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UrbanPhotos Nov 30, 2003 8:58 PM

A brilliant sunset
 
The Arizona desert is hard to beat for sunsets. I took these photos on November 28.

I can't decide whether the foreground objects are bad or good. On one hand, they're somewhat distracting and less-than-pretty, but on the other hand, they give the photos a context. How interesting would a picture be if it was nothing but sky? Either way, I couldn't avoid including them while still getting the best part of the sky in the picture. At least, not from this vantage point.

http://members.cox.net/upward717/forum/1128sunset01.jpg

http://members.cox.net/upward717/forum/1128sunset02.jpg

Daylight white balance, centerweighted metering. The colors are straight-from-camera. These are perhaps the most brilliant colors I've ever captured in a photo.

zerg Dec 1, 2003 11:45 AM

Nice shot! I like this photo style.My compliments again.

Chael Dec 3, 2003 8:50 PM

Hey, I saw that one :wink:

Nice! Man, I love Arizona. Here are a few I have taken after hunts the last few weeks:

http://www.azuho.com/graphics/board/03dove/sunset.jpg

http://www.azuho.com/graphics/board/03dove/jdove16.jpg

http://www.azuho.com/graphics/board/...30_sunset1.jpg

Three different days, three nice sunsets!

Goofas Dec 3, 2003 11:25 PM

How is this one?

http://www.boomspeed.com/daejme/123.jpg

hodad66 Dec 4, 2003 8:22 AM

I like the foreground for the reason you stated but I would clone out the antennae & power lines--- trees are cool :!: :!:
This image had all kinds of powerline trash I cloned out
http://www.pbase.com/image/23277145/medium.jpg

mdparker Dec 4, 2003 12:47 PM

I'd have to agree with John. The trees are cool and add to the picture, but the power lines are distracting. Overall though, I really like the pictures. Your camera did an excellent job of capturing the colors

chilly Dec 4, 2003 6:26 PM

UrbanPhotos,
These pictures are really pretty. Next time, try to keep out the street lights :idea:

chilly

Goofas Dec 4, 2003 7:06 PM

I prefer the "real" picture. I live in Houston....no mountains...no lakes...but we shure have the powerlines! Your pictures show a true perspective....I like it.

UrbanPhotos Dec 4, 2003 8:36 PM

I could probably clone out the street light and the power lines in the first picture, but not in the second. It's too big, and the sky behind it is too dyanmic.

(Watch... now Kex or KlausDK will come along and prove me wrong... :wink: )

NickyG Dec 6, 2003 4:37 PM

I like the photos as they are, I think you are right when you say the foreground objects give the images context, especially so in the first one. Great colours in both shots.

Nicky Griffiths


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