love the light reflecting on the water. a friend of mine was going home on the train after a long day at work....the sun setting...on its last minutes....and a child points out to his mother..."look mom...the Day is going away"
This is pretty, but I think the rocks in the foreground are a tad too dark for my tastes. You could lighten them up a bit in photoshop, and I think that would benefit the picture. I do like that the dark clouds are repeated in the water though, it's pretty dramatic.
Yeah, I was actually working on that right now with the rocks in photoshop, great minds think alike I suppose Since I know very little about anything other then color adjust and such, it's been a pain trying to figure out how to edit and keep it as natural as possible, I did most of this in lightroom, which I know how to use about as well as I know how to have a penis, which isn't very well, since I'm a girl - so I transferred this this morning in to photoshop to work on it in that thing people call LAYERS. Thanks for the advice, awesome to know that what I am seeing wrong others are too - well not wrong, but...something that could be improved upon
I've never really used them before, it's weird. I'll paint and do all my editing on the actual picture usually - but one layer seems to be a good idea for all this stuff i'm learning because i can easily go back to the original that way and see what i changed and where i messed it up sponge. Gotcha.
Well it can be super-useful when you're learning, because you can just hit the little eyeball symbol and see exactly what a tool is doing and how it affects everything. So yeah for learning, I definitely give layers a .
and yeah, sponge, burn, dodge. I think they're under the eraser? I dunno, they get switched around, it's different in different versions. But I like the way they work.
The one thing I've read about over and over and over again on nature photography is to have an interesting foreground - make sure to have something that draws the eye that isn't the main focal point, in essence - I've been trying to apply that to what I do for a while now, I'm hoping to get the most out of that general idea, but it's actually pretty tricky. You find yourself wanting to just take a picture of the sky, right? But it would look better if you say, angled the trees so they are looming but not overpowering, or the rocks on the beach, etc. I do agree that it was a very busy sky - but British Columbia sunsets are incredibly colorful
That is truly great advice and some I am going to start incorporating more into my rise/set shots when possible. I can see that the word colorful hardly does your sets up there any justice....breathtaking my friend!
I forgot to note you about that!!! OMG! I am so sorry! I just dont join groups on here anymore. Not in ANY on here now. They are just not my thing if you know what I mean. I hope I didnt offend you my friend....