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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2012, 12:24:57 AM »
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Gorgeous shots. Really like the brilliant colors. How did you shoot those? Thanks for sharing. 8)

Thank you! Most of the time, all I end up doing is increasing contrast and saturation with the help of Capture One for Raw editing and then in Photoshop I use Nik Software mostly again for contrast / saturation. I stay away from replacing colour etc - basically I just intensify the scene :)

Sometimes I also exposure blend (+/- 1-2 stops) if required to control the shadows and highlights.

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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2012, 12:26:10 AM »
Great shots in here, but it's hard to go wrong with sunsets  :P

Here's a recent one of mine. Yeah, I know how a lot of people feel about hdr...


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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2012, 12:28:51 AM »

Thank you! Most of the time, all I end up doing is increasing contrast and saturation with the help of Capture One for Raw editing and then in Photoshop I use Nik Software mostly again for contrast / saturation. I stay away from replacing colour etc - basically I just intensify the scene :)

Sometimes I also exposure blend (+/- 1-2 stops) if required to control the shadows and highlights.

Here is the rest of my portfolio - http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanleykozak/

Wow, awesome portfolio!

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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2012, 12:33:48 AM »
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2012, 02:47:56 AM »

Croatia by marekjoz, on Flickr

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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2012, 05:22:23 AM »
At the beach in Cambodia.

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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2012, 06:23:34 AM »
My initial attempts at shooting sunsets with my first dSLR (Canon XSi and EF-S 18-55 kit lens). Dec 2008 Waikiki beach. 
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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2012, 07:07:52 AM »
A white balance experiment


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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2012, 05:26:05 PM »
Canon 5D MkIII, 7D, 300mm L IS f/2.8 and a few other L's

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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2012, 01:40:30 AM »
Single shot HDR from Nikon D800 taken at Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada. Summer 2012.
Original jpg from camera is below.

A few more as well from awesome post-storm sunset.
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2012, 01:47:46 AM »
@Aglet - from what?  ;D I mean the first "from"

Black and red photo ( almost ) - I can't dig out so beautiful colors as you guys do :)


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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2012, 04:09:59 AM »
Here are a couple from me...
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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2012, 11:53:01 AM »
@Aglet - from what?  ;D I mean the first "from"

Haha!  ;D
That's the beauty of using a system with super low noise; take one shot exposed to not clip the highlight areas and bring the rest back in post for an HDR effect without having to try bracket a physically changing scene.

I can't do this kind of shot with my Canon gear without running into serious noise problems in the darker areas. My 7D and 5D2 are terrible at this kind of work. 5D3 isn't much better than 5D2 from my limited testing.  Hopefully a few FF body from Canon with improve this.

In fact, I can continue to push the exposure curve in that first shot to the point that the beach in the lower right corner is up to midtones will full detail and only a bit of chroma noise than can be processed out. An impressive imaging machine, that's why I bought one and that's whey my Canon gear gets used less.

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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2012, 05:30:00 PM »
@Aglet - from what?  ;D I mean the first "from"

Haha!  ;D
That's the beauty of using a system with super low noise; take one shot exposed to not clip the highlight areas and bring the rest back in post for an HDR effect without having to try bracket a physically changing scene.

I can't do this kind of shot with my Canon gear without running into serious noise problems in the darker areas. My 7D and 5D2 are terrible at this kind of work. 5D3 isn't much better than 5D2 from my limited testing.  Hopefully a few FF body from Canon with improve this.

In fact, I can continue to push the exposure curve in that first shot to the point that the beach in the lower right corner is up to midtones will full detail and only a bit of chroma noise than can be processed out. An impressive imaging machine, that's why I bought one and that's whey my Canon gear gets used less.
You'd be surprised to hear that others see a lot of room in workflow with current gear. Don't let your tools limit yourself  :)



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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2012, 05:42:50 PM »
@Aglet - from what?  ;D I mean the first "from"

Haha!  ;D
That's the beauty of using a system with super low noise; take one shot exposed to not clip the highlight areas and bring the rest back in post for an HDR effect without having to try bracket a physically changing scene.

I can't do this kind of shot with my Canon gear without running into serious noise problems in the darker areas. My 7D and 5D2 are terrible at this kind of work. 5D3 isn't much better than 5D2 from my limited testing.  Hopefully a few FF body from Canon with improve this.

In fact, I can continue to push the exposure curve in that first shot to the point that the beach in the lower right corner is up to midtones will full detail and only a bit of chroma noise than can be processed out. An impressive imaging machine, that's why I bought one and that's whey my Canon gear gets used less.
I didn't have problems with noise in my shots, they were with a 5D MkIII, no problems with a MkII either. That's what grad filters are for.
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Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2012, 05:42:50 PM »