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First attempt at Sunset
Lens: 16-45mm F4 Camera: K-X ISO: 100 
Posted By: Intric8, 07-16-2010, 01:54 AM

Due to work and other commitments I've never really attempted sunset shots, so keep in mind these are some of my first attempts.

1. took this shot this afternoon at a local man-made lake. surprisingly, it's almost as-is off the camera (only edited levels and sharpness slightly):


2. took this shot this afternoon at a local man-made lake. surprisingly, it's almost as-is off the camera (only edited levels and sharpness slightly):


As always constructive feedback is welcome
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07-16-2010, 03:45 AM   #2
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Very nice colors and reflections, but it's a bit hard to judge the shots due to their low resolution. Could you post some larger files?

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Great shot, nice contrast between the sun, clouds and the reflections of the water =) keep up the good work.
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I hope you don't mind intric8 i've taken the liberty of posting your larger flickr versions here for people






I think first attempt or not they're pretty striking stuff! I wish I had a lake nearby and a sunset like that

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For a first try at sunsets, I think they're quite good.
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Nice. Personally, I'd crop out of the dark ground-n-rocks in the second image - it would make for a stronger composition IMHO.
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Great colour and reflection in the water for both shots but I think I prefer # 2.
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thanks for the positive feedback fellas, i'll have more to show on monday!

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Well done, I agree with cropping the second one, but these are really good in my opinion.
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That's one spectacular sunset. If you don't already have one, a tighter lens would be nice to have; I would've liked to see more water, tries, and sky filling the frame than grass.
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..and another from the same set.

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Nice shots, I like. I have some pretty decent places around here for sunrises and sunsets, but I don't think any can quite match that location. I didn't get any good ones in Texas last week, and should have gone out looking a bit more...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paleo Pete Quote
Nice shots, I like. I have some pretty decent places around here for sunrises and sunsets, but I don't think any can quite match that location. I didn't get any good ones in Texas last week, and should have gone out looking a bit more...
These were taken in my hometown -- Gold Coast, Australia.

We seem to get a lot of these types of sunsets. As long as the weather is reasonably clear with a nice number of clouds a sunset this pretty would occur at least once or twice a week.

I'm actually going to a photography sunset meetup this afternoon. I will post photos once I've had time to edit them.
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