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I need a bit of help to reduce the exposure of the sun in my pic.

Shot at Raw (for the first time may i add) and played with levels in PSE 6 to give the red sky.

Any crit, comments and advice would be much appreciated.

Anil.

Original Camera Settings:
1/60 sec, iso 100, F4.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:nikkor 18-135mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Sunset over Priory Marina
Username:bangalicious bangalicious
Uploaded:3 May 2008 - 12:07 AM
Tags:Bedford, Digitally manipulated, Filters, Landscape / travel, Priory marina, Sunset
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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2008 - 12:54 AM

I've uploaded a mod with some comments.

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bangalicious
4 May 2008 - 11:55 PM

Thanks for the mod.

Anil

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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 12:06 AM

I agree with Cb, once you've rached pure white (burnout) ir ##t can'r#t really be retrieved. another problem I see id #s the featureless shadow in the mass of trees . It's part of the problem with a shot like this, just too high a range between the brightest and darkest parts. Multiple exposures (on atripod) either blended together in a layers or using HDR software (which I know little about) might help here. Another "trick" is just to wait for the sun to go down a bit moreand it loses some of its intensity

Stephen

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bangalicious
6 May 2008 - 1:06 PM

Thanks for the info tooth. I am no a master message descrambler!

Cheers Anil.

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Bluke
Bluke e2 Member 9303 forum postsBluke vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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Hi Anil... uploaded a mod...hope you don't mind that i made it a little lighter as there was plenty of detail that needed to be shown...I would use a filter on your next sunset or if you don't have one try your sunglasses in front of your lens....
best wishes Barb...

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bangalicious
8 May 2008 - 2:52 PM


Quote: Hi Anil... uploaded a mod...hope you don't mind that i made it a little lighter as there was plenty of detail that needed to be shown...I would use a filter on your next sunset or if you don't have one try your sunglasses in front of your lens....
best wishes Barb...

Thanks for the Mod Barb. I used a ND8 Filter along with a grad Blue filter when shooting.
I originally had a similar image before playing, but the sun was so blown it ruined the overall shot, which is why i darkened it. Thanks once again for an excellent mod and your comments.

Anil

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  6312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2008 - 12:56 PM

Hi Anil you could try turning the filter across the shot on the bright area about 45 degrees. I tend to do these shots as a HDR becouse of this problem, I dont think this is available i elements but you could blend it the old fashioned way by useing the blending option sliders, this may take a little while and alot of trial and error
Steve

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danieljw1000
15 May 2008 - 6:19 PM

really love the colours on this one Smile
and the soft texture of the water really comes across Smile
great job

as for the photos of mine you commented on, how would i go about post proccessing and reducing the flare? and the filters, any reccomendations?

thanks

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bangalicious
15 May 2008 - 11:04 PM


Quote: Really love the colours on this one
and the soft texture of the water really comes across
great job

as for the photos of mine you commented on, how would i go about post proccessing and reducing the flare? and the filters, any reccomendations?

thanks

Have PM'd you Daniel.

A.

EDIT: OK so i Havent PM'd you as you dont currently have this option available. I shall comment on your photo!

A

Last Modified By bangalicious at 15 May 2008 - 11:06 PM

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