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Gweedore Sunset

By owenclarke  
Sunset over Gweedore in Donegal ,Ireland

Tags: Sunset Landscape Ireland Landscape and travel Donegal ireland

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dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1598 England
28 Oct 2017 8:51AM
Serious kit there (but I have to say that, as a fellow 7rII owner).

And this is a scene that will need to definition and dynamic range in full - a lot of small detail, bright sun only partly veiled, dark foreground.

The technicalities are sound, I'd say. The composition has a lot going for it - the house, the boat, the clouds, distant islands and the shoreline. And it's all a bit too much, I think, and not quite connecete up enough: there are all the elements, but to my eye, they are a little too far apart, too random. If I was there, it owuld be frustrating me no end, because I can't see how to bring them all together. I hope someone else will ahve more thoughts...

I think I'd be looking for telling etail and a longer focal length - I will have a play.

But I may, of course, be talkign absolute rubbish...

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banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4093 Canada
28 Oct 2017 3:27PM
The scene has potential: best I think as a two shot tripod effort with exposure for the sky and the lower part then combined. Youve uploaded using the ProPhoto profile, so its been altered by the site, as you should use sRGB for the web.

It seems very cold in tone for a sunset, so a little warming can help.

Ive played around with a mod. mInly balancing exposure with a darker shy area, alteres aspect ratio, used warmer ***** balance.


paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2017 4:49PM
Nothing really wrong and composition is sound. it then becomes a subjective issue and,as such, it's not really my kind of subject, obvious potential for the landscape addicts though.

pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2116 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2017 3:50PM
You have some excellent seascapes in your portfolio, Owen, and to my mind this image looks as if it were taken by somebody elseSmile.
Your composition is usually well thought out, with strong foreground interest and nice lines.

I think, with this one, that there is too much expanse of open water, so interest gets lost between the sky and foreground. The little boat on the right is too small to be of use as a focal point.
John's modification effectively contains the house, the boat, and the sun, the interesting elements.

A lower viewpoint, if it were possible, would have included less open water, bringing the interesting elements closer together.


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