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Sunday, 3 January 2010

Sunsets



I'm not a fan of short days, but at least early winter sunsets make it much easier to get out there and take some photos. Here are a few shots from my trip to Cornwall last year.

Cannon in Porthleven

Mullion

The Other Photographer

I think I need to learn something clever about my settings to get brighter colours, anyone have any tips?

21 comments:

Emma said...

Those are beautiful pictures. Oslo has 5 hour days so the sunsets are amazing. Of course it doesn't help the sun is 7 degrees up in the sky at its highest point during the day haha.

Chef E said...

What setting do you use on the photo program? I use photoshop Adobe CS3 and then go to color balance, you can add more reds and such...

I have not posted a sunset photo I took this past October and a friend showed me how to add some color...

Cheers in the New Year!

Kevin Musgrove said...

The colours are beautiful, Rachel. Winter has its own palette.

mel said...

are you using an SLR or a point-and-shoot? what you want to do is have the camera expose for the sky instead of the sun, which is too bright.
if you can exposure lock on an area of the sky with the colour - then recompose the shot to how you want it, you'll get the brighter colours that are there...
or manually over-ride the exposure - to a negative...
hope that helps! and thanks for stopping over :)

Louiz said...

I love those pictures just as they are. They look wintery if that makes sense!

mel said...

i think it's the same button on nikon, canon, etc - look for this symbol * or one like it, and then read the manual for how to use it for exposure. (your new best friend.)
and you can still keep everything else on auto if you want :)

Lauren said...

Those are really pretty. :) I don't know much about the settings on my camera either. My cousin usually helps me out with that. Lol.

liliannattel said...

I also like the photos as they are. Lovely.

Kimberly said...

Those are beautiful!

I love photography. You do a great job.

Vesper said...

Aw man, I would LOVE to go here. Gorgeous!

Rachel said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. Excellent photos with the dark/light effect....I love photography too. Only using a prosumer cam now, would really love to own a DSLR though.

Aidan Donnelley Rowley said...

Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing them.

Shorty said...

Thank you so much for your comment on securityville and for bringing me to your site! I love your Cornwall photos and have always wanted to visit there. One of my favorite authors is Rosamunde Pilcher and a lot of her books were set in that part of Scotland. One day I will make it over there!

Happy New Year to you!

L.C.T. said...

Beautiful pictures :)

Toni said...

Gorgeous photos Rachel even without a special setting! It just goes to show what spectacular scenery we have on our own door step!

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

saw that you're a writer on another blog....and that the world you created doesn't have therapists. :) i had to smile, b/c that doesn't stop me from what i do...character therapy! i did assessments on a couple of angels and demons...

jeannie
The Character Therapist

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping by from SITS! What awesome pictures! I love the orange sky.

The Blonde Duck said...

I think they're gorgeous!

Fly Girl said...

I'm not a fan of short days either but if I could capture stunning pix like these, I'd suffer through more.

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Beautiful photos!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Hi! Stopping by from SITS today. Beautiful photos... don't worry about the colors. Silhouettes often don't show color. These shots are just perfect. If you want more color, there's a way to do it but I"m not completely sure how.

I think the shots look great just as they are!

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