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Sunset over Priory Marina

By bangalicious  
I need a bit of help to reduce the exposure of the sun in my pic.

Shot at Raw (for the first time may i add) and played with levels in PSE 6 to give the red sky.

Any crit, comments and advice would be much appreciated.

Anil.

Original Camera Settings:
1/60 sec, iso 100, F4.

Tags: Sunset Filters Digitally manipulated Bedford Landscape and travel Priory marina

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Carabosse Plus
13 40.0k 269 England
3 May 2008 12:54AM
I've uploaded a mod with some comments.

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bangalicious 8 1.3k 5 England
4 May 2008 11:55PM
Thanks for the mod.

Anil
Tooth 11 5.8k 227 Ireland
5 May 2008 12:06AM
I agree with Cb, once you've rached pure white (burnout) ir ##t can'r#t really be retrieved. another problem I see id #s the featureless shadow in the mass of trees . It's part of the problem with a shot like this, just too high a range between the brightest and darkest parts. Multiple exposures (on atripod) either blended together in a layers or using HDR software (which I know little about) might help here. Another "trick" is just to wait for the sun to go down a bit moreand it loses some of its intensity

Stephen
bangalicious 8 1.3k 5 England
6 May 2008 1:06PM
Thanks for the info tooth. I am no a master message descrambler!

Cheers Anil.
Bluke 11 303 1 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 2:36PM
Hi Anil... uploaded a mod...hope you don't mind that i made it a little lighter as there was plenty of detail that needed to be shown...I would use a filter on your next sunset or if you don't have one try your sunglasses in front of your lens....
best wishes Barb...
bangalicious 8 1.3k 5 England
8 May 2008 2:52PM

Quote:Hi Anil... uploaded a mod...hope you don't mind that i made it a little lighter as there was plenty of detail that needed to be shown...I would use a filter on your next sunset or if you don't have one try your sunglasses in front of your lens....
best wishes Barb...



Thanks for the Mod Barb. I used a ND8 Filter along with a grad Blue filter when shooting.
I originally had a similar image before playing, but the sun was so blown it ruined the overall shot, which is why i darkened it. Thanks once again for an excellent mod and your comments.

Anil
SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
10 May 2008 12:56PM
Hi Anil you could try turning the filter across the shot on the bright area about 45 degrees. I tend to do these shots as a HDR becouse of this problem, I dont think this is available i elements but you could blend it the old fashioned way by useing the blending option sliders, this may take a little while and alot of trial and error
Steve
really love the colours on this one Smile
and the soft texture of the water really comes across Smile
great job

as for the photos of mine you commented on, how would i go about post proccessing and reducing the flare? and the filters, any reccomendations?

thanks
bangalicious 8 1.3k 5 England
15 May 2008 11:04PM

Quote:Really love the colours on this one
and the soft texture of the water really comes across
great job

as for the photos of mine you commented on, how would i go about post proccessing and reducing the flare? and the filters, any reccomendations?

thanks



Have PM'd you Daniel.

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EDIT: OK so i Havent PM'd you as you dont currently have this option available. I shall comment on your photo!

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