Camera Phone Sunset

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  1. hyakuhei

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    Hi All,
    I was driving along the motorway when I saw this sunset and had to take a picture on my camera phone.

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    Becuase of the light I loose a lot of forground detail which isn't so bad I guess because who wants to see a motorway right..? I rotated,cropped and played with the colour and I came out with this:

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    Critiques welcome.
     
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    rotate and crop only.
    leave the colors alone :p
    or maybe just turn the saturation up a nudge....but don't desaturate them...please :D
     
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    Agreed. Sunset colors are too beautiful.
     
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    I agree but I felt the colours were a little washed out which is why I went with an alternative angle.

    Perhaps if I took the initial image, rotated, cropped, darkened the foreground and possible tweaked the blue in the sky it would work a little better.

    I'll give that a try when I get into work tomorrow - Thanks all :-D
     
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    Just my idea of how it should look (done really really fast, it's 2am here now :| ) :
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    I had a similar idea in mind. Seems a little washed out though
     
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    Well, I tried a few things but I'm just not happy with the colour in the pic.

    This is just me being over zealous though. The exif shows that the pic was taken almost a year ago - way before I was into photography. It was also taken at about 80 miles per hour.

    I'm just looking through my current pictures trying to find images to manipulate whilst I wait for my camera.

    Thanks to all for your input, I can't wait to start taking "proper" pictures!

    Cheers
    -Rob
     
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    Also keep in mind that this image was taken with a camera phone. Not exactly the tool with which to take gallery-quality photographs. Camera phones have their place, but it's sort of like comparing an eBay strobe to a Speedotron Force 10 monolight. The two have the same purpose, but they're light years apart.
     

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