Salt Carving

This topic contains 18 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by  Federico Alegria 3 weeks, 1 day ago.

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  • #411696

    Lenny Wollitz
    Participant

     

     

  • #411703

    Frank
    Participant

    Simple, yet original I really like this one.  The blur keep our eye on the near rocks and the golden light.

  • #411726

    JasenkaG
    Keymaster

    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.

  • #411727

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    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!

    • #412060

      Federico Alegria
      Participant

      Or too much Hannibal (at least from my side jajaja), I have the same eerie feeling Rob.

  • #411733

    Rob Wood (Admin)
    Keymaster

    Is that a bit of banding on the horizon?

  • #411747

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    I’m with Rob on this one, is there a story behind this ?

  • #411748

    Dahlia Ambrose
    Keymaster

    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 🙂

  • #411753

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    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.

  • #411756

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    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’.

  • #411762

    Lenny Wollitz
    Participant

    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?

    • #411810

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      This image really works and I like the colours and exposure in this image Lenny. They look very natural to me 🙂

    • #412015

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Again, I’m with Dahlia. 🙂 Way better!

  • #411766

    Dorothy
    Participant

    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?!

    salt carving - Lenny - edit dms

  • #411812

    Gary Zerbst
    Participant

    Lenny:

    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?

  • #411814

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Lenny your 2nd frame works really well, I like it a lot.

  • #411819

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    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.

  • #411831

    Lenny Wollitz
    Participant

    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.

  • #411863

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    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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