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Paradiso

By pptbudi
I saw no sunrise that time but at that time sun suddenly become so bright and having a golden color, I run to the hill and took picture in rush but when seeing this, hmmm looks so fake

Tags: Landscape Sunrise Landscape and travel

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2066 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2018 6:36PM
Hi again, good to see you back here!

This was a magical scene, the sort that one wants to capture for ever. But difficult to photograph - glowing light in the sky, deep shadows on the land. That's beyond the range of the camera sensor, it needs a bit of post processing. I've uploaded a suggestion.

You used a plus 1/3 exposure compensation, it needed more. I've added one stop, and then reduced contrast, lightened shadows, darkened highlights. I hope I haven't taken it too far, I wanted to keep the twilight feeling and the mystery, but it has revealed wonderfully intricate shapes in the tree roots on the left.

I like the idea of peering through a veil of branches, but I have got rid of a couple of tiny, untidy cut-off bits. Ideally I like more of the stronger shapes there.

I also tweaked the horizon, the sea has a very slight tilt.

Just suggestions, trying to keep the atmosphere.
Moira

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dudler Plus
16 896 1505 England
13 Aug 2018 11:34AM
Serene, and lovely.

I've used Adobe Camera Raw to lift the shadows a little - you may want to keep a deal of mystery in there. And it's your choice. There'll be more flexibility in a RAW file, if you have one...
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4021 Canada
13 Aug 2018 2:19PM
It would need a +1 exposure comp, and when you use Manual mode, you cant use exposure comp! So Aperture priority and then you can access exposure comp.

The mod is a bit brighter, and rotated 0.5 degrees counter clockwise to level the horizon.



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pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2085 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2018 8:07PM
It's good to see you here again, Budi.

I've been having a play with this in PaintshopPro but to no avail. The land and sky need to be worked on separately and that's not easy because of the complicated tree roots on the left and foliage on the right.
I will upload my modification, but I don't think it has made a lot of difference, except for my cloning out of the straggly overhead branches and a crop to place your horizon on the bottom thirds line.

I wondered if you might be happy with a silhouette instead of trying to lift the shadows on the land area, so have tried that, too.

Remember about exposure compensation the next time you want detail in the foreground of a sunrise or sunset. But, although it's a little clichéd, silhouettes do work well at sunrises.
I don't know if you can do it with your camera, but bracketing and combining images can also be a good option.

The great thing about sunsets and sunrises is that there is no one 'right' exposure and that you can get stunning results using a variety of them. The key is to experiment, to shoot at a variety of exposures, and to take a variety of shots at different exposures. It's certainly worth taking more than just a few shots.

Pamela.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 582 England
13 Aug 2018 10:21PM
It's so often the cas that a promising scene doesn;t live up to expectations.
At least you made the effort to be there.

i've used MIra's mod as a basis for my own.
Yes, shadows add mystery but here there's a lotof shadow and just a bit of colour in the sky. Not enough to engage the viewer.
So a hint of detail i the shadows is something to go for. Lift the shadow areas i post processing, or take two shots and blend them together. This second method will result i better image quality because lifting the shadows will increas noise in the image.

My mod concentrates on the foreground while croipping out excess sky - the bright area at the top is a distraction and doesn;t add that much to the appreciation of the scene. I also removed the messy looking branches that were across the sky.

Keith
dudler Plus
16 896 1505 England
14 Aug 2018 8:34AM
What do you mean by 'fake', Budi?

And how did you want the iamge to look, in your mind?
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
19 Aug 2018 4:49PM

Quote:Hi again, good to see you back here!

This was a magical scene, the sort that one wants to capture for ever. But difficult to photograph - glowing light in the sky, deep shadows on the land. That's beyond the range of the camera sensor, it needs a bit of post processing. I've uploaded a suggestion.

You used a plus 1/3 exposure compensation, it needed more. I've added one stop, and then reduced contrast, lightened shadows, darkened highlights. I hope I haven't taken it too far, I wanted to keep the twilight feeling and the mystery, but it has revealed wonderfully intricate shapes in the tree roots on the left.

I like the idea of peering through a veil of branches, but I have got rid of a couple of tiny, untidy cut-off bits. Ideally I like more of the stronger shapes there.

I also tweaked the horizon, the sea has a very slight tilt.

Just suggestions, trying to keep the atmosphere.
Moira



Thank you very much, yes and now I don't know how to reply for your review, but first sorry for the late answer cause I'm still enjoying time there, such a great and beautiful place, I'm fully agree it need to little bit up increasing exposure compensation on probably I should raise metering little bit not at -5, but if I want to took that sun beam as good as possible but when checking that some I don't know what should I call it it seem some light leak directing to the camera and some foreground not totally become shilloete and I also little bit surprise with it, so for that I also said it's looks like fake or being post processed, but this is just convertion from RAW directly to JPEG without any correction, and yes I'm totally agree I love that mysterious mood that appear on this scene, probably it's also because little bit fog on my lenses
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
20 Aug 2018 2:47PM

Quote:Serene, and lovely.

I've used Adobe Camera Raw to lift the shadows a little - you may want to keep a deal of mystery in there. And it's your choice. There'll be more flexibility in a RAW file, if you have one...


Ah so sorry power down yesterday when I tried to answer, same answering to Moira and probably that fog at my lense makes wierd effect like fake feeling for me, it seem like not photography hehehehe, If you understand what I mean, I notice it at daytime the foggy on my lenses so bad and become clear at day time cause I put it under the sun light to remove the watery fog
dudler Plus
16 896 1505 England
21 Aug 2018 6:12PM
It sounds as though you had condensation on the lens, giving a foggy/softening effect. It happens when you put a cold lens in warmer, wet air.

I rather like hte way it can work, myself. Sometimes, I breathe on a lens to mist it, for a few seconds, to soften an image.
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
22 Apr 2019 4:35PM

Quote:It sounds as though you had condensation on the lens, giving a foggy/softening effect. It happens when you put a cold lens in warmer, wet air.

I rather like hte way it can work, myself. Sometimes, I breathe on a lens to mist it, for a few seconds, to soften an image.


Yes I think so and also got some finger print on my lense Smile), please forgive me for such late respond and reply, I've been very busy and so much thank you for your kind reply

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