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taken early morning, on a trip to Tenerife up early with the kids so thought I would make the most of it.

Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:48mm ISO 400 1/25 F/6.3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Tenerife sunrise
Username:bkwpix bkwpix
Uploaded:17 Dec 2010 - 9:56 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Sunrise, Tenerife
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AmyRidsdaleSmith

I like the colours of the sunrise - very pretty
Amy x

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2010 - 11:06 PM

You have nice colours in the sky and you've exposed well to silhouette the foreground without blowing out the sky. Keeping the ball of the sun out of the frame has avoided exposure problems.

For me, the photo is really the silhouetted palm tree — the rest of the foreground isn't very special. So I'd much prefer the shot taken from some way to the right, with the palm tree as the main subject and the best part of the sky behind it.

I'm assuming that the mid-grey band immediately below the orange part of the sky is a bank of clouds. If that's correct, then the next grey band below that is the sea and your horizon is at an angle. The horizon between the sea and the sky is always horizontal — that's why you need a boat to water-ski. Wink

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Grampy
Grampy  4507 forum posts England71 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2010 - 8:28 AM

I find that the composition is a little strange with too much sky in the image ,although I realise you wanted to capture the color, does it really work? I'd say no because of the foreground, a lower angle may have allowed you to be able to silouette the tree without the foreground or the sea in the image. This of course means (as in so many cases) your lovely holiday pic no longer shows a scene but becomes an artwork ,which may not have been your intention. A good compromise is (as my mod) , forego the top part of the sky and have a nice panoramic crop which shows were you were , the view ,also becoming a better balanced image.
I hope this helps
Phill

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wolf1964
wolf1964  8 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2010 - 4:08 PM

A bigger sky can work if you have something in it - like maybe an amazing cloud formation.

I feel that the sky needs to cropped here though and the dust spots cloned out and you'll have a nice panoramic. Basically what Phil said eh? Smile

There are quite a few large dust spots on that image - I think your camera's sensor could do with a clean.

It's still a nice image - hope it brings back some good memories for you Smile

All the best

Wolf

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bkwpix  3 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2010 - 9:33 PM

taking on board what you have said, as I see it I must go back to Tenerife and take the picture again, is what I think you are saying, so just need to tell the wife that's why we need to go back Wink

looking at the shot again I can see what you are all saying, I have only really been on this site a few days and already I learnt more than from any Mags, DVDs or Books. Cheers guys

I have uploaded a Mod version to see if that more to what you are saying?

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DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2010 - 10:43 PM

bkw_photo wrote:
> as I see it I must go back to Tenerife and take the picture again, is what I think you are
> saying, so just need to tell the wife that's why we need to go back


Absolutely, yes. *nodnod* The thing is, I'm a bit worried that you'll be overwhelmed by Tenerife, especially with the temperature there compared to here at this time of year. That would be entirely understandable but I think there's a risk of you forgetting all the advice you've received and then the trip would be wasted. To avoid this, I suggest bringing a member of the critique team along with you to, er, help you remember. I'd volunteer but, to be honest, I'm not a morning person. Do you fancy shooting sunsets, instead? Wink

I'm afraid I don't see your mod — did the upload fail? (Or are you referring to your latest upload to the critique gallery?)

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