Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunsets (and Sunrises) for Cheaters

 Sunrise at home, 10/25/2010, taken with my previous Canon.

For the Round Robin Photo: Sunrise, Sunset, I asked to see at least one sunrise and at least one sunset. Time was, I got lots and lots of really nice sunset shots here in Tucson, and even a few nice dawns, but that was a couple of cameras ago.

 Gates Pass, March 6, 2009, Sony Cybershot. This is how it really looked.

My current camera, a Canon SX 160 IS, doesn't have a preset for sunsets, or for much of anything else. I have to say that I'm getting pretty fed with the thing, and anxious to get a camera that will do what I want - even if I do have to learn or relearn all that stop about shutter speed and aperture.

Here is a typical photo on the automatic setting of my current camera:

I managed to get a nice effect of the reflection in my car's roof, but the fact remains that thesunset itself hardly shows up at all.

But I did some fiddling, and found that the Live setting lets me darken the scene and increase the saturation. So I did.

Better. The sky didn't actually look like that, and it wasn't that color. But it's closer to what I saw.

Okay, now it's getting a little silly. This was with the saturation up, and using autocorrect in my photo editing software.

And how did I do with sunrises on this current camera? Judge for yourself:

That with the saturation up also. Not terribly impressive, is it? But it's more realistic than that last sunset!

Okay, one more from better days with better cameras.

Safeway Sunset, 1/6/2008. Sony Cybershot.

I have a nice firm camera that someone gave me last year. Batteries are dead, and it's strictly a film camera, but several people have assured me that the lenses are compatible with a Canon Rebel digital SLR. Someday, I'll have one of those - I hope!


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1 comment:

Carly said...

Hi Karen :)

I love the colors! It makes me crave sherbet! I understand your wanting a new camera, I am there myself. I want to do lots of research first. I want to be completely sure! :) Let me know if, and when, you make the leap to a new camera, I would love to hear all about it!