the pathway.
So I was a bit naughty and copied some more clouds into the plain sky area. They're not strong clouds, but I feel that they do add something to the image.

I like the lines in the water, not sure what they are, but they help to break up the expanse of water.


PS: Sorry, I forgot to straighten the horizon in my mod.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 8 Jul 2014 - 6:37 PM

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