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    Hi this is my first few attempt at sunset pictures. I love the layers of colour in the sky, with the orange and bluish. But there are parts (middle of the sky) which is blown out (too bright). Any tips and pointers to reduce the brightness of that spot while maintaining the colour combinations is very much appreciated. Thank you.

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    Re: Too bright of a sunset

    Oh maii look at the massive amout of noise... Exif data?
    Photography is a never ending journey..

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    • #3
      Re: Too bright of a sunset

      Ya.. too much noise
      Aperture f/14
      Shutter 1/15
      ISO 3200.. perhaps the ISO too high??

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        Re: Too bright of a sunset

        Originally posted by mareno77 View Post
        Ya.. too much noise
        Aperture f/14
        Shutter 1/15
        ISO 3200.. perhaps the ISO too high??
        Not perhaps. It IS too high. It's not just the noise but also the smudging and loss of details. For landscape shots in low light, nothing beats a tripod. If you are hand holding it, shoot at a larger aperture so you can keep the ISO low. DOF is usually ample at shorter focal length and focused at infinity. Sharpness will not improve much from f8 onwards so your setting of f14 is unnecessary. Know the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO and you will how to compensate based on situation.
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/beautiful_oblivion/

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          Re: Too bright of a sunset

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          Yess waaaaaaaaaaaaayy too high. landscapes I shoot at only Iso100 and f/16 with tripod.
          was this shot in a tripod?
          Photography is a never ending journey..

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            Re: Too bright of a sunset

            Originally posted by mareno77 View Post
            Ya.. too much noise
            Aperture f/14
            Shutter 1/15
            ISO 3200.. perhaps the ISO too high??
            set the aperture to f/5.6 or f/8. it is enough DOF for such distance.
            shoot RAW, expose it not to clip highlights. process to pullback the darker area.
            www.flickr.com/photos/drifit/

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            • #7
              Re: Too bright of a sunset

              Thanks all. I was using tripod and self timer for the shutter and played around with pp to increase the contrast. I appreciate the c&c very much. I will go and shoot at the same place again soon, taking notes on the advice given here. Hopefully with the similar light available again. Thanks.

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