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Sunset at Ruby Beach. Canon 7D, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8, 16mm, Manfrotto tripod. I was looking for some sand ripples in the foreground and this little stream that flowed into sea seemed the best with the light changing so fast. Taken in July of 2019.
I really like this picture. Beautiful color, composition and clarity. I am a bit confused though by the upper foreground sky and the background sky; wonder how it would have looked if the whole sky was "flatter" and had the pink and light blue hue. The bright blue portion of the sky tends to pull my eye away from, what to me, is the more interesting and dramatic ripples, shadows and sunset. But I still really like it.
Thank you, Peter. The light blue was a cloud layer on the horizon that blocked the sun until it dropped lower under the clouds, I thought the clouds offered a dimension to the image. I thought it helped tell the story of the sunset. If I cropped the clouds out then I would cut off the sea stack in the background.
I probably could have cropped off some of the clouds by about half. Just above the sea stack. That might have helped. Actually it's the the black cloud in the upper right corner that needs to go.
I think you are right John. Cropping out the black cloud addresses it perfectly. Great picture. Hope you keep posting your pictures; beautiful.
Very nice, I llove the color, texture, and composition of this. I agree with Peter about the sky there's something about it I can't quite put my finger on, but seriously, I don't think it's a very big deal, I'd be very happy with this shot myself.
Thank you, Jeremey, I think that as I stated above with Peter that by cropping some of the clouds from the top, and getting rid of the black cloud coming from the upper right corner will help the image.