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Sunset over Platte River at about 300', shot 3 pictures in RAW using gimbal adjustments, manually stitched.  Adjusted in RAW using Photoshop Elements to increase shadows.




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Hi there, thank you for sharing your engaging shot, well done. Fly safely. Cheers!
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Woe
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Great shot. Well done
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I guess there is beauty in a land with no mountains or ocean! (g)  Very nice.  Any reason you did not use the Vertical Pan mode?
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Platte river in Michigan?
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When you live in a fly-over state, you have to look for the beauty and usually have to time it as well.      Why vertical?   My sister says it gives it that "high up" impression, plus the areas off to the left and right are not that scenic, so I framed them out of the picture.  That picture is actually one of the many, many tributaries of the Platte, below is looking the other direction.  Horizontally  ;  )

This is northwest Missouri -- corn and soybean country and the best views are from about 300'.   At ground level the sky is the most interesting thing to take pictures of, especially when storms come in.  The Platte River ends in Kansas City where it joins the Missouri River.


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Awesome skies. Personally, the bottom is a bit too dark for me. I was wondering where the river were, as all the trees and that area is without detail.
Horizon also slanting to the right.  I would fix the horizon, and lift the shadows in the foreground a tad, if it were mine.
Nice shot.
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great shot. thank you
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Charissa Posted at 1-9 01:21
Awesome skies. Personally, the bottom is a bit too dark for me. I was wondering where the river were, as all the trees and that area is without detail.
Horizon also slanting to the right.  I would fix the horizon, and lift the shadows in the foreground a tad, if it were mine.
Nice shot.

Thanks for the feedback!   I shoot mostly with 3 AEB so could also use HDR + RAW to adjust for shadow detail.   Sunsets are difficult with such a huge dynamic range and timing does not always allow getting everything just right, e.g. correct height to see the water.    I try to create realistic images, the way it looked at the time of the image capture, which is not always perfect.

I've also found that images that look good on my monitor can look quite different on another since images differ from monitor to monitor as people have their monitors adjusted to whatever they feel comfortable with.   A friend of mine has an Apple monitor with much more resolution and color depth and my 8-bit images sometimes just don't look right on his display.

Again, thanks for the feedback, I agree!  
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QUBO1234 Posted at 1-8 13:21
When you live in a fly-over state, you have to look for the beauty and usually have to time it as well.      Why vertical?   My sister says it gives it that "high up" impression, plus the areas off to the left and right are not that scenic, so I framed them out of the picture.  That picture is actually one of the many, many tributaries of the Platte, below is looking the other direction.  Horizontally  ;  )

This is northwest Missouri -- corn and soybean country and the best views are from about 300'.   At ground level the sky is the most interesting thing to take pictures of, especially when storms come in.  The Platte River ends in Kansas City where it joins the Missouri River.

I like the second image of "fly over country" too!!!  You do have classic thunder storms.  I was in a tent in Iowa one night and could have read my book by the continuous lightning flashes.

Actually, I wondered why you used a MANUAL vertical pan as opposed to using the built-in function.  Although, exposure might have suffered in auto.
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ff22 Posted at 1-10 07:13
I like the second image of "fly over country" too!!!  You do have classic thunder storms.  I was in a tent in Iowa one night and could have read my book by the continuous lightning flashes.

Actually, I wondered why you used a MANUAL vertical pan as opposed to using the built-in function.  Although, exposure might have suffered in auto.

Why MANUAL pan?   I tried the horizontal pan and didn't like the results as well as doing it manually and then using Microsoft's free ICE software to do the stitching.   Using AEB I can then select the set of shots that look the best together, e.g. select a darker sky but a lighter foreground and automatically have them stitched.   If you haven't used it ICE, it is nice.   

In addition, using a manual pan gives you control to let you overlap the images much more so that the "sweet spot" of the lens is overlapping in the images to be combined, i.e. a possibly soft edge is not in the middle of the panorama.
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Very nice shot!
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QUBO1234 Posted at 1-8 13:21
When you live in a fly-over state, you have to look for the beauty and usually have to time it as well.      Why vertical?   My sister says it gives it that "high up" impression, plus the areas off to the left and right are not that scenic, so I framed them out of the picture.  That picture is actually one of the many, many tributaries of the Platte, below is looking the other direction.  Horizontally  ;  )

This is northwest Missouri -- corn and soybean country and the best views are from about 300'.   At ground level the sky is the most interesting thing to take pictures of, especially when storms come in.  The Platte River ends in Kansas City where it joins the Missouri River.

Wow!
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