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Black beach

Photo by Jean-Baptiste Hétier

Italy, Sicily Landscape People Seaside Story Wide

Black beach

I have long wanted to do a very wide panorama, and that one is the first one I'm happy to publish here. It's not perfect, but hopeful the scene is interesting enough and it doesn't look too much like pictures glued together.

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  • Not bad at all :) Nice colors & light, depth of field looks alright.
    As for composition, well, there are good things, but something bothers me.
    I feel like there is a strange kind of distorsion or of impossible perspective.
    Did you fix the wide angle lens'distorsion before stiching?
    The black part of the beach doesn't please me, so I'm trying to figure out how this could have been made to get a better final result, but I haven't found yet.
    Don't mind the percentage of criticism is this post, it's just my being French that comes to the surface :)

    Ithryn @ 2010-11-24 23:17:00
  • Thanks Ithryn, I love nice constructive feedback.

    I have a similar feeling about distortion, especially around the two biggest white buildings. I think the explanation is not barrel distortion but a wavy horizon. I have tried messing around with the alignment but couldn't improve the shot. I got sick of fail/retry and just kept the original ;). I need to find a better technique or be more careful in the first place when shooting.

    I enhanced the luminosity on the black sand; maybe that's what you find unpleasant. Or are you talking about the shadow?

    djib @ 2010-11-24 23:51:36
  • You're probably right about the wavy horizon.
    The shadow is quite alright with me, as we have its source. The sand might not be dark enough, but that's not my concern here.
    I think that what I don't like is the ratio of sand and sky in the picture. With another perspective and a narrower panorama, this might have looked better, but such a perspective might not have been available, at least without a boat ;)

    Ithryn @ 2010-11-25 23:34:34
  • I think I see your point. Oh well, I'll do better next time ;) As I said it's not perfect but it's the first one that I guess comes out all right.

    djib @ 2010-11-26 10:49:06
  • I could not do better, so i think is well done.

    Remus @ 2010-11-27 12:58:04
  • I'm sure you could Remus ;)

    djib @ 2010-11-28 11:41:44

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11 mm (17 mm)
1/800 sec – f/8
ISO 200
Flash: Not Fired

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