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Shot taken at Fahan Co.Donegal in June, just as there was a break in the clouds.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Sigma 10-20
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Last Light
Username:PD_BARBS PD_BARBS
Uploaded:4 Sep 2009 - 9:18 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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katster
katster  6 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 - 10:06 AM

I like this picture. It has got a beautiful calm atmosphere, and makes me want to be there watching the sun going down! I think it could be improved by adding some foreground interest, as my eye is drawn straight to the sun and tends to miss the bottom left of the image.

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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 12:47 PM

A beautiful first upload, very nicely balanced and exposed - welcome to EPZ and I hope you can get along to the NI meet.

As it's in the critique gallery I'll have a go but have to say I can't really find any fault with this. Just a pointer as it's your first upload- it looks a little soft especially around the pebbles. Assuming the original is sharp it may well be due to the compression on upload. A trick is to sharpen your pic normally before you convert to jpeg for upload...then open the jpeg and apply a lesser sharpen (maybe 30%) to that, save it and then upload...should just make that bit of difference.

Would be nice to meet you soon, whether in Antrim or Donegal Smile

Stephen

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

Agree with Stephen nicely exposed with good composition, welcome.

Colin

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2009 - 9:33 PM

hi,
welcome to epz.
this is a lovely landscape, and contains most of the ingredients to do well in the gallery as wide angle sunset/rises usually seem popular with a nice sky and a good foreground. i particularly like are the receeding ripples and the sun has been well controlled too into a starburst instead of a mad flareball. brave really, i usually wait until it just dips, sometimes i wait up to 10 mins after when the afterglow seems to look magical over water-- but here i like the way it is striking a golden patch in the foreground ripple.

i think the foreground could be sharper with a secondary sharpening after reducing to 72dpi and i would be tempted to remove a slither off the base to remove the odd cobble which a bit near the edge and it would have the secondary benefit of bringing the waters edge right into the bottom corner.

nice shot though and i look forward to seeing more uploads

best regards,
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 4 Sep 2009 - 9:35 PM

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tripodted e2 Member 930 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2009 - 9:39 AM

Great first upload. Not to good at the old critique but I think you have done a good job of the exposure keeping detail in the pebbles and the stunning sky.
I hope you can make the meet in Ballycastle. I hope to be attending it too on Saturday for the day.
Welcome aboard.
Ted Smile

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Robert51
Robert51  5 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2009 - 3:14 PM

Hi PD

Love the image, sunsets always look good. I have upload a mod and have tried to add a little drama to the picture.
Hope you like it.

Robert

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PD_BARBS
PD_BARBS  5 Ireland
6 Sep 2009 - 5:01 PM

Folks

Thanks for the feedback and critique very much appreciated. I must give a bit of a sharpen, and maybe warm it up abit as I see robert has done on his edit.

Appreciate the feedback and look forward to meeting some of you at the weekend.

Peter

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2009 - 7:13 PM

I agree with Stephen's comments Pete .

A lovely Landscape to be sure , so calm and peaceful .

Lovely to meet you . Keep taking photos only way to learn xx

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maratsuikka
23 Sep 2009 - 3:08 PM

wellcome

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