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    Colin,
    Stunning photo.I really like the colours.
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    I agree, "Didn't he do well", two shots from one sitting for a change.

    If the weather is suitable, go with the flow, eh?

    Nice one (again)

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    too orange IMO

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    Indeed two beautiful shots, but the Haulashore Island - Revisited was better. This one is a bit orange an the little waves made the other one more exciting to see

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    Thumbs up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK6065 View Post
    Indeed two beautiful shots, but the Haulashore Island - Revisited was better. This one is a bit orange an the little waves made the other one more exciting to see
    Thanks for the comments folks. Actually - the sun hooked under a mass of cloud that was just at the right height, turning the whole sky and water bright "blood red" ...

    ... what your seeing here is AFTER I'd knocked 1/2 the kick out of it!

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    is that snow on the mtns i see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbythebeach View Post
    is that snow on the mtns i see?
    Yep - mid winter here (probably about -3 dec C outside right now)

    It's good because I don't have to get up at 5am for sunrises, or wait until 9pm at night for sunsets - AND the sun doesn't set so far to the south (which is a "photographic problem" where I live).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    ... what your seeing here is AFTER I'd knocked 1/2 the kick out of it!
    I always thought you add these blue and purple colors to your pictures. So, you mean these are real colors of the sky?

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    Colin,

    This is really a nice shot, especially the cloud's moving looking. But I can only see one picture here, not two?

    One question: in this kind of shots, do you use GND or Reversed GND? I guess should use Reversed GND since the sun is down, am I correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    I always thought you add these blue and purple colors to your pictures. So, you mean these are real colors of the sky?
    Hi Ali,

    I took a few wide angle shots of the entire scene - I'll post one of them without any alterations so you can see what I was working with (when I get back into work where they're stored).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yan Zhang View Post
    Colin,

    This is really a nice shot, especially the cloud's moving looking. But I can only see one picture here, not two?
    Thanks Yan,

    I actually did 3 shots - but they're all in seperate threads (look for "Haulashore Island - Revisited" and "Fisherman's Wharf")

    One question: in this kind of shots, do you use GND or Reversed GND? I guess should use Reversed GND since the sun is down, am I correct?
    No. No GND filters. They're only needed if you want to balance a scene (eg your trying to protect shadow detail or if one portion is a lot brighter than another). In this case the water reflects the sky at around the same level (so no adjustment needed there) and I'm not trying to protect shadow detail (so no adjustment needed there either). The only filter I used was a Singh-Ray Vari-ND to have more control over shutterspeed (that's what gives you the motion blur in the sky, and smooths out some of the ripples a bit).

    The BIG thing to remember (and I suspect that you've already realized this) is the fact that the best light for photography may be waaaaay after the best light for human eyes. Case in point - take a look at the "Fishernam's Wharf" shot ... I couldn't even see it through the viewfinder (I actually took one shot - "bumped the camera around a bit" until it precisely aligned with "probably just about right" and then took the shot you see there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post

    The BIG thing to remember (and I suspect that you've already realized this) is the fact that the best light for photography may be waaaaay after the best light for human eyes. Case in point - take a look at the "Fishernam's Wharf" shot ... I couldn't even see it through the viewfinder (I actually took one shot - "bumped the camera around a bit" until it precisely aligned with "probably just about right" and then took the shot you see there
    Colin

    Thanks for pointing out this. I realized this in several times during my photography, but not sure this is a general case.

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    As promised, here's a 16mm wide-angle view of the scene at the approx time I was shooting the shot above. RAW -> JPG via ACR defaults (no other processing) ...

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    Uh i see nothing...image not showing up.... oh it just appeared,,,,wow the original is IMO better than the processed one by far,,,love the blues...much better.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    As promised, here's a 16mm wide-angle view of the scene at the approx time I was shooting the shot above. RAW -> JPG via ACR defaults (no other processing) ...
    Thanks, Colin. Wow, still can't believe those colors. Beautiful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbythebeach View Post
    Uh i see nothing...image not showing up.... oh it just appeared,,,,wow the original is IMO better than the processed one by far,,,love the blues...much better.....
    The scene had a certain beauty ...

    ... however, I'll bet that not even you could sell the WA version

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    Thanks, Colin. Wow, still can't believe those colors. Beautiful...
    You must be living in the wrong part of the world Ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    You must be living in the wrong part of the world Ali
    That and also I think I go to bed at the wrong time

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