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Old Jan 14, 2005, 5:49 PM   #1
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Hello

I just made this sun set picture in P mode, but I'm a Little Dissapointed how the picture turned out.

what is the best setting when you make a sunset picture .


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Old Jan 14, 2005, 5:57 PM   #2
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to get a silhouet of the trees and nice colors on the background. Set your cam on spot mode. and i'm for the brightest piece of sky. It probably takes something like f5.6 / s1/500 depending on lighting conditions. I would make 5 to 10 pictures in different settings and watch them @ home to pick out the best

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Old Jan 14, 2005, 6:52 PM   #3
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Another thing you can try is the scene mode (scenery).

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Old Jan 14, 2005, 9:22 PM   #4
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Almost no camera can handle such great difference of exposure, but I have seen on http://luminous-landscape.com/tutori...blending.shtml
that you can blend a few pictures taken at different levels of exposure and together make them come out quite nicelY. The idea is to take once the picture for the high exposure, and then the same picture (think of a tripod) for the low exposure and stack them together to get the best of both. It works with photoshop and any other softwarethat has layers.
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try setting your EV one stop over. that will brighten up the foreground in a shot like this, although you may blow out the sunset itself just a bit. you can also try the EV bracketing feature, set the EV to +/-1, and the camera will take 3 shots, one at each exposure setting, so you can pick the one you prefer...
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forgive me for presuming to tweak your photo. but i wanted to show you what it might look like with +1 or +2 EV... you could achieve a similar result by using full manual mode and selecting a shutter speed one or two steps slower than the camera would choose if left in P mode... i
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