Awsome Sunset!!!

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  1. Brian L

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    Alright so I've been into photography for bout a year now. Know pretty much how to do things. I got lucky enough to get this shot tonight. I thing it looks pretty much right on in my mind. Although there's something I always miss. Let me know what you guys and gals think.

    Shot in raw file format..
    converted to jpeg
    Well the pictures is suppose to have B Line Photography on it but for some reason its not showing up..

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    Wow, that is indeed an awesome sunset, I fully agree! I love the reflections in the lake. My only critique is that part of the very foreground trees/bushes/whatever it is seems to be altered somehow. Just above and around where you have B Line Photography, it looks like what should be leaves got post processed with some sort of detail removing filter. I doubt that's what it is, since none of the rest of the image is that way. Maybe that's what was really there and I just can't tell what it is?

    All in all though, a VERY nice image! I would definitely be proud to have taken that one.
     
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    I am still new to this but wanted to say that shot is awesome! Great job!
     
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    very nice shot, I love the colors and you can never go wrong with a lake reflection
     
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    Thanks for the reply's guys and gals. The foreground portion your talking about its rocks by the shore I was standing. The only way I think they got preprocessed is by maybe saving the file to jpeg from pentax raw file formate which is pef i think. Either way there was no editing done to the photo. Just how it came out. Thanks again for the reply's. I think im going to blow this one up and frame it in my room...
     
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    Might need to straighten the horizon, my quick check says .31 degrees.
     
  7. Brian L

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    Hey Reg... How would I go bout doing that.. It there something in photoshop elements 6 I could do that with... Let me know.
     
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    Reg what are you talking about the photo looks fine.Brian L great Photo No need to edit it.Except you signature is a little weird down at the bottom right.You should do a simple design and have your text on it.
     
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    Sorry dude, I make it .37 out.

    Brian, I don't use Elements but I'm assuming it's not far different from CS3. "Analysis" on the top tool bar, "ruler tool" then use it to draw a straight line along your horizon (this applies to verticals too). Then go to "Image", "Rotate Canvas" and select "arbitrary". At this point obviously a crop is in order.

    If this is in some way different in Elements then please someone correct me.

    [edit] Meant to say, I'm jealous as hell of this sunset. Feels like months since I've had a decent one. Quality shot.
     
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    Very nice shot, well done. The colors are great! If this were my shot I'd probably print it out and frame it.

    If you want it absolutely perfect, yes the horizon is a hair off. Easy to see in PS (don't know about Elements, sorry)--drag a horizontal guide down from the ruler and place it on your horizon. However, bear in mind I didn't notice until reg pointed it out. If you frame it though, it might be more noticeable. Better to fix it now.

    Using CS2's Lens Correction filter, and where the water meets the silhouetted trees as a guide, I get about 0.53 off. There must be a way to do this with Elements as it's a typical image adjustment.

    Again, nice job!
     
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    If you enjoy water that runs off onto your desk....

    I think it's a great shot but it's DEFINITELY slightly tilted. I trust the ruler tool more than you....
     
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    0.3 degree, you have got to be kidding. Talk about knit picking.

    Great shot Brian.
     

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