Critism please - beach scene

Started Jan 15, 2013 | Discussions
rsearlenz
New MemberPosts: 17Gear list
Like?
Critism please - beach scene
Jan 15, 2013

this is a shot taken with my 500d is there anything i could do to improve it

Mount Maunganui

 rsearlenz's gear list:rsearlenz's gear list
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3)
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
j2l3m7
Senior MemberPosts: 3,649Gear list
Like?
Re: Critism please - beach scene
In reply to rsearlenz, Jan 15, 2013

Very nice photo, thank you for posting.

John

 j2l3m7's gear list:j2l3m7's gear list
Canon PowerShot G15 Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon EOS 70D Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM +17 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Drogba88
Forum MemberPosts: 83Gear list
Like?
Re: Critism please - beach scene
In reply to rsearlenz, Jan 15, 2013

I don't make a point ever of criticizing other people's photos, but you are asking foir criticism so this is how I see it.

If I had taken the shot I would have used landscape mode.  That would show a little more of the interesting beach area.   Also the sea appears to be running downhill.   Try to keep the camera perfectly horizontal when taking shots with a w/a.    You can correct this, of course, in post processing.   Exposure looks spot on and there's good DOF.    Right now I just wish I was there in the warm sunshine!

 Drogba88's gear list:Drogba88's gear list
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Canon EOS 6D Canon EOS 70D Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM +11 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
ArtMar
Regular MemberPosts: 354Gear list
Like?
Re: Critism please - beach scene
In reply to rsearlenz, Jan 15, 2013

Nice shot!  Criticism: sometimes it's easier to show than to say (briefly, I levelled the horizon, cloned over the out of focus shells in the immediate foreground, adjusted levels, sharpened, and cropped).

rsearlenz wrote:

this is a shot taken with my 500d is there anything i could do to improve it

Mount Maunganui

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Kevin C Ross
Regular MemberPosts: 163
Like?
Re: Critism please - beach scene
In reply to rsearlenz, Jan 15, 2013

The title of the photograph is "Mount Maunganui".  I wouldn't have guessed that the mountains in the background were the subject of this photograph.

Maybe a little lower to the ground would give better perspective.  I also agree that landscape orientation would be nice.

This photo screams for some more interest in the sky.  If there was a sunset/sunrise in the background that would be nice.

Use a circular polarizer.

Keep the horizon straight.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Kevin C Ross
Regular MemberPosts: 163
Like?
Re: Critism please - beach scene
In reply to ArtMar, Jan 15, 2013

ArtMar, nice improvement.  The cropping really helps.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
ArtMar
Regular MemberPosts: 354Gear list
Like?
Re: Critism please - beach scene
In reply to Kevin C Ross, Jan 15, 2013

Thanks Kevin. I agree with you about the mountain. Here's a version with its prominence enhanced:

Art

Kevin C Ross wrote:

ArtMar, nice improvement. The cropping really helps.

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
WilbaW
Veteran MemberPosts: 8,817Gear list
Like?
Re: Critism please - beach scene
In reply to Kevin C Ross, Jan 15, 2013

Kevin C Ross wrote:

The title of the photograph is "Mount Maunganui". I wouldn't have guessed that the mountains in the background were the subject of this photograph.

I wouldn't assume they are. It's a town (been there!), not just a mountain. This is the beach.

-- hide signature --

Check out the unofficial Rebel Talk FAQ - http://snipurl.com/RebelFAQ

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
rsearlenz
New MemberPosts: 17Gear list
Like?
Re: Critism please - beach scene
In reply to WilbaW, Jan 16, 2013

Your are right its a prominance at the end of the beach and it was taken at ground level. Thanks for you replies

 rsearlenz's gear list:rsearlenz's gear list
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads