Serious C&C on these sunsets

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  1. clbowie

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    Too dark? Should the barns be brighter or should they be more of a silhouette?

    The mist in the clouds was snow. We were getting our first snow showers today! :thumbup: Too bad they didn't hang around. The sky was awesome though! Unfortunately I missed most of the sunset. Between running late picking up my son and not being able to decide which spot I was going to pick to take the pictures I barely got anything at all.


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    Thanks for any comments!
     
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    I like the sky, but the bottom half is blacked out, just way too dark. Ruins them all for me.
     
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    The bottom is a bit too dark, would have looked a lot nicer if it were a tad lighter out. Like the sky though.
     
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    yes, too dark
     
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    little bit better, but still really dark.. i would do a dual layer.. because the sky in your first looks great.. its just the bottom half that is to dark.. so on one layer put the top half of your orignal (cause it looks good) then on the other layer have the bottom half, and work on brightening that up.. because your new edit didnt just brighten up the bottom, it also brightened the top.. which you dont need to do
     
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    I don't think I can salvage these. :( I don't have a decent PP software and I don't think I took these correctly to begin with.


    Back to the drawing board!
     
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    Let me see if I can pull this one off. Be back.
     
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    shouldnt be to hard
     
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    I don't think I used the right pictures. :lmao: Here is what I came up with.
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    I really need to stop rushing and get the tripod out. Had I taken my time perhaps these would have come out better! :er:
     
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    I generally think it's a good idea to choose whether you want a silhouette or a well exposed foreground. I find that in the middle very rarely works, so either expose for the sky and maybe even under expose it or up the blacks in PP, or take multiple exposures and combine them.
     

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