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    Just another sunset

    This is a panorama stitched from 3 photos.
    The colours were not exceptional at that time but what caught my eye and helped me decide in favour of a panorama was the pattern of clouds in the sky - it seem to be radiating from a point.
    I took first a couple photos and my 24-105 lens just wasn't wide enough to get everything; that's why I went for a pano.

    I am afraid that my PP skills are not the best - what I did:
    - A quick selection of the sky
    - burned the sky to intensify the colours
    - inversed the selection and dodged a bit the lower part

    Even if I set the exposure amount for burning to 5% and tried to get an uniform burn, some spots were a little bit over-burned; that will account for any un-natural look.

    Well, I am only sharing the image here - it's just that my PP skills doesn't do justice.

    I know I'll learn sometime how to do decent post-processing, this is all I can do now

    Oh - by the way - C&C welcome

    Just another sunset

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    Re: Just another sunset

    I think you did fairly well. I love these type of cloud formations and would have been happy to have this scene to shoot. Good work.

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    Re: Just another sunset

    Envious. High praise indeed.
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    Re: Just another sunset

    Nothing wrong with your pp skills. You could possibly play with levels & contrast a bit more to make it brighter overall, but it would be purely to personal taste. I think it works as is.
    My only real cc would be that the image seems to have a slight lean to the left.
    Well captured.

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    Re: Just another sunset

    Excellent shot Eugen.

    Dave

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    Re: Just another sunset

    I cant see anything wrong with the PP either. No hard edges or tears so it looks fine to me. I would have preferred you uploaded a larger image!

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    Re: Just another sunset

    Thank you all for your kind comments I am a little bit more confident now (at least I understand that I am on the right way with my PP skills).

    I have uploaded a much bigger image http://www.intasmania.info/CIC/Sunset_Big.jpg - it is still about 1/3 of the original image and it is a 3.7 MB jpg

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    Re: Just another sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by enaiman View Post
    Thank you all for your kind comments I am a little bit more confident now (at least I understand that I am on the right way with my PP skills).

    I have uploaded a much bigger image http://www.intasmania.info/CIC/Sunset_Big.jpg - it is still about 1/3 of the original image and it is a 3.7 MB jpg
    Now that does look good.

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    Re: Just another sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by MattNQ View Post
    Nothing wrong with your pp skills. You could possibly play with levels & contrast a bit more to make it brighter overall, but it would be purely to personal taste. I think it works as is.
    My only real cc would be that the image seems to have a slight lean to the left.
    Well captured.
    You are absolutely right and many thanks for pointing it out

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    Re: Just another sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Now that does look good.
    Thanks Dave much appreciated.

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