Early morning pictures

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  1. Rachelsne

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    I got up early the other morning (5am) to go out and take some sunrise pictures at the beach, These are the pictures I am most happy with, all though I have a bad habit of centering the horizon.

    I did struggle when the sun actually appeared with metering -most pictures came out to dark-so I guess most people would do a tone map or hdr for that kind of thing? also the sun going through my lens, hitting my mirror and then my viewfinder to my eye was extremely blinding-any sugestions with that?

    The first one is my favorite.
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    4, one of a reflection, not overly happy with it as it was not particularly sharp due to by shutterspeed and aperture choice (although you cant tell at this size), I did like the composition though.
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    I like #1!! The rest don't really do anything for me :(..if you lightened the rocks on #3 that might be the 2nd I like from your set :)

    I just noticed, but watch out for the sky in the 1st..it looks a little blown. Maybe try using an ND filter next time you try a long exposure in daylight.
     
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    #1 is amazing
     
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    a regular ND or a graduated one,?
     
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    A graduated filter since only part of your image will be blown and the rest of your image is still dark.
     
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    Nice pictures, the reflection is great on that last one.
    And I have to say I am so totally jealous that your sun is still rising at 5am! It's now dark here still at 7am!
     
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    it actually rises at 713 had to get up early to go scout the area, was there by 630 :)

    Thanks for the comments and tips
     
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    I love them all. I think that 1 and 4 are my favorites! Good job!
     
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    Actually, #2 is my favorite out of this set. Not sure why exactly. I think it just really captures the feel and solitude of an early morning beach better than most sunrise/set shots.

    The sky in #1 makes me think of Jupiter!
     
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    The last one looks kinda cool, but I wish I could easily notice the water line so I'd know it's the reflection, you know what I mean?

    If there was a boat or something it'd be perfect. I could easily know its the reflection.
     
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    awesome pics. 1 is my favorite.
     
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    The first one is great, but I find that centre band in the middle of the sky just a tiny bit too bright!
     

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