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Subject: Re: Opinions of my photo please

On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 07:40:11 -0700, "Angela M. Cable"

>Jaqian wrote:
>> Hi after reading "Newbie Question about F Stops and Apertures" I tried
>> messing around with the F-Stop/Shutter speed this morning and was
>> wondering what you thought of this photo I took:
>> http://static.flickr.com/38/87750547_72fc81d7f2_b.jpg I used a tri-pod
>> and timer to avoid camera shake. I was trying to capture the colours of
>> a sunrise even thjough was taken around 8:30am. Hope to get an earlier
>> shot tomorrow.
>> Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
>> Aperture: f/5.6
>> ISO: 64
>> More details here: http://www.flickr.com/photo_exif.gne?id=87750547
>The concept is good. I think a much longer exposure would have made the
>photo substantially better. A long exposure would have smoothed out the
>choppy water and intensified the reflection of sky in water. As the
>photo is now, the choppiness is very distracting to the subject of the
>photo. It also is leaving a large dark space at the bottom with very
>little interest. Here's a retouch:
>I straightened the horizon. Curves Adjustment layer to increase exposure
>slightly. Duplicated this layer and applied a strong motion blur. Erased
>all but the water. Boosted saturation slightly.

Looks good. Do I have to give a reason? ;-)

John H


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