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Looking outward

By LightTouchesSurface  
Sea Oats are now beginning to bloom and this lifeguard chair has been placed on the beach. I had not seen one here before. Combined with morning sun, I though I'd do a bit of framing.

The humidity was very high and my ND grad kept fogging up in spite of my attempts to clean it multiple times. The evidence is mostly in the left edge of the frame. Multiple adjustments to contrast and brightness in sky (darkened) and land (brightened) on top of the physical ND grad. Cropped to move the sea oat and lifeguard chair and horizon to rule of thirds location. Changed white balance and tint.

Tags: General Landscape and travel


gwynn56 8 87 England
25 Jun 2012 3:47PM
nice early morning scene of the sun rising

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marktc 9 101 15 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 3:49PM
A great composition, not a lot to say really. Superb
STUARTHILL758 17 38 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 3:50PM
Excellent shot great low angle good colours ,top marks
JenniCh 14 32 2 England
25 Jun 2012 3:53PM
This is an absolutely beautiful image, love the composition and the muted tones are gorgeous!

saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
25 Jun 2012 4:24PM
Great shot with lovely light and nicely coloir,well done,
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 5:44PM
A really beautiful coastal photograph, full of all the right ingredients and more,.

Regards Nathan
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4084 Canada
25 Jun 2012 6:20PM
Very attractive shot, and nicely composed. Not a lot to comment on, - loaded 2 mods with alternate crops as suggestions, but this works.


Focus_Man 9 481 631 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 8:14AM
Nothing to suggest here, I like it as it is, Very good work.

wrinkles 11 351 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 5:05PM
For me this picture hits all the correct elements.Wink
Irishkate Plus
9 41 117 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 12:20PM
The only adjustment I'd have made was clone out the chair
and just keep the scene filled with what nature provided.
It is a beautiful compostion with a glorious sky.
Goggz 13 2.3k 72 Wales
29 Jun 2012 12:41AM
Hmm... there is clear evidence that we are a diverse bunch with opinions to match, so I'll refrain from offering a crop or to remove the stool and tell you what I think of the image you have presented us with.

Firstly, there is no denying it is a fine image. The colour palette is very nice indeed. The way you framed to chair with the oats is really nice and delicate. I like where you've placed the different elements in the frame.

Two things that *might* have been improved are the small leaves to the right of the curving blades of grass that frame the chair. They stick up across the horizon which is a little distracting. Secondly, the darkness of the clouds at the top of the image is perhaps a bit much in comparison to the rest of the image.

Having said that, the thin wispy clouds link with the oats nicely and the whole composition allows the eye to be led around it to check out the interest, resting a while on the lovely sunburst through the clouds before moving on a bit to check out the foreground.

All in all there is a lot of good stuff in this piccie, with little bits that might have made a difference. How many times have I taken something & seen something that needed changing afterwards... I guess the moral of the story encapsulated in this image is to check the fine detail all the time and really think about what the different elements do to the final output.

Phew! I need a cuppa now! Grin

Well done!
Cheers, Goggz
Goggz 13 2.3k 72 Wales
29 Jun 2012 6:56PM
Hmm... the crop you posted isn't quite what I had in mind Steve.

The original image has the most pleasing proportions, so for me the crop actually has a negative impact.

The clouds at the top are an integral part of your image so perhaps just lightening them up a bit would do the trick. As far as the little bits of grass sticking up, they would have to be cloned out. Hope that makes things clearer.

Cheers, Goggz

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