First need the sky cropped from the top to get rid of jet trail on right. Plus horizon abit central. IMHO.
Second sort of nice but I find it too blue and abit dark so struggle to see foreground. Unless it is my screen.
Again I'd be tempted to crop some of the sky and make it much more landscape letterbox crop.
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Well, removal of the contrail helps, but it is cramping the pic. Nice shots, but will test the patience of those who are sick of milky sea.
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There's now rather a lot of empty space in the foreground of the first one - maybe take some off the bottom too, to mae it a letterbox?
The second is definitely an improvement, but to my (admittedly somewhat dodgy) eyes, is still a bit blue. Fine if that's the mood you want, but my taste would be a bit warmer still.
edit: Just looked at the large image on Flikr. It looks a bit soft, possibly due to diffraction at f/22. For long exposures, you might do better using an ND filter rather than stopping down below f/11, unless you really need maximum depth of field. You might find the Cambridge in Colour Tutorial on Diffraction helpful.
Last edited by AlexMonro; 24-11-2012 at 11:05. Reason: more comments
Both show willing but they look like you are standing about 20M away from where you should be. Foreground interest is king in these shots and they are lacking just that.
Revisit with better light, get closer to those rocks and you will have a winner.
Thank you all for the comments, advice and the link (which was very helpful). It would've been nice to have got closer to the rocks in the foreground but every time I went down to the shoreline, a freak wave would come in as I was setting up the shot and I'd have to run back up the beach (even though the tide was going out). I'm definitely going to revisit next time the conditions are right and try opening up the aperture and shortening the exposures, hopefully adding a sense of movement to the water (and meaning I don't have to risk getting wet as much). Going back to the softness, it was getting very dark by that time and the autofocus was getting confused so my manual focusing in low light may have been off.
I like Fistral 7 and don't mind a lot of foreground but that said I think it needs an interest boost. Here's my take on how I think it could look. I've separately adjusted the contrast of the sky to give it a touch more definition and the foreground to put more life into the reflection...
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