Langkawi sunset


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mxcantor

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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
 

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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!
 

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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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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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