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Offline ZAR

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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #100 on: January 09, 2009, 04:44:47 pm »
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #101 on: January 11, 2009, 03:40:11 pm »
Last Night.



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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #102 on: January 14, 2009, 12:43:20 am »
We spend New years' eve on a  koppie outside Durbanville to watch 2008's last sunset disappearing over the ocean with Table Mountain in the background. It was just pure magic.

Here are some shots:
















 

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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #103 on: January 14, 2009, 12:45:14 pm »
Johannesburg - ashy sunset.
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #104 on: January 15, 2009, 08:46:15 pm »
Sommer so in die ry (Bakkie) geneem net buite Luanda. Son is nog bietjie hoog maar 'n mens bly nie hier nie laat uit nie.
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #105 on: January 15, 2009, 09:06:44 pm »
Net buite Zastron
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #106 on: January 15, 2009, 09:19:22 pm »
± albertinia


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Quote from: doubleoseven
we sorta saw the same sunset :P
 

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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #107 on: January 16, 2009, 11:31:59 pm »
A recent sunset shot over the Thames river



This is a good shot but the tilted horizon spoils it for me.
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #108 on: January 18, 2009, 01:11:13 am »
Salt Rock - KZN North Coast
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #109 on: January 18, 2009, 01:13:57 am »
Yep dis a lekker shot ... ek sou die bokant afgesny het deur daai wolkie bokant die son ... dit sal die horison bietjie meer wegvat van die middel af. ;)
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #110 on: January 18, 2009, 01:21:39 am »
Yep have to agree.  Have tried it and it does make a difference to the shot.  Have made the same mistake with the second image. One of the rules of landscapes is not to have horizons centralised, but on one of the thirds lines.  Thanks for your input :)
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #111 on: February 03, 2009, 03:53:15 am »
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #112 on: February 03, 2009, 09:26:22 am »
Don't know why but my pictures are all removed from the forum.  Any idea what is happening?  Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #113 on: February 03, 2009, 10:01:04 am »
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #114 on: February 03, 2009, 12:16:12 pm »
Yep have to agree.  Have tried it and it does make a difference to the shot.  Have made the same mistake with the second image. One of the rules of landscapes is not to have horizons centralised, but on one of the thirds lines.  Thanks for your input :)

I can no longer see your shots.

The rule of thirds is a good guideline but I have seen many shots that defies them and still give a good shot. Centralised horizons do have the potential to be disturbing but then again, not always. Composition has mostly to do with the mechanics of our eyes and following certain guidelines usually get a result that is pleasing to most. In your shot the problem for me was that the top edge contained a stray element that was not really adding anything to the shot. This I say from memory :)

This shot is a good shot but can be better by cropping the bottom. Not to move the horizon but to avoid the "void" in the right bottom corner. Cropping it now will help a bit but it could have been composed better in camera.


PS ... No malice intended and if my comments are disturbingthe peace I will remove it. ;)
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #115 on: March 11, 2009, 07:38:50 am »
Took my dog down too the beach yesterday evening



birds were out enjoying the weather too



and the waves were having a splashing good time aswell

 

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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #116 on: March 11, 2009, 02:29:15 pm »
PeTourism pics

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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #117 on: March 15, 2009, 10:11:53 am »
GOOD MEMORIES!!!!!!!!
LIFE IS 2 SHORT FOR SHIT!!!!
U NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION
 

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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #118 on: March 15, 2009, 10:13:32 am »
GOOD LIFE
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Re: Sunsets ... a time to reflect.
« Reply #119 on: March 15, 2009, 09:02:25 pm »
Tarred roads: a perfect example of needless government spending.