Peter Curcio  

Bay View by Peter Curcio

May 2023 - Bay View

About the Image(s)

I was asked to photograph a golf event earlier this week. The course is located in southern Delaware and is coined "Pebble Beach" of the east. To say the least, that is a bit of a stretch. This photo is on the front nine which overlooks the Delaware Bay that connects with the Atlantic Ocean.

The photo was captured with a Nikon z7ii, ISO 160, f/4.0, 24-70mm lens.

5 comments posted

Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
Hi Peter: You captured this plains site with such a beautiful sky above. The greens were a little hard to see with the natural prairie grass in the foreground. I love the position of the bay and the old building. The only thing that bothers me is the two leaning fence logs. Perhaps that is how they were and you wanted to leave them. However, I copied your image and used the perspective tool to straighten the poles and leave your horizon perfect as shot. What do you think?   Posted: 05/10/2023 16:18:27
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Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Lee Ann, I like the edit as it frames the photo much more.   Posted: 05/25/2023 08:27:53

Ricarda Dudek   Ricarda Dudek
Peter, This is a great photo. Although you would never guess it is part of a golf course. The balance of the sky to the distance houses to the bay to the foreground blends very nicely especially with the building on the right. I actually like the slant of the two broken off tree trunks. They add to the balance of reality. My only suggestion would be to bring the houses across the bay more into focus rather than melding so much into the background.   Posted: 05/16/2023 13:06:44

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
Hard to believe this is a golf course from this image. Good color, sharpness and detail. I would like to see just a little more of the front post if you have any more in the front of the image.   Posted: 05/19/2023 14:59:08

Bob Scott   Bob Scott
Very pretty, nice color, sharpness. It's a very good subject. But I think the posts stand out as the main subject and I don't think that's what you want.

I'd cut them entirely and crop out a bunch of sky and foreground. I think if it's done right then the water becomes a leading line in to the house on the right which is were I think you want your focus.

I'd probably cut the sky by half so that it balances out the foreground grass. That will give nice thirds--foreground grass, sky and the loose section that includes the house, the water and the brighter grass int he middle. Probably consider trimming some of the foreground for the balance

I'm not sure the houses across the bay are important. I think it's a very good shot that will stand out more if you play with cropping and tell the story you want to tell   Posted: 05/20/2023 23:30:15


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