Hawaii Sunset

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  1. wing352

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    This is my first time posting and i would like to get some CC, so i can improve. when i got my xti, i didn't know much about DSLR. Ever since joining TPF couple weeks ago, i've learned so much from reading the new and old threads and experimenting with different technique. I know i still have a long way to go, but at least i know i am on the right track. btw,I learn the © and the border from this forum. :wink: Thank you so much.



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  2. Sideburns

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    I think your left leg is a bit shorter than the other...otherwise, a good shot. Maybe a graduated ND would help a tad...but still nice.
     
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    I think its really pretty. You mat want to fix the horizon line though. Also, maybe try playing with the colors to see if you could bring it alive more....thats what i would do but i like color
     
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    The horizon's tipping.
     
  5. Mav

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    Very nice! That one has a lot of potential to get even better with some post processing. Here's what I did in a minute or so with DxO software.

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    - Unsharp Mask at 150%, 0.3px radius, 0 threshold
    - Generic Fuji Velvia 100 color film profile (punches up color and contrast)
    - additional 20% "smart vibrancy"
    - Medium lighting correction
    - horizon shift, -1.70 degrees to level


    I still want to punch up the colors more. :mrgreen: As Sideburns suggested, try to use a graduated neutral density filter (2-stops would probably work great for this). That'll let you get more definition in the actual sunset whereas in this one it's already very overexposed. Very nice shot, though! Going even more extreme on the adjustments than I did here and this would probably be enlargement worthy. :)
     
  6. wing352

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    Thanks sideburns and Sw1tchFX, I agree that the horizon is tipped, i will bring a tripod next time.

    Thanks Emerana. I will play with the color to see if i can make it better.


    Thanks Mav, i really like what you did with the photo. I really like it, i'll try to post process the photo with PS.

    Thank you all for your input.
     
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    Here is my try. I have only just started playing with photoshop for the first time about 2 weeks ago. But here is my best try.

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  8. Emerana

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    Not to be nit-picky...but I think its a little over saturated......I am no expert though
     
  9. Sideburns

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    You don't need a tripod. Just stand straight and hold your camera level. Also, you can fix it in photoshop.
     
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    I thought I straightened it out , but I guess its still off a little

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    (puts head in hands)
     
  12. Mav

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    Puma, I like yours too, but the hard blue from the water distracts your attention away from the sunset, so I think it sorta starts to look a bit unnatural. I'd like to see a little more blue in mine though, he heh
     

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