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Old Jul 8, 2015, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default A few sunset pictures with the 14-150 mm f/4-5.6 ED MSC

The low clouds religiously ruin my my chances of taking sunrise picture in the morning. So sunset pictures are what I can do at this time.
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Old Jul 9, 2015, 12:40 AM   #2
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Try daylight white balance along with a CPL and you might pull a lot more color out of the sky. The slower shutter speed will also help smooth out the water a bit.

Watch for the flares you're picking up off the water like the purple in the last shot. Looks like you might have a UV filter on and no lens hood.

I don't go near water without a CPL and a lens hood.
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Try daylight white balance along with a CPL and you might pull a lot more color out of the sky. The slower shutter speed will also help smooth out the water a bit.

Watch for the flares you're picking up off the water like the purple in the last shot. Looks like you might have a UV filter on and no lens hood.

I don't go near water without a CPL and a lens hood.
Thanks for the tips! A CPL will certainly help and long exposure via slower shutter speed will certainly enhance the smoothness on the water. I didn't have a tripod and a CPL that day so my options were limited. I did have an UV filter on and a lens hood. Removing the UV filter didn't seem to help much in getting rid of the lens flares causing by shooting directly into the sun. I am thinking about using a graduated ND filter to see if it may help.
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Nice shots; I especially like the warm glow on the bridge in the first photo.
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Very nice shots
I like the way the lighting works in these
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Very nice shots, great colors.
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Nice shots; I especially like the warm glow on the bridge in the first photo.
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Very nice shots
I like the way the lighting works in these
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Very nice shots, great colors.
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number two works the best for me, placing the sun behind the building helps to keep it from blowing out the image. Another thing to try on these is using a gradient filter in LR to decrease exposure and highlights on the sky while maintaining the exposure on the foreground which is excellent.
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