Sunset Photos


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Dec 30, 2011
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These are from the top of the fire tower at Gile Mountain in Norwich, VT. I did a little post-processing in Lightroom, mainly trying to get a bit more exposure into the foregrounds and increasing contrast in the sky and ridges to accent the rows of hills.

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Canon EOS T1i @ 75mm, 1/60 s, f/5.6, ISO 100, tripod

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Same camera @ 75mm, 1/6 s, f/10, ISO 100, tripod

One issue that I feel I have fairly often is that detail tends to get washed out and noisy (especially when viewed magnified). It starts to look a bit more like a painting and not the crisp detail that I love so much about good photography. I'm using the bottom barrel Canon 75-250mm telephoto on these, but the issue happens (on a lesser extent) with my Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 as well. Thanks in advance for suggestions!

Go on youtube and find a good tutorial on setting the black and white points. That and a few HSB adjustments can make this a pretty decent image. There's much more to work with, but its a good starting place. The focus is quite soft in the foreground.


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