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Thalassophile

By YashS
Sometimes, simplicity is the key.

Tags: Heart Beach Pink Landscape and travel

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Toobi_Won 8 68 6 England
11 Sep 2019 3:58PM
Clever title, Yash Wink
Mike

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YashS 1 India
11 Sep 2019 4:08PM

Quote:Clever title, Yash Wink
Mike



Thank you mate!
Understood your POV on the mod!
I loved the overall colour of the scenario and hence decided to leave it uncropped.
dudler Plus
16 931 1517 England
11 Sep 2019 5:33PM
It's been a while - welcome back to the Critique Gallery.

I had to look the title up - 'sea-lover' - it makes sense, and adds a bit of mystery.

You don't say what you want in terms of critique: so there's just the picture.

Technically, maybe higher ISO would have allowed a smaller aperture and higher shutter speed, both giving a little margin for error, though the result is fine, in any case. Spot metering is an odd choice, but again, things worked.

Mike's crop appeals to me: more of the business, less context (but enough context). But what did you want?

The heart-shape and the reflection in the car roof are neat ideas: and that may have constrained the relationship between the arms and hte horizon. I think that I might have tried a second frame, with the camera an inch lower, for more clarity of the shapes. Maybe you did try that?
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4032 Canada
11 Sep 2019 6:14PM
Its a nice idea.


I would ensure that the horizon is precisely level, and that the centre of the heart is exactly positioned in the centre of the frame.


I have done this in both modifications. Also, I have uploaded a mod2, where the heart is reflected in the centre of a longer car, so removed the top of the window.

Both version have space removed at the top.


Nice


regards


Willie
YashS 1 India
11 Sep 2019 7:12PM

Quote:It's been a while - welcome back to the Critique Gallery.

I had to look the title up - 'sea-lover' - it makes sense, and adds a bit of mystery.

You don't say what you want in terms of critique: so there's just the picture.

Technically, maybe higher ISO would have allowed a smaller aperture and higher shutter speed, both giving a little margin for error, though the result is fine, in any case. Spot metering is an odd choice, but again, things worked.

Mike's crop appeals to me: more of the business, less context (but enough context). But what did you want?

The heart-shape and the reflection in the car roof are neat ideas: and that may have constrained the relationship between the arms and hte horizon. I think that I might have tried a second frame, with the camera an inch lower, for more clarity of the shapes. Maybe you did try that?



It's indeed been a long time and it took me considerable amount of time to search this website. I recalled I followed a guy called "dudler" and I got email notifications of him on my mail. That's how I found my way back here.

As for the criticism, this is something I haven't tried before and hence it was a vague.
I did try few other frames but this was the best I could do. Had a time constraint on the location. I will keep in mind your points when I shoot something similar.
YashS 1 India
11 Sep 2019 7:15PM

Quote:Its a nice idea.


I would ensure that the horizon is precisely level, and that the centre of the heart is exactly positioned in the centre of the frame.


I have done this in both modifications. Also, I have uploaded a mod2, where the heart is reflected in the centre of a longer car, so removed the top of the window.

Both version have space removed at the top.


Nice


regards


Willie



Ahaa.. I see. Interesting mod though. I prefer the 1st mod, doesn't the roof look abnormally long in the 2nd mod?
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2019 6:40AM
Simple is often the best and it works here. Strong and eye catching. I understand why you didn't crop, but I would. A much tighter version would have considerably more impact.

Paul
chase Plus
14 1.2k 259 England
12 Sep 2019 8:51AM
It is indeed a really nice idea but I too would have cropped for a much more powerful presentation.
firstlight 9 2 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2019 11:37AM
A really lovely image - simplicity, timelessness, emotion, and a very few complementary colours making up the colour palette. Recipe for a truly great image.

I tend to prefer the large canvas you have presented (rather than the cropped mod). To me it gives meaning, context and perspective. Banehawiís Mod2 is, for my money, the most appealing. Removing that distracting door/boot frame from the roof line makes the image so much cleaner and simpler.

The only thing I might play with is the colour/intensity of the sleeves. Iíd need to see it, but in my mind right now Iíd like to see what a toned down or darker couloir might look like whilst keeping both of the armsí definition against the background sand...? Iíll play around later today.

Lovely image though, really stood out from the rest of the gallery for me.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2089 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2019 4:15PM
Welcome back to the Critique Gallery, Yash, it's been a few years since you were here.

This is an impressive image, quite unique and impactful, especially with the sunset, reflection and heart shape.

I like Willie's second modification, and the way he has made the car roof symmetrical. Someone who hadn't seen the original wouldn't know what the reflective surface was, and it doesn't really matter, the result is the important thing.

I'd like to have seen the heart shape completely in the sky area, without that bit of the horizon creeping into it. I wonder if you were hoping to get the sun inside the heart shape - that would have been amazing.

I think this would make a lovely greetings card, especially for something like Valentine's Day, and there is a lot of space for text too.

Pamela.

18 Sep 2019 10:35AM
I took some time to look at the original image and then at the modifications.
the 2nd one which allows for a tighter crop but still explains that you are in a car took my fancy.
It also shows how clean the car is which allows for these amazing reflections of all these purple tones
an image worthy of a calendar imo.

Well done.

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