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Challenge: Closing (Basic Editing)
Collection: Settings
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Newton, NJ
Date: Sep 9, 2007
Aperture: 2.6
ISO: auto
Shutter: 160
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2007

Sun setting over White Lake

neat image, rotate, resize, levels and curves, sharpen at .3 pixels 130%

If Critique Club gets to this, any advice on taking sunset/twilight photos would be appreciated.

Place: 44 out of 76
Avg (all users): 5.3831
Avg (commenters): 6.7273
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.4611
Views since voting: 706
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 201
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/24/2007 08:51:15 PM
It's a tad underexposed, in the sense that if you wanted to get a bit more detail in the water you could have slowed the shutter speed just enough to do that without seriously compromising that fantastic sky, but even so you've got good drama here with these shadows and shadows of shadows. Looks like the clouds are settling in for a long nap.

Message edited by author 2007-09-24 21:08:39.
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09/19/2007 12:36:19 AM
Mmmmmm, my kind of sky. I love the clouds. Too bad they don't reflect brighter in the lake. I guess that could be fixed with advanced editing. I'd like to see just a bit more light on the shoreline too, because I am being lead to a point in the center of the shore, and then I can't see it when I get there.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2007 10:44:30 PM
Needs a focal point.
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09/18/2007 07:50:12 PM
Very nice photo (though the lower half is a touch dark). It's a bit of a stretch for the challenge theme, though.
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09/18/2007 10:55:40 AM
One of a number of good end of day pictures. For me (and I appreciate this may sound a bit stupid given the topic) it is almost a little too dark and maybe it would have been better cropped slightly more from the bottom
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09/17/2007 08:41:16 PM
Wow, you exposed this perfectly - great cloud texture in sky, and you can still see details in the reflection on the water. Excellent work.
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09/17/2007 01:13:08 AM
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09/17/2007 12:06:27 AM
I think the water and trees are a wee bit too dark. The sky is awesome. Basic editing's a beach, huh? Still, this is definitely an 8.
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09/13/2007 09:30:26 PM
Nice shot, 6.
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09/12/2007 09:45:53 PM
Beautiful picture
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09/12/2007 09:27:55 PM
Very nice details in the clouds. The water in the foreground seems a little dark overall.
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09/12/2007 09:04:57 PM
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09/12/2007 01:56:30 AM
Certainly evokes the close of day. (Would have been nice not to have "closing" in the title).
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