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    Power Sunset

    Hi All,
    I have been trying to take better sunset photographs.

    Any c/c on this would be welcome.

    The towers in the background are a powerstation.

    Do you think it would be better if the foreground was lighter?
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    Re: Power Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by beavyg View Post
    Do you think it would be better if the foreground was lighter?
    Hi Beverly and welcome to CiC!

    Sunsets can be rendered a number of ways, many of which are personal taste. Silhouettes for the foreground are often effectively used.

    If it were my image I would open it in post processing and try a number of treatments such as trying to bring out more colour in the sky and more detail in the foreground. After I have several different renderings, I would pick the one that I like best then see if others agree or could offer suggestions for improvement.

    In the end it is really what YOU like that matters most.

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    Re: Power Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by beavyg View Post
    Hi All,
    I have been trying to take better sunset photographs.

    Any c/c on this would be welcome.

    The towers in the background are a powerstation.

    Do you think it would be better if the foreground was lighter?
    Hi Dear, good job.

    A few comments:
    More than 1/3rd of the image is covered by the silhouettes (forground without any details). I would have framed the shot to bring in more of the sky/cloud/color with only a little foreground at the bottom.

    Also, while shooting sunsets, I normally set the white balance on Cloudy or Shade (or shoot RAW to change it during post-processing). And underexpsoing up to -1EV sometimes helps in bringing out more details of the sky.

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    Re: Power Sunset

    Thanks guys, helpful comments, I will keep on practising. Next time I will try with a little less foreground, now all I need is to wait for another decent sunset. Not sure if the weather is going to be on my side this week!!

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    Re: Power Sunset

    Hi Beverley,

    if it was your intend that the viewer's eye catches the power station you should go nearer (or zoom in) to make the towers look much bigger.

    bye
    Robert

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