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#1 geedee

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:00 AM

Yesterday and the day before were totally grey, no sun to be seen then the sun broke through the gloom to provide a wonderful sunset..  

 

f 5.3   ISO 125 (?)  Tamron [email protected] 200mm tripod mounted pattern/matrix metering though I went a few stops either side of these settings to try to find something that might work, still had to PP to get this  cropped sharpening contrast etc.

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:35 AM

Gedee - this one confuses me.   It's like there are two pictures.  The windmills in the back create another foreground for me, or like they're floating above the clouds.  I haven't been smoking anything funny, it's just that this image plays tricks with me.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:47 PM

"... meet me down by the pylons..."

Nothing grey here, Geedee.  Rich and vibrant colours and I like the composition. The pylons and the wind farm work for me, and the fog-filled valley gives it a bit of mystery.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:17 PM

Sorry for the confusion Jonny, I see the sunset from my armchair most evenings though this one was a very unusual  and got me off my rear and out into the garden with my camera.     In a bid to reduce confusion.... The two very tall pylons are at the base of a valley and carry HV cables across a river used by shipping, a second valley beyond is mist filled with the wind turbines mounted on it`s far side. 

 

Thanks Rod, the colour was very welcome emerging from a day of solid grey, the sun playing peekaboo for a few minutes before setting..(-:



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

That is a fabulous sunset.  The colors and composition are fantastic.  Well done.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:05 AM

I’m glad you were able to capture this (the sun...a rarity)! Pretty colors, and I love that low cloud bank. Congrats.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:37 AM

Thanks guys,  David, when nature throws you a gift you gotta grab it with two hands ..(-:   I tend to leave my camera tripod mounted in the garage when it is cool outside (circa 3Deg C) to avoid the time it takes to acclimatise to outside air temperatures, were I to keep my kit in the somewhat warmer house.    Waiting for the condensation to clear when a bird has appeared in the garden or in this case for a rare sunset scene that lasts only a few minutes can equate to a missed opportunity..!

 

Mark, there was a fair degree of luck in capturing this, I suspect were it not for the floating cloud in the gap between the dense grey cloud bank above and the hill top below, blocking out the direct sunlight for a couple of minutes, the sun would have blown everything in this scene out.. Yeah, the sun can hide for weeks at a time in these parts.. if not longer..! 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:44 AM

This may be one of your best shots yet Geedee.  The colour is great and I love the juxtaposition between the man made and the natural world.  Those wind turbines floating in the background give it a very ethereal effect.  Well done.


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