Rich James  


A Walk To The Beach  by Rich James

October 2021 - A Walk To The Beach

October 2021 - Rich James

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About the Image(s)

I took this image on a recent trip to the Big Sur area of California. There are a number of beautiful walkways that lead to the beach along the shoreline of Pacific Grove. The ice plant and other flowers were in bloom and the day was just a little gray but beautiful. Using the path as a leading line I used my Sony A7r2 and a Sony 70-300 mm lens at 70 mm to capture the image. 1/160 sec, f16, 50 ISO. Post processed in Luminar 4 by cropping, pulling out color of the foreground and sky and then sharpening in Topaz Sharpen.


2 comments posted




Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Rich, what a difference between the original and your finished version. The path lined with glorous flowers is a powerful compositional element. For me, bringing the bird more in focus adds a lot. You took a photo during a gray day and revealed the latent beauty behind it.   Posted: 10/10/2021 21:47:28



Quang Phan   Quang Phan
Hi Rich, you took this photo in a wonderful place, full of wildflowers on the way to a rocky beach. The image composition is well done with the leading curved walkway, and the space is balanced, the colors are balanced. I'm sorry that the foreground rock was dropped, it could be a key for showing foreground interest. You can expand the sky by filling in the awareness, then you can get the symmetry line for the horizontal line. For me, I would suggest reducing color saturation with just two colors: green and pink, Blue is fine. Adding a bird is a very clever idea to fill the empty area. Thanks for sharing. Best regards,   Posted: 10/13/2021 10:16:12



 

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