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07-05-2010, 12:55 PM   #1
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Three beach sunset shots with a tree stump

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07-06-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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All three are nice IMO, and I'm having trouble which is the best, but I'm leaning toward the second.

Well-done and very creative overall, but I think that a tighter crop might be needed here, so that the log takes up a larger percentage of the frame.

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Thanks for your comments, Adam.

Speaking of creativity, the tree stump was actually washed 20 meters away on the shore and I had to drag it back into the sea .

I somewhat fear it lacks detail and is too dark to allow a tighter crop, as noise and imperfections would become more apparent.

I played around with software ND filters to lighten up the foreground though, e.g. for #2:


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Also like #2. Not too much unrealistic motion while still producing the creamy ocean effect. Lightening the foreground was also a good idea! Good shot and that improved the interest.

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