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Mt Eden Sunset in Auckland, NZ
« on: July 24, 2013, 11:58:37 PM »


Some of you living the big cities might get amazed by the lack of tall building here, but that's all we have, country style!

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It's actually a 2 shot HDR, one for top half sky, another for the landscape. I've used a 2-stop soft GND but it's too weak to darken the sky to an acceptable level.

Need some C&C please, I'm pretty new to landscape photography. Thanks!
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Mt Eden Sunset in Auckland, NZ
« on: July 24, 2013, 11:58:37 PM »

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Re: Mt Eden Sunset in Auckland, NZ
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 12:33:36 AM »
I love living in Auckland too  :)

Well done and a good start to landscape photography.

Btw, What is that artifact (flare?) at bottom left corner?

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Re: Mt Eden Sunset in Auckland, NZ
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 12:38:19 AM »
Lovely picture!
I should do some daylight HDRs too, till now I have made them only in the night.
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Re: Mt Eden Sunset in Auckland, NZ
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 01:48:19 AM »
I love living in Auckland too  :)

Well done and a good start to landscape photography.

Btw, What is that artifact (flare?) at bottom left corner?

Cheers

Thanks! that flare might be caused by the GND filter. I have mounted the rectangle 2-stop GND filter on the lens, which is made by resin and is uncoated. Funny thing is even with the filter the dynamic range is still too high for a single shot. Might worth to try 3 or 4 stop reverse GND but I don't have then!  :-X

Also I took couple of dozen shots, only this one turned out to be within the 5 minutes sunset window. All the rest are uninteresting photos with either white light or dark blue ones. One thing learned: shooting sunset you have to act fast! 5 minutes best time per day that is also not cloudy/rainy!  ::)
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Re: Mt Eden Sunset in Auckland, NZ
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 07:55:51 PM »
great shot, just moved to Auckland 2 months ago and loving it, cant wait to get the camera out and start wandering around
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Re: Mt Eden Sunset in Auckland, NZ
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