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Another from yesterdays session at Jenny Brown's Point overlooking Morecambe Bay. Thanks for all your comments on last upload. Very very much appreciated. I managed to catch the wading birds feeding on the sandbanks as the sun went down. Darkness descended quickly. I took both cameras one fitted with the standard 18-70 and the D90 with the 70-300mm. This was taken with the longer lens. I just kept swapping between the two using the telephoto to pull in the more distant sandbanks. I had a really fun time working quickly as I had very little time left of usable light. I used manual setting and underexposed by 2-3 stops to retain detail in the light areas around the sun and used Photoshop Elements to lighten the shadows in the fg. and of the mid areas around the sandbank. Shot in RAW to give me more control in processing and to improve the quality so I can print large if I need to. Apologies I don't usually get this technical in description. Paul

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Nov 2011 - 4:59 PM
Focal Length:122mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
Title:Moody sunset
Username:PaulLiley PaulLiley
Uploaded:16 Nov 2011 - 7:26 PM
Tags:Birds, Landscape / travel, Morecambe bay, Sand, Sunset
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Naturesview
16 Nov 2011 - 7:41 PM

Nice colours and reflections

Paul

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2011 - 7:43 PM

wonderful colour and light paul a belter nice one Wink
andy

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Nov 2011 - 7:56 PM

Beautiful

Peter

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Porthos
Porthos  4 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2011 - 8:19 PM

Lovely shot Paul. Spot on exposure with great light and colour....Derek

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2011 - 8:32 PM

Beautiful reflected light, Paul.

Dave

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achieverswales
16 Nov 2011 - 9:05 PM

Another beauty Paul.

Regards

Trev.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2011 - 10:20 PM

Such lovely light and tones.

Ann

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2011 - 10:24 PM

Beautiful lights and tones.A lovely capture Paul.Well done..Lin

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2011 - 10:55 PM

Wonderful image and it's great you got the birds in there too, the light is superb.
Shell

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2011 - 11:35 PM

I think I prefer this if the sun is cropped out. The beautiful light and colours on sand seem to sing more

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2011 - 11:35 PM

Most attractive sunset shot, Paul: beautifully exposed and capturing the light and colours so well.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 6:34 AM

Perfectly timed and captured, Paul, a beautiful image. Carol

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 6:36 AM

beautiful tones. love the gentle colour of the light.
ant.

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 - 2:17 PM

superb capture paul,well done.ray

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gingerdelight
17 Nov 2011 - 3:24 PM

This is stunning Paul.
Carol

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4525 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 4:53 PM

Superb !!!!....I love these minimalist images, especially when they have as much impact as this beauty !!!!!!!!

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
17 Nov 2011 - 9:25 PM

A beautiful image Paul, the sun reflection colours are amazing. Love the waders dotted about.
Are you uploading an image from your 18-70 lens?
Ruth

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 8:45 AM

this really is so good ... worth all that effort

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 9:02 AM

Lovely image with stunning reflectio,
well taken too,
saeid

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 7:33 PM

This is very effective, and the birds add a lot to the image. I like the way the shape of the second layer of the foreground seems to echo the shape of the clouds.

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gabriel_flr
19 Nov 2011 - 3:14 PM

Great job Paul, it was worth to play around a little with your lenses!
have a nice weekend,
Gabriel

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
20 Nov 2011 - 11:16 AM

superb shot paul,well captured indeed.ray

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evelen
evelen  9 England
20 Nov 2011 - 2:32 PM

another wonderful shot.
eve.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2011 - 4:57 PM

Beautiful shot, Paul. Wonderful writing up.. Only one question here: ' Why the F number is 4.8?' Rather than 16, 22..

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twelvemegs
21 Nov 2011 - 6:49 PM

Amazing image, well done.

David

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johncob
johncob  4 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2011 - 10:12 AM

Thats a lovely shot Paul. Regards John

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2011 - 10:32 AM

Excellent, very lovely indeed.
Well done.

B.

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