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Having failed to capture some decent sunset pictures the other evening (as noted in the later entries to this post), I decided to go for sunrise instead.

 

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OK, I cheated a little bit - the white balance is set to 'daylight fluorescent', which makes it even more golden looking.

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I like #2 best with the sun behind the buildings. Have you thought about lifting the shadows just a touch to bring back some detail in the buildings?


Still trying.

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23 hours ago, Clactonian said:

I like #2 best with the sun behind the buildings. Have you thought about lifting the shadows just a touch to bring back some detail in the buildings?

 

I did try it, but wasn't sure about it.  As you've asked, I will give it another try.

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On 12/06/2019 at 20:19, Clactonian said:

I like #2 best with the sun behind the buildings. Have you thought about lifting the shadows just a touch to bring back some detail in the buildings?

  Here we go...

 

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Is that what you were thinking of or even lighter?  My thought is that it isn't quite as strong an image, but I can understand that there is a large area of black in there too which may not appeal.  Perhaps a tighter crop like the other picture is needed,  but then I'd loose the cranes and I only had one lens with me and couldn't get them in from the other side of the river.

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