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Eggborough Sunset

By SoulOfNature
Last Wends evening I managed to get out and had a drive over to Eggborough / Selby area I came across a field with a track to follow to try and achieve this shot , now my PS skills are limited and I am not too sure about this , I could of done with more light , so I am uploading this for critique and any advise would be much appreciated has I am very new at trying landscapes.

Lens used ....Sima 10-200mm

f/14
@20mm
1.6 sec
ISO 100
Tripod
Cable release
Manual Exposure
Raw

Tags: Sunset Landscape Landscape and travel

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Comments


andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2010 12:28PM
like the crop great fg and the sky is just brilliant a winner nice one Wink
andy

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Kim Walton 13 145 30 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2010 12:37PM
H`mm
Composition is spot on,thirds all the way,power station just off center.
Exposure--depends what your after.This works fine and its a good "as is" shot. A longer exposure would give you more light ppossibly bringing out the yellows in the field.This would also "stretch the clouds" which a lot of people like.
To keep the clouds as is a NG filter might be used to bring down the light from the sky allowing to balance the flowers--or my prefered methord, take your meter reading from the sky,then from the field then meet half way .
Focus about a 1/3 into image and set to area focus.(always use manual focus on camera and lens)
My way isn`t neccesarilly correct,just the way i do it,works for meSmile

Regards
Kim
1 Jun 2010 12:38PM

Quote:Like the crop great fg and the sky is just brilliant a winner nice one
andy



Thanks Andy , looking at your PF your an expert with these sunset shots , I am just trying to understand how to catch them , I bought the book understanding exposure then decided to set the camera to completely raw capture , I thought for this shot it may have been better to use my zoom lens EF 70-300 and bought the power station more into the shot and has said would have been better to have more light on the field in the foreground , do you think.
Also I am still trying to get my head around PS for editing but would rather get it has right has I can in camera although I am aware that editing has to be done.

But anyway your comment is encouraging , thanks again.

Jean x
1 Jun 2010 12:43PM

Quote:H`mm
Composition is spot on,thirds all the way,power station just off center.



Regards
Kim



Thanks very much Kim for this advise , I forgot to mention I used a polorizer and a ND 3 filter , I intend to get a ND8 grad grey which I have seen ppl use , also I tweeked about slightly in PS .
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
1 Jun 2010 1:15PM
An excellent composition, very well captured. Carol
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3555 Canada
1 Jun 2010 3:09PM
Its a good shot overall, with a nice mix of rural and industrial elements.

The horizon is too central for me, and not on a third, so in the mod Ive added some more sky and cropped space from one side.

The exposure looks good, - the bright sky is exposed well, and if you wanted to lift the foreground, which is lovely, you would need a second exposure to expose that properly, then combine the 2 shots, or use an graduated filter to darken the sky to the same level as the foreground. Theres also the possibility of doing some post processing to lift the foreground shadow, as in the mod.

Ive used the shadow tool in CS4 to do this; sharpened; increased saturation and added a warming filter. flipped horizontally, and added a frame for presentation.

ope this is helpful,


Regards


Willie
1 Jun 2010 3:20PM

Quote:Its a good shot overall, with a nice mix of rural and industrial elements.











Cheers Willie the mod does look good , I wish my PS skills were better , I did use a grad when I captured this and with a polorizer on too , the next time I try a sunset I will try bracketing three shots and see how that does , whilst editing I did add a touch of the warm up filter too , but not much , thanks for the advise , I will take a look in PS and see if I can fathom out how you did this .

Jean
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
1 Jun 2010 4:19PM
Well, looks good to me, Jean. I do like the letterbox format - if anything, I think I might have cropped a little of the bottom to lower the horizon. Also, I'd reduce the bright area of sky to the right and boost the saturation a little. Still a very pleasing image, well done!
TrevB Smile
1 Jun 2010 4:27PM

Quote: Still a very pleasing image, well done!
TrevB



Cheers Trev ...you don't fancy bobbing around here to give me some PS lessons do you ??? I know you are good with it. Also I have wrote a blog on here explaining why I am not around much and clicking and running , a lot going on here.

