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Ready to Fish

By shane
I took this photo a few years ago so I thought I should show it now.
Hope you like it and I look forward to see what you guys think.
Thank you for taking time to have a look

Tags: Life Beach Sunrise Boat Portraits and people People Sea

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banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4246 Canada
24 Mar 2015 1:28PM
Theres a decent shot in there if the flourescent colours are toned down. The oversaturated colours will appeal to some, but not all.

Theres good detail on the beach, with some nice light. The man on the left looking into the distance is a nice touch.

I would crop some space top and bottom, and Ive uploaded a mod with this done, and the colours toned down somewhat.

Its a 10 year old shot, - and you havent been on the site for some time.

You should upload more recent images if you have any. You have some interesting images in your portfolio.


TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2015 3:01PM
I think Willie's mod sorts out the majority of the obvious issues here Smile I notice you used manual white balance ... what did you meter off? Whatever it was, or whether it was a result of any post processing, the light on the boat is mainly blue, not natural looking at all. (Again, Willie's mod sorts that one nicely ...)

The one thing that immediately struck me about your original was the red underneath the boat. Believe it or not, it took me a few minutes to work out that it was a buoy Grin I was thinking 'reflected light' in a puddle from the sunset, but given the colours there that seemed implausible ... it's quite an odd effect. Whether that's because it's very bright in your original image, I don't know. But it's the first place my eye went to, not the three guys themselves or the slightly unnatural colours of the sunset sky!

So while I can't add anything else on top of Willie's advice, what I have done is to do a mod and toned down the red of the buoy. I've also adjusted white balance to something a little more natural on the eye ... Having said that, it's a really lovely, well composed image to start with.

TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2015 3:19PM
Shane - I've just been having a look back through some of your earlier work (circa 2006) and there's some stunningly beautiful imagery in there!
Mike43 10 259 21 England
24 Mar 2015 5:45PM
Firstly I would get rid of that overdone blue sky (see uploaded mod) otherwise nice photo.
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2015 6:53PM
A potentially fine image but it does look rather less than natural. Tone down the saturation a bit and crop to move things slightly off centre.

shane 16 7 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2015 12:11AM
Thank you all for your interest and advice. This site is great and has changed a lot since I used to visit it
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1858 England
26 Mar 2015 8:53PM
Welcome back!

I haven't got a lot to add to the comments above - I know there are some days when the colours are this bright, but I prefer the muted tones of Willie's mod...

There's a time and a place for hyping up both colour and sharpness, but it's usually better to let them speak for themselves.

A question - did you increase saturation here, or is this 'as was' from the camera? Does the original or the mod represent what you saw at the time better?

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