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Another sunset shot from Lake Malawi. I do this place!!
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Yes its one beautiful sunset and you were very fortunate to get the boat passing through, i love that part.
im sure you went to great lengths to position the sun there but being so bright i find it a bit distracting, for me the best option would be to crop down to a square using the bottom half, the colours work better for you and the sun is no longer a white distracting ball.
base shot is lovely
No it's great as it is
you get the feel of it with the sun still there
you have tried hard to give this image a good look and you have got success to some extend. but one thing to remember that we can see through our eyes more than 50000:1 dynamic range of light from the very bright area to the dark. our camera can not do it because it has only about 300:1 dynamic range. so from the very bright spot of the sun to the dark silhouette there is a lot of tonal range which a camera can not capture. you have tried to tweak this image in a software to give a better look or to fit this dynamic range resulting posterization (unnatural shift of color) at the reflection of the sun light at the water. better to exclude the sun ball as PHIL said above because in this way you might get a comparitively lower dynamic range for proper capture by your camera as well as you can get natural color of the sky and a good reflection of the sun. you should also give more space to the front of the boat placing it at the left side of the frame.
Hope it helps,
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