Jide Alakija

19 Feb 2009 1,330 views
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This is a shot that I have always wanted to to have in my archive. I've seen a lot of these on a lot of very good photobloggers recently. That's something I've noticed. In fact something that I have noticed is the fact that most of the really good photobloggers are beach huggers.

My Tip :I would like to stress that the key to this one was good observation of the scene. Understanding what and what your camera can capture. It wasn't an overly bright day and the sun was positioned briliantly (Camera right). So this means that I am able to capture a lot more details within the dynamic range of the sensor of my camera.

The only main post processing in the shot was to increase the contrast using the curves adjustment layer and also reduction in Saturation on the Yellow, Red and Cyan channels using the Hue/saturation adjustment layer

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Beautiful landscape capture. Thanks for the tip as well.
this is a seen somewhat commonly scene in that anywhere there is such a place on most places that border on the sea or the ocean. What makes this work for me, besides the detail you've brought out in the clouds and sky, are the people standing there. It turns it into a much more special shot because of them.
Useful tips Jide. Dawn is right ..the people are essential ingredients and along with the interesting but subtly poweful sky help to defuse the dominace of the potent break water. richard
excellent shot Jide, the sky looks like its been painted.
  • Chichi
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2009, 18:20
Like the PP here
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2009, 20:47
The composition is lovely....Well my question about lenses would be what kind of lenses give best results for portraits, landscape etc? I figure you've done people shots as well as landscape shots..what kind of lens gave you your best results?

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camera Canon EOS 5D
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/500s
aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO125
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