View Full Version : July 24th Sunset

Leigh Cojocar
07-25-2013, 01:33 PM
To much PP?

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/9363985710_8aab323d10_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leighcojocar/9363985710/)
July 24th Sunset.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leighcojocar/9363985710/) by Leigh Cojocar (http://www.flickr.com/people/leighcojocar/), on Flickr

Don Railton
07-25-2013, 11:32 PM
Hi Leigh, tell us what your setting were and what you did.. Looks like a stitch.


Morkel Erasmus
07-26-2013, 01:12 AM
Hey Leigh. In order for us to build a proper critique we would need to see your EXIF settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) and perhaps any additional info on how you photographed and processed the shot (like Don said).

Looking forward to that.

Colours and overall exposure balance look good at this stage.

Leigh Cojocar
07-26-2013, 01:20 PM
AHHH yes, I seem to have left out all the details.

I'll add them in to the original post.

Hmm I guess I can't edit the original post just this one.

Canon 60D with 10-22 4.5-5.6 Sigma lens @ 10mm
ISO 400
F 8.0
1/8th of a second with a 3 stop ND filter.

LR adjust highlights,shadows,whites,blacks boost contrast and clarity, WB adjust to cool the picture.

noise reduction in the sky, and some dodge and burns using curves


Don Railton
07-26-2013, 07:40 PM
Hello Leigh. I see you have used a super wide, not a stitch of two images. As I said in a previous post I like sunsets and this has lots of appeal for me. I especially like the wide expanse of grassy plains and the pastel colours close to the horizon. I am not so keen on the overhead clouds, firstly they have a bit too much of a blue rinse for me and I would like to see less of them anyway so a crop from the top (and make it more of a pano) would help in my opinion. I think this would focus more attention to the 'wide expanse' which is the appeal for me in this shot. Finally, not sure if you used a tripod or not, but assuming you did I would always shoot landscapes on a tripod at ISO 100 to reduce noise as much as possible, and the posted image is small (only 800 pixels wide) where as you are currently allowed 1200 x 800. See the posting instructions at the top of this forum.. DON

Rachel Hollander
07-27-2013, 09:58 AM
Hi Leigh - colors look fine and you have nice detail. If you were using a tripod and could have stopped down even more, you could have created more of a sunburst. If it were mine, I would consider moving the sun more off center.


Leigh Cojocar
07-27-2013, 12:31 PM
Yes, I'm not sure what my thinking was having the ISO set to 400 when using a tripod.

I'll try uploading directly to the site next time instead of linking from flickr.


Andrew McLachlan
07-28-2013, 09:25 AM
Hi Leigh, colors look good to me as well. Rachel makes a good point of positioning the sun off center. I would even consider a little less foreground and more of that lovely sky.

Diane Miller
07-28-2013, 10:10 AM
A dramatic image. For me, the sun being centered is justified by the symmetry of the cloud above it, but a different composition with it off-center could also have been successful.

The land may be irregular (hard to tell at this size), but my brain sees it as the horizon not being level.