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    Diminishing

    What do you think of this sunrise?
    I'm not sure.

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    f/8.0 . 1/400s . ISO 200 . 18 mm

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    Re: Diminishing

    What do you think of this sunrise?
    I'm not sure.
    I love it, wouldn't change a thing. Wish I was there. It's beautiful.

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    Re: Diminishing

    To me, the photo angle and overall balance is good but I think it tends to look like just one of those rather 'watery' winter sunsets without any real 'punch'.

    If, for example, the yellowish sky had a dramatic red tinge the whole composition would have more life.

    I fear that if you try to add more brightness to the scene your sky highlights would become overexposed. So I think you have probably done all that you can with it.

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    Re: Diminishing

    Yes, that's what I thought. I can't really effect the sunset to look exactely like I want it but I can only capture it the best I can.

    Here I brought out a bit of extra red at the golden edges of the clouds. Is this what you ment? (I like it, thanks for your tip.)
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    I really like it as is with the vanishing point effect. Try it with a crop off the right side so that it looks more like the trees and road are vanishing out of frame....but not quite.

    Chuck

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    Re: Diminishing

    You mean something like this?

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    I always find it very hard to build up a nice composition and decide the best crop afterwards, thanks for your comments!

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    Re: Diminishing

    Jeroen
    Don't know what Chuck will think of it. I think this is now a much more powerful image. His suggestion and your execution of it, work wonderfully. That's teamwork!
    Last edited by Donald; 10th April 2010 at 07:29 PM.

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    Re: Diminishing

    Hi
    First of all I apologize if what I say will be disapointing for You.You must know that is my opinion about a shot not about You.Below I desaturated this shot to see well what I say.There are three diagonals and a horizontal line which drive the eyes to a point.This point should have to be the main point of interest.There we see nothing.So I cropped it as You will see.

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    Re: Diminishing

    After I cropped it I saw nothing happened
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    Re: Diminishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Radu Dinu Cordeanu View Post
    After I cropped it I saw nothing happened
    So I used layers paint bucket,paint brushes,selection brush tool to obtain a landscape which respects the diagonals natural sense.A landscape like Yours asks long time waiting for a photo event and several returnings.What we just did seems to be a draft only.

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    Re: Diminishing

    Very nice Jeroen....that's what I was thinking of. I often hold up a piece of paper (or two) to visualize how crop effects might work.

    Chuck

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