Jon Joyce  

Tidal Pool by Jon Joyce

March 2020 - Tidal Pool

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I discovered this tidal pool adjacent to an inlet from the Gulf of Mexico. I thought it quit striking. I had to return at high tide to capture it. I cannot explain the slight difference in color between the pool and the sky above, but decided to present it as I saw it at the time.

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4 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
This has some very interesting textures and a nice range of greens and tan.
The difference in the color of the reflected sky and the sky itself likely results from the fact that the reflection consists primarily of horizontally polarized light whereas the sky's light is both horizontally and vertically polarized.
I like this picture with the saturation increased and cropped to remove most of the featureless sky, and to move the shrub to the edge. It would have been nice to have had somewhat greater depth of field.   Posted: 03/04/2020 15:25:53
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Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
I can see why you wanted to come back. It is a lovely, peaceful scene. I agree with Robert's crop. I believe the image does need a little more "pop" but not quite as much as Robert has presented. But, I usually seem to favor less rather than more when it comes to saturation. There is a stick in front of the bush (lower left) that needs to be cloned out. I don't think it is part of the tree and even if it is, I think it would be better without.   Posted: 03/06/2020 12:03:21

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
It is a lovely spot, but the only two green bushes are sharp. I am agree that the sky could cropped. I wish the hole image will be sharp.   Posted: 03/06/2020 14:58:01

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
You could crop out those blurry bushes on the right side. I would also enhance the color a little as Robert suggested. I would love to see how this scene changes with the seasons.   Posted: 03/16/2020 09:59:04