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Scenery at Torrey Pine State Beach Before Dark by John Zhu

January 2021 - Scenery at Torrey Pine State Beach Before Dark

January 2021 - John Zhu


About the Image(s)

This photo was taken after sunset last month. It was taken with a Nikon Z7 and 28-300mm zoom lens at ISO 100 f/13 28mm. It was just one shot. LR and PS were applied to bring the image to what I like. Please see the original

4 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
Nice job of post-processing. You brought out the beautiful sunset colors and enhanced the clouds in the sky. It's a pretty scene but I find it lacks a strong enough subject to capture and hold my attention. As a suggestion, you might find an interesting object, such as a piece of driftwood, etc. that you could place in the foreground. Get down low for the shot and use that as an anchor in the foreground with the pretty landscape in the back.   Posted: 01/12/2021 08:34:14
John Zhu   John Zhu
Great suggestions. Thanks.   Posted: 01/12/2021 11:54:14

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
If you crop in from the right to about the middle of the second hill from the right and add just a touch of highlight to the building, you could keep most of that gorgeous sky and place more emphasis on the building without detracting from what's above it. (Or at least I think that would work.)
But it's really all about that sky, isn't it? It's no secret that I'm a sucker for a beautiful sky so probably no surprise that I'm okay with the image as it is.   Posted: 01/14/2021 16:15:07
John Zhu   John Zhu
I like to have the focal point be where two clouds merge and be able to show the grand view of nature. Thanks for suggestions and good to pay attention in the future.   Posted: 01/14/2021 17:29:01


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