San Francisco Sunsets -- C&C please

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  1. emh

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    This past weekend was my first real chance to take some pics with my first DSLR. Here are a few sunsets from Sunday. C&C appreciated!

    1. Urban Sunset
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    2. Hazy Bridge
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    3. Golden Gate
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    #1 is boring, but #s 2 and 3 make up for it. (#2) great directionality, complementary color scheme, haze adds more interest to the subject. (#3) is clean and crisp. love the colors. the only problem i have with these is that they are common. you see a lot of this style / subject / sunsety photo. just being honest. i say get out and experiment with different subjects, environments and angles.
     
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    1. My eyes cant stray away from the blow out on the building.
    2. i enjoy. love the tree and some reason makes me want a cup of coffee and my fishing pole lol
    3. the color is nice but its not doing much for me.
     
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    The second one is definitely the standout from this series! Nicely framed with the branch above the bridge, pretty colours, and I like how the scenery seems to emerge from the haze. :thumbup:
     
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    love 2 and 3
     
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    The second is my favorite. very romantic. The other ones I like less.
     
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    #2 is very cool, but too much tree in the foreground ruins it for me.
    #3 is boring.
    #1 is annoying to look at with the glare.
     
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    No.2 i feel is by far the stand out picture of the 3 that you've posted up. With regards to the construction of the shot I would've actually completely ditched the tree in the foreground.

    My reasoning being that the picture as a whole has very little contrast, which is beautiful, but makes that tree stand out like a sore thumb! I would've left the tree out and other than that I think it's a fantastic picture. brilliant - makes me think of the 1930-40's for some reason!
     
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    I like 2 and 3, the colors in 3 are fantastic. Nice placement of the horizon and framing on those!! :)
     
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone! Very much appreciated.

    Agree with everyone that #1 is the least interesting. But there's something about the twice-reflected sunlight in the water that I find appealing :)
     
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    #2 is my fav', although I love #3, as well. #1 doesn't really grab me.
     
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    Love #3.
    Like #2, would like to see more color of some sort. Color effects. Etc.
     

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