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wooden drops

By Sillu
while in malta there was a storm me and my girlfriend went to a beach and took something to drink it was cosy.
as that rains started I took the advantage of it.
I used warm and cold split toning

Tags: Sand Wooden Storm Drops Landscape and travel Rough seas

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banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
25 Sep 2017 3:02PM
Can you see anything wrong with this image?
Sillu 6 1 Malta
25 Sep 2017 4:10PM
Im not sure know you lost Smile
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
25 Sep 2017 6:57PM
This looks to me like a classic case of a rookie error.

Hint: it's one we've pointed out before in the Critique Gallery.

The Critique Team work hard to help everyone who posts in this Gallery - we like to think that we sometimes succeed, and we get that feeling when people develop, and learn from past mistakes.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
25 Sep 2017 7:33PM
Ignoring the obvious I like the idea of focusing on the raindrops on the wood and having them to one side of the frame. Unconventional, and it sometimes doesn't work, but it's always worth trying such compositions.
The same can be said of slit toning. This does have an 'after the storm' look to me.
So on those counts it works.

What I don't like is the white post on the beach. It may be out of focus but because it's a detail surrounded by a large area of plain tone (nothing wrong with plain tone areas per se) it does catch the eye and once noticed is a distraction, unfortunately. You want the primary attention to be on those droplets. Easily sorted though using the Clone tool.
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 411
25 Sep 2017 9:59PM
Hi, it's a very personal interpretation. I removed most of the empty sky on the top.
I was wondering what that vertical mark on the left bottom could be. It might be a pole of a missing sign actually, you could remove it, I suppose.
I lowered the highlights initially, increased the exposure and cropped heavily the sky (and the window shutters as a result, which may be a ''no-no'' action for you). I also increased warmth and tint.
From all the colour manipulations later Zeke was bringing out the sense of a sunset. So I went for it,
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
26 Sep 2017 12:16AM
Its not level Sylvester. You really need to check this before you ask for any critique.
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2017 12:08PM
Wonky is as Wonky does, I suspect ... Smile

Sylvester, hopefully you are now more aware of the issue of perfectly upright verticals and perfectly level horizontals and why we keep banging on about them - they're important! Take your image above - lovely, abstracted beach scene; gorgeous colours and a good composition. But that non-upright vertical on the right spoils the whole thing - a lot.

On the Sony Alpha 7 II, I think you have the choice of several 'overlay grids' which can be projected onto your viewfinder. All you then need to do is to line up any horizontal or vertical lines with one of the lines on the grid and hey presto - you've got a perfectly perfect upright or a perfectly level horizontal in your resulting image. I think that the Sony A7 II also has a built-in spirit level too?

Try going into the Menu / Settings / Grid lines - choose one that suits you (the simple Rule of Thirds grid might be best for you) and away you go Smile You'll never have a wonky vertial or horizontal again ... maybe Grin

Try it though - it'll do wonders for your images and reduce the stress levels of the Critique Team en masse!

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