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Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Saly, Senegal.
Date: Jan 3, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Travel, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2009

Open in Aperture 2. Duplicate. Adjust white balance to make bluer (both temp and tint). "Enhance" by increasing vibrancy. Increase blue saturation. Sharpen.

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01/18/2009 07:05:22 PM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

composition: the women is placed very well in the frame, she sits along a great intersection in the Rule of Thirds, taking my eyes right to her upon opening. Also, the beach adds a good leading line.

color: As stated before, the blues are a little overpowering. Maybe if she were wearing another color besides the same blue of her outfit, she would have popped out more, and the blues could have been laid off a bit.

contrast: good contrast overall, everything it set off nicely.

focus: nice focus on the subject, can plainly tell the women is the main focus.

depth of field: A deeper depth of field should have been used. In this case, the sand is out of focus, and thats the main theme of the challenge.

lighting:
I like the lighting. Perhaps next time you can wait a little longer till sunset or near sunset, that way the blues will be a broader range, and the lighting will be more diversified, not so flat.

other:
for me, this is an average photo yearning to be above average. I think with a few little tweaks in timing, clothing, and aperture could have really set this out from the pack. So with that being said, i hope you'll take the advice of others and keep up the shooting! You've got the eyes for sure to see photographic potential. i hope this critique helped you. if you have any other questions, feel free to PM me.
-Kari Ann
01/12/2009 04:24:44 AM
Less blue plus a thong. :)
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01/12/2009 01:51:08 AM
Well, I'm disappointed in how this did. My thoughts are that I made it too blue and that I should have used a greater depth of field so that the sand, too, was in focus. Anyone else have any other ideas? I told my wife it would have helped if she'd been wearing a thong, but she said her thong days are over! :-(
01/12/2009 12:29:07 AM
Hi. I love the blue tones.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 10:25:47 AM
White balance strikes me as a bit on the cool side...
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01/10/2009 04:46:05 PM
Great composition, the blue tones are a little too strong I think.
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