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    Shutter: 1/60
    Aperture f/5.0
    Lens: Canon 50mm F/1.8
    ISO: 100
    Body: canon 400d

    I am curious what people think about the technical aspects and the composition. I feel like maybe there should be a little bit cut off the top but I didn't want to break the clouds.

    To be completely blunt, part of me feels like this is a really great shot and i'm mostly here for the reality check. So, what do people think? Can it be improved? I especially liked the ground and the tree being completely underexposed giving a black shadow against the colorful sky. Any thoughts? is that just kind of silly and gimicky?

    Thanks a lot, max

    I've put up a scaled down image. The full image is available here: http://homepage.mac.com/mxcantor/cs_b_full.jpg
    Last edited by mxcantor; 22nd December 2008 at 12:02 PM.

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    I've taken similar shots before; one example:


    This was shot before the sun's gone over the horizon; and I've boosted up the saturation to show more details


    This was shot late after the sunset, hence you see the pitch dark sky above.

    I like the idea that you had it at 16:9.
    I like the tree in the frame, and the little 20% of "black ground".
    Somehow I feel that the colous are not strong enough. for my liking.
    Lets wait up for the others!
    Last edited by cheguthamrin; 22nd December 2008 at 12:20 PM.
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    Personally I like to composition but colors could be more saturated especially the sun's rays

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    The sunset is actually hidden behind that small black patch, if can include the sun would be nice.

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    looking at such a pic, i would only say it lacks a girraffe; i know its langkawi. Else other than that, the colours do look washed out a wee bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel84 View Post
    looking at such a pic, i would only say it lacks a girraffe; i know its langkawi. Else other than that, the colours do look washed out a wee bit.
    lol a giraffe. that actually made quite some logical sense when i looked back at the picture after reading this comment.

    it would have made the shot perfect with that silhouette!

    but hey, good shot anyway, i would love to be in that position taking that shot too.

    not sure about the aperture or why you're using a 50mm for this though.

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