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Sunset at the Bend

Photo By Guy Schmickle
Pro Critique
Many readers have viewed this photograph, and those who have rated it, have rated it highly. We agree. The composition is nearly perfect, including just enough foreground to indicate that the vantage point is from high on a ledge. This gives the necessary perspective and size relationship to the subject. With the sun below the horizon, both the sky and the landscape have exposure values that are similar. In the contest of sunset light the color of the rock is rich and natural.


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3 Comment

  1. Great vantage point and dynamic range. However, even with the edge of the cliff in the foreground, we still don't have a sense of distance or height. Are the cliff walls 200', 500', 2000'?
  2. Hard to believe there is that much light on the rocks with the sun already below the horizan.
  3. Beautiful image. A 3 to 4 stop neutral density filter was obviously used to even the amount of light of the landscape and the sunset sky. Technically, it's a very nice shot.

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