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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
10/2500 second
Aperture
F/10.0
Focal Length
52 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Nov 16, 2007, 6:06:02 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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The last in the series. Enjoy
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Hey!

You wanted me to write you a critique for this image. As I tell everyone I write a critique for; don't mind the stars.

Photographically:

I think you've done a great job with the settings. You can't really do much about the cameras way of interpreting the pixels.
The only thing I can tell you about photographing the sun directly: I wouldn't take my chances without any kind of filter as directsunlight may destroy your autofocusing-motor.

Post-Processing:
I'd recommend you to look up on how to remove banding in images. There are a few ways this can be done in photoshop. Banding is the direct transitions between colors which is clearly visible as half circles radiating from the sun. If you remove/dampen the banding in the sky including the sun it'll look much smoother to the eye.
I would also use the unsharpenmask in photoshop to shapen the edges of the mountains bodering to the sky and the silhouette of the grass in the foreground.
Also make sure that you go over the foreground with a black brush, to ensure that there aren't any gray pixels in there.

These three steps will not drastically improve your image, but it will give you a very professional look to it.

Summary:
You got a great image here and I'm sure this is something many people would want hanging at their summerhut or similar. It has a very majestic feel to it. So as mentioned; banding and sharpening.

Hope this was helpful :)
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:iconthanksthatisenough:
thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Fantastic photo.
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Thank you :)
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:iconthanksthatisenough:
thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
so much welcome
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:iconjulienkraakman:
JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the misty ground :) Great image. Don't like the border though!
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Thank you. If I was going to submit it now instead of then I would remove that border. :)
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:iconjulienkraakman:
JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I also have some old pieces with borders... I don't bother to change them either :)
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Snusmumrik Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
This photo has been featured [Here] ;)
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Thanks :)
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:iconch3m-x:
Ch3M-X Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Photographer
Wow, really stunning photograph! Sunsets are really beautiful. I really like how the sun is casting over the hill. (:
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Thank you :)
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ProfessorPeyton Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sunsets/sunrises are always beautiful.
I like the hill and the grassy area as well, and the way the light hits them.
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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:iconfirewario:
FireWario Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Sweet. How the sun casts over the mountain is a spectacle to enjoy.
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconcristellenicole:
CristelleNicole Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student General Artist
stunning photo! this looks really beautiful.
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconraigekidan:
Raigekidan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Hello! :wave:

You've been featured: [link]
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconraigekidan:
Raigekidan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
You're welcome. :)
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:iconpalandir-anann:
palandir-anann Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.
This such an amazing shot.
well done! :clap:
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Thank you very much :)
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:iconjessi9999:
Jessi9999 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
You have been featured in my journal here: [link]
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Thanks :hug:
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:iconjessi9999:
Jessi9999 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
This is such a beautiful picture! The colors are so pretty, and it has such a calming feel to it. Great work! :D
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconjessi9999:
Jessi9999 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
your welcome :D
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:iconpaulgana:
PaulGana Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
the simplicity is wonderful, I also love the little bit of fog in the distance, in front of that hill. That is such a nice touch
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Thank you very much :)
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:iconandrea-reyes:
Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
A very beautiful set/rise. I love the rich colours in it!
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconducilla:
ducilla Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Great light control and the bit of ground fog really does add a nice element to the scene...D.
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Thank you very much :)
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:iconayla79:
ayla79 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
beautiful!
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Thanks :)
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Squirrelflight-77 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Beautiful work!! :clap::clap::clap:
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Thank you :)
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:iconsquirrelflight-77:
Squirrelflight-77 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
You're welcome!! :D
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:iconbeccainlayton:
beccainlayton Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, what a breathtaking shot! The colors and lighting are perfect as is the location of the sun in this shot!
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Thank you very much :)
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:iconbeccainlayton:
beccainlayton Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :-)
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42millones Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the sun is perfectly in the center...

great shot!!!
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:icondpasschier:
DPasschier Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Thanks.
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