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Sunset photos

Post by Alec » Mon Jun 23, 2003 7:47 am

After a weekend spent on family responsibilities, I now need more inspiration. The three new trip reports all have amazing stories and photographs. I particularly like the sunset shots from Gigha. We have spent a lot of time talking about photography (thanks to all who made suggestions for a kayak camera). Reading through old posts, some of you seem to be specialists in sunset photography (one of the Jims I think). Does anyone have some nice sunsets they can share with us this Monday morning to help get us through to the weekend?
Thanks, Alec

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Sunset photos

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Mon Jun 23, 2003 12:21 pm

Hello Alec, I bet you earned lots of "Brownie points" to get out next weekend!

Sunset: here's one from our recent Skye/Soay trip. I am afraid to say it was taken from a car park!!!

www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...donan2.jpg

Douglas

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Re: Sunset photos

Post by sub5rider » Mon Jun 23, 2003 1:24 pm

Some from the photo galleries at http://www.boltoncanoeclub.org.uk. None of these have been tampered with or cropped, they're "as is", except that the original raw 2-3mb image files have been reduced to small jpegs


www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk/bolt...40_IMG.jpg

Critique: Rule of thirds _almost obeyed_ but unfortunately orb is not centralised, and horizon isn't "bob on".


www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk/bolt...45_IMG.jpg

Critique: A few mins after the first, but using full "digital" zoom. About the only time I use "digital zoom" is for, arty, atmospheric shots such as this. Exposure metered on the lighter sky above the sun.


This next one tested the car's ABS. Rounded a corner on crest of a hill & there is was - slid to a halt on a gravelly lay-by.
www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk/bolt...74_IMG.jpg
Again, light sky selected for metering.


All taken on Canon S40, which I can heartily recommend. When I got it 12 months ago one of the selection criteria was focussing & exposure delay. In this respect it beat the pants off the competition.




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Thanks guys

Post by Alec » Mon Jun 23, 2003 5:09 pm

I knew someone would be able to brighten up Monday. What amazing sunsets from Nigel and Douglas.
Cheers Alec

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Re: Thanks guys

Post by Jim » Mon Jun 23, 2003 6:52 pm

Hope the link works, if not it's on Bolton CC's website under the Skye 2002 photos.

www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk/bolt.../Skye/Hell of a Skye.JPG

Critique: Well there is a dark patch in the lower right corner, otherwise I'm still really chuffed by this shot. The dark patch is less noticable on the print on my wall - and if I recall in the slide - unfortunately I never get accurate colour matches between media! The thirds are very rough, but the picture seems reasonably balanced, it has plenty of interest and a fantastic range colours (was taken at right angles to the sunset). Of course it's one of about 30 shots I took over about an hour standing, sitting, laying on top of the hill watching it develop. I actually have others I like with some interesting lens flare - if it had been deliberate....

I really need to get my own website back into some order and put up some more photo's rather than relying on coies on other websites I've managed to pollute with my work :-)

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Re: Thanks guys

Post by Mark R » Mon Jun 23, 2003 7:06 pm

Duff link, Jim.


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Dawns!!

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Mon Jun 23, 2003 7:15 pm

Jim's link:
www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk/bolt...0Skye.html

Wow!

OK Sunsets are too easy, we have all seen our fair share, so how about some dawns!!!

www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...ledawn.jpg

Dawn over the Cuillin

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Re: Thanks guys

Post by Jim » Mon Jun 23, 2003 7:18 pm

Thanks Mark,

I think I should fill the gaps with %20, does this work???

www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk/bolt...20Skye.JPG

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Re: Dawns!!

Post by Mark R » Mon Jun 23, 2003 7:19 pm

What is this 'dawn' thing you speak of?


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Re: Dawns!!

Post by Jim » Mon Jun 23, 2003 7:37 pm

Very nice!

I was going to say something along the lines of:

Like I'll ever be up early enough!

When I remembered that I do have a dawn, from a trip Last November with Cheltenham CC (dawn is much later at that time of year, in fact I ride to work before dawn for 6 months of the year but I've never realised it before).

Anyway, this is linked to cheltenahm CCs website, I hope:

www.wwp.pwp.blueyonder.co...canal.html

Having got up at a sensible time, I was waiting for breakfast and looked out of the window of the smiddy bunkhouse to notice that dawn was erm, dawning, nicely so I set out with my camera and tripod, a full 50 yards to the canal basin and got this shot!

The next shot didn't get the dawn lighting, but it did catch Loch Linnhe in the dawn stillness:

www.wwp.pwp.blueyonder.co...innhe.html

Whilst talking about the lighting rather than the actual setting sun, the following photo in my summer isles report was taken by allowing the setting sun to 'paint' the rocks on the opposite side of the sky...... (the shot actually faces roughly South so perhaps perpendicular to the sunset?)

www.guidebook.free-online...mmer11.jpg

JIM

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