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Arizona Hot

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Arizona sunsets
« on: March 16, 2017, 11:14:13 PM »
The purpose of this thread is to provide @IainB with sunsets (and maybe others) and not fill Show us the View Outside Your Window with them.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 04:30:22 AM »
Aww, thanx, @Arizona Hot.    :-[
Hey, that one's a really nice shot. Good camera/lens.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 08:37:03 PM »
And it is considered a point-and-shoot or travel camera.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 11:58:38 AM »
And it is considered a point-and-shoot or travel camera.

but it has manual setting too doesn't it?
I cant remember the model name, but remember checking it out when you mentioned it before: looked good to me (whether using manual or auto).

Best thing to do with a new camera I think, is to go through all the settings to see what changes are possible. And if you dont understand things, look them up at some stage in the manual (which can take years if you're anything like me).

My first year with a digital camera, I had it set to auto, but with center/spot metering and focus. Sometimes auto will make a scene too light or too dark, I could compensate by focusing the camera on one area (e.g. an extra bright area) and then keeping focus (keep button half-pressed) and reframe the image to what I want. That way I could mostly make the image brighter or darker.

(apologies if telling you stuff you already know.)

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 04:13:48 PM »
but it has manual setting too doesn't it?

Definitely, but I haven't needed to use them and like you said it would take a long time to learn how to set them. These are casual pictures. I am not seeking artistic or photographic perfection or exotic attainment. If you want the manual you can get it here or it is attached below.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 07:38:25 PM »
I am not going to restrict this thread to just sunsets. Below is this morning's sunrise. I would have posted it sooner but I forgot I had already transferred all the pictures to the computer and the only thing left in the camera was a sunrise video I mistakenly made.  :-[ (if you want to see a mistake video let me know).

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 09:17:43 PM »
but it has manual setting too doesn't it?
Definitely, but I haven't needed to use them and like you said it would take a long time to learn how to set them. These are casual pictures. I am not seeking artistic or photographic perfection or exotic attainment. If you want the manual you can get it here or it is attached below.

Yes, nice camera. When I downloaded that handbook  - "Sony Camera - DSC-HX20-HX20V-HX30-HX30V - Cyber-shot User Guide" (per the "View from my window" thread) - I saw what a seriously good camera that was.
Sony really do make some consistently reliable and good-quality gear, suitably over-engineered so as to be fit-for-purpose as a "general-purpose" camera, which could encompass a wide range of user requirements -
"You just want point-and-shoot? Yeah, sure, it can do that too."

I was sold on Sony cameras a while back when I bought a refurbished Sony DSC-H55 Cyber-Shot camera.

There's a lot of in-camera processing of images that could be added to digital cameras (some has been added as a trial, but seems to have been withdrawn in later models). Sony don't seem to do too much of that though, and that sort of processing now often seems to turn up in smartphone cameras.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 09:34:03 PM »
I am not going to restrict this thread to just sunsets. ...
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As author of the OP (opening post) of this thread, you can change the title of the thread in the OP. if you do that, then all new posts made after that point will then contain the modified title - e.g., you could call it (say) "Arizona Eagle Eye", or something.
You could also edit/update the OP itself to say what other, new things/subjects you are currently adding to (including in) the thread.
In this way, one can develop a sort of "curated" discussion thread with an evolving purpose - though I dislike using that term "curated" as it can be a cliché.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2017, 12:50:56 PM »
No, sunsets were just becoming too much a part of the View thread, so I'm putting them here.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2017, 01:02:23 PM »
Does it have to be Arizona? Here's sunrise in Rocky Mountain National Park:
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Does it have to be the sun setting? Here's the moon setting, also at RMNP:
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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2017, 09:21:56 PM »
03-28-17 Cloudrays sunset.jpgArizona sunsets

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Another sunset. Which do you like better: the panorama or the single picture?




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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2017, 09:39:20 PM »
Does it have to be Arizona? Here's sunrise in Rocky Mountain National Park


Your pictures are nice and I don't mind them being here, but I think of this as an spin-off thread for all my sunsets.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2017, 10:30:45 PM »
Which do you like better: the panorama or the single picture?

I like them both the same.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2017, 10:32:06 PM »
Does it have to be the sun setting? Here's the moon setting, also at RMNP:
Nice.
I get the distinct feeling that I have seen that exact same shot somewhere before.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2017, 08:40:25 AM »
04-02-17 Sunrise shadowed mountains.jpgArizona sunsets

Sunrise-shadowed mountains

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2017, 09:49:48 PM »
A less-than-awe-inspiring picture of tonight's sunset here(or tomorrow's sunset here if you are on the other side of the International Date Line?). It is probably of adequate quality for IainB .

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2017, 02:24:32 AM »
@Arizona Hot: Hey don't knock your own photos! The panoramic one "Sunrise-shadowed mountains" looked almost like a screen print, but, unlike most screen-prints, it was quite beautiful.
And that latest pic has a beautiful collection of different-coloured clouds/sky.
Nature won't allow you to take a bad shot, because there are none.    :D

I just wish I could see those scenes with my own eyeballs though, because I bet they'd look even more beautiful to the human eye, as they are happening.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2017, 09:59:26 PM »
Nature won't allow you to take a bad shot, because there are none.   


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Actually I took 12 shots of that sunset, of which I think this is the best. You will find the other 11 below. You may like all 12 equally, but I don't.



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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2017, 12:35:09 AM »
^^ Well, I thinks some of those may be suffering from a lack of light - a bit grainy - but also the haze across the distant scene probably isn't helping in the low light either. A 900mm telephoto lens would likely run into similar problems.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2017, 09:40:21 PM »
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Another sunset for your viewing pleasure. Let me know if you see Cthulhu in the picture.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2017, 09:07:37 PM »
Here's a sunset which is focused on the SUN, not the clouds.

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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2017, 05:47:22 PM »
Some non-Arizona non-sunset pictures I found.

Lenticular Clouds over Mount Rainier.jpgArizona sunsets     Moon Rise over the Sierra Nevada Mountains.jpgArizona sunsets

Lenticular Clouds over Mount Rainier

Moon Rise over the Sierra Nevada Mountains

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Lenticular Clouds - Dark Roasted Blend








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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2017, 05:51:02 PM »
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Not as spectacular as the previous, but definitely an Arizona sunset.


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Re: Arizona sunsets
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2017, 09:45:38 PM »
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2 views of tonight's sunset. I'm still looking, but running out of ones that aren't like those I have already shown. This one was interesting because of the orange shading into blue. The camera didn't capture that in the closer shots.
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