Friday, 20 November 2009

You Capture - Sunset

Having cheated in my Mr Linky this week (by sending you back to old posts!) I then had an opportunity to get some shots yesterday :D For the first time in a week the weather was warm enough to venture out with my kids and my camera. I got some fantastic pictures (check out my 365 in Pictures blog) and by the time we got home the sun was going down - like I didn't plan that!! ;D

So here they are...



And here's the 'cheating' links to all the other Sunrise / Sunset shots I've taken since I got my S3 back in March.

I bet there are some fantastic skies to be seen over on Beth's You Capture this week - I'm off to see them!

Having read Julie's comments (WOW - Julie Riviera liked my photo!! ;-D) I decided to play with the tree silhouette and add my exif data to the moon shots.

You might be wondering why I kept my ISO at 100 - that is simply because above that the moon would get lost in the noise that my S3 creates. Fortunately the S3 does have image stabilisation so the 1/50 was fine. I can actually hand hold at about 1/20 and get reasonable shots!! The WB was set to daylight- because it was daylight! I didn't want to loose that fact, represented by the still-blue sky. This time of year it is not uncommon for us to have sun and moon together in the sky - although the was going down of course!

Here's the 'increased contrast' edit - what do you think?

and for comparison sake...


Julie Rivera Photography 21 November 2009 at 14:18  

I was immediately struck by the 1st image...the composition and mood are perfect, along with a nice depth of field and great clarity. The silhouette of the tree needs a touch more contrast, I think, to really pop. Sunset images are hard because you are forced to use a slower shutter which results in camera shake. If you can stabilize the camera, your moon shots would be clearer. Keep at it and we will just see these getting better and better!

Kelleyand 23 November 2009 at 04:21  

I love photos like this that look like the tree branches are etched on to the background.

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