Lovers long ago

© Kristin Duff

Lovers long ago

Carol Quina level-classic February 13, 2013

Nice work! Love the blur to this! #1514522

Stephen Shoff February 13, 2013

Cool, Kristin. You have a great combination of static and motion blur content in this along with the shadow figures.

Hilites may be blown just a bit. The mustard tones of the sand aren't quite pleasing to me. A little desaturation and hue shift towards the yellow? #10567263

Kristin Duff February 13, 2013

More like this Stephen? #10567274

Stephen Shoff February 13, 2013

yeah, that's along the lines of what I was thinking. #10567365

Kristin Duff February 14, 2013

this seems too dark to me...I think this has the makings of a neat photo but I don't know how to work it... #10567794

Peter W. Marks February 14, 2013

This is beautiful to both my eyes and my mind, Kristin. It has a dream-like quality and this might sound strange but I 'see' it best when my eyes are closed. Memories are made of this!
As for the sand color, I much prefer the original yellow.

Kristin Duff February 14, 2013

thanks Peter! bless your heart... #10567999

Jeff E Jensen February 14, 2013

the second version is an improvement on this fantastic image. I agree that it is a tad dark. A slight levels adjustment should help, but it won't need much. #10568018

Rita K. Connell level-classic February 14, 2013

Kristen, I really like the tones of the original best out of the two. I like the feel of seeing their ghostly images very nicely done. it makes you start thinking about all the couples that has walk down that beach line. great job! #10568177

Dale Hardin February 14, 2013

This is a very appealing and well thought out image Kristin. I like it a lot. As far as the color goes, if you apply the auto levels adjustment to the second image posted, I think you will have the beach color exactly right.

I would like to see you experiment a bit more with the opacity of the couple. They are almost too vague. #10568225

Kristin Duff February 14, 2013

Dale this photo is right out of the camera. I don' think I can play with the opacity. They were in the photo not added in photoshop. #10568431

Dale Hardin February 14, 2013

Well, now you need to explain how you took the shot. :o) They are not blurry enough to have this a diliberate moving camera so I'm puzzled how this look could be out of camera. C'mon, give. :o) #10568466

Kristin Duff February 14, 2013

Oh Dale you drive a hard bargain, but you know I am not that advanced with photoshop to pull this off...check the email I sent you lol! I had a neutral density filter on the camera and panned as I released the shutter. Here is another shot from the same time period. #10568489

Stephen Shoff February 14, 2013 did a great job of envisioning this and pulling it off. I, too, had a very hard time of figuring out how you got clearly panning-induced motion blur in the sky and horizon but not in the people or the low surf along the waterline and I had reached the wrong conclusion that this was a composite.

I had tried something similar but not nearly as successfully, a couple of years ago in a capture of flying Sandhill Cranes taken under very low-light conditions and ended up with similar static outlines of the cranes, but in my case the motion of the outlined figures matched the panning speed, which wouldn't be reasonably true of your two beach strollers.

(this is probably hard to follow. sorry) #10568526

Dale Hardin February 14, 2013

Thanks Kristin. I love the effect and will have to give that a try. The second shot turned out even better I think. #10568628

Susan M. Reynolds level-addict February 14, 2013

Beautifully executed and to have done so in-camera and not as a composite in PS is pretty amazing to me! Nicely done! Be sure to enter it in the contest ~

Rita K. Connell level-classic February 15, 2013

it must have been the angle they were walking. #10569144

Kristin Duff February 15, 2013

what contest? #10569288

Dale Hardin February 15, 2013

The BetterPhoto contest. :o) #10569313

Anthony L. Mancuso February 17, 2013

Nice job Krisin...I prefer the tones of the 2nd post and would like to see what some of the tweaking that was mentioned would do for it... #10571846

Debbie E. Payne February 17, 2013

I like the original color as well, but would like to see the suggestion from Dale. The second image is best, though. Love the simplicity and stunning light. #10571858

Elaine Hessler February 17, 2013

That is really cool! I thought this was some composite you put together. Really nice. I think I like the original best. I also really like Turtle Rock. Looks like a beautiful place to be! #10572075

Beth Spencer February 17, 2013

Really interesting shot! I love the effect, I would love to see the second one tweaked. Turtle Rocks are awesome.. #10572514

Kristin Duff February 18, 2013

...tweaked... #10573683

Kristin Duff February 18, 2013

...tweaked... #10573684

Kristin Duff February 18, 2013

oops...wrong one! #10573687

Kristin Duff February 18, 2013

suffering from severe jet lag today #10573692

Susan M. Reynolds level-addict February 18, 2013

I like it a lot...make sure to enter it! The only thing missing would be some faintly partially washed away footprints...but then ghosts don't leave footprints, do they? ;0) #10573900

Dale Hardin February 18, 2013

I like the natural sand color of the last post. Thanks for trying out all our suggestions. This is a really cool concept. #10573903

Kristin Duff February 18, 2013

Are you allowed to enter the same photo in different categories? #10573905

Brandi K. Mills February 18, 2013

Kristin ~ This is really neat. Gorgeous photo and very creative idea.
I like the last one as well with the natural sand color. #10574243

lisa anderson February 20, 2013

Kristin, I think this is just beautiful! I love all the versions #10576939

Peter W. Marks February 21, 2013

No, Kristin, not in that same month. You only have to wait a week though and it will be March and then you are good to go, in any category.
In theory of course , as you have revised the image you could upload it into your BP gallery with a different name and then it would be accepted as it would have a different BP ID number.
I'm a bit anal though and that would be just a tiny bit not in the spirit of the rules (arguably!!)
Good luck Kristin, #10577876

Peter W. Marks February 21, 2013

Answer to your contest question. No, an image may only be entered once in a given month so no you cannot enter the same image in two categories that month. It is OK to enter it the following month or later.
In theory because you have done some adjustments to it you could upload it into your gallery with a different name and then it would be given a different BP ID number which their computer would accept. However that hardly fits in with the spirit of the rule and with your image, the new version only has to wait a week and it will be March so it will get accepted. Good luck. #10577877

Kristin Duff February 22, 2013

Thank you just got EP, so I am pretty happy with that! #10578956

Beth Spencer February 23, 2013

Great edit and congratulations on your EP!!! #10579992

Kristin Duff February 23, 2013

thank you Beth! #10580033

Elaine Hessler February 23, 2013

Yes, congrats! #10580038

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 27, 2013

Very nice in-camera effects, Kirstin. I like the latest the best and think it will fare well if you put it in the contest, good luck!!!

UB. #10589103

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