Sky FIYAH! 🔥

JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grinsMauiPosts: 851Registered Users Major grins

Peeked out the window at sunset, saw crazy red and pink in the clouds and had to send the little drone up for a look.

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,173Registered Users Major grins

    Wow, stunnung colors!!!

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,550Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 10, 2019

    JBR, colors nice, but too much dark blob at bottom. Will cut it right into the middle of that logo if mine. Also could have taken a separate exposure for fg to bring lights out tad more....but as it still okay.
    Will Cut it in middle of that E in JBR LIFE.

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 851Registered Users Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    JBR, colors nice, but too much dark blob at bottom. Will cut it right into the middle of that logo if mine. Also could have taken a separate exposure for fg to bring lights out tad more....but as it still okay.
    Will Cut it in middle of that E in JBR LIFE.

    Great cropping advice, Taz, thanks! Now, time for a confession. I was in such a hurry to grab this shot, that I sent the drone up without removing the ND16. The noise in the lower area was AWFUL, which is why I went with darkening the scene. It was a hasty launch, and I paid for it with a grainy pic. lol. You're right though, had I gone full manual for exposing the darks, I'd have a much better image. The things we overlook in excitement sometimes....I'm guilty!

    :smiley:

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 851Registered Users Major grins

    Another go

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,550Registered Users Major grins

    JBR, this is sweet! Leave the dark areas dark....as you mentioned, it is underexposed and brightening will bring out noise....if you like you can crank up the whites/highlights through grad filter at very bottom just to make light more pronounced. In this crop the emphasis is more on sky....! Cheers!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,389Registered Users Major grins

    The cropped shot is lovely.

  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 419Registered Users Major grins

    I have to agree with the cropping advice. The dark area at the bottom balances nicely with the violet area at the top to frame the fiery orange. It keeps drawing the eye back to the drama. I really didn't notice the violet at all in the original.

    ~~Barbara
  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,445Administrators moderator

    My eyes were drawn to the fiery sunset in the first shot anyway, so for me the crop is superfluous. But I'm weird like that.

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,405Super Moderators moderator

    I favor the second image with Tau's crop - great capture!

    Wow!!

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  • shniksshniks The Light Explorer Posts: 892Registered Users Major grins

    I really like the cropped version of the photo. Well done!

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