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Intense sunset

By Caitlin98  
Hello! Smile

Thanks so much for the comments on the other one!
I was sailing when taking this and at the time I had glasses on, and I found that when I took the glasses off the sunset was less intense. The colours looked richer and it looked more contrasty and in general a lot nicer of a sunset! Smile So I went on lightroom with this one and tried my best to enhance it a bit to recreate the the image of what it looked like with glasses!! Grin Tell me what you think! Thanks,

Caitlin x

Tags: General Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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24 Aug 2012 8:58AM
It's a beautiful sunset and love the silhouettes. Sun glasses do deceive don't they!

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woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 9:27AM
I find this very effective, Caitlin. A prolonged view reveals a lot of detail in the foreground as well as in the reflection while there is a pleasing if unintentional near-oval formed by the curves of the cloud and the patch of light on the water. I suppose what I like most is the richness of the colour, especially the dark copper tones.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
24 Aug 2012 10:27AM
Strong sunset tones but perhaps too much shadow area's Caitlin, on a positve side it is balanced as an image ( I would have cropped L and R off the sides.)
puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 11:38AM
Hi Caitlin, nice colours, which you would expect if you had a polarizing filter on your lens, just like your sun glasses. Maybe you could have brought out a little more definition in the background silhouette, as it's rather too dark, if that makes sense. There is no foreground interest either which lets the image down, but there again, maybe there was not any foreground interest there to take in the first place. I would have also made a crop of the image as well, as there is little or no interest at either side. On the whole I like it.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
24 Aug 2012 12:33PM
I love the rich tones!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Aug 2012 2:07PM
Another super colourful shot, Caitlin...I'd be really chuffed if this was mine Wink
Trev Smile
puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 2:28PM
Hi Caitlin, I've just noticed your Exif data, your shutter speed (1,000 of a sec) way too high. Push up your f-stop up to f16. Bring down your ISO to 100, if possible. If you have any ND filters, use them for shots like these. If you are into sunsets, ND/grads are a must and will help you in your quest for this type of image.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 Aug 2012 3:59PM
I like what you've done with this Caitlin. Its all about the light and colour and the lack of detail is not important to me. The oval shape of light in the water looks good with the ripples and I would be tempted to crop the left by about a quarter to leave this 'oval' filling the foreground.

jamestheboy 8 447 5 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 8:58PM
What with the sky in this one WOW what a great looking photo

james Smile
24 Aug 2012 9:04PM
A beautiful photograph capturing my favorite time of day, well doneSmile
kayla_ann 6 2 Australia
25 Aug 2012 1:46AM
hey caitlin, great shot with amazing colours. another awesome image. well done!! Smile
dudler Plus
14 700 1339 England
25 Aug 2012 9:28AM
1. This works. It makes me think of evenings beside rivers.

2. If you were on a boat, a high shutter speed may well have been the best choice. ISO 200 is a perfectly fine choice, I reckon.

3. ND filters aren't necessary - nor are graduated filters unless you want to keep detail in the foreground. While this is something that is currently trendy, silhouettes are fine. If you want black shadows, you are allowed! (Once Upon A Time, judges and "experienced photographers" demanded a full range of tones, and detail in every shadow and highlight. Some time around the late Sixties, this was generally spotted as the silliness it is. Then Photoshop arrived, with that graphical representation of hte tones, and it started all over again... Read John Blakemore, look at his pictures (and John Claridge's lith prints), and see just how little notice you really need to take of what you "should" do...)
2 Sep 2012 5:47PM
A very nice shot, great composition. Love the colors and tones. Well done!


ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 12:43PM
I do like the colours...
It works very well as a comp..
Nice DOF...
Great work...


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