Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:45 AM
I tried spot removing the various small fish in the frame, wondering if they were distracting. I took out brighter ones, left darker ones.
White balance has been adjusted and some noise reduction applied. It all improved the image but somehow, I feel there is more there.
So what do others recommend/think?
If I had the option to duplicate the shot, what should be different?
Short of just getting closer, what composition would be better? My right shoulder is nearly touching the coral so just getting lower would not really be possible.
I tried some cropping. Is this better to your eye?
(note: there is slight banding in the blue with the lower res. reproduction. It is not present in the high res. pic.)
Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:10 AM
You should love this picture - it's awesome! The only thing I would suggest is a tighter crop, a little tighter than yours and from the other direction so the reef-side fin has more room and putting the visible eye in the center of the frame.
Really nice image!
Canon 7D, Subal, dual Inon Z240's, Tokina 10-17, Canon 60mm and 100mm
"Hey Dean! How do you work this crazy thing?!" Jerry Lewis
Posted 17 December 2011 - 01:29 PM
Is this what you were suggesting?
Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:01 AM
Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:56 AM
I think the tilting is a good idea. I took our a few distracting fish, tilted, adjusted the light gradients so it looks as if a morning dive at that location/direction rather than an aftn dive.
Seems to me the tilt gives it a feeling of motion more than the original. What do you think?
Your suggestions about the port fin are spot on...if only I could get the Manta to glide where desired...or I was better at anticipating..
But wild life are a lot like golf balls and teenagers. They often do not do what you want and ignore you when you talk to them.
All your kind comments mean a lot. I only got to dive for 8 days in 2011. I see all these magnificent offerings on this site and dream of doing more.