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Sunset over Anglesey

Sunset over Anglesey
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Copyright: Sion Roberts (irishprophet25) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 21 N: 280] (1118)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-19
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/22, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-20 0:27
Viewed: 3491
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all,
Ive gone back to taken photos of sunsets to upload. There has been a lot of really nice weather here recently and I thought that I should go out and try to get a picture of a sunset. But as with a lot of things something went wrong. I chose the day when there was no clouds to add interest in the sky. I think that apart from that the photo turned out ok. Hoping to hear some feedback.

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Dear Sion,
A beautiful landscape with an interesting foreground.

However,You need to straighten the image to make it perfect. At the moment the water runs downhill,off to to the right.

The colours are impressive, well done. I also like the angle of the stones from the left bottom corner off to the right in a 45 degree angle.

Regards from South Africa

Hallo Sion
This is certainly a magical view and only a photographer with determination and a love for what he/she is doing will get end results with excellent quality like these. The details and colours flow perfectly with the rest of the composition. This one is good, very, very good and I thank you for sharing your wonderful landmark with us. Thanks for sharing, and may there be many more like these to come. Best regards.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
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Hi Sion,
well, you can't have it your way all the time ;o) If you're going to really get into landscaping, be prepared for alot of dissappointment and going back to the same place time and time again to catch it just right.
This one shows alot of promise though. You've found an interesting element to use here, the old wooden stumps are a good way to create the depth. I would have liked to have seen this in portrait format too.
As Ingrid said, your horizon is quite noticably wonky - absolutely essential to get it dead stright went you have such a clear, flat one like you do here. The colours are nice, but i think it lacks a little bit of contrast. I don't know if you have Photoshop, but a tweak of curves would do wonders for this.
Keep snapping, you live a great place for taking Landscapes :o)

Hi Sion,
You've already received some excellent critique from Paul in this wonderful photo. Certainly a boast of contrast and some additional sharpness will make this photo even better. As for the horizon, it is debatable. To me the stumps are all standing up straight and the landscape in the distance has a natural slope. A good idea is to buy a cheap hotshoe spirit level to be always sure that the camera is staning horizontal.

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