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Outgoing Tide

Outgoing Tide
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Copyright: Kevin Yurasovich (kyurasovich) (24)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-11
Categories: HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, 24-70 / 2.8 L
Exposure: f/22, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-23 17:46
Viewed: 1319
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After about a mile hike through the forest I arrived at Second Beach for the first time in Washington State. There was no one else on the beach and it was very peaceful. Drift trees littered the beach (just as almost all the other beaches in Olympic Peninsula). Unfortunately There was not much of a spectacular sunset, but there was a still little color to be shown. I was shooting around the beach for about 30min before it got too dark to go back another mile through the forest. Luckily the tide was going out and revealed this pile of rocks/tide pool that drew me over to them. I set up my tripod and took a few shots, but this was my favorite.

For PP work, I retouched the sky a little bit because I had what was either dust on my sensor, or something on my lens. I then boosted the saturation and vibrancy just a little bit to make the green moss on the rocks and some of the sky pop out. Then, I played with the levels a little bit, dealing with each the red, green, and blue channels to get the image the way I liked it. I dodged the rocks a little bit to bring them out even more and burned the sea stacks in the background.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2012-06-24 16:35]

Hi Kevin,
I love the blue and pink shades in this shot - very appealing, but it does look a bit unnatural. I would like to have seen an unprocessed shot in the WS to compare

  • tribord Gold Star Critiquer [C: 85 W: 91 N: 296] (895)
  • [2012-06-25 5:34]

Bonjour Kevin,

Well, I would say that it is a nice attempt to do a long time exposure, although you may try to ameliorate a few things.
I try to understand your choice but I do not really get the point of oversaturating so much your colors, so I guess it is on purpose. As you add this on the category "nature", more "natural" colors may had fit better...
Only the green moss look attracting to me.
About composition, still your main subject is a bit too centered to my taste, and you may have not used the background as well as you could. A bit too much empty space in the front too.
I hope you will not mind if I share my point of view including a simple WS, not saying it is better, but simply a different point of view.


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  • BLR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 90 W: 1 N: 143] (601)
  • [2012-12-30 17:24]

Beautiful, truly a gem. I love the stillness you captured.

Thanks for sharing...

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