Thanksgiving Sunset 09 (sunrise+sunset trees ). Photo by sdianas
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Thanksgiving Sunset 09

Uploaded by: sdianas

Thursday November 26, 2009

Valley City, SD (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: A follow-up to the Thanksgiving Sunset I uploaded under my old handle, Shirley, in 2002 - taken with my Mustek VDC-300. Even that trusty old Mustek (which I still use sometimes) was able to capture the colors without using a flash, though. If I turn the flash off, the Canon compensates and makes it look like a daylight shot, whether I use Auto or Night mode. No doubt, I just do not know how to get it to take the pic as it actually looks - without using that flash! Ideas appreciated.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon PowerShot S30

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 180.00

y-Resolution: 180.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

YCbCr Positioning: centered

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.

FNumber: f/2.8

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Compressed Bits per Pixel: 3.00

Shutter speed: 5.91 EV (APEX: 7, 1/59 sec.)

Aperture: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, red-eye reduction mode.

Focal Length: 7.1 mm

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FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 1024

PixelYDimension: 768

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 3683.45

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 3674.64

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor

File Source: DSC

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00

Scene Capture Type: Standard

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

RelatedImageWidth: 1024

RelatedImageLength: 768

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8. sdianas
12:53 AM GMT on January 02, 2010
I took another of this same scene after the Christmas blizzard that left 18 inches of snow here, and it is quite a different sight! I will upload some of those; the only problem is that there are so many, I will have to choose a few from 20 or more. The results of an 18" snowfall are remarkable, so I went a little wild with the camera. :-)

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7. cyril8
2:51 AM GMT on December 14, 2009
This is wonderful and lovely as is!
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6. skystar
9:24 PM GMT on November 27, 2009
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5. sdianas
5:43 PM GMT on November 27, 2009
The flash adds detail to the foreground that wouldn't be there otherwise, so it might not be so bad using it - and if there were nothing in the foregound, it wouldn't matter! The detail in this one definitely adds to the picture, although I wish those septic tank pipes weren't there. Maybe I should clone them out, which I see would be very easy...I'd have to jpg it again, though, and lose some quality.

I've also asked advice from a friend who's had a Powershot S40 since they first came out and has taken some beautiful shots with it. He's very professional, though, and probably uses manual settings, which of course I could and should learn to do.

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4. spaluch1
1:56 PM GMT on November 27, 2009
^^^What they said. Great shot!
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3. Kiotie
5:53 AM GMT on November 27, 2009
The easiest way is to use program mode and adjust it up or down a couple stops to see what you like, and if that isn't enough the you can use manual mode and play with some different settings. If you have anymore questions send me a message and I can try to help
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2. JLProductions2
4:44 AM GMT on November 27, 2009
I am no expert either but have experimented with some success with High Dynamic Range techniques. Take 3-5 bracketed shots on tripod and combine them with HDR editing. Happy Thanksgiving, barely.
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1. suzi46
3:18 AM GMT on November 27, 2009
I am not expert enough to answer your question other than I use the Night Landscape setting with zoom if necessary..using Nikon this shot of yours..very beautiful..soft and serene looking..suzi
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About sdianas


I am primarily a musician (full-time arranger and occasional performer), but also love to take photos! How I would love to be able to capture details of trees, etc., against a sunset or in other dark conditions! I have a Canon A510 and a Canon S40, but neither of them can do it, perhaps because there are settings I am unaware of. If anyone can advise me how to get this effect, which I see often in Wunderground photos, I would be very grateful.

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