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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #255 on: August 20, 2013, 09:48:54 AM »
Believe it or not, neither one modified in post AT ALL
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #256 on: August 20, 2013, 03:11:54 PM »
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I B'lieve! :)
I love good sky and, when the atmosphere's just right, even OOC jpgs look great.  Here's a partial sample from a series I took a couple weeks ago.  Incredible colors, for a while it was like a caramel candy fantasy.
I skipped some socializing to capture these.  Fortunately my friends understand and even saved me some supper. :)

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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #257 on: August 25, 2013, 07:34:24 AM »
Took me quite some time to learn how to do a sunrise or sunset , but hopefully I am slowly getting the hang of it

Forums like this helps :)
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #258 on: August 27, 2013, 09:55:12 PM »
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I B'lieve! :)
I love good sky and, when the atmosphere's just right, even OOC jpgs look great.  Here's a partial sample from a series I took a couple weeks ago.  Incredible colors, for a while it was like a caramel candy fantasy.
I skipped some socializing to capture these.  Fortunately my friends understand and even saved me some supper. :)

I bet #1128 looks good...

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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #259 on: August 27, 2013, 11:26:23 PM »
Took me quite some time to learn how to do a sunrise or sunset , but hopefully I am slowly getting the hang of it

Forums like this helps :)

Very nice. Love the colors. I find if I don't have the horizon dividing the photo in half (rule of thirds), it often makes for a more interesting and dynamic shot. Not really a hard rule, but a guideline. Post some more when you get a chance. :)
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #260 on: August 27, 2013, 11:38:06 PM »
Took me quite some time to learn how to do a sunrise or sunset , but hopefully I am slowly getting the hang of it

Forums like this helps :)

Very nice. Love the colors. I find if I don't have the horizon dividing the photo in half (rule of thirds), it often makes for a more interesting and dynamic shot. Not really a hard rule, but a guideline. Post some more when you get a chance. :)
Yup! Lovely pics. I would have changed the framing of the first one. Taken one with more sky and a second with more sea... The third I would not change the framing despite the horizon being in the middle.

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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #261 on: August 28, 2013, 12:14:42 AM »
Wow!! No edits? I'm impressed! What settings do you use? Iso? shutter? ND filter? I have the hardest time with sunsets/sunrises.. Tips please!!
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #262 on: August 28, 2013, 04:47:26 AM »
Wow!! No edits? I'm impressed! What settings do you use? Iso? shutter? ND filter? I have the hardest time with sunsets/sunrises.. Tips please!!

for me:
- full manual usually
- no filters
- lowest practical ISO based on focal length and shutter speed
- aperture for required DoF
- shutter speed to expose w-o clipping highlites (you may be over-exposing and losing color and detail if you relay on camera metering)

and it helps to find a location where you can actually get some vivid sunsets/rises!
dusty prairies are great, and the closer to the earth's poles you can get then the longer these events last.
In northern Alberta in summer, sunset colors like this can go on for an hour or so.  Much of it after sunset.

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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #263 on: August 28, 2013, 09:16:27 AM »
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #264 on: August 28, 2013, 01:27:31 PM »
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #265 on: August 28, 2013, 02:49:38 PM »

Endless Summer by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

Lovely! Looks like a great fishing spot. :)

There was a fishing derby there (at a Men's Conference) the following day.  The top guy pulled over 14 pounds worth of fish out of there!
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #266 on: August 29, 2013, 12:58:32 AM »
Wow!! No edits? I'm impressed! What settings do you use? Iso? shutter? ND filter? I have the hardest time with sunsets/sunrises.. Tips please!!

for me:
- full manual usually
- no filters
- lowest practical ISO based on focal length and shutter speed
- aperture for required DoF
- shutter speed to expose w-o clipping highlites (you may be over-exposing and losing color and detail if you relay on camera metering)

and it helps to find a location where you can actually get some vivid sunsets/rises!
dusty prairies are great, and the closer to the earth's poles you can get then the longer these events last.
In northern Alberta in summer, sunset colors like this can go on for an hour or so.  Much of it after sunset.

no ND filter?? wow.  Because I always get either a really bright sky or dark dark landscape.  :/  let me see then... 100 iso, f8-11, and around 1000 shutter?  idk  I guess i just need to practice more..  I live in Montana and only if I could take nice sunsets.  Thank you!
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #267 on: August 29, 2013, 03:16:14 AM »
no ND filter?? wow.  Because I always get either a really bright sky or dark dark landscape.  :/  let me see then... 100 iso, f8-11, and around 1000 shutter?  idk  I guess i just need to practice more..  I live in Montana and only if I could take nice sunsets.  Thank you!

nope, no ND filters on my shots
if you're referring to a graduated ND filter, those can be really useful at times but I don't use them either.
If I have to, I'll pull an ND grad effect in Post (Lightroom does this nicely if needed).
Sometimes you may need to do an NDG filter, sometimes not.
In my examples above it's just a straight shot as is.
I usually start at 100 iso, 1/500 and f/8 (sunny 16) and adjust as required for the conditions.

MO should have some great sunsets!  I used to travel I15 every fall years ago and those dusty skies were sometimes full of color.  Good luck! :)

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Re: Beautiful sunsets
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #268 on: August 29, 2013, 06:05:59 AM »
Great one Dustin !

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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #269 on: August 29, 2013, 08:07:40 AM »
Not all sunsets are in wide open spaces
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #269 on: August 29, 2013, 08:07:40 AM »