Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sunset Photo

Here are 2 shots which I took yesterday from Kemaman. I reached Kemaman at about 7.00pm and it was raining from Gebeng, Kuantan. Tell me what you think...

This was right outside of Rachel's house in Kemaman. Too bad there was a telephone line smacked right in the middle of the picture.
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This second shot is about 5km away from Kemaman town. I just cannot "tahan" but to ask permission from Rachel to stop by at the road side.

16 comments:

cc of Quaint Melody said...

So red! Hardly see sunset so red around here, it's usually more of a yellowish tone.

To answer your question, I shoot in both raw and jpeg format. I mostly do some minor adjustments in photoshop like adjusting the sharpness etc. to counter the loss of detail when save for web.

I'm not really into extreme editing as I believe in originality in a photo but if you really want to, try the following site for velvia technique in photoshop. That will give a boost to your photos. Don't over do it though. Hope that helps!

http://www.reflectiveimages.com/digitalvelvia.htm

Calvin Soo KJ said...

cc, thank you so, so much. can i call you....SIFU!!!

Pete said...

Wah, I thought the aliens spaceships are going to land in Kemaman, attracted by the Petronas Refinery flares. Nice shot, Bro.

garfield said...

for the 2nd picture, i think u should use larger aperture, coz it is too dark.

Calvin Soo KJ said...

pete, thanks. but need lots of improvement. the shot was taken without my tripod. so, quite shaky.

garfield, yah. i've noticed. i tried to brighten it up using canon's software but it wasnt nice. but the whole idea was to take the sunset shot. its not too often you'll get a sunset so orangy red...thanks for the tip though.

garfield said...

better not to depends on software too much, do it manually with the lens will have better result.

anyway, there is actually a way to fake this effect since ur camera is a digital ones, u may switch the color settings to Red=100%, Green=-100% and Blue=-100%, then u will be able to fake the image like this pictures.

but still, getting the real scene is a more interesting thing to do
:)

Josephine said...

Nice shots!

Calvin Soo KJ said...

garfield, ok thanks. i'll try them today.

jpsephine, thanks....but still very ameteur. next time, i'll be more prepared... :)

cleffairy said...

Nice picture, Calvin...very romantic... do you watch sunset with Rachel often?

Malaysian Joe said...

whoa.. garf teach you to "fake" LOL.. but nice pics... second one would be better to be a bit bright but keep the silhouette... nice..

Calvin Soo KJ said...

clef, as often as we can.

mjoe, ya i know. i overdid it a lil bit. thanks...

cc of Quaint Melody said...

Nah, I'm not qualify for that. Just sharing information. Also, to counter the loss of sharpen due to down-sizing your images, you can apply unsharp mask filter in photoshop. I usually set it at 60% 0.5px.

Calvin Soo KJ said...

cc, oh ok. but i do not have photoshop. im only using canon's bundled software. the ori photoshop is very expensive for me to purchase for now. im trying to get a pirated one....heheheh *grins*

garfield said...

@calvin,
u can always download a software called GIMP which it totally free and it is similar to photoshop.

cc of Quaint Melody said...

You can actually download a 30 days trial version to test it first.

Calvin Soo KJ said...

garfield, thanks. will check it out tonight.

cc, thanks to you too. but after 30 days, have to buy oso. malas lah. but i'll check it out tonight too.

guys, thanks for all your help and info. really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.....XOXOXOXO