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By Emilpix
My only intent was to make something of a sunset. I hope I do not seem pretentious when I say that they present opportunities for a variety of interpretations for I am not a 'Photographer' merely someone who likes to take photographs, hoping one day that my wife will say 'Could you get a big one of those to put on the wall'! The ultimate accolade!

Darkening the exposure and graduating the sky in post processing gave the overall affect that I felt gave the impression of the vastness of sea and sky and the uncertainty of what lies 'out there', in the Yonder.

Tags: Sunset Sky Seascape Sea Ocean Landscape and travel

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banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4233 Canada
28 Sep 2014 5:29PM
Looks like you have achieved what you set out to do.

Its a very attractive image; suggest emptiness also to me, the vastness of the open sea.

I could imagine a boat, or a sailing ship in this, heading into the Sun, and that is all thats missing.

Good work.


28 Sep 2014 5:53PM
Thank you Willie.
Mike43 10 248 21 England
28 Sep 2014 6:45PM
Great light, and composition, and for me the water has just the right amount of movement. Only one little neg and that is the stone in the bottom right hand corner for me take it out, if you have PS then just clone it out, have upload a quick mod to show you.

Otherwise a perfect photograph for your wifes wall.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 768 England
28 Sep 2014 7:49PM
I'm with Mike on this one, that was my first thought.

Simplicity and minimalism help to give the impressioin of vastness and emptiness.
Then position that rock to one side or the other so it's not so central. We always talk about off centre subjects, and sometimes centrally placed ones work well too, but off centre would be better here.

Coming to Willie's suggestion, a boat on the far left would be good, then you'd have a diagonal line left to right with three elements (odd numbers are supposed to be visually more pleasing) the boat, central rock and bottom rock.

29 Sep 2014 9:37AM
Thank you Mike and Keith.

I had considered the stone in corner of frame but didn't get to clone it out. No boats around which, to my way of thinking about the subject, would have been an intrusion on the view as I was looking for stark simplicity in natural environment (nothing man made). I had hoped that the three rocks, slightly off centre, would have served as less obvious lead in to the scene. Very much appreciate and take on board your comments gentlemen. Thanks again.

Mick L
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
29 Sep 2014 11:03PM
Mick -

Given that you want a shot that will be a good wall picture, I think it is probably a good judgment not to wait for a boat!

The cut-off rock at bottom right is a problem - easy to address when taking the shot by moving slightly.

I offer a mod with (I hope) a more restful look, cloned, crudely, and putting the other rock nearer the thirds.

An alternative would be to have all of both rocks in shot, and have them on opposite thirds - top left/bottom right.
30 Sep 2014 9:50AM
Thank you too sir! Overall I guess it's just about right then, but must try harder to get my eye in.

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