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 Post subject: Re: Sunsets & Sunrises
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Sunsets & Sunrises
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Some lovely photos in this thread.
A lot of silhouettes.

Perhaps one of the experts could talk through how to take one? :thumbs_up:
How to expose correctly to black out the landscape and get the correct colour in the sky.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunsets & Sunrises
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This pic was taken at sunset looking east! from the Golden Gate Mountain retreat,one of the most beautiful places we've stayed in South Africa.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunsets & Sunrises
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yoda wrote:
Some lovely photos in this thread.
A lot of silhouettes.

Perhaps one of the experts could talk through how to take one? :thumbs_up:
How to expose correctly to black out the landscape and get the correct colour in the sky.
I was hoping for an expert to come in and educate the rest of us :roll:
I am no expert but this is a little something to think of. If at all possible play in manual mode, do not be afraid no one has to see the first shots. Underexpose very slightly – between a half-stop and a full stop. This darkens the rest of the image, making the colour pop in comparison. The clouds are the main focus, without them it is a pretty bland sunset. If you want to soften the appearance of moving clouds, use a long shutter speed to blur them slightly. If they are drifting slowly you’ll need a longer exposure to achieve this than if they’re gliding swiftly across the sky.
When you’re going after sunset-specific shots, there’s a good chance that your foreground is going to be silhouetted against the sky. When this happens, it’s easy to forget about the foreground all together. This is a mistake. Remember that every part of your frame is important. The darkened foreground is simply negative space, and should be composed just like the rest of the image. Look for interesting shapes or objects to place in the frame to create a focal point that enhances the picture.

Most important is to have fun :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Sunsets & Sunrises
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There's some stunning photos on here. :thumbs_up: :D

and thanks Sparks for the few tips, will play around with it. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sunsets & Sunrises
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Sparks,

Thanks for the tips :thumbs_up:

Hopefully I will get the chance to try this out next month


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 Post subject: Re: Sunsets & Sunrises
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Sunrise at Lower Sabie last month - wish we were back there!

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 Post subject: Re: Sunsets & Sunrises
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WOW :clap: :clap: Lower Sabie at its best! Thanks Granjan!

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