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Old Oct 19, 2014, 2:00 AM   #1
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Camping at Ema Wood in Ventura, CA and just had to get the sunset through the dead tree.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 2:04 PM   #2
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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No comments, well back to the tripod.
Sometimes what we see in our minds doesn't always come across in the finished photography. Think that must be the case with this shot. I still see what I envisioned at the time but not sure it coming across in the photo.
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I like the image. My only suggestion would be to try and lighten the rocks in the foreground to try in show some detail.
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 11:33 AM   #5
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jjdog2 thanks for commenting. I didn't catch the rocks, spent too much time on the log I didn't even think about the rocks in the foreground.

I won't be able to work on the photo for a couple of weeks (image editing is ok) as I'm staying at mom's house while she and my wife are in the hospital.

Again thanks for the comments, I was beginning to think I would have to ask BP for help.
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I like this but as said its to dark on the foreground, did you use any filters
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No the only filter I have is a polarizer. Did try using a flash to light the foreground but they came out too bright both on the ground and log.
Will add a split ND filter to my Christmas wish list.

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Old Nov 21, 2014, 1:54 PM   #8
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Hey Craig,
I'm a little late to reply.

I take a lot of these kind of shots since I live in the South Bay.

When I look at this shot it reminds me of the many shots I have visioned while on one of my hikes along the coast. I can totally relate to trying to capture that mental vision in an image very similar to this one. It ain't easy to get any image to look just you mentally see it.
With this particular shot I think you had the right idea. You had a subject in the sunset, not just a sunset. Now the questions are to light it or make a silhouette? Where to locate the sun, the horizon, there is no right or wrong.

I use apple aperture to process my photos and It has these really creative brush tools. The one I would use for the sky on this one would be the polarizer brush. You may have something similar in your toolbox.

The Lee filter system is something I've had on my wish list for quite sometime. It would be great for this type of shot.
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"The one I would use for the sky on this one would be the polarizer brush. You may have something similar in your toolbox."

What would you do with a brush on the sky?
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This,

Polarizer and contrast overlay brushes on the sky only (and not very cleanly).
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