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minniev
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Re: Old pier at low tide
In reply to NewGirlLiz, 6 months ago

NewGirlLiz wrote:

Hi all

This is my first time posting and I'm very much a newbie to doing anything other than pointing and shooting.

This pic was taken this morning. It's an old pier in the town where I live which is only visible on a very low tide. I haven't done anything to the photo other than crop it slightly, as I have not yet got as far as learning anything about post processing! I didn't have a tripod as I was out walking the dog, so had my hands quite full - but did the best I could under the conditions.

Look forward to any comments. Thanks,

Liz

Welcome Liz, I'm so excited to have you on board- I seldom see another female photographer here! The folks on this forum are honest and direct but never in a mean way, and they'll always help you if you need it. There's a lot of good photographers here who also happen to be good people.

People have already given you great feedback and suggestions so I'll try not to rehash. You've got a good eye for color and elements, just be patient with yourself while you develop some of the more complicated skills of composition - what to put where, what to leave out and keep in, where to have your camera - it's an ongoing journey that you never get through with. Andrew pepped up the colors very nicely, but if you really like a blue version, your could keep it - just straighten it and do a bit of processing to make it look its best. You have all your dynamic range well captured so there's a lot of looks you could get from this with just Lightroom (that's a great starting place for any beginning photographer because it has powerful processing, is easy to learn, and you can manage your photo catalog and printing with it.). I bet you can get endless compositions at this same location; old piers are such great subjects. Some you might have to wade out in the surf for, but it'll be worth it.

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