rushed sunset try

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  1. mikie2084

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    I was at my friends house today and walked outside to this. I didnt have much time to set the camera, I wanted it to be alittle brighter. Also didnt want the power lines in the picture. What could I have done to make this better?

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    Probably the best advise is "Don't rush". Next time be at the location you want to shoot from before the sun starts getting low.
     
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    Yea I wasnt even thinking of takeing any photos while I was there. Just had my camera with me. Its crazy how fast the sun can go down and you have no shot any more.
     
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    try to photoshop out those power lines.. they really get in the way
     
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    I have Gimp and just started using it, can I take the lines out with it? Honestly I dont have a clue how to use Gimp yet.
     
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    well i tried using gimp and i thought it was horrible, it confused me like hell but it prety much has the same stuff as photoshop.. there should be a clone stamp tool.. that would be the easiest way to take ought the lines. i would recommend getting photoshop maybe cs2
     
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    Yeah, GIMP can do it - but I don't use it very often, so I might not be able to give the best advise on it.
    You'll need the clone tool (usually looks like a stamp). You usually have to Ctrl+click or Alt+click to select the area to copy from.
     
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    Thanks im going mess with it and see what I can do.
     
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    i dont think the power lines mess the photo up at all.. kinda neat.
     
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    Yeah I kinda like the powerlines there too. At the same time the photo does look kinda rushed. I like O||||||O's advice about not rushing. Photography I think has a pretty huge misconception that just because the shutter takes fractions of a second (but sometimes way longer of course) to open and close that it should be a fast process. I just started shooting granted, but it sometimes takes me a good hour to really get the shot I'm trying for. After that, I'm still usually disappointed haha. (need more practice I suppose).
     

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