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Wee Boat On The Pier

By scuba_steve1888
A picture taken at Loch Lomond on a beautiful night with the sun going down over the mountains. I like the setting but know that I could have achieved so much more with pointers in the right direction. Any help or comments would be great as I am just a beginner as you can see.

Tags: Sunset Loch lomond Pier Lomond Loch Landscape and travel



paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2014 7:33AM
Nicely done. Just run the dodge tool over the flowers in the boat to lift them from shadow.

Thanks Paul, will give that a try.
dudler Plus
19 2.1k 2018 England
1 Jul 2014 9:13AM
Hi, Steve. I don't think I've seen your name here in the Critique Gallery, although you've been an Ephotozine member for a good few years - so welcome! It's a great place for learning and exchanging ideas, and I hope that you find everythign you want to here.

You've found perfect light, and caught it well.

Paul is right that the plants could do with a little bit of a lift: better done in processing, as the cold light of a flash would have destroyed the warmth of the sunlight on the foreground.

Compositionally, a step or two to the left would have allowed the second wee boat to provide a counterpoint behind the nearer one, and been separated from the main subject.

And there's a slight tilt on the Loch: I've rotated a degree anticlockwise in my mod. I then cropped the shot to put the boat more on the thirds.

And none of this detracts from it being beautiful, and a well-taken opportunity. Well done, and I look forward to seeing more of your work here!
Thanks for the help, the mods look really good and this helps me for next time. I have been on this for a few years but not really been on very much but I am now trying to turn it in to a bit of a hobby.

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