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High tide at Pan Rocks

By Bajob3
I would appreciate any critique as to how the image can be improved. I loved the light and the rainbow was a bonus. My preference in photography is landscapes. Thank you for taking time to look at it and provide feedback.

Tags: Landscape and travel Exhibitions 2020 NIEPSCOLOUR2020

Voters: mike9005, Hudson_Swan, Rudranath and 23 more



Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
31 Dec 2020 5:13PM
The details are very good in the light. The subject is positioned well within the frame and leads you in to the picture. The rainbow is a bonus but I think the picture would work well without it. I may have tried moving to the left and rotated the pier into. V shape cutting across the the left corners of the frame. You may well have done. With that light I would have been a busy bee trying to make the most of it. There is plenty of good foreground interest with the rocks and waves. Tom
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2020 5:32PM
Beautiful light. The angle of the pier tends to take the eye away from the rainbow. I agree with Tom that moving to the left may have given a better angle so that the leads the eye towards the light catching the distant cliffs. I'm not sure where the rainbow would have been in the frame had you done that. As it is it is something of a distraction. Still a beautiful shot though with light to die for.

Bajob3 2
31 Dec 2020 7:35PM
Thank you. Moved to the left for the next shot but got hit by a wave so the shot was blurred and the light went just after that. I have a few others so will see if I have any without the rainbow.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2021 9:19AM
You have received some good advice above. Could I suggest that for images where you are seeking advice, serious feedback, you consider ticking the critique wanted box when you upload. That will disable votes and awards, but will put the upload into the Critique Gallery as well as the main gallery, and you will receive the attention of the Critique Team. We're a very friendly bunch, and we try to help.
My first thought was composition - there are good elements but they don't seem to hang together as a structure. There's a lot of difference between being there, experiencing a view in 360 degrees, and presenting that view in a small, flat rectangle, to communicate to someone who wasn't there. Move round, look through the viewfinder, look for the arrangement of lines and shapes that occupies the frame satisfyingly.
I would add that it would help to know how you processed this. Whatever you have done has had an unfortunate effect in places - check down the right side of the rainbow, the edge of the blue band!
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 2018 England
1 Jan 2021 10:05AM
As Moira says - in the Critique Gallery you'll get more comments, and also modifications to demonstrate ideas.

I think that the shadow along the bridge is a reason to like this viewpoint, but I'd suggest a longer lens... I can imagine cropping this a bit...
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
1 Jan 2021 10:14AM
I see you have ticked the Critique wanted box a few times, perhaps you missed it this time ?
Without that box ticked we can only offer comments, sadly no modifications.

This is a good scene with some really nice light, I think it's the composition that is perhaps letting this down a little, as has been mentioned above.
Moving to the left would have been advantageous but, avoiding the crashing waves.
Post processing seems a touch heavy but you have missed a rather large dust bunny on the upper far right, easily removed either with a simple click of the clone tool, the spot healing brush or the patch tool.
Exposure looks ok to me, to convinced that the half rainbow is adding anything to this though which is a shame and perhaps this just needs a very slight anti clockwise rotation to straighten the horizon.
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
1 Jan 2021 1:03PM
Super light here.
While the rainbow is nice to see, it's quite subdued and could be enhanced using a Curves or Levelks adjustment on that smal selected area.
However, being in the top right corner and curving outwards it does draw the eye out of he image which is why, on balance, I'd try and exclude it - I'd take one with and one without so as not to miss out tough.

The image looks soft, so assuming post processing wasn't the cause, looking at the exif suggests some moement in that 13 second exposure. Looking at the weather in the image and the conditions you describe it's hard to keep a camera steady. One recomendation is to hang something heavy such as your camera bag from the tripod which will make the whole setup heavier and lower the centre of gravity making it more stable.
Bajob3 2
1 Jan 2021 1:22PM
Sorry, I did miss the critique requested checkbox and tried to amend it afterwards but ended up going round in circles - I will def look at the rainbow and ugly spot.. Thanks again
banehawi Plus
19 2.9k 4354 Canada
1 Jan 2021 4:07PM
Did you use a stopper filter?
Bajob3 2
1 Jan 2021 5:29PM
Yip I think it was a 6 stop filter. I use SRB filters and have a 6 and 10stop which is why I am not sure

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