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Long Mynd Sunset

ClimberSam
Posted 30/11/2016 - 21:10 Link
Managed to get up high for sunset the last couple of evenings. All K5 with Sigma 10-20

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Long Mynd Sunset by Sam W2, on Flickr

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Long Mynd Sunset by Sam W2, on Flickr

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Long Mynd Sunset by Sam W2, on Flickr

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Long Mynd Sunset by Sam W2, on Flickr
McGregNi
Posted 30/11/2016 - 23:36 Link
Well worth the effort for the early rise and that gorgeous light 1, 4 and 7 really stand out for me, all with a great balance of elements .... strong foregrounds, nicely placed horizons and attractive colours (although I do like my saturated colours, but you might find others here who find them too strong for their tastes ...)

You've messed up a bit of the masking along the hill-line and sky on the left side of No1, that needs another look .... otherwise the blending work looks good overall, with a convincing misty look on the far distant hills.
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ClimberSam
Posted 01/12/2016 - 07:34 Link
Thanks for the comments, slightly retouched version of 1. posted below. For info, all these photos are single shots, not a merge of multiple exposures. It's still amazing how much shadow detail can be pulled out of the K5 sensor.


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Long Mynd Sunset v2 by Sam W2, on Flickr
PeterE
Posted 01/12/2016 - 08:22 Link
Echo everyone comments. No 1 is excellent
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Algernon
Posted 01/12/2016 - 10:18 Link
No 1 is the best sunset I've seen for a long time.

Don't you know that shots like that are impossible according to the moaners who insist that you need a K-1 and a Super Lens that isn't available in a Pentax mount

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bwlchmawr
Posted 01/12/2016 - 10:43 Link
Very pleasing images.
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Posted 01/12/2016 - 16:38 Link
Very nice... particularly like the composition of 4...

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Stridey
Posted 01/12/2016 - 21:57 Link
A lovely set. No. 1 is the pick for me. Which aperture did you use on the 10-20 that gave the starburst on the sun in 1 and 6 ? I ask because I was going to do a test this afternoon to work out the best aperture for myself but was confronted by a wall of thick fog when I arrived at Hamworthy on the the south coast !

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JAK
Posted 01/12/2016 - 22:04 Link
Stridey wrote:
Which aperture did you use on the 10-20 that gave the starburst on the sun in 1 and 6 ?

Why don't you follow the links under the pictures through to Flikr where all the exif is displayed, including the aperture?
John K
Edited by JAK: 01/12/2016 - 22:05

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