The view from the road

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The view from the road

I just posted this on my blog and wanted to share here it here. These are SOOC mostly - I cropped to a 5x7 ratio and ran noiseware as I had my ISO pretty high. That's it. If you want the settings, I'll edit with them later. But if you just want to look at them without caring at what I had the camera set at, that would be great. Wink (I'm working on 3.5 hours of sleep, I was editing wedding pictures until 4am!).

I'll be back after the kids go to bed to reply on new threads here.

I truly think I'm addicted to taking pictures of the sky and sun. I have so many of them on my harddrive. I just love the beauty of the sky, the promise of the sun. And these pictures are just so remarkable to me. I took these as we were driving to Wisconsin last week. The sun is setting, and this was the view through the windshield of my car. Is it beautiful to you too?

1.
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/22.0
Focal Length: 65 mm
ISO Speed: 400

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2.
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/25.0
Focal Length: 65 mm
ISO Speed: 400

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3.
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/25.0
Focal Length: 65 mm
ISO Speed: 400
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4.
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/20.0
Focal Length: 65 mm
ISO Speed: 400

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5.
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/20.0
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO Speed: 400
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Wow! I love that last one especially! They look awesome!

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Love them all, Gwen!! As you might be able to tell I'm addicted to photographing clouds and sunsets this year too! Smile

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Gwen ...

these are AWESOME! My favorite is #3. I love the sun peeking through the trees like that. Also the way the tree line rises to the right seems to echo the rays of the sun and I just LOVE IT!

If you get the chance, I really would like to see your settings. I suck at these kinds of shots and I could use a starting point. Wink

TFS,
GiGi

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The key is closing up the aperture Wink

Posted the settings in the OP.

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Beautiful! I like #2 the best, the rays is what is catching me. You said you took these out of the car window? AMAZING!!!

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"fudd8963" wrote:

You said you took these out of the car window? AMAZING!!!

At 60mph, no less. Wink Good thing DH was doing the driving.

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Gorgeous! Its hard to pick, but I think #3 is my fave Smile

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Awesome shots! My favorites are #1, #3, and #5. I love the dark silhouetting against the sky.

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"coolmama72" wrote:

At 60mph, no less. Wink Good thing DH was doing the driving.

LOL! Yes, it is a good think DH was driving!

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Thanks for posting these - I too suck at sunset shots. Mine are always waaaaay underexposed. I think the key is the wide open ap. These are beautiful! LOVE the last one!

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"ButtonsMama" wrote:

Thanks for posting these - I too suck at sunset shots. Mine are always waaaaay underexposed. I think the key is the wide open ap. These are beautiful! LOVE the last one!

But wait, doesn't Gwen's F/22+ mean the ap is very closed, not open? I just want to be sure I have been understanding it right.

Gwen, most of my sunset & cloud shots have been from the passenger seat too, on the highway lol!

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"Amy_&_Eva" wrote:

But wait, doesn't Gwen's F/22+ mean the ap is very closed, not open? I just want to be sure I have been understanding it right.

Right-o. Ap is more closed, so you have to compensate with SS and ISO to get it properly exposed. I adjust on the fly until I get it right (but I'm pretty good at it now)

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"coolmama72" wrote:

Right-o. Ap is more closed, so you have to compensate with SS and ISO to get it properly exposed. I adjust on the fly until I get it right (but I'm pretty good at it now)

It's not clear that I'm a newbie, is it? ROFL