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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

Unread post by granjan » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:09 pm

Taken near Satara when a huge buff herd was crossing the road in a cloud of dust.

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this is an image i took at a place called majejane south of kruger

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Taken near croc bridge

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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

Unread post by Leeukos » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:20 am

Sunrise on the road between Orpen and Satara.

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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

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Sunrise on the road between Orpen and Satara.

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

Unread post by Leeukos » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:21 am

Sunrise in Orpen Camp.

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

Unread post by Leeukos » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:21 am

Sunrise in Orpen Camp.

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

Unread post by Sparks » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:49 pm

Lets get some life back in this one

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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

Unread post by ekoppen » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:25 pm

November sunrise at Pretoriuskop
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*****2017*****
Skukuza Oct 27, 28, 29,30,31
Orpen Nov 1, 2
Letaba Nov 4, 5
Oliphants Nov 6, 7, 8
Satara Nov 9, 10, 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25
Lower Sabi Nov 26, 27,28,
Crocodile Bridge Nov 29, 30
Skukusa Dec 1,2,3,4

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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

Unread post by granjan » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:01 pm

ImageHMR by jansp, on Flickr

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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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

Unread post by Sparks » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:04 am

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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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

Unread post by granjan » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:47 pm

Sunrise at Lower Sabie last month - wish we were back there!

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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

Unread post by Farida » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:52 am

Sunset taken in December Close to Twee Rivieren
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Re: Sunsets & Sunrises

Unread post by Sparks » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:32 am

Angry clouds thanks for that breathtakingly beautiful shot Farida

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Re: Photo Theme: Sunsets and Sunrises

Unread post by lion queen » Wed May 11, 2016 2:49 pm

Lets try and get these Photo Theme topics going again.......................
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Re: Photo Theme: Sunsets and Sunrises

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