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    Cooper Lake State Park - from gold to pink

    My husband and I spent the day at a couple of State parks not far from our home. Being winter and a weekday we were pretty much the only people around. These are the sunset shots that I got. I'm still amazed at the change in colors during sunsets.

    In #1 I would have preferred the tree to be further off center but I was constrained by a lot of other trees and this other photographer. Since he was my ride home, I chose not to set up in front of his position. He did finally move and I was able to make what I think is a better composition for the last two.

    #3 is an "auto" HDR generated by PSE from 3 bracketed images and then lightened up slightly. I love how the foreground shrubs lit up!

    C&C encouraged and appreciated on all aspects but I've no specific questions at this time. Thanks!

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    Re: Cooper Lake State Park - from gold to pink

    The first image works fine for me. The tree trunk is approximately on the 'one third line' from the edge so is perfectly placed.

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    Re: Cooper Lake State Park - from gold to pink

    Hi Terri,
    I agree with Geoff No.1 is a fine picture.
    Well done.

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    Re: Cooper Lake State Park - from gold to pink

    Nice shots. Like #1 too.

    About the "other" - you could have used him as a prop by going far behind him.

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    Re: Cooper Lake State Park - from gold to pink

    I agree with Terri that the placement of the tree in the first photo is not ideal. It doesn't have anything to do with the position of the tree relative to the frame. Instead, it has to do with its position relative to the setting sun.

    The third one is just a bit too intense for my taste, so I really like the second one. I might change my mind if I saw a version of the third one toned down.

    Glad to know Terri got back home!

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    Re: Cooper Lake State Park - from gold to pink

    Thank you all for taking time to comment. I have so many versions of sunsets from that evening that I think I need to step away from them a while!

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