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12-07-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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The sea
Lens: DAL 18-55 Camera: Pentax K-30 ISO: 100 

What do you guys think about that shot?
Thank you
PS : The 500px version is below

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12-07-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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Hello Gabriel
It's a nice coastal scene however the photo here looks much different than the one you posted on 500px. This one is lower contrast and has a cyan cast. The 500px had distracting OOF elements in the foreground which I would have suggested you crop out and I see you have done just that on this one. On this one I might suggest masking and using a warming filter on the foreground so the sea stays a nice blue. There are various ways to change the warmth, filter, plugins, hue/saturation layer whatever you find works best for you. I would also suggest dodging the white water or again using whatever technique you like to get it looking like it does on the 500px posting. My 2 cents worth.
12-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #3
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Hi Gregory!
I have tried a little different approach on this one, and decided to post it here to see what people would think.
Looking back at the picture on my 500px profile, i agree with you, that one looks better. Looks punchier and the green is also a little more saturated and brighter.
I decided to remove the blown highlights on this one, but it seems like not having those makes the image look a little bit flat in comparison to the other one.
The sea has a different color...not sure which one i find better looking.
I think the crop on this one is better, those out of focus leafs and cactus were distracting indeed. (but, believe it or not, when i first edited the shot i liked it, because it gave some sense of distances, etc)
Thank you alot for your comment
PS : I will edit my post with the 500px version to see what people think about it

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