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First attempt sunrise - Hilton Head, SC

 
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May 13, 2009 07:38 |  #1

Hey all,

I'm here for the week and I'm trying to get a good pic of a sunrise over the ocean. This is my first attempt at doing this. C&C welcomed with open arms - I won't have another chance at this for a long time.

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May 13, 2009 07:54 |  #2

wow. i really love the colors in this one. over all a beautiful pic.


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May 13, 2009 10:18 as a reply to  @ spife7980's post |  #3

excellent first attempt. the colors are great, and the exposure is decent. but the sun is too centered in the frame, it doesn't draw in the eye as much as it could. good picture though




  
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May 13, 2009 12:12 |  #4

I tend to agree with the above comment,but I can see why you did centre the sunset, good shot


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May 13, 2009 15:03 as a reply to  @ Richard Hearing's post |  #5

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I gotta admit, I was really torn about centering the shot, but wasn't truly happy with how it was turning out off center. Besides, I was kind of running out of time to make decisions :) Anyway, I have a few more days to try some different stuff too - just wanted to make sure I wasn't making dumb pictures lol


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May 13, 2009 19:28 |  #6

Nice shot, maybe next time try getting a little closer to the water and composing the shot a little lower to the ground.


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May 13, 2009 20:01 |  #7

Nice shot, but I find the horizon a little off the horizontal... A nit pick, but... and while the advice to move the sun from the center of the image is good, I feel this shot works as is. Might be more dramatic following the rule of thirds, but maybe not... Thanks for sharing


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May 13, 2009 20:14 |  #8

Well-done! Did you have to PP to get the sun's rays to "fan" like that?


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May 13, 2009 20:30 as a reply to  @ tigerotor77w's post |  #9

Actually no. I used bracketed shots and combined two of them to make this one, which was how I maintained detail in the sky and on the beach and ocean. Aside from combining the bracketed shots, there wasn't a whole lot of post processing done.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to try the suggestions above and see about improving. Here's hoping mother nature cooperates...


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