Your Photo: Our Critique

This image submitted by Dan Chase was taken with a Pentax K10, with an exposure of 1/20sec at f/5.6, ISO 400. Dan was on a cruise ship when this scene presented itself to him.deck railing to keep the camera steady, Dan was able to shoot at a slower shutter speed, preserving the beautiful evening sky. This is the original version of the photo and no editing was done with the exception of straightening the horizon.

This image submitted by Dan Chase was taken with a Pentax K10, with an exposure of 1/20sec at f/5.6, ISO 400.  Dan was on a cruise ship when this scene presented itself to him. By using a deck railing to keep the camera steady, Dan was able to shoot at a slower shutter speed, preserving the beautiful evening sky.  This is the original version of the photo and no editing was done with the exception of straightening the horizon. Dan really did a great job retaining those colors in the sky.  The clouds add interest with color, lines and texture.   The biggest issue with this image is the horizon is cutting it in half.  A simple crop would leave the sky intact and move the horizon down eliminating some of the foreground.  The vignette across the bottom of the frame will be lost but can be added back in post-processing.  A slight touch to lighten the sailboat would bring it to life adding interest to the foreground.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets four and-a-half stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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