An African sunset

Sunsets in Africa are quite dramatic - the colours change every few seconds and they are simply lovely to capture
I have two versions - one with the tree centered and the other has the tree off-center

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William Howell's picture

Very beautiful, nice colors and composition.
This image just works!

Thanks very much William

Kjell Vikestad's picture

Nice picture with warm colours in the sky. I'm not sure if I like the senter position of the big tree, but its a beautiful scenery.

Ruth Carll's picture

Agreed. But i love the alignment of the three trees. I think if you cropped this in the gap between the two shrubs on the right this image would go from good to great. You could add a crop to the original post which would let them be viewed side by side. It would be great to see!

Nice work Ram!

Thanks very much for the feedback Ruth - i was torn between keeping the tree in the center and pushing it off-center. I must try the crop like you suggested.

Ruth Carll's picture

Love the second image!!

Thanks for the feedback Kjell - appreciate it. I must try the crop to get the tree off-center

Shawn Mahan's picture

Great picture and it definitely screams Africa. I am looking at the tree and see a bit of a halo. Were you using a brush to bring up the exposure of the tree since it was backlit? If so, look to use a masking feature to only affect the tree and not the sky.

Thanks very much for the feedback Shawn. I did not use a brush. I lifted shadows globally in Luminar

Shawn Mahan's picture

I only use Lightroom. Maybe there is something similar. ?

Ruth Carll's picture

Thanks for the tip Shawn. It helped me too!