- April 21, 2019 at 7:19 am #401487
- April 21, 2019 at 8:01 am #401489
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.
- April 21, 2019 at 1:42 pm #401518
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.
- April 21, 2019 at 7:14 pm #401591
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.
- April 21, 2019 at 10:30 pm #401611
I am not a fan of reddish skies, I can trying adding some saturation to the scene.
Btw how did you change the sky?
- April 21, 2019 at 11:44 pm #401618
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.
- April 22, 2019 at 2:14 am #401624
I’ll give it a try then.
- April 21, 2019 at 9:47 am #401497
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
- April 21, 2019 at 1:36 pm #401514
Your crop is beautiful. I usually tend to keep away from red and yellow colors.
- April 21, 2019 at 1:48 pm #401520
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 🙂
- April 21, 2019 at 10:36 pm #401615
- April 22, 2019 at 7:00 am #401664
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.
- April 24, 2019 at 4:20 pm #402156
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.
- April 28, 2019 at 10:09 am #402685
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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