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By Averil
As we were nearing the port of Naples, this was the spectacular view we received of the sun rising over Mt. Vesuvius.

Tags: Sunrise Mountain Sea Landscape and travel

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suvarc 8 India
6 Nov 2012 11:05AM
Mind Blowing...

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Sooty_1 7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 11:38AM
Yup, it's a sunrise.

A nicely captured one. As there is nothing else in the shot, you need to go with a compositional device, such as (yawn) the "rule of thirds" to balance it. The sun is a little central, so moving the camera to the right a smidgen would work, but a slight crop from the left will do.

The colours are very intense, and look over saturated, but I wasn't there and cannot say that they weren't like that, but they are very bright.

I would love to have seen a really wide view with that sky (your exif suggests you were at about 45-50mm equivalent). The sun is quite small in frame, but a wide view will make it smaller (and the over bright disc) to make more of the wonderful colours. Great sky, I want to see more of it and the cloud patterns.

Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 11:51AM
Well no need to yawn here, Rule of thirds covers this nicely. I don't know why we should need to worry about mentioning compositional rules as they do apply most of thre time on such seascapes and landscapes.

This just, IMHO needs foreground interest, a ship, boat or floating object to make it even better. There is something to the left just below the waterline, could that have been used?

iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 12:07PM
Problems is with sunrise/sunset shots is that when you took em you were enjoying the peace and beauty of being there. A photographer looking at a photo expects certain elements mentioned in text books to be present.
I reckon that pics are posted in this gallery mainly because the photographer wants to know how an image could be improved. Also learn a bit too.
Yawning and feigned surprise that a sunrise has been posted does not help.
I've done a mod, its neither right or wrong, just my view.
I'm enjoying your photo record of you Med Cruise, keep them coming,
gwynn56 6 87 England
6 Nov 2012 12:37PM
brilliant capture , nice blue sky as the sun rising , you even captured the bird flying past Smile
Sooty_1 7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 1:40PM
I included the yawn because I'm not usually one to insist that these "rules" are followed slavishly, yet they often crop up in posts unnecessarily. Here I felt the pic needed something to balance it, hence the recommendation. And I'm not surprised that a sunrise was posted, but this is the critique section.
paulbroad 10 123 1238 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:27PM
A perfectly good image of a sunrise. For me, there is nothing to lift it from competent to memorable. These scenes look superb at the time to the eye. They all look very similar when recorded, but we must do it. You have got the exposure right and it will stay in your memory.


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