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    Light and shadows at sunset

    The interplay of sunlight and shadows on the landscape caught my eye as the sun was going down. I had been playing with settings to try and minimize the amount of pp post shooting.. This was the best of many shots most of which were horrible and did not work. But it was a learning curve I guess. It is just that I fell off it more often than not.
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    Light and shadows at sunset

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    Re: Light and shadows at sunset

    Hi Ken,

    This is one of those shots you cannon wait out, might never happend again. You are either there or you are not. The right time, the right place.
    With light like this I also fiddle around with settings. Turning WB up (towards 10 000) makes a scene like this so much warmer.

    I like the outcome of this one. Though WB was set to auto it has not neutralised the warmth.
    Not an award winner but surely a keeper.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Light and shadows at sunset

    Thank you Andre

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    Re: Light and shadows at sunset

    Looks good Ken. About all I would do is increase contrast a bit in curves !!! Excellent work !

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    Re: Light and shadows at sunset

    Nice work Ken. I would go wide on this one and cut out some of that sky at the top to about an inch above that bank of sunlit clouds. Lighten up a bit of the foreground too.

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    Re: Light and shadows at sunset

    Somehow, I don't expect much to appear from a brightened lower section; so I would prefer to crop closer to the bottom and retain more cloud.

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    Re: Light and shadows at sunset

    Thank you all for your modst helpful feedback cc suggestions

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    Re: Light and shadows at sunset

    I would crop the bottom to remove the row of houses: then you'd have a pleasant pastoral scene.

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    Re: Light and shadows at sunset

    Hi Ken,

    I like this, but to me, it is screaming "Give me Local Contrast Enhancement (LCE)" at me.

    It might stand a bit of noise reduction first with something like Neat Image, but then (in CS5) try applying Filter > Sharpen > UnSharp Mask with settings of amount 30%, 250px radius and 0 threshold.

    I think that makes it pop a bit more (all over) - yes, I tried it.

    I am happy with your framing, but if anything I'd remove 10% across the top, there is less interesting stuff up there (well, to me at least).

    Cheers,

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