water rocks and longer exposures - thanks for any feedback

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Re: water rocks and longer exposures - thanks for any feedback
In reply to lukep, Feb 19, 2013

lukep wrote:

I had fun last night doing some long exposures. Looking for any suggestions or comments so I can improve. thanks for looking! It was really dark for this first shot so thats the correct color as i played around with white balance for awhile on it

The colors on the first really hurt the image, but IMO there's still more that was needed compositionally. When I look at it I don't really find anything that screams out "subject" to me. Generally when an image is lacking a clear subject things become problematic. Aslo, I think a B/W conversion would really aid in the color cast that is in this shot. I don't think you can correct this, maybe there were multiple light sources and color temps...don't know, but its likely best to discard the colors.

The second works a little bit better with a few more details to draw the viewer's attention through the shot, but I think the contrast is a little bit too harsh along with a loss of shadow detail.

Both are not bad, but seem to be missing a few fine details to make them really stand out.

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