A real Butte

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  1. ccd333

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    Early morning silhouette......easternmost of the Pawnee Buttes in northeastern Colorado.

    Sony DSC-W1
    ISO 100
    f/4
    1/100s
    Manfrotto 676B monopod

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  2. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great colors and a really nice exposure! Two comments that come to mind are that it looks a little oversharpened (may just be me) and I would consider losing some of the empty space on the right.
     
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    Chase, I did sharpen it a tad to accentuate the silhouette. My Sony camera takes pretty sharp pictures as it is....so it didn't take much. I wanted the space on the right to offset the mountain so that it wasn't right in the center of the image....and to give it more of a pano (albeit cropped) format.

    Thanks for your comments.
     
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    i see what you're trying to accomplish with the pano effect, but the empty space does seem a bit much. regarding sharpness, it's more than i'd like, but all of your images are that way. i remember having a discussion with you several months ago about sharpness. i believe you mentioned increasing sharpness values in camera prior to shooting...am i right? if it works for you...great!

    i think you've done well here; colors and exposure are spot on!
     
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    Jon, you have a great memory....my camera has three settings for sharpness. Ironically, I had it set to low for this shot....hence the post processing bump. I think it does work for this particular image. Other times I like to de-emphasize the sharpness. It depends on the situation.
     
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    I really like this shot. Great colors, and nice silhouette effect. Personally I actually like the empty space.
     
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    Great shot. I am wondering if it is over sharpening or not? Seems to be too much of a halo even for sharpening, could it be from the Sun? Another take would be to crop on the left and top a bit to accenuate the open space. Very good picture in any case
     

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