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April 20, 2009
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Canon EOS 5D
Shutter Speed
1/83 second
Focal Length
16 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 19, 2009, 6:03:22 AM
Crossing the Sands by Sun-Seeker Crossing the Sands by Sun-Seeker
Colour version of A Rocky Start [link]
Port Macquarie, Flynns Beach
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Critique by sometimemaybe Apr 20, 2009, 11:41:22 PM
So well executed. Stunning scene and an excellent exposure, depth of field is spot on as well. Me, Id add a gorgeous woman to it but its stunning as it is.
Composition is interesting and nice to see a shot that draws the eye directly to the centre, leading lines from the rocks and the clouds. Flouting the rule of thirds works very well here.
Is this an HDR composite or simply a great one off exposure. Would love to know more about your workflow here as well. Off to look at the black and white version of this but cant imagine it having the same impact at all
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a very nice shot, the compositon and subject matter really feel as if they work., the sky is captured very well, all the drama seems to be there.

the composition is also nice, the centered rock doesn't deter from the image by making it look to balanced because the detail is spread out to compentsate. also the contrast between the rocks in the water and the plain beach really helps give this shot dynamism as well as depth.

however, there is one thing about this shot which nigh ruins the shot, a problem we all know: dynamic range. there is almost no detail in the rocks, they are simply pure black, the same goes for the trees on the left. not sure if you have a tripod, but if you do you could've blended multiple exposures in PS to achieve a much better shot. there is a second slight problem, and that is light fall of. it is most noticable to the left, which is a lot darker than te rest of the immage. this might have been solvable with a simple masked curves/levels/brightness layer.

those two things are what gave the low technique rating, and reduced the impact.

originality is normal, but the vision this shot show is just great.
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MorningGlows Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010   Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous!
Passion4Photos Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Absolutely breathtaking!
photocrafter Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Interestingly against all odds, everything is right in the middle, as the horizon line and the large rock. But Works!!! my eyes move around the image comfortably and then back again to the focal point in the middle. Well done! It is the balance of light and darks, and rocks that balance this composition beautifully. A beautiful piece!
Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
I appreciate that insight Georgia, as one who has always admired your work and your ability to compose your subjects. Thank you very much :) :sun:
photocrafter Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
How sweet! you are. You are most welcome!
K-Boyd-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Hi David :wave: I have featured this in my journal [link]
kate44 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Really great shot with that lightened clouds, and the silhouettes of rocks :clap::clap:
NiraGonzalez Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
lovely place
Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Thanks very much :) :sun:
cyrano82 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool :D
Wonderful shot. You chose a wonderful moment! Earth and sky really touched!
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