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Post by mikec » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:28 pm

Was sitting at a cafe on the water thought how forlorn all the boats looked.
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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:11 pm

A typical view from around the docks mikec, I like it and understand your taking it....that said I would have liked to have the trees not cut off if possible, I feel the image could handle a bit more contrast and I might try to take a little more advantage of that sky...

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Post by Charles Haacker » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:01 pm

I would have taken it, too. Then I would likely wonder what to do with it because it seems to lack a subject. It's a solid picture, good detail everywhere... I agree with Frank that the sky would benefit from more emphasis. An enhanced sky could maybe even be the subject. I just feel there is nowhere for my eye to rest and focus. I'm not bothered by the cut-off trees. I find them to be an arrestor, bookended by the tallest mast on the left, both keeping the eye in the frame (which is good) but in between there seems no one place to stop, so my eye kind of wanders aimlessly between the bookends. :)
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:29 am

I love the word forlorn but agree this needs something, a contrasty sky, Sepia and a frame, something. S-
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Post by mikec » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:10 am

Going to work on it this weekend
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Post by mikec » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:21 pm

Have been trying to get some thing going on in the sky but am still learning. But I do want to improve the photo.

PS Junkie what did you mean about trying to take more advantage of the sky? More contrast more ominous?
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Post by minniev » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:38 pm

Like Frank (PS Junkie) I'm thinking you can get more from the sky. What post processing programs do you use, and we may can say more about how? Contrast and clarity usually help, and sometimes a gradient filter that darkens gradually from the top, just a tad. There are various PP tricks to make skies look more dramatic. Usually photographs make them blander than they appeared to our eyes, which have more dynamic range than our cameras. Other angles may help you find a frame that emphasizes the forlorn feeling you had on the scene. I might give that top mast a bit more clearance and include the edges of the palms on the right, too, if I was reshooting this. Good potential, and I bet it'll still look best in monochrome.
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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:19 pm

Marinas are loaded with clutter and chaos and most amazingly, a strange feeling of peace. Yes, those boats are alive, like dogs, waiting for their owners to come home.

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