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    Cyprus Sunset

    Hello all, I haven't posted anything in quite a while - either my own photos for c&c or comments on others. Must try harder on both counts as I visit the site daily and like to see what is going on!

    Anyway, to kick things off here is the evening view from my parents' place in Cyprus that was taken on a recent holiday. Any critical comments more than welcome - I think that the silhouette works quite well but not sure about the crop - played around with a few but couldn't make up my mind!

    Cyprus Sunset
    20110918-IMG_2254.jpg by Charlie 155, on Flickr

    Thanks for viewing,

    Charlie.

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    Re: Cyprus Sunset

    Now, there's a sky!

    Charlie - Good to see you posting again.

    Is the land completely gone to black on the original file or is there any detail in it at all? Just wondered what it would be like if we were to see a little detail on the land.

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    Re: Cyprus Sunset

    Hi Charlie,

    Welcome back!

    Looks good to me. I must admit that I'm a pushover for a good silhouette - they're so profoundly simple and yet often strikingly beautiful.

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    Re: Cyprus Sunset

    Hello Charlie. It is good that you are posting again

    I'd like to see some vague details on the land. It would make it look "more real" IMO.

    Toņo

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    Re: Cyprus Sunset

    I like a good silhouette and a partial silhouette can also work (i.e. some detail).
    It seems that most people I know (camera club) prefer a silhouette rather than the partial.

    I don't know why!

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    Re: Cyprus Sunset

    There wasn't a lot of detail in the original, and the silhouette really brought out the colour of the sky. The edit below is a quick one far closer to the sooc - what do you think?! I still prefer the silhouette but that maybe because it is an easier result to achieve in post!

    Cyprus Sunset
    20110918-IMG_2254.jpg by Charlie 155, on Flickr

    Thanks,

    Charlie.

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    Re: Cyprus Sunset

    There isn't enough detail in the original to work well, Charlie, but I would consider cropping the black area a little tighter.

    And crop the right edge to produce a 2 x 1 ratio. I don't think there is sufficient interest in the sky/land to go wider. I'm not sure about the left side though. I am thinking about cropping the area of skyline which starts to go downhill, on the left side, but can't make up my mind about it.

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