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David Stephens
12-03-2013, 11:18 AM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/11183285514_6b0a9a5cff_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcstep/11183285514/)
Small Fishing Boats at Fisherman's Wharf (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcstep/11183285514/) by dcstep (http://www.flickr.com/people/dcstep/), on Flickr

Av mode
ISO 200
resulting in 1/500-sec.
70-200mm plus 2.0x TC at 140mm
Canon 5D MKIII
Raw conversion with DxO Optics Pro 9.0

Andrew McLachlan
12-03-2013, 09:07 PM
Hi David, this one could use a little bit of counter clockwise rotation. I quite like the reflections...I have seen images such as this look quite impressive when DAP (Dynamic Auto Painter) is applied to them for an OOTB effect. I see a few dust spots or perhaps debris in the water that I would clean up.

David Stephens
12-03-2013, 10:29 PM
Thanks Andrew.

Diane Miller
12-04-2013, 06:49 PM
Good catch. (OK -- pun intended...) I'm never sure how best to frame a scene like this, but I think it might be interesting to crop out most of the busy details above the boat cabins and give more emphasis to the more abstract prows and reflections. That would work well with Andrew's suggested rotation. It's great to find such clean reflections.

Anette Mossbacher
12-06-2013, 07:48 AM
Hi David,

you got some good suggestions above. I agree with Diane on a crop from top. Looks very nice with the reflections :bg3:

Have a great day


Don Railton
12-06-2013, 09:00 AM
Hi David

very nice... I like Diane's crop suggestion also... makes a nice diagonal of the bows and their reflections...


David Stephens
12-06-2013, 09:25 AM
I'll try the suggestions tonight. Thanks to everyone for their thoughtful critiques.

Rachel Hollander
12-06-2013, 07:26 PM
Hi David - good suggestions above. It may be just me but I find the shadow line on the Golden Gate distracting. I'm not sure how you feel about cloning but you could also crop to get rid of it.


David Stephens
12-07-2013, 09:13 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7341/11261642425_e644ea74a0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcstep/11261642425/)
Redo for Birdphotographers.net (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcstep/11261642425/) by dcstep (http://www.flickr.com/people/dcstep/), on Flickr

I rotated this CC, using the piling in the middle as my horizon reference. Next, I cropped tighter, as suggested. I couldn't eliminate all the distracting stuff on top of the boats and docks, but it's reduced a good bit.

Thanks for looking and commenting.