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Enjoying the view

By Parky2k2
With a nice sunset I asked my mates to pose for this one on my way back from St Davids on the weekend, I like the colours in the sky, I appreciate tips on my composition of the shot though.

Tags: Sunset Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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Comments


27 Jan 2011 6:29PM
Nice shot, I like the sky colours as well.

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Paintman Plus
9 1.0k 176 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2011 6:30PM
The composition's fine but you must know the foreground and the two figures are too dark. A slight increase in exposure would help the detail in the figures and foreground.

My advice would be to either bracket your exposures so you can blend them in a photoshop type program, use a graduated neutral density filter to balance the exposure of the sky and the land or use fill-in flash to give the figures enough light to see them by.

I think fill-in flash would be the best way to achieve a decent photo of this scene, perhaps with a 0.3 ND Grad as well. The only problem with an NDGrad is the top of the figures would appear darker than the legs. The flash should help with this.
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3346 Canada
27 Jan 2011 7:17PM
Its a nice silhouette, but have to agree with paintman.

I also loaded a mod, had the same issue, - but also suggested a crop that places the couple on a third for an improved composition.


I would keep it, - it will be appreciated by the couple.


regards


Willie
paskinmj Plus
7 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2011 8:03PM
Beautiful moment captured! Matt
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2011 9:51PM
Excellent.
30 Jan 2011 10:38AM
Thanks for the Input guys, I did try a mode on my camera that fires the flash but for some reason it would not fire at the time.

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