Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-31-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
Veteran Member
NYpHoToGraphEr's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Brooklyn,NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 329
Coney Island Beach

This picture was taken in Brooklyn on Coney Island Beach.
The original is actually very nice but I decided to play around
and make it a couple years old tell me what you think....

10-31-2007, 04:36 PM   #2
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: California
Posts: 426
I like how you were able to make the scene look so vast. The similar color between the sky and sand gives off a great effect.

I'm not too fond of the added vignetting tho, it's just too much for my linking and has become a distraction. It feels like you're purposely limiting my view when the idea is to see as much as possible.
11-02-2007, 08:46 AM   #3
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,787
I like the colour treatment of the photo - nostalgic and profound. Like old aged red wine.

One concern is that vignetting is usually added to enhance a subject or a theme where this photo is lacking. Once my attention is drawn to the middle portion of the photo by the vignetting, there is only this mini-wheel in the distance.
11-02-2007, 09:27 AM   #4
Veteran Member

Join Date: Mar 2007
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,476
I think the effect itself is well done since there appears to be some dirt and dust added. The vignetting effect makes it look like a fisheye shot. I agree that the actual subject is too small, I would have gone closer to get something of interest to cover more of the frame.


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
beach, coney, coney island, critique, island, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cityscape Coney Island KxFiasco Photo Critique 2 07-04-2010 08:33 PM
Landscape Sunset - East Beach, Watch Hill, Rhode Island Donkeypunch Post Your Photos! 15 02-02-2010 06:32 PM
Main Beach, Laguna Beach, CA TonyD Monthly Photo Contests 0 01-06-2010 10:31 AM
Hi from Bowen Island gomar Welcomes and Introductions 1 06-17-2008 03:52 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:43 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]