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Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
10/12/2010 04:51:59 PM
Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
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Comment by vawendy:
I still like your stuff -- I gave this one an 8. :D
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Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
10/08/2010 03:27:09 PM
Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
by northebound

Comment by Adz:
Should of done better, very nice colours and composition
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Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
10/07/2010 09:46:02 PM
Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
by northebound

Comment by FocusPoint:
God composition. Too much vignette but good try. 6
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Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
10/04/2010 05:11:50 PM
Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
by northebound

Comment by bvy:
Papa has the right idea. Nice tones in this.
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Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
10/03/2010 12:53:21 PM
Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
by northebound

Comment by bmartuch:
The colors are so nice on this.
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Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
10/02/2010 04:33:00 PM
Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
by northebound

Comment by ScooterMcNutty:
i love it! the colors are great!
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Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
10/01/2010 07:15:55 AM
Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
by northebound

Comment by Paul:
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Lovely scene, wonderful colours and a really great POV. Your use of a vignette also works really well - some may find it a bit heavy but I think it complements the scene really well. The perspective given by the pier gives a sense of depth to the image and the birds, especially those on the wing, contribute a great sense of life.

Critical stuff: I'm not sure I'm keen on the net(?) on the right hand side of the image - I don't think the overall composition would be any less effective with that cropped out.

Overall: A very nice, feel-good image. Make me want to take a deep breath in and raise my face to the sun.
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Papa's Bait & Snack Shop
10/01/2010 01:01:27 AM
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Resident Evil
09/09/2010 07:26:36 PM
Resident Evil
by northebound

Comment by bmartuch:
This is really very nice. The partially open door is calling to the viewer.
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Minutes 'til . . .
06/08/2010 05:23:34 AM
Minutes 'til . . .
by northebound

Comment by bohemka:
I didn't vote on this, but since you're asking for some points, I'll give you my amateur guess as to how to make it a bit sharper/more appealing. If you shot in raw you can probably track down the focal point of this image. My guess is that it is on the horizon, which is crystal sharp. The foreground, however, leaves a bit to be desired, in both exposure and detail. It's not out of focus, per say, but the details could be more engaging.

I would have gone with a focal point on the shell or the rock, and then a small aperture to maintain focus until the horizon. It would have helped with the exposure of the foreground as well.

Since this was advanced editing, you can try to use more tools. With a shot such as this you'd need to. Either an HDR-type blend of exposures to save the detail in the sand/rocks/shells while preserving the awesome color of the sunset. But HDR isn't for everyone, and it can get cartoonish in a flash if you aren't used to it.

Or, working with the raw file to preserve as much of the histogram as possible, and then working with layers, dodging and burning, and possibly some exposure adjustments. Shooting into the sun is a tremendous challenge (there are blown out bits in the sunset while at the same time under-exposed bits in the sand/rocks; so that's the challenge right there), and you honestly need to use everything that's available if you want a shot that'll compete with, um... hummingbirds ; )

Again, just my amateur guesses here (you can see I don't know exactly what I'm doing and I'm here to learn as well), but that's at least what I would do.

Regardless, it's a lovely photo, and 135th place is nothing to sneeze at in a free study. Best of luck.
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