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Sunsets from planes

October 18th, 2009

Continuing the Nick-attempts-sunset-photos series, here are a few pictures I took from the plane back from Oslo this evening. (More blogging of this to follow.)

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This is a cropped but otherwise unmodified picture from the window. The glass was a bit dirty unfortunately.

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This was taken slightly later, but I’ve used the “auto levels” tool in Digikam. I don’t think it really looked like this, but I like the effect.

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This one’s using a red filter (option on the camera). Looks nice but unrealistic.

I really like the way the clouds look blurry like a painting. Was very pretty to watch.

Sunset photos attempt 2

September 28th, 2009

Tried again to take photo of sunset. Found a low-light mode on the camera and fiddle with some settings. Much better this time!

Maidenhead sunset

Admittedly I cheated a bit and used the GIMP to remove a few artefacts from the foreground.

Photos of sunsets

September 18th, 2009

I can see some lovely sunsets from the window here, but my attempts to take photos of them have been a bit of a failure. If I leave the automatic settings on it comes out either very bright or very dark, but generally fail. Experiment! Set the ISO setting very high and made these:

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Lots of noise though, and Digikam’s de-noising algorithm, after churning away for a good 30 seconds makes absolutely no difference at all. Hmm.

Nice sunset

July 13th, 2009

It was a really nice evening yesterday. Went up on the hill near my parents’ house to take some pictures. I think they came out quite well!