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The Corbett Sun Set

The Corbett Sun Set
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Copyright: Kirti M Rawat (kmr13777) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 67 N: 187] (703)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-23
Categories: Sky
Camera: sony cybershot DSC w1
Exposure: f/2.8, 30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Photos by an amateur photographer, Sunrise & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-15 7:53
Viewed: 4455
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot captured on a winter evening, while staying at a camp in Jim Corbett National Park.
Jim Corbett was a hunter and fishing enthusiast in early life but took to big game photography later. As his admiration for tigers and leopards grew, he resolved never to shoot them unless they turned man-eater or posed a threat to cattle. Between 1907 and 1938, Corbett tracked and killed at least a dozen man-eaters. It is estimated that the combined total of men, women and children these twelve animals had killed was in excess of 1,500. His very first success, the Champawat Tiger in Champawat, alone was responsible for 436 documented deaths. He also shot the Panar Leopard, which allegedly killed 400 after being injured by a poacher and thus being rendered unable to hunt its normal prey. Other notable man-eaters he killed were the Talla-Des man-eater, the Mohan man-eater, the Thak man-eater and the Chowgarh tigress. However, one of the most famous was the man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, which terrorised the pilgrims to the holy Hindu shrines Kedarnath and Badrinath for more than ten years. A TV movie starring Jason Flemyng was made in 2005. Jim Corbett was tall (6'1"), brave and endowed with very keen senses. He would often stalk to within twenty feet of the man-eaters, and at great risk to himself, in order to save at least one human life. He preferred to hunt alone and on foot when pursuing dangerous game.

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Kirti Sir,
Ab to Goldy Sir ne aap ka punar-naamkaran kar he diya hai, to aapko Kurtz he bolenge.
I love the sharp focus on the tree silhouettes!
Very artistic shot!

Hi Kirti,
Just my personal opinion , I think it is an excellent image however there are areas above the silhouette that are over overexposed and resulting in loss of detail.Good sharpness and contrast. TFS

Hello Kirti,
A fine sunset with good colour and you had made good use of the dried trees as a silhouette against the sky!
May be you can move closer to let the horizon fg interest cover more from the direct sunbeam to reduce the "burnt" or OE, so that you would not lost so much details and also to brings out more dramatic of the sky colour! just a thought, hope you do not mind again!
best regards to you and family always

Hi Kirti,
Wonderful landscape capture! TFS. Regards,

You captured some really nice color and silhouettes in this shot Kirti. I think that another option would be to not include quite of the scene. What ever the square block like silhouette is, I think it is a bit distracting as it looks man made. I also am bothered by so much brightness. There is some lens distortion too, making the trees lean in toward the center. I tried a different crop to overcome some of these factors. ...it's just another option : )

Evelynn : )

Excellent shot, bro!
I love the OE sky, it brings out the trees even better!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-17 5:00]

A dramatic composition with the fiery sky making an excellent backdrop to those trees. It is a little too bright down towards the horizon but the effect is very eye catching. The colours are almost tobacco like...interesting!

Bonjour Kirty
C estun merveilleux coucher de soleil avec un trs joli paysage,les couleurs du ciel est de toute beaute.
Merci et au revoir....JP

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-11-04 18:43]

Hello Kirti,
a very captivating trees backed by lovely lights.
Soft and stunning shot with lovely composition of lines.


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