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kiley9806
08-14-2008, 03:55 PM
We recently spent a weekend camping at a little lake on the Northern part of the BC/Alberta border. The sunsets were faaaantastic, so I thought I'd share. I'd put them in the critique section, but I like them too much to see them picked apart... :p If you have tips or pointers on sunset pictures though, I'd love to hear them! I'm heading back up there today, for the next 4 days or so, so there will be plenty more photo opportunities. :D

Travis
08-14-2008, 04:27 PM
wow... beautiful stuff!!!!..... I like em all.... great work!!:)

love the reflection of clouds in shot 2... and the colours...

did you pump them?? or are they out of camera??

Marko
08-14-2008, 04:58 PM
Agreed! These are VERY nice images indeed.
Great job :highfive:

In terms of putting them up in the critique section, yes there would be comments to improve, but IMO they would be minor. These are well done and I am impressed!

Shots 2 and 3 are super shots. Look at the rich colours in shot 2. :highfive:
My main comment for shot 3 would be to have had the boat a little more toward the right side (rule of thirds)...aside from that I wouldn't change much else.

tegan
08-14-2008, 05:49 PM
Some great shots and absolutely great exposures particularly 2 and 3. The boat and kids fit perfectly too and the reflections are excellent too.

I may be hard to impress, but I am impressed with these.

Great work. :highfive:

Tegan

kiley9806
08-14-2008, 07:05 PM
love the reflection of clouds in shot 2... and the colours...

did you pump them?? or are they out of camera??

Thanks Travis! I was pretty happy with them... the colors are all boosted just a touch in post-processing. Besides that and a little crop here or there, that's the only change I made.

kiley9806
08-14-2008, 07:07 PM
My main comment for shot 3 would be to have had the boat a little more toward the right side (rule of thirds)...aside from that I wouldn't change much else.

Thanks a bunch Marko! You guys have really helped me out with speeding up the learning process. I added a shot here that I took with the boat more off to the side.

kiley9806
08-14-2008, 07:10 PM
I may be hard to impress, but I am impressed with these.

Great work. :highfive:

Tegan

WOOT! holy crap! - im marking the date - 6 months and 6 days since joining the forum - thats all it took for you guys to teach me enough (and the new nikon cam helps out a lot too)...

youve made my day by saying these impessed you! Thanks a billion! :D

Travis
08-14-2008, 07:26 PM
Some great shots and absolutely great exposures particularly 2 and 3. The boat and kids fit perfectly too and the reflections are excellent too.

I may be hard to impress, but I am impressed with these.

Great work. :highfive:

Tegan


WOW Kiley....... I'd take that and run.... it's not easy getting props from old mr. grumps... I believe I am still waiting for the pleasure....:):):) Good on ya!!

Marko
08-14-2008, 08:06 PM
I very much like that 2nd shot as well Kiley - (though I thing the first one is superior.)



WOW Kiley....... I'd take that and run.... it's not easy getting props from old mr. grumps... I believe I am still waiting for the pleasure....:):):) Good on ya!!

That cracked me up big time Travis! ROTFLMAO

baddness
08-14-2008, 08:10 PM
I really like the first one :D
good job

tegan
08-14-2008, 08:11 PM
WOW Kiley....... I'd take that and run.... it's not easy getting props from old mr. grumps... I believe I am still waiting for the pleasure....:):):) Good on ya!!

Hey, I am not that old, but I have seen one heck of a lot of totally outstanding photos, so my judgement directly relates to that experience.
By the way, I apply the same pickiness to my own work too. :D:

Tegan

tegan
08-14-2008, 08:16 PM
I very much like that 2nd shot as well Kiley - (though I thing the first one is superior.)

Come on, Marko. I am sure you will agree that the second shot has much more depth from both the reflection and the sky than the first one and depth is an absolute requirement to avoid a FLAT looking shot.

Tegan

tegan
08-14-2008, 08:21 PM
I really like the first one :D
good job

The first one has great colour and great sky detail and exposure but more dark area and less detail than number 2 overall and that is the important difference.

