Before sunrise

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsPosts: 2,349Registered Users Major grins

Criticisms are welcome.


  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,154Registered Users Major grins

    I like this Don - it's very soft and subtle and I especially like the reflections in the middle. Not sure if it's my eyes but it seems to me that the foreground is sharper than the middle of the picture.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,349Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks, Sara. There's room for dramatic landscapes but there's also room for understated ones.

    The difference in sharpness may be partly due to where I focused, but in processing I only sharpened the pool and the rocks near it. For better or worse, I often sharpen only part of an image.

  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,305Registered Users Major grins

    When the sun rises... wind vectors increase and spoil still water reflections...

    Nice under stated shot, but sharp rock reflections would have added

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,498Registered Users Major grins

    Wonderful Don! Yeah, sharpness is not even....

  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Stuttgart, GermanyPosts: 208Registered Users Major grins

    Awesome photo, the rocks really draw me into it. For my part, I don't miss any reflection in the water and also think that it's perfectly fine that only the foreground is sharp, as this is the main feature for me here.

    I also love that sun is just so very subtly coming over the hill, usually most people tend to make it the main attraction in pictures taken at that time of the day - at least from what I have seen so far. The light this little sun gives - especially on the rocks - is very pleasing!

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,349Registered Users Major grins

    rags, Taz, kurzvorzwoelf, thanks for the comments. I shot this composition from this point until the sun was very much in view. I expected to prefer a shot with a sunstar but I didn't In those, all the subtlety was gone.

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