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Welcoming a new day...

By Manas
A lovely sunrise at sea beach at Puri ...

Tags: Seascape Landscape and travel

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25 Feb 2017 1:18PM
Fantástic shot
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
25 Feb 2017 2:14PM
Valo , Horizon skew korte hobe
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2017 2:16PM
Hi, I missed your last two uploads, I'm glad I have found my way to this, it's a gorgeous scene.

First things first, it needs to be rotated clockwise. Please have a careful look at that horizon, the sea never slopes! This is something very basic that you do need to address.

Straightening the image will necessitate a crop, and I would be inclined to crop quite a bit tighter. The image is the dog, boat, figures, sun and reflection. These items are comfortably spaced, there's a sense of emptiness and quiet between them. They don't need too much extra space.

And a bit more light for that warm glow - this looks a bit murky on my screen. You can have the glowing light without losing the silhouettes, which are so evocative. You set a minus exposure compensation, which in practice will have had no effect because you were in manual. But I would go for a bit more exposure here.

Modification to follow.
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2017 2:35PM
Yes, nice again but you really should not submit such a sloping horizon at your stage of development, you know better!

25 Feb 2017 3:39PM
Looking at this image I can live with the sloping horizon. Great shot.Smile
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1878 England
26 Feb 2017 10:23AM
I think you rushed posting this picture.

Artisitcally, you have a lovely moment, and it's taken a day after the previous hsots, it seems from the EXIF data. here was something as photogenic that i could see every day!

But technically, the sloping horizon is a step backwards... The first of the three shots had a level horizon. The second, a slight slope. This is severely off-level.

It's really hard to keep making suggestions when there are aspects of the pictures where you don't seem to have grasped what we've suggested.

You have the makings of an award-winning picture here, spoiled by the tilt.
26 Feb 2017 11:28AM
I really like this photo, it has a great peaceful atmosphere.
I've uploaded a mod with a 16 x 9 crop, which feels a bit more balanced to me and puts a bit more emphasis on the silhoutte figures. As others have said the horizon needed straightening - the reflection of the sun is not quite perpendicular to the sea level (due to distortion), which is perhaps why you had framed it so that the sun reflection was vertically below the sun. I have tried to correct this with a vertical and horizontal perspective correction (lens correction tool in photoshop), so that the reflection is vertical and the sea level is horizontal.
I have done a small amount of sharpening to make the silhouettes stand out a bit more and some levels adjustment to lighten the image overall. The dark bottom left corner and bright top right corner tends to draw the eye up and right, so lightening the bottom left a bit keep the eye on the silhouettes more and makes the composition a bit more balanced.
There is a bit of colour banding, mainly noticeable in the sky - shooting RAW would help with this as it retains more colour information. I have applied a gradient overlay (purple to yellow) and desaturated quite a lot (B&W also works quite well). This colouring is quite subjective, but desaturating or going monochrome does reduce the visibility of the banding.

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