Tegan

kiley9806
08-15-2008, 12:38 AM
Come on, Marko. I am sure you will agree that the second shot has much more depth from both the reflection and the sky than the first one and depth is an absolute requirement to avoid a FLAT looking shot.

Tegan


funny, i thought the 1st boat shot had more depth due to the tree in the foreground... i think it is that tree that makes me prefer the 1st shot... :)

...
*edit*
ok, wait. i re-looked, and can see what you mean by the 'depth' in the reflection & sky.

kiley9806
08-15-2008, 12:41 AM
I really like the first one :D
good job


were you meaning the 1st shot of the batch?
or the 1st shot the 2 boat angles?
(and thank-you!)
:D

tirediron
08-15-2008, 02:39 AM
Wow, not sure how I missed these. Absolutely top-notch! Sunsets are without a doubt, one of the most overdone subjects in photography, but you've got a group here that is the equal of any I've seen in a very long time. Really excellent work!

tegan
08-15-2008, 10:36 AM
funny, i thought the 1st boat shot had more depth due to the tree in the foreground... i think it is that tree that makes me prefer the 1st shot... :)

...
*edit*
ok, wait. i re-looked, and can see what you mean by the 'depth' in the reflection & sky.

OOPS, I meant the first shot of the batch..the red one with the great sky..not the first boat shot.

Perhaps numbering shots in future would help avoid confusion... Just a thought.

Tegan

Marko
08-15-2008, 11:00 AM
Awww man - I had written up a good rebut to your edited statement tegan,

Originally Posted by tegan http://www.photography.ca/Forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/showthread.php?p=4041#post4041)
Come on, Marko. I am sure you will agree that the second shot has much more depth from both the reflection and the sky than the first one and depth is an absolute requirement to avoid a FLAT looking shot.

Tegan
and then you took it all away by saying we are talking about different shots. Damn computer freezing before I could post...

I guess it's all good then :)
and nice work again Kiley!
marko

tomorrowstreasures
08-27-2008, 08:11 PM
LOOOOVVVEEEEE these!

tomorrowstreasures
08-29-2008, 09:36 PM
Kiley - these are wonderful!!!

kiley9806
08-29-2008, 11:50 PM
thanks verymuch tomrrow! i think they are at the top of my best shots ever... :D

Marko
08-30-2008, 12:18 AM
Just looked at them again! :highfive:

Marko

Kiddo
08-30-2008, 01:44 AM
I can't believe i missed these ones when i was scouring the forums, i have to say, without any exaggeration, these are fantastic.

I especially like 1 & 2!

Breathtaking! :)

kiley9806
08-30-2008, 11:01 AM
yay! thanks so much - i really am enjoying all the good feedback on these shots! :D

tomorrowstreasures
08-30-2008, 01:27 PM
thanks verymuch tomrrow! i think they are at the top of my best shots ever... :D
They belong in a fine arts gallery, imo. I think they run circles around a lot of peoples best shots ever!

Mad Aussie
01-23-2009, 05:45 PM
My favourites are the first two images but they barely edge out the rest. Like everyone else ... I'm very impressed. http://www.mtbdirt.com.au/home/smf/Smileys/classic/hail2.gif

Have to give this effort my own little award http://www.mtbdirt.com.au/home/smf/Smileys/classic/1st.gif

Even dragged the wife over for a perve at these! :D

fallintocolors
01-23-2009, 09:52 PM
These are very beautiful! I like them all but if have to choose the one I like most, I'd choose the second photo. Having seen these, I've had a meaningful day :)

JAS_Photo
01-23-2009, 11:31 PM
Very gorgeous photos! I too, prefer the second overall but they are all great!

kiley9806
01-24-2009, 04:38 PM
again, thanks very much for the wonderful praise! :) greatly appreciated!

Gem
01-26-2009, 10:56 AM
Definitely like the 2nd one the best! But they all turned out great!