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Paradise Valley, Arizona - Sunset
Lens: DA 55-300 Camera: K20 Photo Location: Paradise Valley, AZ ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1s Aperture: F6.7 
Posted By: interested_observer, 07-29-2010, 09:55 PM

I actually really missed it, since I was eating dinner. Just happened to see that there was going to be a really good sunset after all, this evening. So, I got to my vantage point just as it was ending.......

This is a 6 image stitch at 100mm

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Lots of colour here - perhaps a little too much, but nicely stitched together.
With a little more interesting foreground and a slight 'cooling' of the image this one would be great.
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GREAT shot. I wouldn't change a thing.
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I can see the stitching on the left side, but great work with exposure! The colours are rich and soothing.

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Thanks for the comments. Just below the bottom edge of the image is a very uninteresting roof line of a house, that was not going anywhere soon. I would have liked some better valley lights, but waiting for them I would have lost the color, which was fading very quickly. Actually, this was about 10% of the color of 10 minutes before. I had to drive 5 minutes up to the vantage point in order to get the view. And the stitching job was just the initial one to see how well it turned out. I need to go back and make some adjustments. Also, I noticed that I had inadvertently had the camera in program mode rather than manual, so it was the idiot behind the camera who messed up and contributed to the stitching problem....


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