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 Post subject: first sunset tell me
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:02 am 
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I don't find anything spectacular about the photo

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ty you for the grate in put

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Imo sunsets are much more interesting when there are some clouds. In any case, for a sunset, try underexposing (maybe you have here, but experiment) and also experiment with different white balance settings. Better yet, shoot RAW and try out different things in PP

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ty for the input

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Try searching Flickr using the word "sunset" and see how every shot is different. Then see what you think makes one shot more interesting (or better) than another.

I have to say the first time you capture the colours of a sunset it does get you excited, but then as we all try to learn and get better we look for ways to improve our shots. :)

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hey
i tried really nice snaps

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What would make it better is having a better subject/composition and turning up the saturation a notch to get those wild sunset colours. :)

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Hi Dave,

May I wish you a warm (and sunny) welcome to the CameraLabs forum. 8)

I've worked a little magic to replace the link you supplied with a picture - hope that's OK. Click the first post's "Edit" button to see what I did. For the detail on how it works check out the thread How to post pics.

I'm a "happy snapper" so this is just my personal take on the shot. Nice gradation of colours in the sky and I'm guessing that's what attracted you. If I was taking the shot then I'd have tried to find a vantage point that included something in the foreground other than water to give more of a sense of depth and interest. That would also have allowed me to frame the shot so there was a little less sky. The rule of thirds is a good starting point when composing though, like any rule, it's there to be broken when the situation demands.

But I appreciate that you may have been very limited in your options when composing the shot or, just as validly, you may just personally prefer the shot the way you framed it. I think the shot would benefit from a little extra sharpening, giving a crisper feel to the trees on the horizon, during post-processing but, again, that's my personal preference.

Bob.

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