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Old May 22nd, 2014, 03:08 AM
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Sunset birds

Any advice on how to improve this picture (good/bad) would be great. Thanks guys
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Old May 27th, 2014, 08:49 AM
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Re: Sunset birds

This scene really isn't the ideal situation to get detail and colour in the birds. Being so brightly backlit, it's hard to get proper exposure on both. To get the detail, you've overexposed the sunset. I would concentrate on getting the sunset exposure correct first and then up the iso to get a fast enough shutter to freeze the birds as silhouettes.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 08:01 PM
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Re: Sunset birds

Yes, I have to agree, you somewhat overexposed the shot. Maybe if you darkened the whole thing you could intensify the colors a little and make it even more dramatic. Basically, I like what you tried to do; the shot is evocative of the sea and its surroundings. You may want to try darkening it and see what happens.
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Old May 30th, 2014, 09:32 AM
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Re: Sunset birds

If you are shooting in raw:
. You may rectify exposure, for me it s overexposed
. After that enhance light for the birds

I don't feel you need more vivid image, saturation is ever a little bit too much .
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Re: Sunset birds

While sunset colors are nice I really do not see anything that excites me the way you have this framed. The birds are very small and I had to search for them. This of course is aside from the aforementioned exposure issues.

Second the building on the right side of the frame is hugely distracting with respect to the birds. I do believe however you may have a shot using that structure at sunset and that may be worth a return trip to explore a bit.
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