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A walk to the beach

By corkyb
Taken shortly after sunrise. The scene was seen with the stunning sun behind the trees. Under exposed purposely to give the dramatic lighting

Tags: General Landscape and travel Night and low light

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clicknimagine Plus
12 1.1k 105 India
4 Apr 2010 10:36AM
i love the shot, the exposure is not bad at all, it is very atmospheric, love the golden tones too, but i am afraid to say the horizon is a bit sloping( water level ) it needs to be corrected, compositionally i am not sure, what you have tried to do, the reflected road leads the eye to outside the frame, and also some definite object like a person or an animal, may be a bird would have helped you to uplift the scene,

wish you best of luck for your future works...
CathR 15 151 564 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 2:40PM
You have created a great mood here Dave with the early morning sun lighting up the path. You have done the right thing in hiding some of the sun behind the tree so that the strong light does not completely overpower the pic.

I like the way the tree on the left mirrors the bend of the path. The fencing does act as a bit of a barrier to the eye but as its low it is easy enough to jump over and get into the background.

The horizon and the fence are not straight though. This is easy to correct in Photoshop. There are various different ways but I usually use the free transform tool. A good way to avoid the problem in the first place is to invest a few quid in a small spirit level. It's like a cube which slots into the flash mount on top of your camera. If you are using a tripod (and you should be for this kind of shot) then you can easily adjust it so the camera is dead level.

Good shot but does need a straight horizon.

Best wishes

HectorRivera 15 17 1 United States
4 Apr 2010 2:48PM
Nice composition and light
4 Apr 2010 9:47PM
5 Apr 2010 5:26AM
Nice image and the trees silhouette the water running down from left to right. Can be straightened in photo shop.
Cheers Allen.
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2010 9:17AM
An excellent scene which needed even less exposure and then the path lightening back to it's current tone. The sun is just that bit too bright, and the finishing touch to this image would have been a person silhouetted in the sunlit water.


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