Boring or Interesting

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  1. ToddM

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    Is this sunset photo boring or insteresting?

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    Canon Rebel 2000. Fuji 200. Polarizer used.
     
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    i don't think its boring at all. I like it
     
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    Thanks! The print looks much better though. It always loses a little something in the scan, clarity, richness of color. I even took it to a photo shop to get a good scan but it's not quite as nice as the print still. I'll get a nice digi cam one day if it kills me.
     
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    It's not boring, but the composition could be better I think, with the sun not centered.
     
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    exactly... I dont like the composition... the tree on the right is distracting.... It looks like if it were there by accident, tot intentionally composed in the photo
     
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    I like it centered. Photography would get boring quick if off-centered was the only way to shoot.
     
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    I don't think it's boring as an image, even though we've all seen a million of 'em. :wink:

    What's best about this one is the lovely red in the clouds. Very pretty. I also love the tree, and wish you'd stepped a bit more to the right to get a little more in there, so the viewer would know it was intentional, and also to add a little depth to the image. That, and a little crop along the top of the gray clouds so we could focus more on the beautiful reds, would really spice this one up. :D
     
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    I appreciate all the feed back. I realize I have a centering problem. Here's another in the set I took. It was hard to balance the exposure and the color in this one. I lightened it and added some contrast and increased the saturation like 5 pts to try to bring up the color.

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    The first looks like other sunset pictures, but to me the second picture is much more interesting with the fence and tree framing the sunset making it a much more interesting sunset....could be a personal taste thing. I like the second picture and find it interesting, even if you loose some detail in the clouds
     
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    Yeah, the first one has richer color but lacks on composition and just the opposite for this one. This one looks a bit underexposed. I use unsharp mask 50% as a matter of standard proceedure and that helped it to look better exposed some what.
     
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    Yes indeedy. Second one works for me.
     
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    I like the 2nd better
     

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