View Full Version : Mozambique Sunset (Vertical)

Morkel Erasmus
09-02-2009, 03:38 PM
Hi everyone!

Based on the suggestions from BPN members in my previous version of this shot (http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44221), I decided to do a little 'creative' post-processing. I moved the boat closer to the sun and composed vertically from there.

I hope you like! Let me know what your thoughts are.

This shot was still taken in my point-and-shoot days, and was taken on our honeymoon in Mozambique.

Colours as seen in that moment. It was magical.

Dave Mills
09-02-2009, 03:52 PM
Hi Morkel, Big improvement!! Comp is alot stronger! I might take a small bit off the bottom...

Robert Amoruso
09-02-2009, 09:46 PM
Agree with Dave. That will give you a RoTs composition and balance it out better.

Mike Fuhr
09-02-2009, 10:41 PM
I really like how this turned out. Everything is tied together more than in the first post. I like the comp as is.

Morkel Erasmus
09-03-2009, 01:01 AM
thanks for the input Mike, Robert & Dave!

Ramesh Adkoli
09-03-2009, 03:14 AM
Morkel, by the rule book this might be an improvement over the OP. IMHO, the appeal of the first one is lost here. OP gave a feel for the vastness of the sea and i miss that here. A large format print of the OP would be a killer.


Morkel Erasmus
09-03-2009, 04:05 AM
thanks Ramesh - I too like the first post more because that is how I saw it on the day, no editing done.
this posted merely to show I applied suggestions and to see what others now think.

Roman Kurywczak
09-03-2009, 11:42 AM
Hey Morkel,
I prefer the OP too.....but the pano version:D......since we were still playing.....I moved the boat some more and cropped....closer to what I had in mind but do remember that it wasn't possible anyway. I am not particularily fond of moving things to "create" the image......so OP is the way to go.....this is just to show the possible strength of such a presentation.

Morkel Erasmus
09-03-2009, 11:56 AM
thanks Roman - appreciate your inputs as always.
I like your repost as a potential comp when it's available naturally :)

Dave Mills
09-03-2009, 12:44 PM
Hey Roman, Strongest comp I've seen of that image! Good job!

Kyle Marie Barcelos
09-06-2009, 04:26 PM
Beautiful picture, I like Roman's crop, the sun is so gorgeous and the boat just chilling there, who needs all that water. Great job:)

Morkel Erasmus
09-06-2009, 11:54 PM
thanks Dave & Kyle!