“Ugly” Sunset

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  • #32172

    mobilepalm
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    Here is my Cambodian “ugly” sunsets.

    Jerome

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    #32198

    Lewis Family
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    Beautiful colors! I was on the ground in Cambodia last year with Christian Aid Ministries (CAM). And, I was there overhead dropping bombs on Cambodia from a B-52 45 years ago during the Viet Nam war. When CAM asked if I would go last year, I just knew I had to do it. As we ministered in villages, far from the cities, I asked those beloved people if they would forgive me for what I did dropping 750lb bombs all over the eastern part of their country. Those who knew what I was talking about forgave me. It was a very moving time. I had a blessed and memorable opportunity to hug an old village man who lost one leg, an arm and an eye stepping on an explosive device 20 years after the war. My visit was special and so are the lovely people of Cambodia. I too got some great pictures.

    #32204

    mobilepalm
    Participant

    Lewis,

    Thanks and glad you liked the colours. Had some of the same scenes but with a much warmer colour spectrum but felt this was more pleasing to the eyes.

    Anyway, glad to hear that You managed to get some personal reconciliation done.

    Regards

    #32208

    Joshua Ong
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    Gorgeous sunset with stunning colours! Far from ugly. I noticed that you added some kind of blur/vignette to your picture. Perhaps you were trying to achieve some nostalgic effect. Composition-wise, I’m glad you included more “sky” and less “ground” to your photo. Although some landscape sunset shots tend to position the horizon two thirds of the way up the picture, yours is better with a lower horizon simply because the foreground is dark and the sky is brilliantly colourful. Just curious, was the shot taken after the sun went down?

    #32253

    mobilepalm
    Participant

    Hi Joshua,

    Thanks for the feedback. Started shooting as the sun was setting and this frame would be after the sun vanished over the horizon.

    Regards

    #32363

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Hey @mobilepalm, welcome to the forums! The clouds radiating out from the right horizon is what make this sunset work. The silhouettes in the foreground are also very integral to the scene. Perhaps if they were further to the left of the frame instead of centered, the visual counter-point would encourage a more balanced-looking image, the effect I would guess you were going for with the whole peaceful sunset-at-dusk-over-the-ocean feel. I would also suggest editing out the little dark spec of a cloud right above the silhouetted object. Nice color combinations and watermark. I would love to visit Cambodia one of these days!

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    #32500

    mobilepalm
    Participant

    Hey James,

    Thanks to the feedback, appreciated and also form the other too. Did have some shots with it balanced out to the left side for the foreground but this was the one with a much cooler ambient colour while the others were not quite right or too warm.

    Yeah, that’s been lazy of not editing out the specs while on the road, hahaha.

    Glad you liked it in “general” and if you do plan a Cambodian trip, do hit me up. I am here quite permanent.

    Ciao!

    #32833

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Thank you Ciao @mobilepalm!

    Something that came to mind as I was reading your reply….a fun exercise that I’ve been doing recently is thinking more about the “why”s behind the “not quite right”s, if you know what I mean. There was a photo that disturbed me yesterday for a reason I couldn’t explain. I would have normally just moved on and said “whatever”, but I made myself step back and ask myself “why”. It was actually an hour of thinking and getting amazing insights and writing things down before I realized how much time I had spent at it! 🙂

    #32847

    mobilepalm
    Participant

    hmm, great food for thought

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