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Old Dec 29, 2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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Please keep in mind when viewing these pictures that I had only had my D90 for a week and had never tried poor lighting shooting with it. The first pictures were relatively out of focus so I'll spare you them.



This one might be a little overdone, but I like to use a little artistic freedom from time to time.



I might be sticking my head out with this one, as I was trying to think out side the box.



This last one was form a good vantage point, but I'm not sure if I managed too use it to it's full potential.



Thank you for looking and all comments are welcome.

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Old Dec 29, 2009, 1:34 PM   #2
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thanks for sharing, you have some lovely colors here.

#1- foreground is just a little too dark. the colors in the water are nice. this one would have required HDR to work, as right now the foreground is dull and dark

#2- i like this one best easily my favorite. the reflections of the sun on the foreground are interesting, you have a good perspective that emphasizes the rocks in the foreground enough, but still leads you out in to the sea and the nice colors of the sunset. its just a little bit underexposed throughout, which is often the case when you have a bright object (sun) in the middle of the frame.

#3 - too low of perspective, this one doesn't work for me

#4 - the composition is pretty good. but its just underexposed. there isn't enough detail in the rocks or the sea despite the lovely warm light.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 1:49 PM   #3
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I also like #2
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 2:07 PM   #4
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Thank you Hards and Walter. Here I was worried that I'd overdone the hdr effect on #2.
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Nice pics - #1 and #2 are stunning, especially #2 is just beautiful.

#3 don't work for me too, the perspective is way to low in my eyes.

#4 is really nice composed, but a little to dark for me.
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Old Dec 30, 2009, 6:16 AM   #6
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Hards and maggo picture #3 is an experimental job. What I had in mind when I shot the pictures from the low vantage point was to show how the sunrise would look like from the ground. What I see now is that for a picture like this to have a chance of working I should have the camera slightly tilted down on the hill ebbing out on the sea, this so that the sun gives a light path down to the water. Oh well, I guess Iíll have to do some more morning shooting.

Öwhich Iím really looking forward to doing. Now we have a full scale winter here, -13C to -18C with lots of snow, so itíll have to wait.

Picture #4 is maybe on the dark side, but the sun was not very bright as it was hiding behind some clouds. I can try a little more saturation and gamma.


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Okay, I've done a little more work on #4 and would like your opinions.

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No need to apologize, Alasdair, I think they're all superb. #2 is my favorite.
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Thank you for your kind words vvcarpio.
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Now it's better in my eyes, altough the first one isn't bad at all... but with this PP you made it look much more beautiful
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