[C&C] My mind is going numb from pp... St Clairs Beach with x100

Discussion in 'Photo Critique' started by Jun, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Jun

    Jun Regular

    Mar 12, 2012
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    I have spent the last 3 hours trying to figure out the best image but now my brains gone numb and everything looks the same to me:dash2:. I am lost on what processing gives the best image. I understand that beauty stands in the holder but your critique will help alot.

    Image 1. In Colour.
    [​IMG]"1024" height="680" alt="beach (1 of 3)"></a>[/IMG]

    Image 2. In black and white
    [​IMG]"1024" height="680" alt="beach (3 of 3)"></a>[/IMG]

    Image 3. In black and white with 'walking into the light effect"
    [​IMG]"1024" height="680" alt="beach (2 of 3)"></a>[/IMG]
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  2. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    wow as far as I can see you don't need to do anything further to these photos, they're awesome.
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  3. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    hey wait a minute, you're the new guy/gal from NZ with your first camera aren't you. This isn't a newbie's photo!
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  4. Jun

    Jun Regular

    Mar 12, 2012
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    lol Yes I am. I still am very much a newbie! but thank you :biggrin: I have tried to be more dedicated lately and attempt to get up at very early hours to get the best light. This is officially the 1161th photo I have taken so far, now I undertand why Henri Cartier Bresson said "your first 10000 photographs are your worst."

    p.s. Btw I am very much a guy!
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  5. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I like the color version best, the warm colors of the sand fits well with the sun being such a dominant element in the photo.
    Lovely shot in all versions though.
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  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Ditto for the colour.
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  7. Penny

    Penny Veteran

    Aug 26, 2010
    Outside Liverpool Uk
    Its the colour one for me too. Beautifully done.
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  8. Julien

    Julien Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    The color version for me too. Works great.
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  9. akulya

    akulya Veteran

    Mar 1, 2011
    If you've just started, I'm looking forward to seeing how you improve! Beautiful.
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  10. nikki

    nikki Top Veteran

    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
    yes - I definitly like the colour one the best - great shot !
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  11. winginkris

    winginkris Veteran

    Dec 15, 2011
    I like the color one too. Very nice!
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  12. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    I like the colour and the "walking into the light" versions equally (and that's very rare for me since I'm usually a colour-only kinda guy), but since colour had already gotten so many votes I voted WITL. Whichever you go with, great shot!! Loooove the texture of the sand in the foreground!
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  13. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Colour one for me too, after all this is why you got up early right? The colours are something special :)
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  14. defektive

    defektive Veteran

    May 4, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    They are all terrific versions but I will have to go with number 3. Cheers from across the ditch.
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  15. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    The first one does it for me. I would just deepen the colour of the sea a tad. Lovely pic. Thanks for sharing.
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  16. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Jun I think the color one.. it just has a magical feel to it.
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  17. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    When a shot is this good, the processing matters little. I cast a vote for #3.
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  18. thekeddi

    thekeddi Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    The colour works for me too, awesome photo!!!
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  19. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas

    For starters, great photo no matter what version!! Well done!

    I wanted to write my comments before reading anyone else's so that I wouldn't be influenced by what others wrote -- particularly because I was having a hard time choosing between 1 and 2. Or at least initially. Then 3 also grew on me. And all of a sudden, I was having a hard time choosing amongst the three!

    I eventually went with 1, just because I generally like color photos over black and white, particularly landscape photos. After all, God created us to see in color! Sorry doggies ...

    But Jun, in my opinion, this photo is so strong that I would have been happy to put on my wall a large of print of 1, 2 or 3.

    ps: BTW, I think I like 2 the best now!

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  20. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    I can't decide. No reason not to keep all 3. They are each good.