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« on: January 22, 2006, 03:34:08 PM »
I try to avoid pretty flowers and sunrises (sunsets) because it is too easy to use "pretty" as a crutch for a "good picture." This is NOT a good picture, but it shows what I arose to this morning. Went to the kitchen for my second coffee and saw the start of a rather nice sunrise, so hopped in the car and drove to the edge of town...
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006, 03:51:39 PM »
On the contary I like it. Excuse my very strange comparision but if there was a funnel in the middle it would almost seem like the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion! I know...my imagination is running on overdrive now ;)

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2006, 05:12:23 PM »
I like it too.  I like the crop and the colours.

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2006, 06:15:54 PM »
The colours are supreme there clive, good you didnt avoid this one, and it would be nice to see one whth a higher resolution to pick out the detail in the fields. but i thought you were going to have some bad wether soon? we are in the middle of another whiteout, bahh humbug.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2006, 07:11:04 PM »
The image below (link only) is is slightly underexposed. Hand held. Other than resize to 1,500 pixels wide, nothing has been done to this image.

Our weather continues to be mild. Had 5 cm of snow on Friday evening and is warm and most has melted. It is cold in many world regions with extreme cold in N China and Russia last week. Of course, because we are mild here, the GW crowd is claiming victory. Once again, showing how they select weather data to "prove" their case--while ignoring weather elsewhere. :)

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2006, 07:58:27 PM »
Really nice to see the snow on the fields. Just that there is some detail in there makes it. Did you recolour it to give it the blue? You could also make a gradient mask and select the bottom half in photoshop and then use the image>adjustments>shadow highlights and play a little with it instead of the classic dodge and burn.

BTW you dont want to get started on that  GW again do you?!?!?!  :shock: you are really asking for a hijak there ;).

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2006, 09:18:39 PM »
"BTW you dont want to get started on that GW again do you?!?!?! "
I never miss a chance! :)  :P  :P

No color changes at all to that sunrise image--right out of the box. Just resized. Is a tad underexposed which likely enhances the blue.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2006, 09:37:51 PM »
Half of taking a photo is being in the right place at the right time. I have no problem with pretty sunrises and sunsets being called good photos, becuase they often are.
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2006, 10:08:49 PM »
I think it is a good sunrise Clive, a prairie sunrise. Nice colour and well composed.

How do your sunsets compare? they would be looking west and as you live within sight of the rockies, would have spectacular horizons. Or are you too far east?
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2006, 11:08:28 PM »
AScot and all. Well thanks for the comments. I just wanted to share my fortune this morning. The colors were rather nice.

AScot, we are 100 km east of the first mountain ranges. I can see them from near my house on a good day. When I drive to the city we can usually see the outline, but they are far off. Sometimes we get a temperature inversion effect and they seem high and closer. But we really don't get a good silhouette  effect out here on the plains. This photomerge  was posted previously. Taken last Nov. (I think.) It's taken from down the street -- about 300m from my house...looking Westerly. I'll look for some old sunset/mountain shots.
http://members.shaw.ca/ocl4/sunset1.jpg

This was taken on Oct 13, 2004, 40km SW of my home town. You can see the mountains cut a small silhouette  ....
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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2006, 11:59:55 PM »
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AScot, we are 100 km east of the first mountain ranges. I can see them from near my house on a good day. This photomerge  was posted previously. http://members.shaw.ca/ocl4/sunset1.jpg

I'm a bit further east than you, can't quite see the mountains.  :(

Another nice sunset Clive, not sure what the photomerge is though?

Here is my 'Canadian' sunset. Posted in low res. 1/6 sec @ f8, 24mm. ISO 100 on tripod, I think. Taken last fall.
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2006, 12:19:20 AM »
You've all seen my sunset... don't have a sunrise.

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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2006, 12:27:20 AM »
Nice shot Adam.
AScot, I put that photomerge in to show that you can't see the mtns from my house.
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2006, 12:41:05 AM »
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You've all seen my sunset... don't have a sunrise.

Very nice ISO, I like that you managed to get the sun in. I'm also missing sunrises, never get up early enough.  :oops:
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2006, 12:46:04 AM »
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AScot, I put that photomerge in to show that you can't see the mtns from my house. Clive

Sorry Clive, I missed the second link.
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