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NIGHT LIFE

By Tish1    
Many thanks for taking the time to view and comment on my previous upload 'Pacemaker'.

Apologies for being too busy to view your wonderful offerings in recent days, you know how it is, holiday, unpacking, washing, Ironing and of course catching up with work since in effect I was away for three weeks.

Last night my fellow student took me to High Bradfield in Sheffield, somewhere I am not familiar with in order to capture the sunset. He knew the perfect spot, sadly, so did everyone else and they got there before us........... Some people are just so selfish Tongue

Anyway, we did find a spot much further down the hill and that is where we settled for. We had missed a fantastic sunset on Monday and as we were nearing our destination the clouds looked as though they would thwart our efforts; but I could see glimmers of hope and enough of the cloud did burn off.

Not the best sunset image I have ever done and certainly not the worst, but the plus side to this one is that I did manage to capture the bird that was flying around, thought I'd missed him.

After this location, we ventured into town, even less successful there, haven't fully looked at those images yet, but you may or may not get to see those. The current theme of my photography class is Architecture, not something I am very comfortable with, but the objective is to stretch and expand.............. Well, I have expanded, but I am now on a diet GrinSad

Please enjoy my offering today, and please don't be shy about letting me know how this could have been improved.

Tish

Tags: Sunset General Sheffield Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature High bradfield

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Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 1:06PM
PS........................ Come on England, get your Act together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you can win tonight.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 1:20PM
the bird will win every time
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
19 Jun 2014 1:31PM
Looks lovely to me!

(It looks an uphill struggle for England - most of the best players in our Premier League play for other countries!)
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 2:13PM

Quote:Looks lovely to me!

(It looks an uphill struggle for England - most of the best players in our Premier League play for other countries!)



.............. and that is why young talent is not being given the opportunity and the national side are paying the price.

Tish
Irishkate Plus
10 44 119 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 2:58PM
The bird really makes it.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
19 Jun 2014 3:58PM
A very beautiful sunset, Tish, love it Smile If I was to nit-pick (like Camera Club judges do!) the bird would have been better placed over to the left, flying into the scene rather than out of it, but it's inclusion really adds to the shot, nit-picking or not! WinkWink
Trev Smile
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 4:05PM
dont agree Trev
the sun has nearly set the bird is nearly home
Its all how you tell and see the storyGrin
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 4:33PM

Quote:Dont agree Trev
the sun has nearly set the bird is nearly home
Its all how you tell and see the storyGrin



I like your interpretation Barbara, I would like to say that it echoed mine, but sadly I had not looked at it from that point of view, I was just so pleased to see him there when I uploaded the images onto my computer. He had been flying around for most of the time we were there and I tried and tried, but every time I clicked he seemed to have gone; I didn't think I had got him at all and in such a decent position, perhaps he felt pity for the desperate photographer.

I can see where Trev is coming from, it would sort of balance the image, but I personally like him in his current position, it sort of follows the flow of the image i.e. the incline of the hill........... and nobody has spotted the poor old sheep grazing on the horizonSad


Tish
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 4:34PM

Quote:A very beautiful sunset, Tish, love it Smile If I was to nit-pick (like Camera Club judges do!) the bird would have been better placed over to the left, flying into the scene rather than out of it, but it's inclusion really adds to the shot, nit-picking or not! WinkWink
Trev Smile




Quote:Dont agree Trev
the sun has nearly set the bird is nearly home
Its all how you tell and see the storyGrin



I like your interpretation Barbara, I would like to say that it echoed mine, but sadly I had not looked at it from that point of view, I was just so pleased to see him there when I uploaded the images onto my computer. He had been flying around for most of the time we were there and I tried and tried, but every time I clicked he seemed to have gone; I didn't think I had got him at all and in such a decent position, perhaps he felt pity for the desperate photographer.

