- March 5, 2020 at 8:31 pm #434168Rob Wood (Admin)Keymaster
ISO 640, 18mm 1/40th on a d810
- March 6, 2020 at 9:07 am #434244Kent DuFaultParticipant
I like this type of photograph. I feel that the surfer doesn’t carry enough visual weight as the subject within this composition.
I tried this.
The crop is obvious. Also, I used the Adjustment Brush to brighten the man and surfboard overall slightly. Then using a new brush, I slightly decreased the blacks on just the wet suit to create more contrast there. Finally, using a third brush, I bumped up the color saturation of the surfboard and the man’s skin slightly. Even if you don’t like the crop, I think those tweaks on the man and board help him to pop out a bit more.
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by Kent DuFault.
- March 6, 2020 at 4:08 pm #434296Federico AlegriaParticipant
Dunno if I’m in that state of life in which I really love seeing the context around people or what, but I really like it the way you have it Mate, Kent’s suggestion feels to tight for my taste. Perhaps the vignetting could be smoothed out just a bit, because it looks too heavy and sort of distracts from the stroy.
- March 6, 2020 at 6:47 pm #434302Erik FransmanParticipant
I Agree with Frederico. I think the crop is too tight. But I also agree with Kent that the surfer doesn’t carry enough weight.
I tried to make him stand out a bit more and created a visual lead-in by dodging the sand in front of him creating a lighter path towards him. It is a bit artificial but you see it on the beach that one part is lighter because it is still wet and the part next to it, not.
- March 8, 2020 at 6:48 pm #434503Rob Wood (Admin)Keymaster
Thanks guys – a few good things to think about.
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