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Photo: Golden Sunset

Photo: Golden Sunset

A typical sunset in Ormond Beach! I made the colors bolder and added contrast.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/556, F6.7, 12.1mm, ISO64, 2006-01-27T17:44:59-05, 2006-01-27_17h44m59

Location: 1832 Nelson Ave., Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7228

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Photo: Shades of Blue

Photo: Shades of Blue

A dark blue sunset with some highlights. This was fun to edit.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/204, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2006-01-24T17:49:33-05, 2006-01-24_17h49m33

Location: 1832 Nelson Ave., Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7228

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Photo: Sharpened Pencils 4

Photo: Sharpened Pencils 4

A macro of four sharpened pencils against a purple sunset. You’ve got all the essential colors here… red, purple, green, and blue.

Sharpened Pencils 1-3 are really embarrassing, so I won’t be posting them. :confused:

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/2, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO250, 2006-01-18T18:22:17-05, 2006-01-18_18h22m17

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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Photo: Purple Sunset

Photo: Purple Sunset

We really get some amazing sunsets in Florida. As always, editing helped this one along, but it was breathtaking to begin with.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/65, F3.8, 10.8mm, ISO64, 2006-01-05T17:46:52-05, 2006-01-05_17h46m52

Location: 1832 Nelson Ave., Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7228

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Photo: Sunrise

Photo: Sunrise

A sunrise from December of 2005. I had to get up early that day to take my ACT college entrance exam which I got a composite score of 28/36 on. In two weeks I will finally finish my A.A. degree.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/137, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2005-12-10T07:10:24-05, 2005-12-10_07h10m24

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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Photo: Golden Sky

Photo: Golden Sky

A beautiful golden sunset near Walgreens. You can almost see the sign at the bottom in the shadows.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/145, F4.2, 12.6mm, ISO64, 2005-10-05T18:57:54-04, 2005-10-05_18h57m54

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Photo: Pink Sunset

Photo: Pink Sunset

A vivid pink sunset from September 2005, heavily edited. At the time I believed editing produced “fake” photos but now I know better. :grin:

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/21, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO100, 2005-09-09T19:50:41-04, 2005-09-09_19h50m41

Location: 1832 Nelson Ave., Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7228

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Photo: Driving Sunset

Driving Sunset

I shot this sunset from the backseat while my friend was driving. This is on West International Speedway Boulevard right near Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

On the left is the rear-view mirror and at the bottom you see the windshield wipers. That’s why I’m titling this Driving Sunset.

I cloned out a big electronic sign at the bottom-right. It was the college’s sign, but it was bright blue and annoying. You can still see the clone marks if you brighten the photo considerably, but no one will notice normally.

Canon Rebel XTi, EF 50mm 1:1.4, 1/500, F3.2, 50mm, ISO100, 2009-10-15T18:53:32-04, 20091015-225332rxt

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Photo: Golden Evening

Golden Evening

A beautiful golden sunset right before sundown.

I shot this right down my street. There were power lines blocking the way, so I walked in someone’s yard to cut them out of the shot. Some woman yelled “get off my property” at me as I was shooting this, so I tripped the shutter quickly and then walked off.

I put contrast at +100% in Adobe Camera Raw 5.0 and then used the curves tool to push it even further. Even though I pushed the exposure bias down to -1.33, I think I was in the wrong metering mode so the clouds in the middle are over-exposed: they are at (255,255,255) (8-bit) and there is no detail there. Nothing I can do about that… It’s not a big problem in this photo because you expect the sun to be bright.

I pushed a lot of stuff to black with the curves tool, such as the trees and houses below. They aren’t important… no reason for you to see them.

There is a lot of black and empty space in this image. You can do that. The subject does not have to be big and in the center. In fact, it’s often more interesting to make the subject small. In this case, the subject is the sunset and the periphery is the dark clouds at the top.

Canon Rebel XTi, EFS 18-55mm, 1/640, F7.1, 55mm, ISO100, 2009-10-10T18:33:25-04, 20091010-223325rxt

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Photo: Peaceful Neighborhood

Peaceful Neighborhood

I shot this on an evening walk in my neighborhood. The sunset and white car paired well in my eyes.

I brightened the car and darkened the sunset in Photoshop for balance. The car was much darker than the sunset, but I was able to bring the colors out since I always shoot RAW. The files are 10MB each, which is a lot bigger than JPEGs, but it’s worth it for creative flexibility.

This was my first outing with the XTi kit lens in a long time. Because it’s EF-S and goes down to 18mm, it has a much wider field of view than my EF 28-135mm lens, which I enjoyed.

Canon Rebel XTi, EFS 18-55mm, 1/60, F3.5, 18mm, ISO100, 2009-10-10T18:31:03-04, 20091010-223103rxt

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