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Morning & sundown, Texas
Lens: DA 16-45 Camera: K10D Photo Location: Big Bend and western TX ISO: 100 Aperture: F13.5 
Posted By: WPRESTO, 09-29-2010, 05:57 AM

Coincidentally, both shots at same ISO & aperture. The morning shot is further north than the sunset, which was taken in the Big Bend area.

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09-29-2010, 06:39 AM   #2
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great shots wish some times i lived somewhere else for the beautifull sunrise & sunsets always the same in thailand. thanks for the great shots. ian
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Very lovely shots! I've never been to Texas (apart from a plane change in Houston) but seeing shots like this make me want to check it out!
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Thanks for coments.

GhoSStrider: We went in March, a "best" time of year for this area. Fall can be rainy, and summers oppressively hot. We were able to drive into high country to the north (Gila Cliff Dwelling in N. Mexico) without encountering snow.

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Very nice and definately the prettiest part of Texas (except maybe the Hill Country around Austin). I spent 4 years in Drabilene and it has to be one of the boringest places on the planet... UGH!
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Beautiful. I'm not a huge Texas fan (having lived there for a couple years) but one thing I do miss is being able to see the sky. The trees here are beautiful, especially when the leaves are changing, but we're so enclosed, I really miss seeing the sky. I love the way the light is hitting the buttes (if that's the right word) in the second one.
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Great shots, especially considering these are always tough shots with the variance in contrast. Did you use any ND filters?
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digadv: No ND filters used, although I wished I'd taken tone or more of my graduated NDs with me. The old rule was: for B&W negatives expose for shadows; for chromes, expose for highlights. I find digital closer to slides: if you expose for highlights you can usually pull some detail out of the shadows with PP, but if you blow out the highlights, there's nothing there.

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