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Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:32 pm
by sury
My wife and I recently went for a drive on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) One, Some photos from the stopover at Pompino Beach.
A99M2 + Sigma 17-35

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Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:20 pm
by bakubo
Sury, I particularly like the first one!

Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:35 am
by sury
Henry,
Thank you and welcome back. We had a good run before the hijacking of site with Yildiz, JB Taylor and Valery. I have not heard from Yildiz and JT. Hope they are checking their accounts and see that everything is back to normal. I lost my account, albeit temporarily and
everything is back to normal.

Sury

It was a very cloudy day. Absolutely no features of note in the sky over the ocean. A little bit of it inland.

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Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:04 am
by bakubo
Yes, I lost my account too, but it got restored.

Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:08 am
by jbtaylor
Greetings Sury.
Been lurking.
Except for the last one, I would consider these wide angle shots. That being said, I think they are miles above your attempts at wide angle earlier this year. Well done sir. Foreground leads me through the image effortlessly. Bravo.
Like bakubo, I love the first shot. It is realistic and unique at the same time. Only you could have taken it. I would have composed it slightly differently but that is a matter of taste, not talent. Wonderful. You are no longer allowed to rag on your composition skills.

Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:17 pm
by aster
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Yes, no more complaining about the lack of skills for composing, Sury! :D These are wonderful.

I like them all. Each one has a different taste.

Thanks for sharing,

Yildiz

ps. My account was restored and I can post but I lost all my photos that I uploaded via the website attachment feature. No photos to my name on the site now. Kind of sad. I'll try to post somethings hopefully.

ps2. Welcome back Henry. You were missed! :) Just because people are not responding is no good reason to stop posting. You are too good a photographer for that, in my humble opinion.

Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:49 pm
by jbtaylor
Yildiz,
You get to start from scratch. Every day we get a chance to redefine ourselves. Can't wait to see.

Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:00 pm
by aster
jbtaylor wrote:Yildiz,
You get to start from scratch. Every day we get a chance to redefine ourselves. Can't wait to see.


That's so true, JBTaylor!

To redefining oneself and a fresh take off into all things possible ... :D

Thanks,
Yildiz

Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:22 pm
by sury
JT, Yildiz,
Welcome back and thank you for your kind words. I am flattered beyond words and humbled too.
Thank you, thank you and thank you.
JT, yes, all of them were taken with Sigma 17-35. Out of curiosity, would like to know how you would have
done the first shot differently?

Sury

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That is my wife Jaya in the distance. Our typical hikes when I have camera. I slow down, taking pictures while she marches on. :lol:

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Raison d'etre if one is ever needed to be on Pacific Coast Highway.... :lol: Missus and her toy.

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Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:42 am
by jbtaylor
Well Sury, you are either a slow photographer or you wife is a fast walker. Regardless, you are way behind.
Some of the shots are a bit dark on my screen. I would lighten up the shadows a tad.
Regarding shot #1, we have been told not to have a dominant center line on landscapes. However, in this case, I would have lost the brush at the very bottom of the image and panned up a bit and added more water. You would still have enough varying texture in each section to keep the viewer from worrying about the strict rule of composition. Don't mistake my comments as criticism. It's an excellent image.

Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:56 am
by sury
Thank you JT. I am slow and a photographer and she is a fast walker. :D
I was mentally replaying the location and could not see how I could get to what you are suggesting from where I was.
Perhaps this would do the trick?

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Lonely fisherman
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Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:21 pm
by jbtaylor
Sury,
My comment about shooting the shot just a little differently referred to the first shot in the thread.
As for lighting, I usually eliminate highlights, and then lighten shadows and then bump exposure to get back any sky light. You use Lightroom correct?

Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:22 pm
by ValeryD
Sury! I so your pictures on Flickr, some of than from this series. OK. What you use for this forum very strange. :(
First problem vignette(light off on the corners). And more, more... :?

Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:07 pm
by bakubo
aster wrote:ps2. Welcome back Henry. You were missed! :) Just because people are not responding is no good reason to stop posting. You are too good a photographer for that, in my humble opinion.


For now you can enjoy my thousands of posts that I have already done. :lol:

search.php?keywords=&terms=all&author=bakubo&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

And here are the threads I started:

search.php?keywords=&terms=all&author=bakubo&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

Re: Pompino Beach, California

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:54 am
by aster
bakubo wrote:
aster wrote:ps2. Welcome back Henry. You were missed! :) Just because people are not responding is no good reason to stop posting. You are too good a photographer for that, in my humble opinion.


For now you can enjoy my thousands of posts that I have already done. :lol:

search.php?keywords=&terms=all&author=bakubo&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

And here are the threads I started:

search.php?keywords=&terms=all&author=bakubo&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search



Hi, Henry! :)

I remember that I was trying to keep up with your posts in other threads other than the "Best shots" thread. More about equipment than actual photos though, and I still read most of them.

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz