A&P Any comments on this picture please.

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  1. porsch1909

    porsch1909 OT Supporter

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    Of course the resolution is greatly reduced. I took it in my back garden one evening :) I have more sunset pictures as well.
     
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    you should bump up the saturation to make the colors pop more.
     
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    Better or worse?
     
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    I think you went alittle overboard on the saturation
    hows this?

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    Looks like too much to me. Usually saturation is just a little adjustment, any more and it'll look fake. Horizon looks good...but why're all the trees falling over?

    Traitor, yours looks pretty good.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I like the original just fine... the edits were either overboard, or they muddied the blue.
     
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    They aren't falling over as such. They are still young trees and my location says Scotland so it is very windy.

    See I didn't think that was too fake because I do get colours that deep.

    Example:

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    Damn sunsets in scotland are :cool:
     
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    Agree, the original looks fine, however if you did want to give it a little more pop, I would do a selective colour adjustment on the reds, cyans and blues. And then do a slight contrast sharpen over all.

    Something like this.

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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    here's my take....

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    From early March. Only editing done was to resize it.

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    porsch1909.... why were you shooting at ISO 400?

    I would have shot @ 100 with a little longer shutter @ f/8 or f/11. If you don't have a release cable, set your self timer....
     
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    also... take it off teh green box ;)
     
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    I know. I was driving home from work and had to run upstairs and grab my camera :o

    I think some lady thought I was taking pics of the inside of her apartment though cause i heard a patio door close and the lock raddle as I was taking pics :mamoru2:
     
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    Yeh these pictures where taken with green box. I thought they came out pretty nicely though. I set to 'P' now with the exposure compensation cranked up.


    What difference will setting the ISO to 100 make?

    :werd:

    These are actually taken from a year or two ago. I've not had any good sunsets this year. So trying to get some tips to make my pictures of them better.

    In a couple of weeks time the sunsets are unique and different everyday :) :hsd:


    I like Lokish's edit best actually.
     
  16. Lokish

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    Porche1909 - glad you liked the retouch. I try to keep it simple. Love the sunset photo...makes me miss my little island here in Canada. Some spectacular sunsets there as well.

    Shooting at ISO 100 means there should be pretty well no noise in your photo at all, as it is the lowest ISO setting on the camera (unless you have one of the higher end Canons then you can shoot as low as ISO 50). Less/no noise means not having to run any noise filters on your photo. Allowing for a longer exposure time with a higher F-stop will allow you to pick up more detail in the scene, however as mentioned above, you really need a tripod for that cause any shake from your hand will result in the photo being all blurry.

    If you don't have a remote shutter release, then use the timer function on your DSLR so that you dont' have any initial shake from touching the camera when exposure begins.


     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    man I want to visit Scottland :bowdown:
     
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    So keeping my ISO to 100 is a good idea for all pictures or just scenery pictures?

    I just noticed that the ISO on the camera is set to 1600 :confused: Must have been my brother's fault.

    I've tried the longer exposure before without sucess. The sunsets pass quickly so I usually run out with the camera and forget the tripod. :mamoru:

    I will try and post some more sunset pictures soon. I'm sure I have more.
     
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    I like it porsch1909, really. I think it looks pretty cool. What I'm fond of the most is the trees in the foreground, how they're all black silouettes, makes 'em stand out really well. As for editing? I think it looks just fine as it is, looks more natural and untouched that way I s'pose. I love the orange colours in darkened sky, although there seems to be alot of negative space at the top, since the main brighter colours are only in the center area. I guess this can't be helped but yeah, eitherway, I like this photograph, it looks very cool. Nice shot. :)
     
  20. Lokish

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    It is good practise to keep the ISO as low as possible (as close to 100) while still being able to get a good shutter speed. Landscape photos benifet from longer exposure times, with less ghosting as you would have very few moving objects to consider.

    How long was the exposure time you were trying for? You can try to take a photo with a set exposure time, or you can lower your ISO down as far as you like, preferably 100 or 200 (no real noticeable different for the most part), and then just bump up your F-stop to accomplish a slightly longer exposure time. But it all depends on if you are doing a handheld shot of a tridpod shot and what your exposure time will be like. Exposure time doesn't matter too much when you are doing a tripod shot as you don't have to worry about camera shake. Also, increasing your F-stop will allow the camera sensor to pick up more detail in the scene you are shooting.


     
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    thanks for the help.
     
  22. Lokish

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    You're welcome.

    Let me know when you post some more sunset pics. I would love to take a peak at them.
     

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