Sunset in Baker, Montana

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Montana, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Montana

    Montana TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Eastern Montana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This is viewed from across the lake towards town. You can plainly see the grainery against the sky. I find sunsets to be challenging. Please let me know what you think and how to improve. This shot was taken with a less than ideal lens for landscape type photos....I only had the Sigma 50-500 with me and no tripod. Not the easiest shot I've taken in low light. LOL

    Thanks,

    Derrick

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Renair

    Renair TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thats pretty good Derrick for a 50-500mm hand held shot. Nice colours.
     
  3. TrickyRic

    TrickyRic TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto, ON, Canada.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Not the sharpest of focus, but as Renair said already, without a tripod that's a pretty good shot. Great sky and reflection, and those ducks really add interest to the foreground.
     
  4. Montana

    Montana TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Eastern Montana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks folks. I was out trying to shoot flying birds that day and had just packed up the tripod and was about to leave. Thought "what the heck" and took a couple shots. Handholding a Bigma even at 50mm is not that much fun in and of itself, let alone this close to dark. LOL

    Derrick

    The data reports settings of: ISO 800, f/13, 1/90 sec, and a focal length of 50mm.
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    At this size, it looks sharp enough to me, though I can't tell if it'd still present this sharpness if seen larger. But I do like the colours and all their many gradations, the "playing card" character of it (perfectly placed mirror effect), and the silhouetted buildings. No wonder why with this sunset you thought "Well, what the heck" even after you had packed up everything else, and then DID take this photo. It was worth it, I say.
     
  6. Montana

    Montana TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Eastern Montana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Just for my own learning sake here, where would I have wanted my main focus at? What should I have focused on. If I remember right, I used autofocus (center) and focused on the buildings.

    Thanks,

    Derrick
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I would have used and done the very same!
     
  8. Montana

    Montana TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Eastern Montana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks LaFoto!

    Derrick
     
  9. Bifurcator

    Bifurcator TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,312
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Japan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    That's a perfect description of this: " the playing card" character of it (perfectly placed mirror effect)". I was looking for words and those just fit.

    Great image! That it's handheld makes it near awesome. The tower and trees would give it away if you had flubbed it. Looks great to me tho!

    How do you like that Sigma 50-500 btw? Like, maybe on a scale of 1 to 10 if you don't want to get into it.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
baker lake montana
,

baker montana

,
baker, montana?
,
baker, mt
,
montana scenery at dusk
,
photos of eastern montana landscape
,
sundown baker, mt