Saturday, 8 March 2008

Sunset in the Australian Bush - Sky Watch Friday

Sunset in the Australian Bush
Sky Watch Friday
Sunset in the Australian Bush - Clouds, Sky, Trees and Sun
I've got another Aussie Bush Sunset for you today. This photo is actually quite interesting, as it converges from a wide spanning vista to a single point - the Sun. But the way in which this happens in what really makes this photo unique. Most sunset photos will place the sun in or near the centre of the picture. In this image, however, the sun is thrown to the far right of the landscape, leaving room for the clouds and sky to fill most of the frame.

How do you like it?

This photo taken with the Kodak C330 digital camera.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your photos, I agree, I love the lightening strike picture too..

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  2. Yeah the clouds are great leading lines for the sunset and carry the viewer to all parts of the photograph :)

    I really like that sky. The two types of clouds are so different! Nice shot :)

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  3. I like it very much. I often shoot things off center, as well. It draws the eye to an unexpected place, which can be intriguing.

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  4. Hi Stacey,

    Thanks, I'm glad you like the lightning pic, I think that's one of nature's greatest sights. As well as the sunset! :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  5. Hi lea,

    What I find interesting is that with this photo, it works great in terms of composition for left-to-right reading people. The leading lines lead to the right hand side of the picture, which seems correct. But a right-to-left reading person, such as someone from Japan, would tend to compose this photo with the focus on the left hand side of the picture. That's something to think about! :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  6. Hi Sandpiper,

    One of the first rules I learned in photography was - never shoot with the subject in the centre of the picture. This generally applies to sunsets too. It's funny how most people think "okay, get the subject right in the centre", when a photographer thinks "now a little to the right....."

    Cheers,

    David

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  7. To be honest I much prefer the other sunset photo with the large tree. And the spider web. Both of them are wonderful. This one doesn't have enough color for my taste although the lines are great.

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  8. I often like the subject not to be in the center, I wondered when I recently took a photo of a sunset if I "needed" to center it..it seems strange that your summer is just over!!! Lovely pics on your site.

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  9. Interesting image, the “silver lining” that the Sun is casting on the clouds is quite striking. The horizontal capture with the clouds streaking forward adds a nice dimension.

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  10. Hi Davidlind,

    Thanks for this review of the picture. It's great to get some ideas on how to improve. The picture does seem lacking in colour - it really depends on individual taste. I actually prefer redder sunsets, so this one isn't my favourite either. :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  11. Hi Island Rambles Blog,

    You certainly don't "need" to center sunsets, although they sometimes look quite nice when you do. The main thing is: there are no rules - whatever looks great, goes! Thanks for your comment, have a great Spring.

    Cheers,

    David

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  12. Hi Livingsword,

    You've certainly got a great attention to detail! Your description really conveys a great impression of this photo. And that "silver lining" phrase reminds me of a quote.......

    Cheers,

    David

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  13. This is most certainly not an easy shot having a lot of light in the upper part and very little light under the tress in the lower part. Well balanced I would have given it a shorter aperture but the feeling of the photo still works very well here

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  14. Hi David;

    I’m hoping I don’t caught for any copywrite infringement because of talking about clouds with silver linings. LOL

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  15. Dave, nice composition. I will try your tip next time : )

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  16. Hi I have enjoyed going through your blog. You have some sharp pictures. The sunsets are great, the web wonderful and what can I say about the lizard ... it looks as though you could touch it through the screen!
    Lovely blog. :o)

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  17. Hi reubenc,

    Thanks for dropping round and commenting. I'm glad you like this picture. I'll have a go at using the shorter aperture for my next sunset. It's mostly about the feeling of the pic in my opinion, aesthetics come afterwards! :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  18. Hi livingsword,

    I'm sure this would come under "fair usage"!

    Cheers,

    David

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  19. Hi Digitalshuttermania,

    Thanks, I look forward to seeing the results of your photos!

    Cheers,

    David

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  20. Hi pollydot,

    That lizard is amazing, isn't he? I'm glad you like my photos, feel free to drop round again anytime! :)

    Cheers.

    David

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  21. David this is amazing image. I tried sky watch before, but we get many power lines on the way, lol. Oh well I get to enjoy yours. Beautiful. Anna :)

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  22. Hi Anna,

    We also get powerlines here, if you look in some of my sunsets you will see them. But I often go somewhere else for my nature photos, sunsets and sunrises look so much nicer in a natural setting.

    Cheers,

    David

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  23. Hi Angela giles klocke,

    Thanks for dropping by. The Australian sunset is one of the most beautiful scenes I have ever seen (no pun intended!) From what I see on other blogs, the sunset everywhere in the world is a most beautiful sight. I'm glad I was able to share some of the joy from this sunset with you.

    Cheers,

    David

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