C&C on my sunset please

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  1. jwsciontc

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    Went out to the sunset today
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    The look nice. Pleasing color. Horizon looks a little tilted to me though. I prob like the 2nd one best.
     
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    yeah i fixed some of them, i think i forgot some though
     
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    anyone else? i looove sun rises/sets and want to improve on shooting them
     
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    Also.... Consider adding some foreground elements to spice things up. A sunset is a sunset afterall.
     
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    Consider a long exposure to get the water to glaze - emphasizing the reflection on the water.
     
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    Aren't #1 and #5 exact duplicates????
     
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    oops, yeah my bad, i think i had another lemme find it

    edit: fixed duplicates, and at that particular place, there wasnt much for foreground, the actual beach was about 10 feet long, it was actually a part i've never been to before
     
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    I think that you have a good start with some beautiful sunsets, but if you want to step it up a notch you need to fill more of the frame with something. A start would be taking #2 and cropping off most of the sky (there's nothing adding to the photo) and some off the left to de-center the sun. The next step would be to work on finding other things of interest. Something or someone on the shore, a small boat near the shore, interesting and colorful cloud formations in more of the sky, etc. Go back and keep shooting. - TF
     
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    yeah I hear ya, i was hoping for some clouds higher in the sky but it's all luck on what the sky provides. In my other sunset shoot, there was a few nice clouds and then the entire sky was grey above it which sucked, and now it was all empty.

    I keep looking for some subjects, but I had never been to this spot, and the beach itself was about 10 feet long hahaha.
     
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    the shots are very flat. the advise ranmyaku and shutterspeed said would really help with that. keep at the shootin.
     
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    Fine shots, if off-axis. The subject IS the sunset, nothing else needs to be there.
     

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