sunset lake shots

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  1. nrois02

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    went up to maine around york and spent some time on a lake. heres a couple of shots at sunset. c&c please!

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    which one of these shots do you like?
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    thanks for looking
     
  2. Phelan

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    IMO the first is the best, the leaves/branch right smack dab in the foreground detracts from the others.
     
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    ^^ I agree with Phelan. Your immediate description of the scene is "sunset lake shots" not a great plant with an amazing sunset background. I believe you were possibly trying to create some kind of nice foreground element to the shot, but its way too overpowering and distracting. So for me photo 1 is the better of the shots. Putting that plant in there, and especially in the middle of the frame is a big nono for me when shooting such a nice sunset landscape.

    Composition looks pretty good in the 1st one too, almost the rule of 1/3'rds and the sunset is nice. My first thoughts were ohh those shadows don't have any detail and they kind of overpower the mid-region of the picture. But then I got to thinking that maybe this was not relevant to the pic, and maybe there wasn't even anything there worth exposing 2 pics and HDR'ing them in ps.

    All in all, nice pic!;)

    1 more question, was it a bit windy/breezy cuase the trees seem to have a little bit of motion blur to them?
     
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    thanks for the comments. it was a touch breezy.
     
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    I like the idea fo the branches, but I would still focus the back ground and not the branch.
     
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    First one has a nice mood and colors to it.
     
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    thanks manaheim and snaggle i will try to shot something like it again and focus on the back ground and see what i come up with
     
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    I actually really like the others. I don't see that often at all, and the soft blurry backround, together with the tones, gives a dreamy effect that is very pleasing to my eyes. :thumbup:
     
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    very nice
     
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    #1 is beautiful I love it
     
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    thanks fwellers, dcrymes84 and jvw2941!
     

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