I can see where Trev is coming from, it would sort of balance the image, but I personally like him in his current position, it sort of follows the flow of the image i.e. the incline of the hill........... and nobody has spotted the poor old sheep grazing on the horizonSad

Tish
marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 4:51PM
Some terrific colours here Tish. I like the composition very much, and yes I suppose in an ideal world the bird would be flying into the sunset, but as Babs said its how you tell the story and I see this bird heading home to close the day!!!

nicely done you.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 6:20PM
sheep facing same way!!!!!
19 Jun 2014 6:49PM
Beautiful Tish, gorgeous colours in this sunset GrinGrin

Kathryn
ColleenA Plus
8 472 7 Australia
19 Jun 2014 7:19PM
A magnificent sky Tish...well worth the effort...well captured
dark_lord Plus
16 2.8k 754 England
19 Jun 2014 8:20PM
An attractive image.
I did consider the position of the bird, but I'm not fussed by it at all, as Barbara's interpretation demonstrates.
However, I have moved it in my mod (my cloning could be a touch better, it's only done on this small version) just for comparison.

It's not easy to avoid flare when shooting into the sun directly as you have here.
Again, not a big issue, but in my mod I selected the forground and took the levels right down so that it's completley black. You may not want to go as far, but certainly darkening the foreground (where there is no detail anyway) does boost overall contrast and make the orange sky appear intense.

Keith
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 8:55PM

Quote:An attractive image.
I did consider the position of the bird, but I'm not fussed by it at all, as Barbara's interpretation demonstrates.
However, I have moved it in my mod (my cloning could be a touch better, it's only done on this small version) just for comparison.

It's not easy to avoid flare when shooting into the sun directly as you have here.
Again, not a big issue, but in my mod I selected the forground and took the levels right down so that it's completley black. You may not want to go as far, but certainly darkening the foreground (where there is no detail anyway) does boost overall contrast and make the orange sky appear intense.

Keith



Thank you so much for the mod Keith, the darkening of the foreground is as I would have preferred; unusually, for me at least, I was using a long lens on this image because the lens I would have preferred just would not lock on and I was struggling to get a sharp image as a result, and just to complicate matters I did not have with me the adaptor for my filter holder for the long lens, so had to risk lens flare and as you so rightly pointed out got lens flare. The mod is great, I am always appreciative of those who take the time to do a mod of one of my images because without doubt they are always improved and, my editing skills are as good as the current half time score for the England match, but I have time to learn and England have 45 minutes to put things right.

Tish
19 Jun 2014 10:58PM
Just posted a mod, Tish - just a thought, that's all!
I always feel a little uneasy doing this!!

Richard
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 11:03PM
A lovely 'end of the day ' shot.Smile

ivor

Had a go at a mod.
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 11:06PM

Quote:Just posted a mod, Tish - just a thought, that's all!
I always feel a little uneasy doing this!!

Richard



Never feel uneasy about doing mods, especially on my images, all contributions gratefully received; great minds think alike, Keith [Dark Lord] had similar ideas, that poor bird is getting dizzy GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin. I like what you have done with it.

Tish
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2014 11:09PM

Quote:A lovely 'end of the day ' shot.Smile

ivor

Had a go at a mod.



Now that really is just showing off turning the bird around GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Thank you, as previously stated, that poor bird is getting dizzy, he wishes he had gone home earlier GrinGrinGrinGrin


Tish
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2014 3:30PM
I cant say I am familiar with the spot in High Bradfield Tish.....is it anywhere near "The Horn".....I am familiar with thatWink............then of course there is Low Bradfield Grin.....and "The Plough"Blush.....
Lovely sunset, nice bird even if he doesnt know whether he is coming or going....might be on his way to the "Admiral Rodney"GrinGrin
Diane
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
20 Jun 2014 4:32PM
So peaceful

Peter
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2014 5:33PM

Quote:I cant say I am familiar with the spot in High Bradfield Tish.....is it anywhere near "The Horn".....I am familiar with thatWink............then of course there is Low Bradfield Grin.....and "The Plough"Blush.....
Lovely sunset, nice bird even if he doesnt know whether he is coming or going....might be on his way to the "Admiral Rodney"GrinGrin
Diane



I Know the 'Admiral Rodney', have had some nice lunches in there, don't know 'The Horn' and the only 'Plough' I know is at the top of Ranmoor. I am really out of my comfort zone in the Bradfield area, we were in the middle of nowhere in the end since everyone else had bagged all the decent spots, with one or two, I think that were not actually watching the sunset.

Tish

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