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spedangie Oct 17, 2010 9:44 PM

Milford Lake Sunset
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It was a beautiful autumn day in central Kansas and a nice sunset at Milford Lake near my home. A rare calm evening here!

condorman Oct 18, 2010 3:29 AM

Wow, stunning, love um. 1 and 3 my faves.

DigMe Oct 18, 2010 1:12 PM

I love the separation of colors in #3. Gorgeous.


ckthegreek Oct 18, 2010 3:10 PM

Superb images - the last one is truly special!

jeephotog Oct 18, 2010 5:14 PM

awesome shots.....and right in our own backyards. Thanks for showing Kansas off. We aren't just flatland :O)

Hards80 Oct 18, 2010 5:20 PM

really nice colors and silhouette in #3!

vvcarpio Oct 19, 2010 9:18 AM

I always thought you needed clouds to shoot spectacular sunsets. This is one series where I'm happy to be proven wrong :). Great sunset shots!

DigMe Oct 19, 2010 10:38 AM

I keep coming back to look at #3. It's just stunning.

Can you give more info on filters used and pp done? I would much appreciate it.


spedangie Oct 19, 2010 10:45 PM

I have an Olympus E620 and the third photo in this series was just taken using the "sunset" mode on the camera. . I did not use any filters. For this shot the camera selected aperture 2.8, -7 exposure bias, ISO 200, 1/30 sec exposure.
The first photo I used aperture priority, aperture set at F10, ISO 200 and -3 exposure bias.
I did use the camera's articulating view screen for the third shot-I sat the camera on a flat rock on the ground and flipped the screen up and used live view to set the area to photograph and then used a wired remote to take the shot. I did a little brightening on the third photo and upped the contrast just a little for the first. Not a lot of post processing.
I'm glad you liked the pictures. I had great fun planning them--and the boat passing the setting sun was a lucky happening!

DigMe Oct 20, 2010 8:41 AM

Haha! People are always putting down the scene modes but you have clearly succeeded with it in this case! I will probably continue to not use them but I may be tempted every now and then to mix in a scene shot with my 'M' and 'P' settings after seeing your results. :)

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