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Golden Hour

Golden Hour
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Copyright: Dilshan Mahdi Hussainmiya (dilshan74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 66 N: 1214] (6696)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-21
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Action, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300s DSLR, AF-S DX VR NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-06-02 8:12
Viewed: 2123
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A group of local boys setting up a fishing net close to the shoreline during the golden hour. I tried to capture the shimmering golden light that can illuminate the transparent wet nylon threads. There was some lens flare which I could not avoid and in the end I left it alone without removing it during post processing. Any feedback welcome and thanks for viewing and your critiques.

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To loribird: thank you Loridilshan74 1 06-03 19:26
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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-06-02 8:25]

Hi Dilshan,
A great capture in contre-jour! Splendid golden hour with a great reflection on the net which seems golden!
I like the lens glare which IMO is adding impact to the lovely artistic composition.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

I like the silhouettes of the children doing fishing against the golden bright sunlight, Dilshan!

The picture is razor-sharp and clarity is amazing.
The colors are natural and the landscape in the BG is well shown and enhances the overall charm of the picture.
Well caught mood within a lovely composition!

Thanks and regards,

Good points of composition and good use of light combine to create another effective sunset/water shot for your portfolio.

The little lens flare is a good detail IMO.

I just wonder if the reflected sun on the water is a little too OE.

Have you considered a NR/ graduated filter? Perhaps tipped to 90˚ it would allow you to expose a shot like this more effectively?


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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-06-02 17:16]

A fine human interest image combined with strong scenic elements. The clarity and color work well together to make a a wonderful composition.

Nice shot Dilsan. Lovely lighting and great silhouettes of the boys holding the net. Beautiful composition. I cropped out the top because it looked like a little OE. Hope you like the revised shot, but as I said, I much prefer yours. It has so much more warmth and mood. TFS, Lori

Hi Dilshan,
Beautiful golden hour and sunset nicely presented and composed with great tone of warm colors and light,
Excellent details and nice silhouettes too,
My compliments

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