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Old Nov 15, 2005, 11:44 PM   #1
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hard to believe, but this is almost exactly as i saw it.

with the little p.o.s digicam i am using right now, the flare from the sun was blinding.

all i was able to do was underexpose the shot a little, add a little saturation boost and

play with the curves a bit when i got home, and i got the shot to as close to what God

showed us this evening.

because of the amounts of smog from wood fires around here right now, sunrise and

sunset shots are amazing (colder than a well diggers butt, though!).
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Old Nov 15, 2005, 11:50 PM   #2
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WOW

That's all i can say. The shot is amazing, I'm a huge fan of sunsets/rises!

This picture makes me almost feel the awe you probably felt. You think you could send me that shot in a higher resolution for a desktop? [email protected] is my email.

Nice work.
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Old Nov 15, 2005, 11:58 PM   #3
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no problem at all.

thanks for the props!


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Old Nov 16, 2005, 6:50 AM   #4
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might be an idea to add a small rotation first ?
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Lboy, I know you'll forgive my newbie ignorance - please explain the term "rotation". Many thanks, Steve.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 12:26 PM   #6
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ok,

even though this may have been the perspective of the scene as witnessed by the photographer. ie the rear water bank slopping away at an angle, it is not apparently so to us looking at the photograph.

I am suggesting the picture may look more appealing if photograph were slightly rotated so as the rear water bank looked horizontal.

Then cropped again (squared off)

It might not look right if this knocks of the angle of the clouds too much though. Still there are ways around this if you think the photograph is worth it. ie cut the photograph at the clouds. Then rotate the bank round to horizontal. Re-insert/ copy this back into the original photograph. layer blend/paint the new horizon in. Voila horizontal clouds and horizontal ....... well horizon..... hehe hence the name.



Basically I think it will look fine if he just rotates the whole photo by about 1 to 1.5 degree anti-clockwise. And then re-crops.

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Thanks LBoy, prettyobvious what you meant on reflection - I've got into the habit of using the 'thirds' grid line display whenhorizons are involved for this very reason. Thanks again!
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This is a great shot. Once you've straightened out your horizon this photo will look awesome. Are you going to print and frame the finished version?
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besides the rotation.. i think you can knock off about 10% from the left hand side of the frame.. its pretty dark over there and detracts from the overall exposure..

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