Family Fun in the sunset

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  1. jcalm002

    jcalm002 TPF Noob!

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    Went to Mt. Trashmore, a local park in Virginia Beach, VA and took pictures at sunset. While everyone was waiting for the lunar eclipse, I took advantage of the beautiful sky. It is great to see families that spend time together. Well, here are the results. As always, tell me what you think....

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    love #5~! 7 is good too.

    The horizon line not being flat bothers me on the other photos. Even if it is a nice hard slope like that in reality, it just makes for an awkward photo IMHO.
     
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    Great clouds
     
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    i just realized that making the horizon straight makes the people crooked :oops:
     
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    Oh, wow. I love #5! The sky is absolutely gorgeous in that one, and...I don't know. Vertical just seems to suit this shot better than horizontal would have. Excellent job!
     
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    Beautiful photos. I love how the couple is right in the center of all the different colors of light in the first one, but my favorites are #'s 4 & 5. Silhouettes have always fascinated me. Is there a special technique (or maybe it's something on an SLR camera, instead of a point and shoot) that 'turns' figures into silhouettes? I know lighting is a big factor, but I've tried posing people "in front of the sun" during sunsets, and you can still see most of their features. Any advice?
     
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    These are great. 4 is my favorite. The simplicity and the colored kite make it really good.

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    Thanks everyone for the comments. I too noticed that the slopes could be a little distracting, but I was hoping that it would give a sense of environment.

    As for tips for silhouettes, meter off of the sky, recompose, then take the picture. Manual mode is the easiest mode to use. You may have to increase the contrast a bit to get the foreground darker.
     
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    2,4 and 8 as favourites

    i really like how you've lined up the angle to the setting sun with the groups of people,


    good work there
     
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    What a beautiful series! I don't mind the horizon line, for me this is one case where it works with the photo as opposed to against it.
     
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    #5 & 8 are my favs.. all great tho !
     
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    I like #6, #7, and #8 the most.
     

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