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Bandon-by-the-Sea-Stacks

Photo By Stephen Oachs
Pro Critique
Time of day is incredibly important when photographing the sea stacks. A high sun angle renders the stacks as lifeless brown lumps. Here, the low warm sun gives the stacks a golden hue and allows the surface details to come out. Warming up the scene has also given the water a purplish cast, which might be slightly overdone. It’s a delicate balance when warming a photograph that has sky and water. Too much enhancement makes blues lean to violet. All in all a gorgeous composition with slight blurring of the water to create defined patterns form the white water swirling around the various formations.


Lightroom 2 Tip
Gain Perspective With Before/After View
When applying adjustments to your images using the various controls in the Develop module, it’s easy to lose sight of how far you've taken the image. To get a better perspective on the adjustments you've applied and make a more informed decision about what adjustments you might want to change or add to achieve the final result, use the Before/After view. In the Develop module, click the downward-pointing triangle next to the Before/After view button below the preview image. You can choose from options to have the before and after versions displayed to the left and right or top and bottom, and also choose whether you want to see the full version of both images or to see a single image split between the before and after versions. You also can use the three Before/After buttons to apply the adjustments from the before version to the after version, or vice versa, or to swap the two versions.

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  1. You photo is amazing!

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