Long Mynd Sunset


ClimberSam

Link Posted 30/11/2016 - 21:10
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

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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

Link Posted 30/11/2016 - 23:36
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

Link Posted 01/12/2016 - 07:34
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.



Long Mynd Sunset v2 by Sam W2, on Flickr

PeterE

Link Posted 01/12/2016 - 08:22
Echo everyone comments. No 1 is excellent
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Algernon

Link Posted 01/12/2016 - 10:18
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

Link Posted 01/12/2016 - 10:43
Very pleasing images.
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 01/12/2016 - 16:38
Very nice... particularly like the composition of 4...

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Stridey

Link Posted 01/12/2016 - 21:57
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

Link Posted 01/12/2016 - 22:04
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
Last Edited by JAK on 01/12/2016 - 22:05
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