Sunrise... Sunset...

Started Jan 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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adanbar
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Sunrise... Sunset...
Jan 16, 2012

I am a sucker for sunrise and sunset shots. How about you?

Snapped this one with my new 5n. The Sun was coming up and I noticed the strategically-placed curved branch on the balcony of our apartment. The scene was actually pretty well lit, but I stopped the aperture way down to get the sunburst effect (using aperture priority). Then a bit of PP in Aperture (also new to me) to raise the saturation and bring out a bit of the detail in the shadows. The result is a little bit grainy but I think that look works here.

It could probably use some cropping to lose a bit of the dark area on the right. That area adds drama but maybe we don't need to see so much of it. That'd move the Sun off-center but perhaps that's ok.

What else?

I'm sure someone will scold me for letting sunlight fall directly on the sensor... But I figure that one of the benefits of electronic eyes is that they allow us to see things that we could never witness with our own.

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