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Old Mar 15, 2006, 5:22 PM   #1
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i shot this at 1/80, f/5.6. i wanted to keep the detail of the clouds yet not blow out the

sun too much, but ended up with the sun and reflection grainy and almost fake (at

least on my screen).

any suggestions for the next time the sky gives me a show like this?
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Old Mar 15, 2006, 5:47 PM   #2
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I like it as is, but I've always like Sun flares in pictures. I don't see the graininess in the reflection that you mentioned.

Anyway, I wonder if it would direct a little more interest in the sun and clouds if there wasn't that much water. Maybe crop it right at the bottom of the reflection in the water. (here I go with the cropping again. Sorry I'll stop suggesting that for the day). Again, very nice picture!

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Old Mar 15, 2006, 5:54 PM   #3
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just for you, LT. :-)

actually, this is a pano of the same subject.

i only had about thirty seconds to shoot, so these two are the only that came out

decent.


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i like the first one better, it is quite dramatic. i like it as it is but would be curious to see a little cropping from the bottom as suggested by LT7. this is just your way of trying to sneak in some sunset shots isn't it?? LOL .* i'm glad you did i miss those beauties.
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Old Mar 15, 2006, 7:04 PM   #5
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It has been an excellent day for wonderful photos of ominous, brooding skies on the forum. This post and OldJim's make my day

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only for you, julie!
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oooooo nice!!! thank you scot
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I like the edited version of the first one. Just perfect! Can't say more. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Mar 16, 2006, 1:31 AM   #9
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I would assume your ISO was high enough to create the "grain".* Nice pic, very unusual lighting, I like Andersons' crop the best - the tree gives it a partial frame. Also like the Pano.*As to what to do the next time? Same thing you did this time, but see if you can keep the ISO lower (grain?).*Afrika
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Old Mar 16, 2006, 8:02 AM   #10
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Scot,

I like the second edit better, That is not to say I don't like that Pano in the second picture, BUt as Afrika states, the tree on the edge of the first does kinda frame it a little, and IMO you cast more attention to the beautiful sky and sun, with a little bit of the reflection on the water.

Great Picture overall. The second edit is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

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