hey DPR nice on the D800!
Good shot, but. What... no South Street shot?
According to the Orlons: "It's The hippest street in town."
In 1963. ;)
I'm not hip enough for South Street
Rasidel, how did you enjoy Philly? You were in my neck of the woods!
Shimmer and Stomp by Lukas Wenger Photography, on Flickr
So I took this picture that seems to actually be halfway decent compared to what I normally do; surprisingly, the framing actually seems good (this is something I'm bad at and uncreative with). But I'm not sure what to do with it for post processing. In retrospect, I could have used a deeper fov. That aside, I'm not sure what to do with it, since I haven't really ever done post stuff on anything. I had to shrink it down a little so it would fit on imageshack (original jpg is 7.6MB, raw is 25MB).
T3i, 70-200 f/4L
f8, 70mm, 1/1000, ISO 200, AV
What follows is my personal opinion and you are free to do with it what you want -- I shan't be offended!
It seems to me your photo has two problems: the masking effect of the spray/mist on the water, and the general lack of focus on a subject (I'm not talking about the sharpness of the pic here, just what the eye is drawn to). In fact, it wasn't until I downloaded the full-size photo that I realised it contained a lot more than just sea, rocks and shoreline!
To add interest, I concentrated on the building at the left, with its dramatic drop to the sea. I also included part of the golf course (I think that's what it is) for the same reason, and because I like playing golf! To minimise the effect of the spray I bumped up the contrast. I also bumped up the saturation and added a little sharpening in an attempt to make the photo 'pop' a bit more. All of this took me approximately 15 seconds, so you can see it's a very quick and dirty first attempt. Let me know what you think -- and as I said, you won't hurt my feelings if you don't like it! :)