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stulfc 8 1 Germany
19 Nov 2010 7:10PM
great colours well taken
stu

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debu 6 India
19 Nov 2010 11:22PM
Dramatic image,great work.
debu
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
19 Nov 2010 11:38PM
excellent work to create this stunning image, just what i like too.
ant.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
19 Nov 2010 11:41PM
Very nicely done, Louise. A very dramatic shot.
Ronnie.
20 Nov 2010 12:19AM
Wonderful shot |Lou, very well done indeed, I love the light and colours.

Hugh
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2010 12:48AM
wonderful colours and light lou stunning sky nice one Wink
andy
20 Nov 2010 5:23AM
Amazing shot! Very well done!
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
20 Nov 2010 7:46AM
Super work.

Rock
tashi 5 2
20 Nov 2010 8:34AM
Excellent image. Very well done.
Rani
BarryC123 8 43 25 Ireland
20 Nov 2010 10:05AM
Perfectly done, Lou. A lovely shot.
20 Nov 2010 1:20PM
Wonderful image! I like it.
PeterDSmith 8 13 46 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2010 8:04PM
Firstly, before I say anything else, you're going to get my vote, because anyone who gets up before dawn to take pictures has to be a very good photographer. Mind you, why you had to take five to stick together, I don't know. When I upload a photograph to ePHOTOzine I have to make it five times smaller, not bigger.

Technically, I think the photographs have been well-taken. The exposure looks close enough for me as I can see details in both the highlights (apart from, of course, the spectacular highlight of the rising sun) and the shadows. And as those details appear sharp, there can't be much wrong with the focussing. Your lens let you down as there are a couple of flares, so I reckon you ought to spend thousands of pounds on a better lens... Or see below.

Artistically, all the interest is in the sky, so I would suggest that the ground be cropped. This has the extra benefit in that the flares would be cropped too!
Lou_Pink 7 4 6 Northern Ireland
20 Nov 2010 8:34PM

Quote:Firstly, before I say anything else, you're going to get my vote, because anyone who gets up before dawn to take pictures has to be a very good photographer. Mind you, why you had to take five to stick together, I don't know. When I upload a photograph to ePHOTOzine I have to make it five times smaller, not bigger.

Technically, I think the photographs have been well-taken. The exposure looks close enough for me as I can see details in both the highlights (apart from, of course, the spectacular highlight of the rising sun) and the shadows. And as those details appear sharp, there can't be much wrong with the focussing. Your lens let you down as there are a couple of flares, so I reckon you ought to spend thousands of pounds on a better lens... Or see below.

Artistically, all the interest is in the sky, so I would suggest that the ground be cropped. This has the extra benefit in that the flares would be cropped too!



Hi Peter,
firstly thanks for your vote, in explaination of why I stiched them together to be honest it was to get practice as its not something I have really done much and I like to keep pushing myself. I thought perhaps that I might get more detail in this way as well, maybe not Grin
As regards the thousands on lenses it took me long enough to get my D90 lol I agree that the sky is fab, its what got me out in the first place, but everyone always twitters on about the rule of thirds etc, would cropping out the glare not leave the image unbalanced? I am not arguing with you, quite the contrary its just that I am still learning and rather than just doing what I am told, I would like to have an understanding of different techniques. Thankyou again for taking the time to help me, as I have a lot to learn, which is why I upload here, so that more experienced photographers can help guide me along to being a good photographer.

Cheers, Lou
delboy1145 8 29 8 England
20 Nov 2010 10:30PM
seamless
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
20 Nov 2010 11:12PM
wonderful, great work
Dennis
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
21 Nov 2010 7:52AM
A wonderful morning shot . Takes great stamina to get out of a warm bed so early xxx
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2010 8:06AM
stunning sunrise, and beautifully stitched together forming a superb pano image. Keep up the good work.

regards
Yung
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2010 1:55PM
You have really captured a good sunrise here, and it is seamless
Lillian
21 Nov 2010 2:35PM
Very well done. As they say practice makes perfect and Iím still practicing. Personally I donít understand Mr Smithís comment, but there again I never do. Or do I?
Rob.
PeterDSmith 8 13 46 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2010 3:50PM

Quote:...in explaination of why I stiched them together to be honest it was to get practice as its not something I have really done much and I like to keep pushing myself. I thought perhaps that I might get more detail in this way as well, maybe not...

You do get more detail when you stitch image files together, but you don't need this extra detail unless you're going to make very large prints.


Quote:...As regards the thousands on lenses it took me long enough to get my D90 lol...

My equipment is still entry level; indeed, most of it has been archived by the manufacturers. And, with my advanced years, and a credit crunch to boot, I am unlikely ever to be able to afford a flagship camera. Sob! Sob!


Quote:...I agree that the sky is fab, its what got me out in the first place, but everyone always twitters on about the rule of thirds etc, would cropping out the glare not leave the image unbalanced?...

I must admit I twitter on about the rule of thirds, etc. I mean, if I didn't, I wouldn't have much to write about in my comments. Anyway, the rule of thirds isn't a law; you won't get locked up by The Composition Police if you don't obey it. No, it's more of a guide, a rule of thumb if you like. And, of course, rules are meant to be broken. And cropping out the glare seems to be a good enough reason to break the rule.
NeilWigan Plus
6 12 15 England
21 Nov 2010 8:06PM
the stitching is very good as i have looked with a glass and cant see any joins,lens flare like r,o,t,is a personal thing ,sometimes it is put in, to enhace a shot,in PS. what Peter says is correct,but as he says its a guide not a carved in stone law.Like you i keep playing and its what makes it fun,and that is a law.
nik50 6 England
21 Nov 2010 11:38PM
Great work,great image.
Kev
skewey 10 31 England
22 Nov 2010 12:12AM
Nice one.
Paul
Nikola 6 1 India
22 Nov 2010 1:15PM
Beautifully done with the stiching and an excellent image.
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
23 Nov 2010 1:27PM
Hey,
Impressed with the stitch of yours,very nice.
A beautiful scene,Me I think I'd crop of at the bottom quarter,
Great job,

Aidan,,
Peagreen 6 1 1 England
24 Nov 2010 8:33PM
Great work and a beautiful scene.
Pauline
3 Dec 2010 8:29AM
Well taken and well stitched. I don't mind the sun dogs (flares) but they could be removed. You could also create an HDR image copying this image twice - first copy as it is (1) and second with increased brightness (2) then blend the two in layers in your software. This would allow you you keep the whole picture with exactly the same sky and a more visible foreground. Doesn't need to be expensive - Gimp will do it and its free.

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