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Sunset At Lake Arcadia, Oklahoma

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#1 David_MC


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:31 PM

Nothing like a springtime sunset out on the lake shore.


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34159817920_c28ca6d3be_b.jpgIMG_8929_HDR by David Covarrubias, on Flickr

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:54 AM

Lovely mood.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:20 AM

A nice scene indeed which it seems you made the best of David. 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:29 PM

A nice scene for sure. I would keep an eye on the weather and try it again with a more dramatic sky. 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:44 PM

Hi David,

A very pretty picture at a lovely spot.  Your HDR blending looks natural.  But what would take this picture to the next level, I think, is something I'm starting to be more and more aware of in my own photographs.  The photograph you've taken is of the sunset, which is pretty.  The more dynamic photograph would be the one that captured the play of light.  The foreground of your shot is quite dead, all in the shadows.  Ideally, I'd want to find where the light was hitting.  For example, imagine in your shot if the light was hitting on the dead tree or the tips of the grasses and plants.  Then the whole foreground would come alive.  I guess what I'm discovering is that it isn't necessary to aim my camera at the sunset but rather look to where the light is playing and aim my camera there.  I hope you don't mind my sharing, I'm kind of thinking out loud about what I'm slowly beginning to understand about capturing light (and shadow.)

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