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Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 Camera: K3-ii Photo Location: Waitpinga Beach, South Australia 
Posted By: alpinegirl, 05-31-2016, 08:57 PM

Enjoying my off season practicing with the new camera

Waits perfect offshore
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05-31-2016, 10:17 PM   #2
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enjoy

I did, thanks !!! Lovely photographs alpinegirl. Very well taken.
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What's an alpinegirl doing in SA?
Welcome anyway!
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Well captured.

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What's an alpinegirl doing in SA?
Well it can't be for the snow!

My theory is that Sth Australia has the highest per capita concentration of Pentaxians in the world, so maybe that's why.

Welcome to PF @alpinegirl. Like your shots.
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Really like the spray blowing back off the wave on the first image, well captured indeed.
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I did, thanks !!! Lovely photographs alpinegirl. Very well taken.
Thanks so much! I'm visiting home, drinking mallee boy's red wine, and getting some beach time in before the snow season starts. I'm always open to feedback so please feel free to share your thoughts and comments.
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Great shots I like all three

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QuoteOriginally posted by alpinegirl Quote
I'm always open to feedback so please feel free to share your thoughts and comments.

Most members won't leave feedback of a technical nature in the " Post Your Photos! " forum because that forum is really only for taking a squiz. If you really want some help and advice technically, the " Photo Critique " forum is where that usually happens, because if you post there, it is understood by all that you want feedback ( sometimes good, sometimes not so good !!! ). They tell the truth here. Cheers.
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Beautiful. The first shot is my favorite.
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The pictures are all good but if I was going to be critical:

The first picture would be better with 10% of the left side cropped and maybe 3-5% off the bottom. This would emphasize the breaking portion of the wave and the background. IMO, the second section of wave on the very left edge takes away somewhat.

The second photo is composed well but would be better, in my opinion, with one large wave or no waves at all. The sky could use some cropping as well; I'd think about going toward the top of the clouds.

The third is pretty good; the horizon could be slightly leveled. It goes down from left to right, very slightly.

The first photo is my favorite.
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OK, so let's critique a little. I agree generally with @jk333 - I'll just elaborate.

The thing with beach shots is that they often lack a particular subject. The wave in the third shot is a good subject, and can do with emphasis by cropping. There is a maxim that what doesn't add to an image detracts from it. Like all such maxims it is no more than a rule of thumb, and needs to be applied judiciously (it doesn't speak against negative space or perspective, which do add to a shot). The rest of the scene doesn't serve to put the wave in perspective, and doesn't create good negative space, it just detracts from the drama of the wave breaking.

The first shot works particularly well for several reasons. First it has a strong subject, slightly off-centre. The subject (the breaking waves) is accentuated by the sunlight. Second, the lines make it harmonious. There are four roughly triangular parts (sand, sea, headlands, and sky) which are well proportioned and provide both harmony and contrast. Third, the colours are subtle and provide a pleasing balance of warm (sky, land, sand) and cool (sea). You haven't fallen for the trap of over-saturating. Some people would shift the color balance (I would probably go slightly warmer), but that is a matter of taste. I would probably use the clarity slider, and darken the blacks but raise the shadows a bit, but that too is a matter of taste. I would crop a smidge, but not in the way @jk333 suggested; just a sliver off all round to reduce the sand "triangle" fractionally, and to balance the sky triangle with the sand triangle a little better.

The problem with the second shot is that it doesn't have either a strong subject, or colour or contrast, or a distinctive composition. But it could be improved quite a bit with some cropping and post-processing.

Hope this helps. Don't take this as gospel, just my opinion.

Here's the sort of crop I meant for the first shot:
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Here's my crop! I may be biased, as a surfer I prefer the wave to be focused/situated in certain ways.
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the photo of that surfer is amazing ! bravo !
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