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Sunset through the trees (first time in RAW)

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by pauliec, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. pauliec

    pauliec TPF Noob!

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    And over a lake...

    I had some trouble with this shot. Originally, the photo was wide angle with the sunset focused in the middle of the frame. I moved the focus over to the side, cropped the image a bit, and changed the white balance (this was my first time shooting in raw too -- AWESOME. I'll never go back to jpeg)

    I just noticed that there is a strange speck right near the sun; I think it's dust on my sensor. Next time I fire up Lightroom I'll edit that out.

    Comments are appreciated. :thumbup:

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    The colours are really nice! I like how it's not your typical silhouette sunset shot because the silhouetted parts have a brownish tinge instead of being black.

    The reflection of the sun works really well too!

    Nice one! :thumbup:
     
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    Nicely captured; I think it might have been even stronger had the centre of the sun not been completely blown, but very nice nonetheless.
     
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    Like it! Good work!
     
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    The rays are amazing! Very well captured!
     
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    great picture! :clap:

    yeah, what he said :sexywink:
     
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    Way to join the RAW side. :er:
     
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    Looks amazing, the colours are awesome, I love the shot.
     
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    pauliec TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate it.

    How would I have accomplished that, with the center of the sun being so bright?

    Yeah, shooting in raw really is a huge difference when it comes to post processing. I love it. I was a little nervous at first but it's easy and you have total control over the photo. It almost feels like cheating when you don't do such a good job in taking a photo but can really improve it later on back at home.
     
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    IMO, it is cropped too tightly. The branches on the right are distracting. Get more landscape next time. Is there a gap between the trees? It looks like the sun is burning a hole through them. I would suggest a smaller aperture.
     

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