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Lake Vinuela sunset

By Footski
Shot as a panorama of two, joined together photos. Camera placed on a tripod and waited to capture the best light.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
16 Nov 2013 8:46AM
lovely reflection of the sky in the water.

Dave
16 Nov 2013 9:38AM
Great panorama, beautiful colours!
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 9:38AM
Lovely sunset pano........ be better without the bush though, Maybe clone it out?
Diane
iancrowson Plus
11 215 168 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 11:05AM
Good reflection, a lovely scene. I agree the bush does not add much. Having foreground interest is good but the bush is boring and a bit too central and distracting.
I've done a mod where I've levelled slightly and lightened the shadows a little.
It may have been level but the shape of the land makes it look a bit of a slope.
Lightening the shadows is a matter of taste but looks better to me, it brings out mist lying against the distant hills.
These are my view, see what others comment.

regards
Ian
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 4:02PM
Decent effort but falls into my general sunset category. The foreground vegetation acts as a subject but needs to be on one of the thirds and a more interesting shape would help. You should not be using ISO800 for such shots. 400 absolute max. You could have got away with f8 and focused more on the foreground given an interesting shape, the sunset being the background.

Paul
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2408 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 5:34PM
This definitely needs levelling, as in Ian's Mod. With lakes it can often be difficult to be sure, because if the far shore isn't parallel with our viewpoint it creates the optical illusion of a tilt. But here there is a clear giveaway - the reflections in the water on the right. Reflections always drop down vertically, whatever angle they are viewed from - if you look at these they veer off to the right as they descend. It's worth always checking any image with reflections against the grid as part of your processing work-flow, it only takes a few seconds.

There isn't really a focal point, but three things enhance this for me: the little dots of light - that's people's homes, lives going on; the crop, which gives an expansive, relaxed feel; and the inclusion of the silhouetted bank and vegetation in the foreground. That's where we are standing, it gives us our place in the picture.

Moira

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