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Old Feb 14, 2010, 1:01 PM   #1
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My very first attempt to capture sunrise without the purple line.
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 1:04 PM   #2
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Please advise I'll a newbie in this kinda of exposure.
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 1:22 PM   #3
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Hi there, Paul

Thanks for some nice shots. Did you use the Sunset Scene Mode? Or, did you put it together manually? It can be effective either way. The last photo is a classic example of lens flare.

In my experience, I have found the FZ-35's Sunset Scene Mode very usable for either sunrises or sunsets. Here is my sunrise sample taken several weeks ago.

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Old Feb 14, 2010, 2:49 PM   #4
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Well done Paul there's some nice views there.
Now i'm a beginner as well so take what i say with a pinch of salt but i think i would crop them to lose some of the foreground in the first two and that would also make them look a bit wider, or more panoramic but that may be down to personal taste. I have been meaning to try some of the landscape / scene modes out as well. Hope to see some more of your shots soon.
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Hi & Thank you Sarah & Alun.

Sarah all of the above were taken in sunset mode, the last one I found difficult to shoot, as the direct sunlight made a lot of glare and purple light, the only way I could get a good shot was by turning the camera around and cut the tip of the sun off to avoid the horrible glare. There was a line right across the VF, LCD screen.

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Alun I have taken a 3 photo panoramic shot of this sunrise but never had the chance to put it together yet.

Lovely shot Sarah.
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As you've probably realized, shooting sunrise is tricky. If you get the sky properly exposed, everything else is dark (silhouette). If you expose the foreground, the sky becomes washed out. Sarah's suggestion is good. Using the Sunset scene mode will help increase the colors of the sky but it will not give you much in terms of foreground light. One of the best solutions is to use HDR processing where you take 3 shots using exposure bracket (make sure you have a good range between them, like -1, 0, +1) and then merge them together. Basically you'll take the sky from one image and the foreground from another. There are several software out there to choose from. Some of the new cameras do this processing in camera.
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That is an excellent idea, Tullio-

I will give it a try, with the next sunrise/sunset.

Have a great day.

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Thanx Tullio, excellent idea, will try too, thanx again.
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