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    Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Shooting data: Canon 40D + Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 @ f/max + aperture mode + tripod.

    Yet another sunset. Cannon for Canons!

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    Re: Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Well, the one thing that we know is that your hop across the pond has not diminished your ability to 'see' a photograph and to execute its capture beautifully.

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    Re: Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Hi Agata,

    Well done - superb effort

    My only other thought ...

    ... do you think cropping some of the bottom off to move the horizon away from the centre might improve it at all?

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    Re: Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Beautiful, Agata!

    Not sure if it is " astrologically" possible but would be nice to see the sun between the two big rocky structures...

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    Re: Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Agata,

    Very nice photo.

    Colin,

    She would loose the reflection if she crops out the bottom.
    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi Agata,

    Well done - superb effort

    My only other thought ...

    ... do you think cropping some of the bottom off to move the horizon away from the centre might improve it at all?

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    Re: Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Excellent colour and composition. I think the dead-centre horizon works here (often does with reflections).

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    Re: Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Excellent colour and composition. I think the dead-centre horizon works here (often does with reflections).
    I agree - to catch that timing and positioning with the camera on a tripod so well is a major achievement in my view, I doubt "the moment" at that location lasted more than, say 30 seconds.

    Beautiful,

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    Re: Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Colin,

    She would loose the reflection if she crops out the bottom.
    Yes - sometimes it's an agonising descision. In this case its a somewhat diffuse reflection though - gut feeling for me is that it would look better with about 1/2 the reflected foreground area cropped.

    Yan had something similar a while back.
    Last edited by Colin Southern; 8th March 2010 at 01:16 AM.

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    Re: Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Hey guys thanks for the comments and suggestions.
    Cropping - hmm, I might try it, thanks for the suggestion. I placed the horizon in the centre because of the reflection and I wanted to have the sun star almost in the center too.
    Timing - hehe yeah I had very little time, managed to take around 5 shots but had to move my tripod before each shot, the sun was going down so quickly. I think this was the last shot with the very last sun rays, and in the next one the sun was already below the horizon.
    The sun between the two rocks - yeah it would be possible, but I was with colleagues and they were standing next to me, shooting the same scene, so I would have to interfere with their shots if I wanted to stand where they were standing Besides, there was a third, much bigger, rock to the right that would get into the frame and spoil it.

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    Re: Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Colin,

    I see what you mean with Yan's photo, however when you loose the reflections you loose the dreaminess of the image.
    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Yes - sometimes it's an agonising descision. In this case its a somewhat diffuse reflection though - gut feeling for me is that it would look better with about 1/2 the reflected foreground area cropped.

    Yan had something similar a while back.

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    Re: Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Colin,

    I see what you mean with Yan's photo, however when you loose the reflections you loose the dreaminess of the image.
    Perhaps ... but you also gain something in return. Which is greater? $6,000,000 question

    Classical sunset - Cannon Beach, OR.
    Last edited by Colin Southern; 8th March 2010 at 09:16 AM.

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