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    hi all,

    Got a very noob question to ask, I reached home in the evening, the sun was setting, so I took a few pics. How do you take pictures of sunset/sunrise when the sun is so bright? My "aiming" eye hurt after 10 plus pics.
    Last edited by cancan7; 17th September 2007 at 10:11 PM.

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    i took some sunset pics today also...
    here they are...






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    wow, nice pics!

    But I'm only allowed to post links ... how do you attach an image directly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by infusia View Post
    i took some sunset pics today also...


    do you realise that you have not answered the poor ts' questions
    this is bad, i just came from a critique thread where people ask for critique and people tell them add one more bird can have viewsonic
    wth

    now this

    ts:
    to link pictures, you need to have the picture HOSTED on an external site
    or on clubsnap's gallery (which i have not used before)
    i suggest flickr, very user friendly, and uploads really fast, unlike other sites
    after you know where the picture link is
    use the [img]
    and [/img]
    tags to post on clubsnap

    for example if my image link is
    http://nightmareissexy.com/1.jpg
    to see the picture here
    you will need to put
    [ img ] http://nightmareissexy.com/1.jpg [ /img ]
    without all the spaces, of course
    Last edited by night86mare; 17th September 2007 at 10:32 PM.

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    u can use the img tag
    something like this:

    [img]your image link[/img]

    it should work.. try it! post the pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cancan7 View Post
    hi all,

    Got a very noob question to ask, I reached home in the evening, the sun was setting, so I took a few pics. How do you take pictures of sunset/sunrise when the sun is so bright? My "aiming" eye hurt after 10 plus pics.
    ok -

    by right you are not supposed to look at sun directly through lens
    but if you don't then cannot take shots right, especially with dslr

    so do it quickly
    what i do
    raise the camera to my eye
    move it away
    think of composition
    put it up, compose
    snap, done

    don't just keep looking and looking, that's asking for it

    in any case, the sun at sunset is already not so bright, i don't think you were looking at it around sunset moment, right - at least at those moments where the sun is a red round egg as seen in infusia's shots - which are shot rather well technically btw

    besides, you shouldn't be staring at the sun
    you should be looking elsewhere, not directly at the sun
    i hope you are not trying to take just sun pictures
    i would imagine them to be immensely boring

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    thanks for the quick replies!

    Does this work?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cancan7 View Post
    thanks for the quick replies!

    Does this work?

    no this does not work.

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    this works

    you need to remove the things after the .jpg part

    for more guidance, when you are in flickr
    1) click on your photo in your photostream
    2) you will see a row of buttons right above your picture, yes?
    3) click on all sizes
    4) depending on size uploaded, you will see a few tabs
    5) usually you will use medium or large, i guess
    6) i find that i like modifying size to width 620 when in landscape format, 550 height when in portrait format - this is for easy viewing in the same window then the photo will not be chopped up so much - but of course this is subject to personal preference, so up to you

    hope this helps, cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by cancan7 View Post
    thanks for the quick replies!

    Does this work?

    before i get commented again, you should change ur link from
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1247/...304772.jpg?v=0

    to

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1247/...a521304772.jpg

    attach as example:

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    thanks for the help everybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post


    do you realise that you have not answered the poor ts' questions
    this is bad, i just came from a critique thread where people ask for critique and people tell them add one more bird can have viewsonic
    wth

    now this
    ....
    i think u posted while i was composing my help to him...
    and if you look at the flow of the thread... he asked after i posted my pics...

    anyway... help has been made...

    cheers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by infusia View Post
    i think u posted while i was composing my help to him...
    and if you look at the flow of the thread... he asked after i posted my pics...

    anyway... help has been made...

    cheers...
    just to clarify
    (and perhaps it is my inane need to just post anything, something on cs)

    hi all,

    Got a very noob question to ask, I reached home in the evening, the sun was setting, so I took a few pics. How do you take pictures of sunset/sunrise when the sun is so bright? My "aiming" eye hurt after 10 plus pics.
    was talking about this question - to which you reply was
    "let's see some sunset pictures of mine, yay"
    cheers, indeed
    but let's move on, shall we
    that was more of a statement on admin to be stricter on photo threads per se, not really directed at you , if you must know

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    no worries... my bad then

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post


    ....
    this is bad, i just came from a critique thread where people ask for critique and people tell them add one more bird can have viewsonic
    wth
    ....


    LOL

    think i saw the picture...
    40D 50mmF1.8 17-85mm 24-70L

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    I know this is the wrong forum for critiques, but since we're on this topic... anyone cares to give comments on the pic I took?
    Last edited by cancan7; 18th September 2007 at 07:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cancan7 View Post


    I know this is the wrong forum for critiques, but since we're on this topic... anyone cares to give comments on the pic I took?
    my views:

    1) sun is well taken
    2) composition is unimaginative and very common, i would call it snapshottish, even
    3) silhouettes do not add to image, rather they take away from it

    my opinion is that you should try to get a gnd filter (graduated neutral density) and try to find something interesting to put in the foreground

    either that or, wait for a really really good sky that can stand alone by itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    my views:

    1) sun is well taken
    2) composition is unimaginative and very common, i would call it snapshottish, even
    3) silhouettes do not add to image, rather they take away from it

    my opinion is that you should try to get a gnd filter (graduated neutral density) and try to find something interesting to put in the foreground

    either that or, wait for a really really good sky that can stand alone by itself
    Thanks for the comments night86mare, really appreciate it

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    zoom in all the way and create a very close up of the sun. the work sometimes.

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    if it is too bright for your eyes then it is probably still to bright to shoot a sunset shoot.

    I share some tips on shooting some sunset/sunrise here
    :)

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