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Winter Sunset

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Challenge: Clichés (Classic Editing)
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Camera: Canon PowerShot S40
Location: UK
Date: Jan 27, 2003
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60th sec
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2003

Clear skies and cold weather sometimes come together perfectly to make this sorta sunset - I just grabbed my camera and took loads while the sun set, and I think I managed to get one good one ;o)

The original was cropped, focus sharpened, and double bordered.

Place: 51 out of 246
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Avg (commenters): 7.3333
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Views since voting: 1075
Votes: 185
Comments: 13
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09/23/2003 10:22:20 AM
This is an excellent photo depicting an absolutely gorgeous sunset!
02/11/2003 04:53:23 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club
by Inspzil

Composition - This wonderful sunset is all about color. The couple trees that are silhouetted are not the most picturesque trees on earth, but they add a little something extra to the picture so it isn't so flat. This must've been a tough one to get though, I didn't think the sun was scheduled to make an appearance in the UK till late April :o) The one thing I think this picture lacks is R-L balance. I'm not sure if thats a personal thing or not, but my eyes won't let me get past it, so I'll mention it. With the 2 tall trees plus a little extra on the right, I'm looking for some offset on the left, even if it's not as tall as the stuff on the right. It isn't really there to the degree I expect to see though with a little foliage slightly above the horizon. The buildings in the center are not helping anything, but aren't really hurting either. But like I said before, this picture is really all about color.

Photography - Exposure is perfect. The thing that I can't seem to get right on some of these pics that I take is the white balance. This one seems to be right on the money. Everything else seems fine.

Processing - Looks good to me. The colors look great here. If you did mess with them a little, it doesn't show.

Overall - This picture is the definitely cliche. It's a very nice calm peaceful picture with outstanding colors. The balance thing to me is the only thing I think could be improved on the picture really based on the things that are already silhouetted in this picture. I think if you had only trees and no buildings with a couple prominent nice shaped trees, it would improve it maybe a little, or maybe a lot. As it is though, it is still a really nice pic. - Bob
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2003 12:12:06 PM
Very nice color and use of focal point.
02/08/2003 11:18:44 AM
nice sunset
02/05/2003 05:57:06 PM
I really like the lighting you used and how the foreground is all black. Nice Work
02/05/2003 04:00:10 AM
Wow, that is really beautiful! The colors are spectacular and the dark trees and landscape give a great contrast. 10.
02/05/2003 03:12:02 AM
Beautiful color. Nice use of a frame. The tree silhouettes really help the composition. 7
02/04/2003 08:53:16 PM
Wow ... what a fantastic color. You selected a great sky and time of day to shoot this one.
02/04/2003 08:31:39 PM
This is a beautiful silowette (sp) and the colors are out of th world. Some won't but I do like the cropping of the shorter bushes on one side, buildings, then the 2 taller bushes on the other side. To me that sets off the photo. To me you have nailed this sunset. Great job, well done.
02/04/2003 05:13:13 PM
Aaaaah, pretty - but I don't like the rooftops!!
02/03/2003 11:39:30 PM
Beautiful colors in the sky, and the silhouette of the tree's, bush, and buildings make a big difference to the landscape. My eyes focus on the colorful sky and just stay there, wishing it would never end. Nice job.
02/03/2003 10:16:33 PM
nice colours and focus on the shrubbage...
02/03/2003 12:26:15 AM
The colour is great and the silohuette works well. The balance between sky and land is also good. I think it would have been better if it only featured the tress though, and not the buildings in the distance - they compete a little and I think the trees would always win. The aspect ration of your final image is well suited to the topic.

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