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Fiery sunset shot in Burgess Park, South London on an unseasonably sunny October Saturday

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S2980
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Oct 2012 - 5:58 PM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/6.4
Shutter Speed:1/90sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:64
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lake of Fire
Username:rabthecab rabthecab
Uploaded:8 Oct 2012 - 2:17 AM
Tags:General
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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 3:35 AM

A brillient sky and reflection, great comp.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 Oct 2012 - 4:23 AM

Great image ! I love the golden glow of the sun's reflection on the water Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10876 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2876 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 2:37 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Rob, looks like your first upload, so welcome.

Its quite a decent shot. The camera had to deal with a very wide dynamic light range and did as well as it could with it. There are overblown areas in the sky with no detail, but overall youve captured the scene.


It might benefit being a little warmer, as with a warming filter (Photoshop) to enhance the colour (is there a Landscape mode on the camera?) and cropping, with some highlights toned down, and shadow lifter slightly to see the near building could help. That water spray on the left, if a feature, might have been placed 1/3 the way in from the left, - it look like its not used as a focal point here.


Ive uploaded a mod with warming filter, highlight.shadow adjusted and a crop.


Regards


Willie

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom855 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 4:21 PM

Quite a strong image. Horizon is right across the middle, not normally a good idea but works here. Would give about a stop, maybe 2 stops less expozure toincrease colour density and reduce brightness.

Paul

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rabthecab
rabthecab  2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 - 2:30 AM

Hi all

Thank you very much for the kind comments, glad you like it!

Willie, thank you for the great advice & also the mod; I only have GIMP at present, but I'll work on the image some more to see how much I can improve it. Good point re the fountain; I wanted to pull it in to the shot but never gave a thought about using it as a focal point!

Paul, thank you, great advice also; afraid I only have a compact bridge camera at the moment which is very limited in what can be done manually (certainly more so than I thought!) although I'm sure I could limit the exposure as you say.

Thanks again

Rob

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