sunrise _ luxor

© lisa anderson

sunrise _ luxor

Uploaded: July 17, 2013


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 110.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Dale Hardin July 18, 2013

Hi Lisa. Very dramatic coloring here, and the bright white of the sun is just right.

Two small suggestions. Apply some noise reduction and consider a small crop using the 3x5 horizontal format starting at the top. This will reduce the dark foreground by about 1/3 giving a more pleasing balance to the image. #1536691

Elaine Hessler July 18, 2013

I kinda like the details in the dark foreground. Is there any way to bring them out? These colors are fantastic! #10771849

Jeff E Jensen July 18, 2013

This is interesting, Lisa. Usually I like a sunset with clouds or a strong foreground. I do think this works well. I agree with Dale's crop suggestion. #10772221

Stephen Shoff July 18, 2013

Really like this Lisa. I'll have to wait to see the crop suggestion. I think theforeground detail adds a lot to the picture in both content and and additional compositional layer to increase depth in the plain. #10772568

lisa anderson July 18, 2013

hi, thanks everyone. Is this what you were thinking with the crop, Dale? #10772586

Rita K. Connell level-classic July 19, 2013

this is a great shot Lisa, it gives you the feeling of being very hot. I think the noise reduction helped it alot. but I personally like the original crop best. #10772907

Dale Hardin July 19, 2013

Yes it is Lisa, but I'm having second thoughts because of how it changes the area where that bright area (stream?) is located, which now dominates the foreground.

Thanks for trying it though. #10772939

Beth Spencer July 19, 2013

Gorgeous colors, what a Beautiful sunset!! I like the original crop the best. Where did you take this? #10773444

Jeff E Jensen July 19, 2013

I agree, it was better before. #10773454

Stephen Shoff July 20, 2013

ditto for crop and noise reduction.

I see quite a bit of saturation shift, too. Did you also try to address Elaine's question? I think I like the more vibrant colors #10774202

Susan Williams level-classic July 21, 2013

I'm with the others on the original crop. Very creative, unique and artistic, Lisa. #10775855

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