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    my first attempt at sunset. pls comment and any advise on how to meter to catch sunset is welcome.






    different view... does it convey a sombre mood? how does the title " the last post" sound?

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    Sorry...

    You are trying to access an image
    from outside of ImageStation.com.

    Sorry...

    You are trying to access an image
    from outside of ImageStation.com.

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    The first picture shows a bit of orange. But everything is very dark already. I think the picture is under-exposed. There's not much details.

    The second picture is un-interesting. The tower does not contrast with the clouds well. And I think there is too much sky. It doesn't tell me anything and there's no colour, no detail. Cropping away the bigger cloud's top, leaving only the lower clouds and the tower might be a nicer approach. There's too much sky.

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    right.. got it nerd. hmm btw, how did u get the pics out? i'm uising image station and really its sometimes can sometimes cannot. any tips on that? first pic underexposed.. was using center weight metered off the clouds.. wat should i have metered on?
    thks

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    Remove the .orig.jpg from behind the link to show the pictures

    Manually select a aperature and shutter speed to see if it's possible to capture both the sky and the land. Normally the sky will be over exposed a lil if the land can be seen. See if your camera can do auto bracket and bracket 2/3 ev stops and combine the pictures to get a nice sky and nice land.

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    my take:
    1st one needs a bit more of the lower silhouettes to be balanced... then yeah brighten a bit can liao.. details no need, this wd be a colour shot..

    2nd one erm, u lost the colours liao..

    ideally something that combines the silhou of 2 and the colours of 1...
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    can try the tower in vertical format...
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    ok shall try again to get another sunset.. sigh.. pity coz i thot the tower and the sunset looks good.
    hey nerd. the method works! thks. hope that solves my problem with image station

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    Never done a sunset without PS before, so can't comment on the metering.

    What I understand from people using non-digital is that Provia would be the ideal slide film to use for these sunset shots. You want the high saturation to bring out the colours. As it is, the colours are pretty washed out. Nothing you can't correct with PS, though - mind you.

    The other thing you may want to pay attention to is the dust spots on your scan. Wipe the negative or photo with a microfibre cloth before scanning.

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