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gerafotografija

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Muir Beach at sunset
« on: November 26, 2012, 11:37:06 PM »

I've been trying to improve my landscape photo composition, and simultaneously have been experimenting with lighting and exposures that make for dramatic monochrome conversions.

I can't decide if I succeeded with this one (color and B&W versions attached).

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Any comments would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Walt Roycraft

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Re: Muir Beach at sunset
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 07:46:21 AM »

As far as the composition goes, you have all the "weight" on the left hand side and so it is imbalanced.
I think you handled the exposure well and the conversion is OK. The blank sky is a big negative and provides nothing in the way of drama.
Wrong day. Go back and shoot in some stormy or threatening weather.
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Re: Muir Beach at sunset
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 02:00:00 PM »

Tonal range is ok and on the positive side I think you've done a good job on the classy black sand, negatives yer agree with Walt....the sky is empty and stark it offers little to the image.
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Re: Muir Beach at sunset
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 03:14:25 PM »

Compositionally I don't think that you have quite succeeded in your goal.
I am not sure about the light either - perhaps it was better than reflected in the image.
However the only way to improve is to be out there hitting the shutter-button so this image (and likely many others that you have shot) serves a crucial purpose in moving your photography on.
I look forward to seeing more of your images.

Tony Jay
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Re: Muir Beach at sunset
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 12:40:45 AM »

Thanks for the replies. I have to say it is great to have a forum like this to "recalibrate", and I will definitely keep working on it.
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