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Sunset Port

Sunset Port
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Copyright: Alvin Ting (ating76) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 81 W: 0 N: 228] (841)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-30
Categories: Nature, Architecture, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Nikon D40X dSLR, Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX, 52 mm Hoya Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Colors of Sun [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-31 4:56
Viewed: 2489
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm testing my new circular polarizer today and took this silhouette of Kota Kinabalu City Port during sunset. The weather was not as preferable as I would like it but it was not really that bad.

Adjustments on tone curves only.


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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-05-31 20:54]

Considering the conditions this is a nice shot. The color in the clouds looks nice and I like the light reflection on the water.

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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2008-05-31 20:59]

Hi Alvin,

i like the ripples & reflection on the water. a beautiful golden & warm colour.

just a matter of preference...i would love it more in horizontal view for a landscape/panorama shot to give a wider view.

well done & TFS

Hello Alvin. Nicely captured in vertical format and I like the glow on the surface with silhouettes along the horizon gaining the perspective here. The sky and cloud look dramatic and very well done indeed. Regards. Jusni

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-06-01 18:22]

hi Alvin

Good try on sunset view and the sky has given good warm color. I can see you have been trying in many ways to improve your skills and this one is one of more sunsets that I would expect you to take to show a great impact of the mood. You can think about various ways of composition and pov to give the best, such as reflections on still water and some trees or large vessels. The choice of setting will help you in how you will be rewarded with a good sunset. So choose many locations.

tfs, bill

A simple crop of either water or sky would have helped this tremendously for the 'thirds' look. TFS

of all the places to take sunset shot.. why port view? huhu.. this is one of the sunset yg not so cantik.. if me kan i wouldn't even bother to take it :D you should wait for the beautiful one.. nice try though.. hehe..

to take a beautiful sunset you must wait 5 to 10 mins after sundown than all the lovely colours come out.. usually best one after the rain.. but sometime even without the rain it still came out nicely.. nice try though..

regards, terry

Hi Alvin,
For a sunset shot, the cloud formation like what I see here is the one I prefer. Thick, puffy... you captured this scenery very well, especially with CPL attached to the lens. Very well done, bos. Lawa.

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