June 20, 2019 at 6:06 pm #411696
June 20, 2019 at 8:38 pm #411703
Simple, yet original I really like this one. The blur keep our eye on the near rocks and the golden light.
June 21, 2019 at 5:56 am #411726
This feels peaceful and I also like the warmth of all the colors here. I would maybe crop the image differently and show the surroundings a little bit more.
June 21, 2019 at 7:08 am #411727
Why do I feel like calling the cops Lenny. Is this a statue/carving on the beach? Looks like the guy was shot and face planted in the sand…or have I just been watching the news too much?
As for ST I have no idea what could be suggested!
June 21, 2019 at 8:44 am #411733
Rob Wood (Admin)Keymaster
Is that a bit of banding on the horizon?
June 21, 2019 at 12:58 pm #411747
I’m with Rob on this one, is there a story behind this ?
June 21, 2019 at 1:28 pm #411748
Hi Lenny, I like the foreground details and the reflections in the water. The eye quickly moves towards the bright sun on top. Maybe include more of the sky? Also the yellow/orange coloured sky looks a bit over saturated. Not sure what you think 🙂
June 21, 2019 at 3:18 pm #411753
I’m with Dahlia on this one. While I want to be interested in the foreground… the background is far too visually heavy. It completely overwhelms the foreground.
June 21, 2019 at 3:54 pm #411756
I agree with Dahlia and Kent about the yellow sky, maybe if you cropped at the horizon …. you’d still have the dappled yellow glow leading to the ‘man’.
June 21, 2019 at 4:53 pm #411762
Thanks for the comments! The story is that they brought in several huge chunks of sea salt and had a contest for carving them. they were all gone the next day. The torso in the carving is full size and was in front of an appropriately named place Rob, the Looney Bean cafe.
Obviously, I struggle with color. The orange sky bothers me too but my processing skills don’t include fixing it. I tried cropping the sky out and like it even less that way. The photo was cropped just a bit on the right and there is no more sky.
I have one other frame, what do you think? I miss having the reflections on the waves and the islands in the BG but like the sunset shadows on this one. Is the sky still too orange and did I over-do the sunset color?
June 21, 2019 at 5:26 pm #411766
Lenny i think the second photo is my preference, maybe a little high lighting or dodging on the waves (front, right side) to help accentuate them as they are in the line of fire for the sun light. i dodged the waves then used a color layer, brought down the opacity, erased all but what i wanted and dodged the waves again. yes this is the ST but i have to mention – Salt Carving? How cool is that?!
June 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm #411812
It took me until I read the third comment to realize thane rocks in the foreground formed a sculpture of a man face planted in the sand. Since that is the hero of the photo, there should be some way to making that factor more pronounced in the photo and in the viewer’s face. Maybe tone down the sun reflection and bring upheaval dark seas of the “body” to make it prevalent in the photo?
June 22, 2019 at 3:35 pm #411814
Lenny your 2nd frame works really well, I like it a lot.
June 22, 2019 at 3:59 pm #411819
I also like the second frame but in the spirit of ST here’s a suggestion for the first, now that I’ve thought about it.
Content aware scale on the top with some dodging and a vignette. Nothing earth shattering put a change nonetheless.
June 22, 2019 at 6:46 pm #411831
WOW! Thanks for all the good ideas! This is the one I think I’m going with. I lightened up the sea on the right, not as much as Dorothy but a little. I also darkened the blue in the sea. I like what Rob did with the first one too.
June 23, 2019 at 2:12 am #411863
I like the first one better Lenny. I just think there’s more going on in it and the sun bearing down on his body tells a stronger story. Gave it a little tweak to bring the sunlight onto his body more and clean up the horizon line.
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