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SAMurray

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A trip to the Beach
« on: March 02, 2012, 09:05:21 AM »

Took this photo the other night at a beach local to me, some nice colour's in the sky that night!


Balmedie Beach Sunset by ScottAMurray, on Flickr

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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 10:00:03 AM »

really nice shot, love the colors
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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 10:32:20 AM »

All the shots you have posted do a great job of what I aspire to, but rarely succeed at: placing an interesting foreground against a great background. Encouraging!
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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 01:31:02 PM »

Me gusta la imagen que presentas, aunque como opinión personal, creo que le favorecería un formato cuadrado. Un saludo.
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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 02:57:52 PM »

The shot is good, but to spice up the first floor interesting I increase contrast and brightness down to have a more dramatic image.
The sky is big, I would like more detail on the beach
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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 03:10:23 PM »

Ahh good idea, i'll fire up photoshop later and see what it look's like with those changes :)

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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 03:35:18 PM »

You have nice light, great color, and an interesting scene; I hope it's not necessary to "fire up photoshop" to salvage something from that combination. ::)

Being an armchair photographer for the moment, I like the sweeping water in the foreground, and then I see that piece of land on the left that is the terminus of the streambank that is just barely out of view where you are standing.  That makes me wonder if it would be possible and beneficial to include that land all the way to the bottom of the frame.  You'd then have a sweeping form of both the water and the land taking the viewer's eye out into the far distance of the photograph.
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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 04:00:48 PM »

You have nice light, great color, and an interesting scene; I hope it's not necessary to "fire up photoshop" to salvage something from that combination. ::)

Being an armchair photographer for the moment, I like the sweeping water in the foreground, and then I see that piece of land on the left that is the terminus of the streambank that is just barely out of view where you are standing.  That makes me wonder if it would be possible and beneficial to include that land all the way to the bottom of the frame.  You'd then have a sweeping form of both the water and the land taking the viewer's eye out into the far distance of the photograph.

I think I'll definatly head back to the location and get a wider shot at some point, I did try a few spots further upstream but wasn't really liking the view the bank wasnt that interesting. Being sand the shape of the banks changes quite a bit so I shall keep checking for when it looks a bit more interesting.

Thanks for the suggestions though, always appreciated!

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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 04:54:10 PM »

Here's another shot from the same evening.

I'll probably redo this one someday as a few parts from it annoy me.


Balmedie Beach Sunset by ScottAMurray, on Flickr
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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2012, 09:22:47 PM »

woa, the colour is beautifull!..Love it

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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 05:45:32 PM »

LOVE this second shot! I love the motion in it, makes me feel like I'm being swept out to sea.
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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 09:16:25 AM »

Thanks for the comments :D

Got a print done of the first image on Glossy Fuji Crystal Archive paper, came out quite well.

Going to include it in some of the prints i'm going to be selling in a local place soon.

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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 10:20:20 AM »

Nice shots both ....second one for me though, nice work.
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Re: A trip to the Beach
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 06:04:02 AM »

I love both images and they are quite different. The first one is more tranquil, quite, smooth, serene and the second is dynamic almost menacing compared to the first image.
Bravo.
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