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Old Sep 16, 2013, 8:18 PM   #1
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Default (slight) variations on a sunset.

A weekend or two ago with my new 45. Obviously not much detail to talk about one way or the other, but that's kind of the point and I liked it that way. I just wish I could clone out that light post without it looking fake.

But what do you like, more sky, more water, or split? I can't decide.

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Old Sep 16, 2013, 8:20 PM   #2
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one just a few seconds later when the people are walking away. I like how it's so symetrical but I wish they weren't standing so side-by-side

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Old Sep 16, 2013, 9:01 PM   #3
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Beautiful shots, I love it... the colors and composition are just perfect.

The first picture is my favorite and cloning the post is not hard if you have any version of photoshop. I did it for you so you can check how it looks:




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wow Marcelo, that looks great. I have Lightroom but not photoshop--I tried to use the clone feature in there but it didn't look very good (I'm still learning it better though). I've also been playing with the Nik plugins that I have which make some really nice colors.
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Old Sep 16, 2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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I like the post in the shot...it gives more depth to the photo.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 11:39 AM   #6
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Nice shots Sammy and I prefer the shot without the post. As far as cloning, count me out on that one, I wouldn't even know where to find it (let alone use it) on Elements 10 or if it even exists there.
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Looking at it again, I definitely like the one with more sky showing more. That's what I thought at first but then I wasn't sure. When I get home I might try cropping a bit, putting the post and the people further to the left of the scene to see how that looks.

But thanks everyone.
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I'd go wide screen format centered around the sunset, less sky and less water, enhance the glow on the horizon and spread it out horizontally
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Sammy: really good captures, I like them all. The pastel colors of the evening sky are really outstanding; with or without the post. Well done.
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I like the first shot, more sky than water in this case appeals more to my eye.
2 suggestions. I would frame the shot with the light pole more to the side rather than so central and see if you can add a early crescent moon into the opposite high side of the sky.
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