Beach during sunset

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    • #401487
      Sarthak Choudhary
      Participant

      In Frame: Gokarna Beach, karnataka, India

      Location: mantra cafe

      It’s a panorama of two images( taken with common settings) stitched and processed afterwards in LR.

      af-p 18-55mm

      55mm

      f/5.6

      1/500s

      ISO-100

      "DSC_6998-Pano-1-5"

      alternate edit:

      "DSC_6998-Pano-1-4"

    • #401489
      billyspad
      Blocked

      Sarthak its a pleasant enough scene but does not do much to excite the senses. The beach does not look particularly inviting the sea looks like the sea and your sky has a bit of a red glow and that’s it. Maybe something in the foreground would have helped. Possibly a crop down to make it a pano but first of all straighten the horizon, you have a slope to the right. You know what you were trying to achieve and convey but to this viewer it looks like a drive by snapshot.

      • #401518
        Sarthak Choudhary
        Participant

        I tried to level the horizon and reduce the red tint from sky, I don’t know what else I can do to make it an interesting pic.

        • #401591
          billyspad
          Blocked

          The good Lord gave you a bland sky and bad light to work with so just change whatever it needs to make it an interesting scene. New sky and light introduced plus a crop from either side so the shoreline leads the eye right through the picture.

          • #401611
            Sarthak Choudhary
            Participant

            I am not a fan of reddish skies, I can trying adding some saturation to the scene.

            Btw how did you change the sky?

            • #401618
              billyspad
              Blocked

              Hya mate You cannot do it in LR. Lightroom is very limited in what it can do so move onto Photoshop and you can do what ever you like with your pictures. With this you simply select the sky and delete it. Feather the edge of the sea and mountains and introduce a new sky on a new layer under your original picture. Then a Photo Filter in the right color to make the beach match the sky. You dont like red skies! Hey you can have any color you want my man using Photoshop.

    • #401497
      Frank
      Participant

      Tried a more vertical crop to try to give more emphasis to the nice line of waves meeting the beach, maybe a bit more of a diagonal having the line start out of a corner.

      I tried to warm it up a bit (maybe too much?) and to bring a bit more red into the sky.

      Tried to level horizon

      beach sunset

      • #401514
        Sarthak Choudhary
        Participant

        Your crop is beautiful. I usually tend to keep away from red and yellow colors.

    • #401520
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Hi Sarthak, I like the vibe in your beach shot. All those tiny human figures look good. In your original image, the bottom right part is a bit of a distraction as it takes away form the rest of the scene. I like the crop that Frank has done as it helps to focus more on the people, the waves and the lines that lead to the distant mountains 🙂

    • #401615
      Sarthak Choudhary
      Participant

    • #401664
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Hello Sarthak, I also think that Frank’s cropping looks really great.

      Talking about other edits, I find both Billyspad’s and Frank’s suggestions on colors too aggressive for my taste, I wouldn’t push it that far and loose the subtlety of colors that was present in the original image.

      I would go with your last edit and combine it with Frank’s cropping.

    • #402156
      Frank
      Participant

      I believe when I pushed the red to the sky it leaked over on to the beach.   I do like the soft pastel look of your original sky.

      • #402685
        Sarthak Choudhary
        Participant

        I love faded, dark and bluish tones in images and prefer them over saturated red/yellowish ones. But I guess it’s just a matter of personal taste.

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