Sunset shots

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  1. Dagwood56

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    I took these with my P&S at Lake Ontelaunee in Pennsylvania on Tuesday evening. The sky had been beautiful all day and it got even better at sunset. C&C welcome and appreciated. I aplogize for the size - I sized them for photo bucket limits, forgetting that the size here is smaller.

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    not trying to be rude, but wheres the sun?
     
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    Sorry - guess I should have said after sunset shots.
     
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    Well, I will repeat what I was told a long time ago when I took some twilight shots like this and had them professionally judged in a show.

    "The sky and the lake make a great background for a shot, but a strong visual centre of interest is needed to draw th eye of the viewer like for example a sailboat, canoe etc. on the lake or a fisherman casting from shore, even a red boathouse."

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    Well then they're not too bad. But I agree with skieur, you should have some kind of subject in the photo. I also noticed some noise in your photos, what ISO level was used?
     
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    Well, I'll agree that a point of interest would have been nice, but in this situation there was none and I wasn't going to let the beautiful sky go to waste so I took the shots for what they were.

    I noticed the noise as the photos opened here. In photo shop I honestly didn't see it. As for ISO, my P&S is old, and has no ISO or other adjusments and also has only 2 mega pixels - strictly point & shoot.
     
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    No ISO adjustments and only 2 megapixels? Yikes.

    Yeah you can definitely tell that there is a lack of quality, as expected. They're still great captures, however.
     
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    Thanks RKW3. The view from the bridge that evening was just so gorgeous I couldn't walk away without shooting something.

    Yikes is right, I recently realized most cell phones have a higher mp than my camera. I'm hoping to get a better one soon or at least be able to return to using my film SLR.

    Thanks again for the comments.
     

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