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  1. #1
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    Lighthouse at Sunset

    I never have any luck shooting into the sun like this. What could I have done to improve this image before or after the shot.

    Thanks

    Frank


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  2. #2
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    I think a silhouette
    looks nice

    dropped it down with the tone tool

  3. #3
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    I went the other way.LOL I added a Tiffen gold filter. I will try to go the other way.


    Thanks
    Frank
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    Sony A580
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    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    I think the weakest part of the shot is the composition. The lighthouse is just shooting straight up through the middle of the frame. I think you could do more with the scene. The top of the lighthouse is also too close to the top of the frame.

    In pp I think it could use a contrast/blacks adjustment to make the sky pop more. For me, I try to get as many colors out of the sunset as possible by tweaking the WB. If there's blues and pinks and yellows, then I want them all in my final image. If you use something like a sunset filter, I think it might flatten out all the different colors.
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    ???????? Huh huh lol

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    Here are two more edits.

    Frank

    Darkened the image for a silhouette look (fixed crop)



    Added warm filter

    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    make the sky the star and add plenty of drama.
    lots of halos here from the contrast but thats easily fixed in the full version.
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  8. #8
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    I like that look too Rooz.

    Frank
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    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  9. #9
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    Here's my version...
    Attachment 48436
    Lukas

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWengler View Post
    Here's my version...
    Attachment 48436
    I like it. I will have to play with it some more and see what I get.

    Thanks everybody for taking the time to show me what you got.

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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