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Woolacombe Bay 2

By moe_101
Here is another from my trip to Woolacombe.

I would really appreciate comments / critique.


Tags: Beach General Landscape and travel Night and low light Woolacombe bay woolacombe Coastal landscape

Voters: saeidNL, SUE118,

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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
11 Nov 2010 5:30PM
It is a very good composition and the presentation is grand.very well done.

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Morgs 8 20 62 Wales
11 Nov 2010 6:00PM
Hi Moe,

Knowing that you have merged two images here and having exposed for foreground and then sky, I would understand if you are pleased, as this is a damned good effort at merging images.

Having said that, the foreground is still a little underexposed, and you need to pay attention to your levels pallette and ensure that the exposure is balanced. Now that you are beginning to get to grips with more complicated aspects of image manipulation, you can take on board the next paragraph.

The sea near the rocks is nicely exposed, but the rocks are under exposed. To manage this better, you could select each rock in turn and feather. Then select the levels pallette and push up the exposure. Now this will cause the sea around the rocks to over expose, but what you then do is paint black back into the water area and zoom right in so that you carefully paint the water's exposure back in. Make sure that you use a soft brush, and reduce the opacity to about 18 - 25% and do it gradually.

The cliff line on the horizon is almost black. There will be detail in this cliff line as you have exposed for the foreground and there will be detail there. You can use the same technique that I have just described but don't push the whites on the levels pallette too far as it will look unnatural. Be subtle and get some detail into it and then mask away as described.

Look at the water and to the left it looks like there is some residual shadow on the water. this is because you could spend more timer ensuring that the stitch is seamless. This will come with practice.

My feedback is not because I think your effort is poor, on the contrary, the fact that you have taken this step demonstrates an individual willing to improve their final image. I hope my feedback helps.

For your information, my image Devon Surprise was a two shot stitch, and until now, no-one was aware of that!!!!



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