Sunset on the ~French Rivera~ by Nikon

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by M-M, Aug 9, 2007.

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    M-M Guest

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    Sosumi Guest

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    M-M Guest


    It's all I had.
     
    M-M, Aug 9, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest


    It's a beautiful shot. Rather than giving any of the credit to Nikon,
    you should take it all yourself. After all, you chose the equipment!
     
    Tony Polson, Aug 9, 2007
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    M-M Guest

    Thanks, but I thought if I put "Nikon" in the subject line then all the
    Canonistas out there might click on it to see the competition.

    :)
     
    M-M, Aug 9, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest


    LOL! That's so true ...
     
    Tony Polson, Aug 9, 2007
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Nice shot. But that's the photographer, not the camera.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 9, 2007
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    Siskel Guest

    It might have been a nice postcard if you knew anything about composition. It
    reminds me of the luminous quality obtained in garage-sale Elvis on Velvet
    paintings, or something that might be bought in a novelty Rec-room Posters shop
    for $3.50 a sheet. A pity that you destroyed what little composition you had
    available to begin with in the camera or in editing.

    Why I even bother wasting my time clicking on these lame links I'll never know.
    I just keep hoping to see something that will finally live up to the any hype
    about it. You'd think I would learn that that's never going to happen, at least
    not on the internet. It's nothing but fools thinking that the higher their
    equipment costs the more it is going to magically turn them into a photographer.
    When all it really manages to accomplish is turn them into something to laugh
    at, the humor level directly proportional to their investment.
     
    Siskel, Aug 10, 2007
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    M-M Guest


    Nice rant. How would you make it better? Please put some more substance
    in your criticism.

    I do think the composition was a bit off and it is improved in this shot
    taken 19 seconds later:

    http://www.mhmyers.com/d80/DSC_8324w.jpg

    (I don't think I should try to match the rudeness level of this poster)
     
    M-M, Aug 10, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I like that composition better. I think his complaint is about the
    over-saturated colors, which I do think are a bit much. This one of mine
    is not manipulated, in fact it's a straight out of the camera D200 jpeg
    at lowest contrast & saturation settings:
    http://edgehill.net/nature/california-desert/pg7pc41
    You might consider doing yours without the curves to exaggerate the colors.
    Thank you! :)
     
    Paul Furman, Aug 10, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest


    Complete and utter nonsense.

    Welcome to my kill file, and I suspect many others'.
     
    Tony Polson, Aug 10, 2007
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    M-M Guest


    I did not touch the saturation. That's the way it was!
     
    M-M, Aug 10, 2007
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    Allen Guest

    I prefer both of your shots over Furman's.
    Allen
     
    Allen, Aug 10, 2007
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    Celcius Guest

    Hey M&M!
    Who's competing??? ;-))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, Aug 10, 2007
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    Celcius Guest

    M&M,
    You (and others) might help me with this:
    I thought it was dangerous to the camera and eyes to shoot in the sun.
    What's the proper approach, please?
    By the way, great photos Nikon or otherwise.
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, Aug 10, 2007
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    M-M Guest


    It is very dangerous 99% of the time. However when the sun is _very_
    near the horizon the atmosphere filters it and you can look at it
    without damage to your eyes.
     
    M-M, Aug 10, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    You said you "Squeezed the levels histogram in PSE" if that was an
    increase in contrast, it would increase saturation too without changing
    the mode of an adjustment layer.
    So do I, just was looking for similar sunset colors to see if it was
    comparable regarding contrast & saturation & to show those kinds of
    colors without any adjustment. I'm not opposed to adjustments in
    general, it's easy to overdo sometimes though. Just exploring the
    possibility here.
     
    Paul Furman, Aug 10, 2007
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    M-M Guest


    This one (from another thread) has no adjustment or cropping:
    http://www.mhmyers.com/d80/DSC_8324w.jpg
     
    M-M, Aug 10, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Alright then Siskel was mistaken about the 'velvet elvis' look. Thanks
    for clarifying!
     
    Paul Furman, Aug 10, 2007
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    Allen Guest

    Speaking of lame! You just described your own post. Goodbye.
    Allen
     
    Allen, Aug 10, 2007
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