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  Mini#28 Best of 2014
Entry 19 of 32
The beach at dusk       ©2014 babysister
Panasonic DMC-GX7       19th place, 50 points
1/639s, f5.6, ISO 200, 200mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Cropped, some minimal contrast adjustment, Changed to B&W.       Extra Info: This was taken from the 8th floor of an apartment in the late afternoon.
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Jan 13, 2015
    Take care babysister, if you let Jade fiddle with your photo you won't even recognize it, for a start there will be two float planes pulled up on the beach LOL

Jade O.
Jan 12, 2015
    No question about how to crop. I wouldn't crop this one at all but i would have fiddled with cloning out some figures.

Jan 12, 2015
    My #3 and I'm still finding more bits of it that I like.

Jan 12, 2015
    This was in my top 5. Lovely shot in B&W.

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Jan 12, 2015
    Nice shot from window, taking out foreground trees and from the jetty back and concentrate in the figures walking and in water would make a better pic IMO.

Jan 12, 2015
    I like your choice of black and white and the high point of view. Very nice.

Jan 12, 2015
    SteveB: Why the B&W? The original colour was almost monochrome so I went the next step to give more shades. I think if you saw the original you would agree.
Thanks everyone for your comments. It's nice when others agree with what I think!
Forkcandles: Remind me never to visit you. I would be worried about getting something cropped off!! :-)

Jan 11, 2015
    There's so much going on here that it makes for a very interesting tableau. The B&W really makes it work.

Jan 11, 2015
    I really like this - lots of different stories in the people on the beach, differences in shade and tone - it is an engaging picture
I wondered about cropping from the right a little - but reckon that empty space is probably important for balance
Edited on Jan 11, 2015

Jan 10, 2015
    Seems like a lovely day on the beach, I like the B&W.

Jan 9, 2015
    The people make this a most interesting image for me. My eye flows right across the image stopping at each individual. Great composition.

Jan 9, 2015
    nice shot. love the capture of interaction between the people strolling the beach.

Jan 9, 2015
    The thing about this picture is it captures the time of day so very well which is especially hard to project in monochrome but I feel that was the right choice. The varied reflections from the water and the fading light on the beach are perfectly rendered. Add to that an attractive composition and an array of people finishing their time at the beach in various ways, each one with a story to tell. That makes the picture more interesting and encourages the viewer to explore. I like this shot a lot!

Jan 9, 2015
    IMO i would have cropped the top of the picture removing the single figure at the top and the water in front of it

Jan 9, 2015
    Great light! Love the different shades of gray in the water. Also I love how you can clearly see individual people doing their thing although they are nearly silhouetted, from the old couple holding hands with theirs shoes in hand, little kid on a wake board, parents with a little child, really great shot.

Jan 9, 2015
    Would be interested in your thinking on the B&W choice. Not sure it suits or improves the image. It mainly emphasizes the water line and the very bright area in the center.

Jan 8, 2015
    Exactly the same things I have been experimenting with Jade for the last fortnight. Cropping more in any direction seems to lose something. I had a surfer in the far left who was cropped out but it hurt me to do even that.

Jade O.
Jan 8, 2015
    Love the silver tones in the relfections and the composition so much that I am trying to imagine whether having fewer or no figures in the frame might elevate this to an even greater level.
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