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Sunset in Paradise   Featured in PhotoFlash #008
  Sunset in Paradise
Sunset in Paradise
Riomaggiore, Italy at sunset
© Jessica R. Edwards
Canon EOS Rebel Ti...
 
 
 
Aravinda  Subasinghe

member since: 8/31/2003
    Hi Jess...
I have alwayzs had difficulty taking photos of sunsets, I have a few questions if it won't be any trouble to ask.
- what speed film did you use?
- what was your shutter speed?
- the apeture?
- did you use any filter?
- how did you get the colors like that or were they just waht you saw?

Thanks Jess.

9/10/2003 4:54:15 AM

 
Jessica R. Edwards
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/2/2003
 

I used 400 speed film and I don't quite remember what my shutter speed and aperture settings were. I use a UV filter on all my shots. I didn't manipulate the colors in any way... that's just how the sunset looked. I wanted the foreground to be dark, so I didn't use a flash and if I remember correctly, I used the settings that my light meter recommended. If you want your foreground to be lighter you could use a flash or set your shutter speed slower or open up your aperture more than what your light meter tells you to do.

9/14/2003 8:32:16 PM

 
Aravinda  Subasinghe

member since: 8/31/2003
 

 
  Purple Clouds
Purple Clouds
© Aravinda  Subasinghe
Canon EOS Rebel 20...
 
Hey Jess, thanks for that...

I got this picture - ain't all that good... please let us know how I can improve it. It a photo taken outside my bedroom window.

9/15/2003 5:59:53 AM

 
James Miotke
BetterPhoto Member
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Owner, BetterPhoto.com, Inc.
 

Hi Aravinda,

You are certainly going in the right direction. I would just do two main things:

1) Watch your corners. You don't want things like that black shape cutting out the upper left corner.

2) And maybe go out scouting for a different location, one that allowed you a bit more compositional flexibility.

Have fun photographing sunsets!

9/24/2003 11:42:42 PM

 
Aravinda  Subasinghe

member since: 8/31/2003
 

Jessica,
thank very much on that...
i sorta just looked out side and said I ll take a photo of that,
i ll work a bit more on that,
thanks I ll get back to you soon,

-aravinda

9/25/2003 3:03:01 AM

 
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