Thanks for the comment .

Jean
paulbroad 9 117 1075 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2010 5:44PM
Everyone to there own. For me, leave it alone - a very nicely handled image, and compositional rules are made to break - you have and it works.

Paul
Kim Walton 13 145 30 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2010 7:45PM
Well said Paul

Quote:The horizon is too central for me, and not on a third, so in the mod Ive added some more sky and cropped space from one side.



Not on the 1/3rd sorry i should of said its not 50/50,rules are rough
guidelines Wink
Mods O.K but not a photo.
IMHO a photographer should concentrate more on getting it right in camera so the shot requires next to no P.S work
Going now before i start a war!
nice 2nd Mod.Well edited.
2 Jun 2010 1:26PM
A very good shot, well taken and composed.
Peter
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2010 11:53AM
Excellent shot, I love the pov and the composition is spot on IMHO.

Hugh
3 Jun 2010 4:37PM
Delightful shot. Lots of advice that I shall soak in as I wonder how to improve on what I took to be your most excellent original.

Neil
3 Jun 2010 7:17PM

Quote:Delightful shot. Lots of advice that I shall soak in as I wonder how to improve on what I took to be your most excellent original.

Neil



Thanks a lot for the advise everyone , don't know when I will be able to get out again has my dog George is going to have a major op on his rear leg ...yet again ( 4th Now ) , so I shall be nurse for a few weeks , sorry for all the clicking and running I will try and look through the gallery each day.

Thanks Again

Jean xxx
Suehh 9 39 6 England
12 Jun 2010 10:02AM
A nice composition and contrast between the rural beauty and the necessity of industrial sites. I wouldn't advise you at all, there are many others much more qualified that me to do that! But the mods are good and there is lots of advice for you (and me)to soak up. I do think you are right though to concentrate on your photography skills before PS - after all without the capture being decent in the beginning there isn't much point is there - as I have discovered many times to my utter disappointment when I take a look at my captures - lol) I hope your dog is doing well.

Sue
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2010 7:36AM
I think the exposure is perfect with nice detail in the sky retained. I think the tones and light are superb. The pano format worked well for the scene. Beautiful image.

regards
Yung
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
16 Jun 2010 2:07PM
Knowing the area well this is a fine fine shot of a difficult subject.

Top-shot.

Rock
18 Jun 2010 7:11AM
top shot well done
ChrisStyles 8 387 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2010 6:43PM
A lovely image, all I've done in the mod is bring out the colour in the sky a wee it.
Well done,
Chris.
Cor 7 Belgium
19 Jun 2010 6:50PM
Lovely at large!!!
cor
19 Jun 2010 6:56PM

Quote:A lovely image, all I've done in the mod is bring out the colour in the sky a wee it.
Well done,
Chris.




Thanks for the mod , great colours ....now how do you do it ??? not right good with PS .

Thanks everyone .
astyag 9 12
19 Jun 2010 8:04PM
Lovely shot I like this very much, some great stuff in this view
Astyag
andy210966 9 4 119 Wales
24 Jun 2010 2:22PM
Nice piece of work this! Rule of thirds really doesn't make a jot of difference in this case as the composition sits well enough as is.

Have posted a mod!

Andy
derekv 9 3 England
7 Jul 2010 11:13PM

Quote:Excellent shot, I love the pov and the composition is spot on IMHO.
Hugh



Have to agree with Hugh, Jean, although I have done a mod just for interest. Still like yours though !
Derek
8 Jul 2010 11:12AM

Quote:Quote:Excellent shot, I love the pov and the composition is spot on IMHO.
HughHave to agree with Hugh, Jean, although I have done a mod just for interest. Still like yours though !
Derek



Thanks Derek , hope you are keeping well , sorry about all the clicking of late there has been all sorts of probs here the last few months , but am hoping to find more time soon . Thanks for all the mods and comments on this one x

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