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The cliff
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:17:36 am »

I was at the beach and it was almost dark, I set the camera on a tripod and a time of 30 seconds, the cliff into the sea came as a language and I tried to do some shot
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 01:34:19 pm »

The light on the rocks is great. The sky on my screen seems to appear twice....
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 03:16:33 pm »

I love the shot overall. Something I've never seen before and quite moving. However, the sky is cloned way too obviously. Even that out and its a real winner.
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 04:17:48 pm »

Terrific!  If you have not done so already, play around with that sky a bit more especially with the lighting. Maybe have both edges darker?  (Thanks for including the exposure number.)
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 04:40:53 pm »

Very nice!
KISS wins !
I want to see more of this.

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Re: The cliff
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 04:56:58 pm »

KISS = Keep It Simple, Signore
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 05:06:15 pm »

30 seconds exposure, aperture f22
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 05:09:14 pm »

uhm .. ok review by the sea
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 06:39:18 pm »

love it!
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 08:53:58 pm »

I like texture in the rocks. One thing that irks me is the little bit of graffiti. I know thats not your fault it just makes me mad that people deface nature all the time. we have enough of that from the corporate companies smearing their advertising logo feces all over the landscape. I live in Kodiak AK and there are numerous cliffs. seems like most of them have a bunch of crap painted all over them. its sad really
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 02:51:54 am »

... One thing that irks me is the little bit of graffiti. I know thats not your fault it just makes me mad that people deface nature all the time. we have enough of that from the corporate companies smearing their advertising logo feces all over the landscape. ...

I fully agree with the general notion of the cited post, but in case of the image we have here I have another view.

The rocks are a bunch of rocks arranged by humans to keep off the sea.
If the graffiti would not be there it would cause the illusion, that the formation might not be human made.
The trace of the "intelligent ape" is a disturbance, which not only brings some truth into the image it also breaks up the scheme.
I think the grafitti  a very important part of the image and I would strongly recommend not to try to clone it out.

Even your irritation is a part of the impact of the image.
"Tainted beauty" we might call the effect.
You can only be irritated, because you admire nature and have this background of living in a polluted civilization.
So - as understandable your irritation is - it just underlines how strong the image is WITH the grafitti.

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Re: The cliff
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 03:44:17 am »

I'm not trying to remove the graffiti, not to have considered distracting, but the passage of the unknown that usually affect places to pollute
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012, 08:27:31 pm »

Very nice image and great tones but I'm afraid I'm in complete agreement with louoates. The cloning of the sky is very obvious at the top of the image. I just can't take the image seriously when you see the exact same pattern in the sky replicated above it. It serves no real purpose and weakens what is otherwise a very nice image.

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Re: The cliff
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2012, 04:36:04 am »

Very nice image and great tones but I'm afraid I'm in complete agreement with louoates. The cloning of the sky is very obvious at the top of the image. I just can't take the image seriously when you see the exact same pattern in the sky replicated above it. It serves no real purpose and weakens what is otherwise a very nice image.

I agree.
Our brain is so good at finding matching patterns that, here, it ruins the image.
That said, the image is worth a bit more work in Photoshop and I think that the sky can easily be saved.
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2012, 07:12:19 am »

ok lesson learned
do not ruin what is beautiful in its
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Re: The cliff
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2012, 08:36:16 am »

Our brain is so good at finding matching patterns that, here, it ruins the image.

On saying theat speccy four eyes here took ages to find the graffiti  :D

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Re: The cliff
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2012, 09:00:07 am »

On saying theat speccy four eyes here took ages to find the graffiti  :D
I've looked at least six times and haven't found the graffiti yet. But the double sky does bother me. Without that it would be a quite fine image.

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Re: The cliff
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2012, 09:31:03 am »

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But the double sky does bother me. Without that it would be a quite fine image.
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