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The blue sunset

By Sillu
This is another one from that shoot I told you in the previous photo but with a different sky and angle..
I touched this is raw again and I have arranged it a bit..
The colours are natural I didn't add the blue I touched a bit the saturation.
and of course the normal thing like the white /shadows / high lights etc :
I will upload more....
don't know if you's are interested to see the other ones....
Again iss was off due I was using tripod I will upload in mod the set up I had in most of the shots off the low angle...

Tags: Blue Rocks Golden Tide Ocean Blue sky Rough sea Lowlight Landscape and travel Colours of nature Sunset and Seascape

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dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1699 England
10 Jan 2017 10:20PM
It would be really interesting to see the unedited shot, as wel las hte setup. I'm still nto sure how much work you are doing in editing - whether it's a one-minute tidy-up, or whether you are doing a lot more than that.

The reflection of the sun on the beach, for instance... Is that assisted at all? Whether it is or not, it's in precisely the right place to give interest to the picture.

I'd say there's no special point in posting more images from the same session, unless you have specific questions to ask about them. Otherwise, it would help you more to shoot new material, so that you can show us how you are progressing, and get ideas about new areas or problems.
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4163 Canada
10 Jan 2017 11:21PM
Loaded a mod based on previous comments.

I would also like to see the original, unedited shot. If you still have the RAW file, convert it to jpeg with NO adjustments, click modifications, and upload it here.


mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2267 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2017 8:28AM
It's an interesting shot, with that contrast of random light and shadow within a small area. But the first thing that jumped out at me, even in the thumbnail, was the sloping sea horizon. The one thing that never slopes is water! So a tilted water level really dominates the viewer's appreciation because it looks so wrong.

Obviously it helps if you can get the shot level in camera. That needs just a bit more care when setting up and composing. But I would suggest that when you come to processing you make a check against the grid a routine part of your workflow. Get that sorted before you move on to the fine tuning.
Robert51 11 7 106 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2017 8:38AM
I can see why the camera came out for this shot. The kind of place I could sit for hours.

Taking the shot with this kind of light is one of the hardest things to do. My tip for these kind of shots is always under expose as you can always recover the dark areas but never the burnt out ones.

I played so much with the mod I can't remember what I done (old age strikes again...). The horizon is always a must as Moira said. I also removed some of the blue tint.
A little cloud sharpening and edge darkening. Hope you like it.

Sillu 5 Malta
11 Jan 2017 11:18AM
Sure dudler i will upload it this evening the original one..
To be onest i played a bit but for example the exposure make it over exposed and then turn it to under exposed..
And the contrast again played a bit with it thats why it took me ab bit arroubd 10 min to be exact.
Now for the reflection it was there the only thing i did there where some see plants and i cloned it..
Yes Robert it came out nice as well
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4163 Canada
11 Jan 2017 2:06PM
If you shoot directly into that sin you can expect an underexposed image.
Sillu 5 Malta
11 Jan 2017 7:32PM
So how should I shoot then banehawi ? I think dudler mentioned, to add the density filter..
Or there is another way ?
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1699 England
13 Jan 2017 9:46PM
The first step is to understand exposure properly. Then, you can apply the adjustments you need to get any given image right, because you will know what the right exposure is.

Modern cameras get it right a lot, but if you really understand exposure, you can predict when they will fail, and know how to adjust things.

Taking snaps is easy. Taking good pictures in demanding light is hard, and it takes tiem and effort to learn how to do it consistently. And what is true for specific circumstances is not true if you alter a few of the variables.

So there are several ways to avoid blown highlights.

One is to use a graduated filter - half dark grey, half clear. It goes in front of the lens, and works like a sun strip at the top of a car windscreen.

A second way is to take two exposures, one for the foreground, one for the sky, and merge them in editing (and there are different ways to do this, too).

HDR is a third option - ideally, this needs several shots at different exposure,s combined in special software.

It helps - as the upload instructions for the Critique Gallery say - to be really specific.
Sillu 5 Malta
17 Jan 2017 9:48AM
By uploading my photography here am i in chance of winning an award or photo of the week or something..
Or should i upload it somewhere else ?
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1699 England
19 Jan 2017 1:17AM
To get the chance of awards - or votes - you need to make sure that you don't have a tick in the 'Critique' box. (The logic is that if you want help/suggestions/alternatives, you know that you aren't likely to get a lot of votes: so if you want to test the water and get a few votes, untick that box!)
Sillu 5 Malta
19 Jan 2017 7:58AM
Thanks dudler i will try..
And thanks for your honesty
Sillu 5 Malta
19 Jan 2017 8:19AM
I think i will have to upload the same photo from the beginning write ?
As i cant find the critique button to untick it..
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1699 England
19 Jan 2017 5:35PM
You have to upload a shot again to put it elsewhere.

There are a lot of settings for any given picture that you can later, but this isn't one of them.

And an important point is that you can reprocess an image in the light of the comments you've received, of you think they have suggested ways to make the picture better!

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