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A chip in the sun

By throgmorton
Taken whilst having a beer with my daughter one evening last week on Whitstable beach.I was there to take sunset pictures,but this girl was having her dinner in the sun and I thought how relaxed she was.
The foreground was selected and an adjustment was made in levels to brighten.

Tags: Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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24 Aug 2012 11:09AM
I like the pic...but my only observation would be that the bouy/seal/ball in the eye line is quite a distraction. I would remove it to make a cleaner shot.

You can almost smell the chips!


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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
24 Aug 2012 11:54PM
This could have been a nice shot except for those very contrived Sun rays. They make the image completely unrealistic.

Its would have been best not to try to embellish the Sun, - rather leave it alone, or crop to a portrait style to remove it and make the girl eating her supper the real focal point.

I have uploaded a mod to show what I mean.


Sooty_1 7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 12:06AM
Willies just said what I was going to! Lose the sun rays, in fact lose the sun altogether and concentrate on the figure and groyne.

paulbroad 10 123 1245 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 7:53AM
Yes, I agree. I'm afraid the attempt to be a bit different has backfired. You have two subjects, the girl and the 'sun'. The effect on the sun doesn't work for me. I would leave off the effect and darken the image quite a bit.

Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 9:08AM
It has all been said except for - I would like to see a level horizon.

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