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Discussion in 'Nature' started by WT21, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    28126146503_1c0946e8d4_b. 20160704-DSC01765-2.jpg by W T, on Flickr

    I wonder if I should have done a timed exposure here and let the water smooth out. Have to try that next time.
     
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  2. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    LastJuly16Sunset.

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk

    Yikes that one from my phone was super degraded and splotchy in the sky

    LastJuly16Sunset-2.

    hmm never looks as good on the website after upload as it does in lightroom or in photo gallery after export.
     
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  3. chalkdust

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    Bert Cheney
    My thoughts: There are two different categories of good photographs. One shows us things we cannot, as humans, ever see. Time lapse, macro, long exposure and heavy post processing are among genres that fit into this category. These give us striking examples of things we probably never before thought about. They have some bit of surprise usually. The second category shows us things very much like things we have seen before. These resonate with our memory and stir emotions in concert with our experience. I am not claiming that one category is better than the other or that I prefer one over the other.

    So a long exposure of this image would change it from category 2 to category 1. Each would be beautiful for different reasons. I really, really like this image you captured and shared. Sunset, breeze, ocean, beach attractively composed and presented - ah, I could linger in these memories....
     
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  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    I agree with Bert. It's not an easy either/or. Just be happy you got a fantastic image. I haven't seen a sunset like this in awhile.

    Going back to the LE question. You've probably seen from my posts that I do quite a bit of LE work so I am not a snob about one or the other. That said, a LE would have changed this for sure, but not necessarily better or worse. We only know it would be different. I try to take many exposures from short to LE if time permits. Sometimes they all look great :thumbsup:. Sometimes not so much :(. However, taking multiple exposures is not always possible with the changing light and cloud patterns during sunrise and sunset. In that case, you pick one. In this case you picked a good one! :bravo-009:
     
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  5. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Ain't that the truth!

    Still, looks pretty nice!
     
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  6. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Suzanne
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  7. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Awesome!!
     
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  8. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
  9. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    This scene of gold and blue was soon transformed by the dark storm front from the left. It was the edge of a dust storm blowing in from the South. You can see its progression in flickr.

    28409077856_fe959c15c3_h. dUST sTORM 2 by wNG iMAGE aND dESIGN, on Flickr
     
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  10. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    As for the opening photo....I like the image as is. I enjoy the contrast of smooth sky vs. the texture in the foreground. The setting is excellent.
     
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  11. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Nice shot !!
     
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  12. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Woof!
     
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  13. Noor

    Noor TalkEmount Regular

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    Noor Arnaout
    1655674_10153325629636048_1864395876991748515_o.

    Taken with Canon nFD 50mm F/1.4 @F/8 a6000
     
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  14. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Veteran

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    Bert Cheney
    A7ii + 40mm Classic Heliar
    18VC229.JPG
     
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  15. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Australia
    Off to Fiji in a few weeks for some well earned RR. From past experience should be treated to some epic sunsets. Until then sunset over Sydney

    23459464365_ed0a6ac7ec_h. Sydney Sundown by Southy, on Flickr
     
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  16. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Thunderstorms at Sunset, local lake
    Canon FDn 80-200/4.0-L, NEX-7


    042816 A_Sun's Rays Down Thru T-Storm 28_FS-HL100++Con20+Shp25.JPG
     
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  17. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    :2thumbs:
     
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  18. AlwaysOnAuto

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    DSC06066-1.
    Not as dramatic as most posted here but it is hand held 50mm on my a7ii, crop from SOOC jpg.
     
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  19. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Love the light in that one, roundball. But that halo over the tree line (too much sharpening?) is unfortunate.