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Goodnight, Sun by pullingcandy Goodnight, Sun by pullingcandy
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Sunset over the Shuswap Lake, British Columbia.
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kilroyart Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
love the light reflecting on the water.
a friend of mine was going home on the train after a long day at work....the sun setting...on its last minutes....and a child points out to his mother..."look mom...the Day is going away"
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it. Sometimes I don't know why I post this stuff, lol, because landscapes aren't my forte, but it's nice when someone comments like you did, with a little story :)
Thank you!
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kilroyart Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
aw i really do like it :D
lol sometimes i wondered why i post some of the things i posted =P
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I chalk it up a lot to 'because I can'.
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kilroyart Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
lol hey i like that :D
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent, I do too lol
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kilroyart Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
lol :D
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ahlice Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very pretty shot! wonderful bright colours and reflections
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:) <3
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
This is pretty, but I think the rocks in the foreground are a tad too dark for my tastes. You could lighten them up a bit in photoshop, and I think that would benefit the picture. I do like that the dark clouds are repeated in the water though, it's pretty dramatic.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I was actually working on that right now with the rocks in photoshop, great minds think alike I suppose :)
Since I know very little about anything other then color adjust and such, it's been a pain trying to figure out how to edit and keep it as natural as possible, I did most of this in lightroom, which I know how to use about as well as I know how to have a penis, which isn't very well, since I'm a girl - so I transferred this this morning in to photoshop to work on it in that thing people call LAYERS. :)
Thanks for the advice, awesome to know that what I am seeing wrong others are too - well not wrong, but...something that could be improved upon :)
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
You should practice using the sponge tool and the burn tool. They give the most natural adjustments in my opinion. and lol, layers. I like barely use them unless I'm doing a lot of changes.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've never really used them before, it's weird. I'll paint and do all my editing on the actual picture usually - but one layer seems to be a good idea for all this stuff i'm learning because i can easily go back to the original that way and see what i changed and where i messed it up :)
sponge. Gotcha.
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Well it can be super-useful when you're learning, because you can just hit the little eyeball symbol and see exactly what a tool is doing and how it affects everything. So yeah for learning, I definitely give layers a :thumbsup:.

and yeah, sponge, burn, dodge. I think they're under the eraser? I dunno, they get switched around, it's different in different versions. But I like the way they work.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I understand dodge and burn, I think desaturate is grouped with those, is that the sponge tool?
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
I think that's right. :D
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll use it then, and see - though doesn't that just make things black and white, in essence?
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sheepysaccount Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Purtiful
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Professional
I love that bright yellow, it looks amazing :D
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thank you!
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Necroantics Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Purrrrrrdy...
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ur purrrdy...
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Necroantics Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ill bet you say that to all the boys.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Just you! :P
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Necroantics Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your bewitching lies, dont flatter me....
(They do)
:D
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Muaha I knew it ;)
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dennissnider Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
You had a very busy sky to work with I see....just a beautiful shot and great idea leaving the small piece of shoreline. It gives the shot that much more depth!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The one thing I've read about over and over and over again on nature photography is to have an interesting foreground - make sure to have something that draws the eye that isn't the main focal point, in essence - I've been trying to apply that to what I do for a while now, I'm hoping to get the most out of that general idea, but it's actually pretty tricky. You find yourself wanting to just take a picture of the sky, right? But it would look better if you say, angled the trees so they are looming but not overpowering, or the rocks on the beach, etc.
I do agree that it was a very busy sky - but British Columbia sunsets are incredibly colorful :)
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dennissnider Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
That is truly great advice and some I am going to start incorporating more into my rise/set shots when possible. I can see that the word colorful hardly does your sets up there any justice....breathtaking my friend!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a lot of links on stuff like that if you'd like to read them..... :o
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dennissnider Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Feel free to send me anything you think might be beneficial to me and what I do my friend. We are all learning here I say!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't wanna you declined my group invite :P
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dennissnider Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
I forgot to note you about that!!! OMG! I am so sorry! I just dont join groups on here anymore. Not in ANY on here now. They are just not my thing if you know what I mean. I hope I didnt offend you my friend....
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
As long as you let me put your WORK in my group I don't care if you join it or not! <3
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lucykanti Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
wow, a gorgeous picture. so full of drama!!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly - it was very dramatic to witness it - so many abrasive colors in the sky :)
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