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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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    I think a silhouette
    looks nice

    dropped it down with the tone tool
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    I went the other way.LOL I added a Tiffen gold filter. I will try to go the other way.


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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

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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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    I like that look too Rooz.

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    Here's my version...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWengler View Post
    Here's my version...
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    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
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