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    Overcast Sunset

    Critique & Comments pls...

    Overcast Sunset

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    Re: Overcast Sunset

    James

    Because it was overcast, there was obviously a significant dilution of the impact of the sunset, although I think with some more post-processing work you could bring out more of the sunset lighting.

    However, given that the sunset is not producing a strong effect, the question then becomes - Do you need it in the picture?

    I don't know if you tried it, but if you set your aspect ratio to 1:1 (square) and crop by dragging from one of the bottom corners up to the edge of the frame, what do you think of that as an image?

    Images of rocks in the water are common. But I think this particular arrangements of rocks is very attractive. And I wonder if this is what you also saw as you were setting up the photograph?

    If those rocks then become the sole focus of our attention, I think you have a very, very good image.

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    Re: Overcast Sunset

    Hi,
    May be that
    Overcast Sunset
    Thank You for understanding
    Radu Dinu

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    Re: Overcast Sunset

    Hi James. I really love the original shot. I like the muted colours and it is a very moody sunset indeed. Perhaps just a touch more post processing but not much. I also like Donald's suggestion for cropping and he is right, the rocks alone also makes a very good shot.

    Personally, I think Radu's rework has gone to far, but it does show another way to go with such a great original shot

    Wendy

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    Re: Overcast Sunset

    Radu has done the incredible PP again. I like the original as well.

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    Re: Overcast Sunset

    I love the original too!

    Perhaps taking the shot closer to the ground would have been worth it too, as it would have decreased the dead space of the open water a little.

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    Re: Overcast Sunset

    I too love the muted colours.
    We can all be wise after the event, but if this were one of mine (and I'd be delighted if it were) I would wish that I'd take one or two paces to the right to get rid of the burnt out sky by the setting sun, yet still take advantage of the lovely muted colours elsewhere in the sky.
    Well controlled depth of focus too James.

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    Re: Overcast Sunset

    Thanks everyone... i'i take note to that..

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