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let me know what i can do better people
Beautiful color and saturation. The only thing that is a (minor) distraction is that the land mass splits the photo in two pieces. My preference would have been to get the camera lower, if possible, so as to raise the horizon and get more of that beautifully textured water in the frame. The tree on the left seems too solid and perhaps a little dodge and burn would help there to provide some detail.
keep in mind this photo has no editing done either since im just learning how to use it. learned a lot today even thoug i should have been working!!!
10-10-2008, 01:42 PM
This comment isn't aimed directly at you photo, but I feel it's appropriate in general when dealing with sunsets.
Many digital camera have a variety of settings for "white balance". While their "Automatic White Balance" setting may work satisfactorily for the majority of shots through the day, it may rob your sunsets of their warm reddish color.
An "Automatic White Balance" setting will often result in an early-sunset or mid-sunset photo being shifted toward blue wavelengths in an effort to render the sunset as more "white".
Once a sunset is late and has faded into a predominance of blue and violet, the same "Automatic White Balance" setting could conceivably shift its color balance too far into the warm hues .. taking away from the blue of the cool night sky that surrounds the faded afterglow.
Those who once shot their pictures on film can remember that the color-balance of a roll of film was unchanging. We often loaded one camera body with "daylight" film and one with "tungsten" film. Beyond that, we sometimes reverted to "color-correction filters" when struggling by with one camera body.
Today's digital cameras offer great for opportunities for color adjustments. But if we forget to realize a light source's color temperature may be an integral part of a photo's quality, we may inadvertently be allowing our camera to "Automatic White Balance" that unique light source color out of existence.
thanks for the info. im still getting use to the all the settins on the camera since this is my first dslr but i will definantly start taking that into consideration while shooting.
Maybe I will give her a try tonight and see what comes of it.
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