No wonder they call it the golden hour =O

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  1. florenceinitaly

    florenceinitaly TPF Noob!

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    Having own the new DSLR for a month now, this is actually the first time I attempted at a sunset shot. I was amazed at the striking colors of the sky (no wonder its called the golden hour =O)

    After some typical PP - C&C welcomed as always

    I know most of you must have been like a million sunset photos in your lifetime but this all seems like an enlightenment to me :lol:

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    I love your playground shot.
    The power lines really take it away in the other shots. I had much the same experience the other day. A really great sunset, I was at a strip mall. No time to get away and I tried to shoot over the building, but did not have any foregroud then. I lost the light in about 3 minutes.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I like the second one.
    I like many towers and how they lead you to the setting sun.
    I like the comment this makes about man's interjection into nature.
     
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    On #2 I was gonna say the same thing Bitter...well kind of. I just liked how the power lines/towers looked actually. It would look kind of boring without them IMO. #3 is interesting also. I'm wondering where all the children are. If I lived there, and there was light, I'd still be running around! (assuming I was still a kid...or not)
     
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    #2 is my favorite! great colors!
     
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    florenceinitaly TPF Noob!

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    thanks for all the comments! #2 was my personal favorite as well - glad the power lines worked out well :)

    The playground on the way home made me feel like it was abandoned because of the cold, and the eerie lighting added to it I think
     
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    2nd shot is sweet! Love the vanishing point
     
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    Typically power lines are a big no no in landscape photography, but in #2, they were used very well, and I really like it. I think they're distracting in #1. There are some transmission towers like that near my in-laws. I might have to try this next time we visit them.
     
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    I really like the second one...love the clash of nature and technology.
     
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    Like the other folk #2 is my choice. What lens was used?
     
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    it was my 18-55mm kit lens with the sony a500 - looks like I did something right in #2!
     
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    Me to for the second photo. It has some lens distortion but that is fixable using the perspective option of the Crop tool in Photoshop.
     

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