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11th June 2011, 11:53 AM
11th June 2011, 06:12 PM
Hi Ricco, It can sometimes be tricky to get the right exposure this late in the day, particularly as the contrast increases towards dusk. I would try a tripod to help with soft images and if it is too dark to get a good focus, try manual focus using the distance settings on the lens. You may want to also experiment with bracketing exposures, say +2EV, normal, and -2EV. One question I have for all three shots is what do you see as the subject?
11th June 2011, 10:38 PM
Normally, placing the horizon through the centre is "sub-optimal" - also the orientation of the shot is dictated by the lines in the shot - in this case the natural lines (horizon) run horizontally - so a landscape orientation would probably have worked better.
As a rule, shoot at a small aperture (large F number) (F16 is good), and focus about 1/3 of the way into the foreground.
11th June 2011, 10:44 PM
Can't do much to fix the softness, but you get the idea ...