Here's an experiment, playing with exposures. A high-key effect of the beach which creates different layers. This was taken after lunch where the sun shines strongly.
I liked the OE effect. What do you think? Your sentiments would be highly appreciated. =)
Boracay is a tropical island about an hour's flight from Manila in the Philippines. Its long white sand- (imagine the texture of flour-that's how fine the sand is) - beaches rival the best beaches of more popular destinations such as the Caribbean, the South Pacific as well as neighboring Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
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lousat (97569) 2012-08-16 15:11
Hi Matt,a very strange pic,not at the top like usual,the water is a bit overexposed and the horizon isn't perfectly horizontal,what happen's my friend? You drink a lot? Ehehe....have a nice day!! Luciano
sevy (58) 2012-08-17 1:00
Interesting your choise of treatment. Naturally, I am more going to the opposite, to small lower exposure. But I admit here it is working, going more to water-color rendering.
I also like the minimalism of the view with few elements but sharing the feeling of depth.
Just a small thing to correct: to have a non tilted sea :-)
trevormoffiet (3112) 2012-08-17 3:43
Excellent well balanced (nearly), layered composition and nice high key, pastel coloured palette. Maybe shave a little bit off the sky and fix horizon and I would be happy to live with it on my wall.
Just goes to show that it is possible to get good images in the harsh light of the middle of the day.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-08-17 4:24
like the effect here a real sense of open space and exquisitely placed elements that fascinate and intrigue. Very artistic and a unique piece of minimalist photography. Excellent!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
JFS (32459) 2012-08-17 6:27
So beautiful that looks like a painting...Elegnt frame too. My compliments!
All the best,
chrisvek (7001) 2012-08-18 18:27
Wow.That's a really exotic place with splendid colors and so nice lightning management.Very good POV and details.TFS
jhm (159991) 2012-08-22 3:41
I am agree with previous writer your picture is a little bit overexposure this gives a to clarity image.
Also the horizon tilt a little bit to the leftside.
Very small remark but normally a good picture.
Excellent composition and a pleasant picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
rbellemare (2109) 2012-08-22 19:24
Very nice minimalist composition, the sea, two small boats and one swimmer. I also like the pastel colours coming out of this picture. Great sharpness.