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Peter W. Marks
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    Like the colors, like the composition and I would like to be there right now Lisa! This could hang on my wall anytime.


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3/24/2013 2:31:30 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Lisa, this is a scene that I've seen many times since I live on the West coast. And it's always a welcome sight. I like the ratio of sky to land/sea, and the diagonal of the beach and surf. Nicely done.

Would suggest a levels adjustment however, because the over all image appears a bit low on contrast, but it's not a deal breaker.


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3/24/2013 3:33:04 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Yup, I like it. I do wish there were just a little more of the dark shoreline on the right side, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.


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3/24/2013 3:41:42 PM

 
Stephen Shoff
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Maybe in addition to Dale's levels suggestion, you might apply a little selective brightening to the sand and water's edge. The intent is to create a sort of a "path of light" that brings out that leading line a little better. Maybe also a little brightening of the open sky on the far horizon just where the bay entrance is to help complete a "c" curve and draw the eye up the beach to the horizon. This could be done in Adobe Camera Raw using the adjustment brush (if you have a CSx version), or in photoshop using a masked screen layer, a masked curves adjustment layer using the brighten, possibly shadows/hilites with some masking, or dodge/burn tool (I never remember which does which).


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3/25/2013 8:36:19 AM

 
Beth Spencer
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What a beautiful sight! I sat and stared for a while, tying to imagine being there and not here in the never ending snow and winter.
I look forward to seeing any adjustments you choose.


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3/25/2013 2:34:33 PM

 
lisa anderson
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Hi, thanks everyone. Beth, the thing about this scene, was that it was absolutely freezing the day I took this picture. I was wearing my ski jacket on the beach! It was very beautiful, though. Here is the edit; I may have over-corrected...


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3/25/2013 4:38:49 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Lisa. I think the edits enhanced your lovely scene. I like it.


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3/25/2013 5:11:58 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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I cannot imagine it being cold. I am not thinking that. I think it is a tad dark for me, maybe somewhere in between.


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3/25/2013 5:39:20 PM

 
Stephen Shoff
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Dramatic improvement, Lisa. You even got a little storm color above the mountains on the left.

I do agree with Beth...a little dark, particularly in the sky and the shoreline on left. I wouldn't change the levels layer. I might add a screen layer at a reduced opacity and a mask so that you only affect the sky, or a curves level with the brighter preset, again masked to limit the change to the sky. But don't lose the color in the sky your revision revealed!


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3/25/2013 11:51:33 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Your original post makes me want to lay down on the beach, soak up the sun and relax. Beautiful.

The edits remind me more of the Oregon coast, minus the rocks. The storm clouds are dramatic and I really like the color of the water.

I would like to see a version in the middle though.


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3/26/2013 9:28:53 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Lisa -- Definitely this needs to find some middle ground. What makes me gravitate towards this in the first place are the calming pastels and the softness in the first version. Although the second edit is beautiful, I think the mood that I perceived is now a very different mood. It will be interesting to see what you come up with.


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3/27/2013 2:38:34 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Yup, somewhere in between.


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3/27/2013 4:56:07 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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I vote some where in the middle. this is a beautiful beach scene. can't wait to see the middle ground.


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3/29/2013 1:38:10 PM

 
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