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    Scrappy Sunset

    I thought tonight might turn into a cracker of a sunset, but it didn't quite turn out that way ... quite a few scrappy clouds around - and it came to my attention that it's "sensor cleaning time" again

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    Yeah, really scrappy. Not a good shot at all. I'd bin it if I were you. Rubbish really.
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    Re: Scrappy Sunset

    Agreed. A very poor exhibit. Not really worth commenting on!

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    Come on guys! For a VGA camera, its ok. We can't do this to Colin, who has, always, stood by us.

    CHEERS!

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    I can not fault the sunset but the foreground does look a bit scrappy. Maybe cut off nearly the whole of the lower 3rd and clone what is left as sea?

    There, thats probably the first and only time I will dare to be critical of Colin's landscapes

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    I can't type with tongue in cheek so.....I like it....great sense of expanse and nice color.

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    Re: Scrappy Sunset

    Hi guys,

    You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear

    I wanted to get something out of the time spent, so thought I'd show you the "best of the bunch", but it's not something that will ever get sold on canvas. I'd be interested to know what you all think of the basic composition though - like "if the sunset was a bit more co-operative, do you thing the foreground etc would make for a winner the way it is"?

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    Re: Scrappy Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    I'd be interested to know what you all think of the basic composition though - like "if the sunset was a bit more co-operative, do you thing the foreground etc would make for a winner the way it is"?
    Seriously .....

    Yes ... in my opinion. I differ from Steve in my view re the foreground. It's not 'pretty' but that, I believe, is a strength. It looks like a bit of rough ground leading down to a residential area below ... and I like it. It's 'natural'.

    If we're really picking over detail as to what could change - I would lose those 6 branches (?) creeping in on the left hand side just below a third of the way up from the bottom. Also, not sure about that swimming pool (?) bottom centre.

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    Re: Scrappy Sunset

    All I did is pull the curves into a lazy "S"

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    Re: Scrappy Sunset

    Hi, Colin;

    I think the overall effect is very strong, but I do think the foreground is a problem. I see what Steve and Donald are saying, and I think the problem with the foreground as currently composed is that the relatively bright houses to the right draw the eye sideways away from the natural line up into the beautiful sunset.

    If you could move to a vantage point where the light-colored houses are more or less aligned with the focus in the sunset, they'll draw the eye into the sunset. I hacked your image horribly to give a feeling of this: please remove it if it's objectionable:

    Scrappy Sunset

    The alternative, to my mind, is to clone out the houses. I know you can do this such that no one will know they've ever been there. Here's a quick chop, to give the sense:

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    Re: Scrappy Sunset

    But without those clouds it would just be... another sunset. Colin, it's too early in the morning for me to know if you're pulling our legs...would you really have preferred the shot with no "scrappy" clouds?


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    Re: Scrappy Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by Maritimer1 View Post
    But without those clouds it would just be... another sunset. Colin, it's too early in the morning for me to know if you're pulling our legs...would you really have preferred the shot with no "scrappy" clouds?


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    Hi Myra,

    No - not pulling your leg - the shot doesn't make the grade in my eyes, so this is the only place you'll ever see it. I'm not really looking for no clouds - just nicer clouds than these. eg ...

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    Re: Scrappy Sunset

    Thanks Rick,

    I'll be sure to follow some of these suggestions if/when I ever reshoot this composition under more favourable conditions.

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    Thanks Pops,

    It's added a lot of drama to the clouds, but unfortunately made parts of the image waaaay too dark

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    Re: Scrappy Sunset

    I agree, but had too much else going on to do a selective touch.

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    Re: Scrappy Sunset

    I must say, do like that sky!

    Happy 5500th post there Colin, any plans for celebrating this mighty achievement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodders View Post
    I must say, do like that sky!

    Happy 5500th post there Colin, any plans for celebrating this mighty achievement
    Nah - I handn't even noticed to be honest. I did ask Sean for a key to the executive washroom when I hit 2500, but the told me that they're still using an out-house

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Scrappy Sunset

    This should be in the tree thread. Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    This should be in the tree thread. Very nice.
    Sold one a week ago

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