I can’t decide

I really can’t work out what to do with this photo.   This is Deepwater Point jetty which is just down the road from me.   I really love this spot as I learnt to sail here, and spent a lot of my youth here.   I love the fact that the jetty is dark, I love the way the water looks, but I can’t decide what to do with the sky and its really bugging me.   I think if I can get the sky right then I’ve got a great photo on my hands.    Any suggestions?

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  1. Dave Catley April 11, 2008 at 4:50 pm #

    Nice image Jamie, I recon a bit of contrast in the sky would bring out more of the detail of the clouds and make the slyline stand out more.

    Something like this http://www.madcat.com.au/upload/blog/DeepwaterPoint_MADCAT.jpg maybe

  2. jamiepatersonphotography April 11, 2008 at 6:21 pm #

    Ohhh how embaressing they are almost exactly the same. I do like the sky in your much better though. Ok I’ll mucking around with the contrast first. Thanks Dave!

    Jamie Paterson

  3. Dave Catley April 11, 2008 at 6:27 pm #

    That is yours Jamie I just made a few changes to it 😆

  4. jamiepatersonphotography April 11, 2008 at 7:36 pm #

    Lol. What a classic mixup. Thanks for the suggestions Dave, I’ll check it out in detail. Did you capture anything good this week?

  5. kirkhille April 12, 2008 at 12:38 pm #

    nice image , have you seen j Knight Smith gallery there is a image of the como peir http://jknightsmith.com/gallery/ I think image 5 , with high contrast on the jetty and light water and sky which I think would look great on this image .

  6. spoolphotography April 12, 2008 at 1:41 pm #

    I understand what you are saying about the jetty and the water, those do have atmosphere but I think the sky and city actually detract from those parts of the image. I think if you like the jetty / water shoot it again with just those 2 elements or if size is not a concern crop them about and I think you’ll find you may have a nice abstract kind of image with just the water and jetty.

    Just what I see with my 2 cent judgment.

  7. spoolphotography April 12, 2008 at 1:46 pm #

    Check out this guy Mike Stacy to get an idea of what I mean. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikestacey/

    Less is more kind of aspect.

  8. spoolphotography April 12, 2008 at 1:47 pm #

    Sorry 3rd post for some reason the link you have put to my blog is wrong …. I’ll add your blog today to mine … thx

  9. jamiepatersonphotography April 12, 2008 at 1:52 pm #

    Hi Neal,

    If I spelt the link correctly it might work. I fixed it. 🙂

  10. jamiepatersonphotography April 12, 2008 at 1:58 pm #


    I love the simplicity of Mike’s shots. Awesome. Thanks for the heads up.

    Hi Kirk that image 5 is pretty cool. I’ve done one from a 45 degree angle which I think I prefer. I’ll try and find it and post it on here.

    Jamie Paterson

  11. dylanfox April 13, 2008 at 1:00 pm #

    I just got you link up on my blog
    Cheers mate

  12. jamiepatersonphotography April 13, 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    Hi Dylan,

    Thanks for that I appreciate it. Did you get any good shots this weekend?

    Jamie Paterson

  13. dylanfox April 14, 2008 at 12:11 am #

    Haven’t gone out yet. I’m waiting for th rain to come through this week so I can get some nice clouds lurking around.

  14. jamiepatersonphotography April 14, 2008 at 8:17 pm #

    Yeah I can’t wait. The past couple of days have been a little boring. Bring on the clouds.

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