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Vincent Grafhorst
03-05-2008, 11:11 AM
Come to think of it, this is my first post in the BPN landscape gallery and I'll drop in with a different type of landscape. This sunset namely was made with a 400mm lens! This was initially not my intention, but what looked like a uninterestimng sunset suddenly unfolded in a special one, but I did not have any foreground interest for a wide angle approach hence I zoomed in on the interest.

Image made in Botsalano Game Reserve, South Africa

Camera Model Canon EOS 40D
Shooting Date/Time 3/1/2008 4:44:07 PM
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/160
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation -1/3
ISO Speed 200
Lens EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length 400.0 mm
Image Size 3888x2592
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Color Temperature(5200K)
AF Mode One-Shot AF

Vincent Grafhorst
www.khwaiphotography.com (http://www.khwaiphotography.com)

Robert Amoruso
03-05-2008, 11:20 AM
And that was the right choice Vincent - go to a telephoto. Vertical certainly works here. I like how that one tree is so well defined by the sun. I also like the patterns of the sunlit clouds - they lead you around the sky. The bright top of the image balances out the bottom dark part. I might go with a bit less bottom shadow area but other then that it is working for me well.

Bob Ettinger
03-05-2008, 02:52 PM
Crazy colors and sky but it all works.