Sunset Photos for C&C

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  1. anm90

    anm90 TPF Noob!

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    These were taken around the middle of last year in Blossom Valley, CA where I fly my remote control gliders. We usually get some pretty stunning sunsets out there and I took these pictures over the summer. Please give C&C, and be as harsh as necessary.

    1. I think this one has nice color in the sky but I'm not sure if the rest of the landscape being totally silhouetted is a good thing.
    Edit: After looking at this pic on my laptop monitor I noticed I see a lot more detail in the landscape than I do on my #2 LCD monitor. Why is this?
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  2. skieur

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    Many LCD monitors tend to be adjusted on the overly bright, high contrast side of the spectrum, which produces an unreal view of what the shot looks like. I find that CRTs provide much more realistic colour and brightness than LCDs and I use both.

    You have good sky colour but the overall image is too flat in appearance. What is really necessary is a foreground with some detail, which might have been possible if you had used a graduated neutral density filter on your lens.

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    Neutral density filters.
    Need to get the light evened out a bit between the sky and the ground.
     
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