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A Sunset of Pastels
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
~POINTING OUT TO SEA~
~POINTING OUT TO SEA~
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  WAITING FOR SUNSET
WAITING FOR SUNSET
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Debbie E. Payne
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    I think I may need a rest from Eleanor's Caribbean restaurant for a while. Here is one of my favorite places to sit for pre, post and sunset itself. My question is - should the little red scrap in the foreground remain or go? I have a couple other images of this place and for some reason, although I know that it should go, I personally like it there because it points to not just something that catches the eye and should go, but it ties together man's presence on both land and sea.

1/31/2012 12:22:03 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Beautiful!

1/31/2012 1:38:27 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you, Sabrina. I just visited your gallery and enjoyed myself thoroughly. It is only by visiting other people's galleries and seeing all the talent out there in BP-Land that we finally begin to understand what constitutes a good image.

1/31/2012 5:47:08 PM

 
Stephen Shoff
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Well, I guess that since the first thing that caught my eye when I opened this picture was how out of place both the undefinable red object in the sand and the green moss were, I would have to vote for removing the red object.

Looks like a wonderful location, you have some very nice variations, and you demonstrated good technique...you explored the location and found multiple opportunities. (this was a theme of the recent course I took so it is fresh on my mind).

1/31/2012 7:56:40 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Yup, I'd say remove it. This looks like a fantastic place for a sunset!

1/31/2012 8:43:07 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Debbie, these are just beautiful pastel colors. I like them all and like Stephen said a great exploration of the site.

To your question: on my screen. I can't tell that this is something man-made. In many beach areas all kinds of material may be found. These things are primarily natural and may be bits of seaweed or portions of shell etc. In this shot, though I agree with the others that these colorful areas in the lower left portion of the picture constitute a major distraction and should go. I think it is primarily the intensity of the colors against the soft pastel of the rest of the shot that makes them such attention getters.

1/31/2012 8:57:17 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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I tend to agree with the others Debbie. Love the way you used the rocks to lead the eye into the composition.

2/1/2012 12:12:09 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Here are my fixes for the two vertical ones. I did one for "A Sunset of Pastels" but it looks the same as the other two, really. Here they are.

2/1/2012 2:27:47 PM

 
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  THE END OF A PERFECT DAY
THE END OF A PERFECT DAY
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Something goofy happened - why does that not surprise any of you! -- Another shot at only one of the verticals since they are very similar as well.

2/1/2012 2:31:29 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations on your very beautiful finalist!

2/26/2012 5:05:42 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Congratulations Debbie on your excellent Finalist photo.

2/26/2012 7:16:53 PM

 
Lars Nitteberg
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Love the detailed textures in the sand, rocks, sea and sky. A great capture with nice warm tones to it. Congrats

2/27/2012 1:48:43 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations & good luck on this incredible Finalist, Debbie! WTG!

2/27/2012 8:54:42 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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congratulations Debbie. Wahoo.

2/27/2012 8:59:06 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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CONGRATULATIONS! Its great to know you have something new to smile about and a special reason to be proud.
Merna

2/27/2012 9:31:21 AM

 
Joan E. Hoffman
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WTG Debbie..... beautiful Finalist!

2/27/2012 12:42:14 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Congrats Debbie as you know this was one of my favorites from your trip...beautiful! :~)

2/28/2012 7:30:45 AM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Glad to see one of these beauties made it to the finalist category. Congratulations! I just love the light and colors in these.

2/28/2012 12:51:31 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Beautiful scene, Debbie! Congrats to you! =)

2/29/2012 10:44:34 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you all for your lovely comments. This was a pretty spectactular place for sunset photos. Maybe I'll keep trying with a few more I still have up my sleeve.

2/29/2012 3:25:21 PM

 
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