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Old December 11th, 2008, 11:41 PM   #1
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Default Tonight's sunset

I was sitting in my office working and missed the best part of the sunset, but noticed it with just enough time to grab the camera and jump out the front door.

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Nice shot. I like that you captured the tree inside as well.
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Thanks, that's one of the old aluminum trees that I found in my grandfather's basement. The reflection caught my eye because I was bracing myself between a pole on the corner of the porch and the front of the house because of the low shutter speed, didn't have time to go get the tripod from upstairs and set it up.
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What settings was that shot with? I am still new to photography and experimenting with shutter speeds and aperture settings.
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I like the shot. If it were posted in higher res I would use it for a desktop background thru the end of Christmas.
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I'm still learning with my D40x too. Like I said, I didn't have time to play with any settings on that one other than to get to a reasonable shutter speed in Aperture mode to avoid blur, as it was I was wedged into a narrow gap to try and stay steady.

The UPS guy came up to my house as I was taking this, he must have been thinking "WTF is this idiot doing???"

This is my desktop right now... I can't put the file up here, it's too large. I put it on this link, should work:
http://www.driveway.com/i2k7l1l3t9

White balance was set to cloudy/outdoor, F4, 1/1.6 shutter, 18mm (18-135mm lens)

I take a lot of sunset/sunrise shots, so I leave the A setting on the camera set to that white balance all the times. Most of what I do with it is kid and action shots, so I use the other settings for that and A can just stay ready for these type.
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Very cool shot, keep em coming
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thanks, honestly I put that up and figured that people were going to point out what I should have done differently.

I'm open to any suggestions, I really love sunrise/sunset shots and anything to make them better would be fantastic.
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