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By sierrastar
I think this is my first successful landscape image. Taken in January on one of the only days there was a glimmer of light... This was an amazing bay the beach was a total pleasure sand was so artistic and the rocks at the side of the bay were multi coloured every colour u could imagine... i could have spent the whole day there....

Tags: Black and white Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature


dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1573 England
27 Mar 2013 9:45PM
I'm not sure if it's your first, but it's definitely successful!

Looking at the top, I wondered about the sloping horizon, and the softness. Scrolling down, I smiled. Sharp, and the composition all comes together.

Excellent work.

And... Keep the pictures coming! It's a long time - 42 years - since I was just starting. But it's a jouney that is very rewarding. Take picttures of everything! Look at them quickly, and analyse what works and what doesn't. Go back and try again, if you see things you wnat to change.

And take lots of pictures! I could only afford a film a week or so: digital removes that constraint.

Though if you have the chance, try film! It remains wonderful, and the very best moment of all is watching the picture come up forom white paper in the developer tray...

(To put it another way: your addiction cannot be treated... I am still a keen amateur photographer, and it may well be the same for you!)

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2144 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 9:54PM
Hi and welcome to the site, I see that this is your first upload! It's very satisfyingly enigmatic, all those lovely textures leading up to the high horizon. I definitely want to rotate by a degree or two anticlockwise and maybe add a bit of contrast. The exposure compensation was perhaps a bit too much.
Good use of portrait format - that's something that I appreciate. The composition flows up and down in the frame. There are a couple of dark dots that have been exaggerated in compression, think I might get rid of them. Mod coming soon...
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2144 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 10:03PM
Mod uploaded: top right corner skewed up 2, it's the easiest way to adjust small discrepancies on the horizon without losing canvas space; minor adjustments in Levels to add a bit of oomph... two minor blips cloned out. Just minor adjustments but I think worth doing.
toonboy 15 75 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 10:04PM
Wonderful first image strong composition beautiful textures and works very well in B+W keep up the good work young lady

PS you should have it printed and framed for your wall lol

pablophotographer 8 1.4k 360
27 Mar 2013 11:59PM
Hello sierrastar and welcome to the site.

I like the way you positioned your camera to take the picture. It takes advantage of the feature in front of you and leads us to the background. Although you are novice you seem to have good understanding of how to frame something and that to me is a good basic skill. Horizon looks leaning a bit to the right but that is not the end of the world, the earth spins in an angle but we are still on it. You will get to the point to make sure you are level when you shoot, don't worry too much about it.

I see you have used Program mode. Nothing wrong with that. In future though, try, if you have the time and the camera allows you, to take control of the aperture, the shutter speed, and iso and see how different the image becomes. The camera's manual should be the first point of reference (the basics are said in the leaflet, more details are found on the cd). Once you understand the use of the setting I mentioned just above, try film also! I agree with dudler regarding the use of black and white film... contrast comes vivid on the paper Smile once you get to know the handling of the camera, it's really simple.

Thanks for putting the location on the map. So this is near Truro... hmmmm...You've reached one of the Northernest places of the country... and I suspect you haven't had a flag with you. No problem but I shall tell you what you could also include in this picture. Your footmark! If the first man on the mood did it... why not you? Looking forward to your next uploads.
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
28 Mar 2013 7:18AM
Welcome to the site, a great work as a start. Moira's modification makes it perfect.
28 Mar 2013 2:39PM
wow thanks for the lovely welcome to the sit, its not as intimidating as i thought it would be!! im prepared to learn so i think im in the right place
paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 7:49PM
Very nice composition indeed, but I find the range of grey all very much in the middle of the range with no real contrast. Possibly a bit darker overall, but I might have stayed with colour depending on what the colours were.
You used +2 exposure comp. I think +1 was enough.

I wonder how you converted to mono. The channel mixer may have allowed the construction of a wider tonal range spreading from the contracted mid grey area.


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