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Shot taken at Fahan Co.Donegal in June, just as there was a break in the clouds.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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katster 10 16 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 10:06AM
I like this picture. It has got a beautiful calm atmosphere, and makes me want to be there watching the sun going down! I think it could be improved by adding some foreground interest, as my eye is drawn straight to the sun and tends to miss the bottom left of the image.

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Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
4 Sep 2009 12:47PM
A beautiful first upload, very nicely balanced and exposed - welcome to EPZ and I hope you can get along to the NI meet.

As it's in the critique gallery I'll have a go but have to say I can't really find any fault with this. Just a pointer as it's your first upload- it looks a little soft especially around the pebbles. Assuming the original is sharp it may well be due to the compression on upload. A trick is to sharpen your pic normally before you convert to jpeg for upload...then open the jpeg and apply a lesser sharpen (maybe 30%) to that, save it and then upload...should just make that bit of difference.

Would be nice to meet you soon, whether in Antrim or Donegal Smile

4 Sep 2009 6:28PM
Agree with Stephen nicely exposed with good composition, welcome.

NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2009 9:33PM
welcome to epz.
this is a lovely landscape, and contains most of the ingredients to do well in the gallery as wide angle sunset/rises usually seem popular with a nice sky and a good foreground. i particularly like are the receeding ripples and the sun has been well controlled too into a starburst instead of a mad flareball. brave really, i usually wait until it just dips, sometimes i wait up to 10 mins after when the afterglow seems to look magical over water-- but here i like the way it is striking a golden patch in the foreground ripple.

i think the foreground could be sharper with a secondary sharpening after reducing to 72dpi and i would be tempted to remove a slither off the base to remove the odd cobble which a bit near the edge and it would have the secondary benefit of bringing the waters edge right into the bottom corner.

nice shot though and i look forward to seeing more uploads

best regards,
tripodted 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
5 Sep 2009 9:39AM
Great first upload. Not to good at the old critique but I think you have done a good job of the exposure keeping detail in the pebbles and the stunning sky.
I hope you can make the meet in Ballycastle. I hope to be attending it too on Saturday for the day.
Welcome aboard.
Ted Smile
Robert51 9 7 71 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 3:14PM

Love the image, sunsets always look good. I have upload a mod and have tried to add a little drama to the picture.
Hope you like it.

PD_BARBS 9 14 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 5:01PM

Thanks for the feedback and critique very much appreciated. I must give a bit of a sharpen, and maybe warm it up abit as I see robert has done on his edit.

Appreciate the feedback and look forward to meeting some of you at the weekend.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
22 Sep 2009 7:13PM
I agree with Stephen's comments Pete .

A lovely Landscape to be sure , so calm and peaceful .

Lovely to meet you . Keep taking photos only way to learn xx
23 Sep 2009 3:08PM

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