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b4light June 07, 2011, 06:29 PM
I tried to process this to look as close as possible to how I experienced
it in real life, but in reality the sun itself was more somewhere between
red and hot pink. I couldn't get the sun the correct color and tonalities
somewhat correct at the same time, so I compromised the color of the
sun. Next time, I might try hdr and see if I can get it right that way...
mramshaw June 07, 2011, 08:58 PM
In reality we concentrate on bits of a scene at a time, and then construct a mental composite.

This is why pictures are often so bitterly disappointing.

It looks pretty good to me, I pick the most interesting part and expose for it.

You could try a blended exposure - sky, sun, treeline.

But the treeline is obvious (plus probably no detail), so try sun & sky?

b4light June 08, 2011, 09:12 PM
Thank you mramshaw!
I could easily paint the sun in the color I remember it, but the problem
then becomes that it would be too close in color and tone to the surrounding
sky (just outside the disc of the sun) - and that doesn't look good at all.
I think a blended exposure would have the same problem.
mramshaw June 08, 2011, 11:13 PM
It might be worth trying as a learning exercise.

But the sun looks like a sun to me, very natural, even if it's not what you remember.

It's always nice to have a strong separation between subject (sky) and background (surprisingly, the sun here).

So I think it works pretty well as a picture...

Dorota.Z June 14, 2011, 08:41 PM
Very nice :)
Dan-Tuyet Tham plus July 30, 2011, 02:34 PM
wonderful sky.
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