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Sometimes I get so busy doing other things, I forget to actually go out and take some photos. So today as I was working on some things for the website, it hit me, Stop what you are doing and go out and shot something.

 

It happened to be around 7:30pm at the time and then another thought hit me, I have lived in the same town for many years and yet I don't know all the best places to take sunset or sunrise photos. That's really pathetic and something I need to change, but not tonight. Tonight I need to go to the one place I do know and make sure I get some images. Finding all the best locations is a project I will start very soon!

 

So, here is the shots from this afternoon.

 

 

Sunset at Suwanee Town Center Park

 

suwaneesunset1.jpg

 

suwaneesunset2.jpg

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But I love creating spreadsheets also...

You are 1 sick puppy ;)

 

 

BTW, very nice shots. thx. Question: those clouds were there, just like they show?

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The clouds where there, not sure if it was exactly like that, but pretty close. The images is an HDR image so some adjustments were made, but the result is fairly close to what you would have seen with the naked eye.

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But I love creating spreadsheets also...

 

Awww yes! Especially if we can throw in some Pivot tables -- life is good! :)

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Use Pivot Tables all the time, and yes I do live them. Also like the new slicers with 2010, but mainly because I was running into the 10,000 record limit for report filters before 2010.

 

Went out again last night and looked for a new location, but ultimately ended up back at Suwanee Town Center Park. I did shot from a different location and got the shots below:

 

suwaneesunset-pm3.jpg

 

and this one:

 

suwaneesunset-pm4.jpg

 

Other than a different location, I also processed these through Photomatix rather than Nik HDR Efex Pro. I think I like the Photomatix process better, it definitively is producing less noise.

 

I also went back and re-edited the ones from the other night, here they are:

 

Photomatix

suwaneesunset-pm1.jpg

 

Nik HDR Efex pro

suwaneesunset2.jpg

 

 

Photomatix

suwaneesunset-pm2.jpg

 

Nik HDR Efex pro

suwaneesunset1.jpg

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In case you are wondering, "why do you need HDR", the image below was taken based on the readings of the camera (ie 0+/- EV):

 

suwaneesunset-single.jpg

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Awww yes! Especially if we can throw in some Pivot tables -- life is good! :)

 

 

Love me some pivot tables.

 

 

Use Pivot Tables all the time, and yes I do live them. Also like the new slicers with 2010, but mainly because I was running into the 10,000 record limit for report filters before 2010.

 

Went out again last night and looked for a new location, but ultimately ended up back at Suwanee Town Center Park. I did shot from a different location and got the shots below:

 

Other than a different location, I also processed these through Photomatix rather than Nik HDR Efex Pro. I think I like the Photomatix process better, it definitively is producing less noise.

 

I also went back and re-edited the ones from the other night, here they are:

 

 

 

Not aware of slicers. I will have to investigate.

 

I like the photomatix ones better. They look more real than the others. It was neat to see the original versus the edited pictures. The edited ones are much nicer, but have a bit of an un-real look.

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Mike,

 

Those are awesome shots.

 

How many bracketed exposures are you using to create the one HDR image?

 

I'm assuming they are all shot in RAW?

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