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on the rocks

By samjackster
sunbathing on the rocks

Tags: Portrait Travel Black and white Portraits and people

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mikesavage 19 299 2 England
5 Oct 2008 2:19AM
The handbag at her feet should have been removed, as it's a distraction. Otherwise a decent effort though.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2008 6:36PM
Hi, Sam, I keep looking at this and think it's fine. I like the positioning of the lady and the space you have left for context. The texture on the rock is very unusual and nicely defined in that light. I feel that, since she has sunglasses on and we don't have eye contact, she could have been looking up at the sun or out at the sea, but that's a minor point. You handled the strong sunlight well, your exposure looks fine. For me personally, colour would be more appealing, giving more of a "holiday in the sun" feel, but the choice is yours.
Pamela.
EllieEdge 13 15 42 Norway
6 Oct 2008 7:41PM
To me there is not enough detail in the sea and on the rocks. The image also appears as noisy to me. Personally i would have appreciated being asked to hide the bra straps if I was her.
- Ellie
accystan 16 132 6 Canada
7 Oct 2008 12:24AM
I think this is a decent pose although I agree with the points made previously re the handbag and the bra straps. I'm wondering if you used any flash - I think it would have benefitted from a bit of fill in. I don't believe 'in camera flash' can be adjusted to just fill in the shadows but a layer or two of tissue over the flash can work quite well.

Cheers,

Dave D

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