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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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Quintessence by DPasschier Quintessence by DPasschier
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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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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
so much welcome
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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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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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DPasschier Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Thanks :)
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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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DPasschier Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Thank you :)
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