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Waiting for the last light
« on: July 24, 2015, 01:40:11 PM »



I've been waiting for a good sunset here in the California south land. Most of the time it's either clear blue sky or thick overcast over the ocean.
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Re: Waiting for the last light
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 02:06:32 PM »

Worth the wait, I'd say.

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Re: Waiting for the last light
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 02:37:00 PM »

Fantastic color, mood and composition.

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Re: Waiting for the last light
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 05:32:56 PM »

Really nice, Adhika.

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Re: Waiting for the last light
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2015, 07:44:25 AM »

Great colour, great waves & textures - ideal moment. But what's the foreground all about? If you're doing an exposť on contrasts, you've got it, because the stuff in the foreground does not compliment the "last light" you've captured so well.
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Re: Waiting for the last light
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2015, 08:36:10 AM »

A little crop top & bottom? Otherwise it is a fine image as it is.

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Re: Waiting for the last light
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2015, 10:54:43 AM »

Thanks for the comments, guys!

Great colour, great waves & textures - ideal moment. But what's the foreground all about? If you're doing an exposť on contrasts, you've got it, because the stuff in the foreground does not compliment the "last light" you've captured so well.

Hey Terry, this was an exercise on juxtaposition. I am trying to carry over the shape in the background to the foreground. As uninteresting as it is, it's shaped like the cloud and the incoming waves in the midground. I'd love to hear your comments how I could improve the image to deliver this idea across.
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Re: Waiting for the last light
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2015, 12:30:58 PM »

I am trying to carry over the shape in the background to the foreground. As uninteresting as it is, it's shaped like the cloud and the incoming waves in the midground.

I like the foreground because the seaweed clearly says "ocean".

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Re: Waiting for the last light
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2015, 02:46:09 PM »

Thanks for the comments, guys!

Hey Terry, this was an exercise on juxtaposition. I am trying to carry over the shape in the background to the foreground. As uninteresting as it is, it's shaped like the cloud and the incoming waves in the midground. I'd love to hear your comments how I could improve the image to deliver this idea across.

Personally, I would look for a complimentary foreground object: rocks or a boulder; a dock; even certain sand patterns. What you've done is not wrong, it's my perspective that's driving this - but you must go according to your perspective. It also depends on what you're trying to do with this photograph. If you're trying to sell it, then something more pleasant might work better. If it's an exercise in composition, then don't worry about it.
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Re: Waiting for the last light
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2015, 12:26:23 PM »

Nice light and water motion. I like the highlights on the seaweed. I think a little off the bottom might improve the composition as well.
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Re: Waiting for the last light
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2015, 01:32:16 AM »

Personally, I would look for a complimentary foreground object: rocks or a boulder; a dock; even certain sand patterns. What you've done is not wrong, it's my perspective that's driving this - but you must go according to your perspective. It also depends on what you're trying to do with this photograph. If you're trying to sell it, then something more pleasant might work better. If it's an exercise in composition, then don't worry about it.

You are right. Thanks for the suggestion! :)

Nice light and water motion. I like the highlights on the seaweed. I think a little off the bottom might improve the composition as well.

Thanks! I have to look at that suggestion. I think I was aiming for a rule of thirds, but maybe a tad more cropping on the bottom would help.
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Re: Waiting for the last light
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2015, 07:02:01 AM »

Fine image.
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