05-11-2016 10:38 AM - edited 05-11-2016 10:39 AM
Share your amazing travel photography! Let us know the Canon gear you used and the story behind the photo.
This beautiful scene in Italy was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens at f/11, 1/5 sec, ISO 100.
05-11-2016 02:02 PM
05-11-2016 04:11 PM
I begged to disagree...if you ever watched a lot of sunsets...the colors, tone, and everything else is usually a lot more vivid than shown in this picture...there is no rule to say that you can only use what is recorded by the camera...the goal is to duplicate real life as your eyes see it as much as possible. With that, this picture is not artificial at all...it actually falls a bit short of real life.
I have indeed watched a lot of sunsets and photographed a fair number of them. In my experience, while the colors in the sunset are often vivid, those in the foreground are not. And I'm pretty sure the tree was added to the scene. The outline of the foliage is too sharp, and there is no evidence at the foot of the tree that a tree has been growing there. Even more tellingly, why doesn't it cast a shadow?
I quite agree that there is no rule that you can't manipulate a scene. But the most successful manipulations either don't call attention to themselves or result in abstract forms that are intentionally recognizable as manipulations. The manipulations that I think I see in this picture meet neither of those criteria.
Now if you're the one who took the picture and you tell me it isn't manipulated, I'll have to believe you. Otherwise, I stand by my opinion.
05-11-2016 04:50 PM
5D and 17-40 from Hakkenzan in Japan.
05-11-2016 08:18 PM - edited 05-11-2016 08:18 PM
Diverhank, the lights bring a great sense of energy to this photo, especially with the blue building that catches the eye. Thanks so much for sharing!
05-12-2016 01:12 AM - edited 05-12-2016 01:14 AM
Wow, Peter. That is one incredible view. Do you mind sharing the settings used?
05-12-2016 10:25 AM
Bob from Boston,
" it has "over-Photoshopped" written all over it."
If a little is good, so, a lot must be better. Unfortunately that sentiment is seemly prevalent when using the sliders in PS.
Not trying to say that is a bad thing depending on what the photographer wanted to convey. After all HDR is getting more and more popular.