Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day 040 | February 09, 2009 | Sunset at Tanjung Batu, Kota Marudu

Day 040 | February 09, 2009 | Sunset at Tanjung Batu, Kota Marudu

Camera : Nikon D60
Lenses : AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
ISO : 800
Exposure Program : Aperture Priority
F-number : f/13
Shutter Speed : 1/6 s
Focal Length : 55 mm
Software : Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0

Photographer's Comments
I was at a site in Tanjung Batu, Kota Marudu today and on the way back, I had the chance to view this spectacular sunset. We (my colleagues and myself) were on our way to another site when I saw this. Luckily I had my camera with me and was able to capture the sunset. Noise level is quite high but not that noticeable at ISO 800. I had to increase the ISO as I didn't have my tripod with me. Lucky me, the boat provided an interesting focal point and the silhouette of the boat is just beautiful. However, I feel that I might have overdone the contrast and saturation. Comments on how to improve this photo, composition wise or post processing is highly appreciated.


Rupert StClair Photography February 10, 2009 at 3:30 AM  

What's the pole in the water next to the boat? The fact that the boat, as you said is just a silhouette and its reflection are fantastic. You could say the increased saturation and contrast are a stark paradox against the natural sky, as one is man-made and the other is nature at her best!


Sharma D. Pillai February 12, 2009 at 11:50 AM  

Hi Rupert,
I am guessing the pole is where the boatman ties his boat, to prevent the boat from drifting away. I really liked the silhouette of the boat and the reflection. Somehow it looks better before I resized it. The original photo looks much sharper.

elixelle February 17, 2009 at 10:10 AM  

You know, without the boat silhoutte in the picture, the photo would've been somewhat dull I suppose. It does add to the character of the photo. *smiles* But for me I do believe the contrast is a tiny bit overdone in my opinion. The immense red and orange colours in the photo gives a somewhat fierce impression to the shot. But nevertheless I think everything else seemed to work.

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