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Or do you think they are both good?  The same tree same shot, just one where the sun was reduced more by the camera due to being more centered.

The Lone Shadowed Tree by wolfwings1

The Lone Golden Tree by wolfwings1
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Student General Artist
I like the reduced sun more :) One small tip though, you could wait a little more when you are photographing sunsets (or get up really early if you shoot the sunrise ;) as if you do so it will be less bright. Brightness may be something you want to achieve but if you photoshoot the bright sun, the photo would be less editable (I mean the brightness/contrast) because the pixels in the sun will be lost/burnt out. So if you wait till it's not so bright and take a photo with a centered camera and then you set the brightness/contrast in Photoshop it will be even better ;)

(do not take it as a critique, I was also photoshooting sunset on a photo course and I totally sucked at it xD but then the instructor told everybody what's wrong.... ^^)
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
heh yeah :>  Normally I do, but it was raining, and was with dad, we had just stopped because of the sunset to take the shot 
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh, I see :)
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
Then the first shot was the more exposed, and was like ohhh lets see how that turns out, since I normally do under exposed as I like shadows with sunsets, adds a bit of mystery :>
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Yes, surely, underexposed pictures have their good points! And also as I said they are easier to fix in Photoshop if there is an issue :) Keep up the good work! ^^
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
It's a tricky thing to find the right balance.
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Sure it is ;)
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CRG-Free Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Of those two the first, but I think had it been inbetween the two angles it would have been perfect. Enough light to see the tree but not have the spot on the tree would have been optimal.
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
yeah, it's a tricky thng, those respots is the only problem I have with my camera :>  That and not great in low light.
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CRG-Free Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep my current camera picks them up often as well but I feel they can be used to make the photo better as well.
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
yeah, I think for me it's one of the side effects of wide angle makes them prone.
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lecristal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
well, both are well
I preferred the picture shaftless
a taste for pictures with consistency

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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
what do you mean by shaftless?
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lecristal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
just the sunset
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marshwood Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the 2nd, "The Lone Golden Tree". The question is which works better. Better overall illumination, more reflection from the stones, more light in the tree, brighter colors in the sky. IMO the lens flare and the spots on the L/H side are integral and important. The rays center the white washout, making it an object rather than a blank spot.The pink circle on the tree detracts some.
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Thanks :>  I'm leaning more towards the first for me, but all the things you list are why I also like the second too :>  
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matenalabruja Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The first one.
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
I like the first one too.
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tsahel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer the first one
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Thanks :>
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DriftingAlong Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
rule of thirds, I say the first one :) 
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
True, though the brightness on second adds to it why I posted :>  Just figured I get some opinions, always good to try something different :> Even if it doesn't always work.
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DriftingAlong Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
That's what photography is all about, my college professor was so adamant about the rule of thirds, it used to piss me off because I like to have my own say about things. :giggle: 
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
hehe trying to think of a great quote, the most important rule is when to not apply the rule or something like that :>

I agree some times 99% of the time it's good, but depends on what your looking for, in the second the sun and tree are about the same distance from the side so could cancel out thirds :>  Though I'm no expert :>  I havn't taken a course yet, only been doing this solo for 3 years plus smattering of maybe 300 photo's over the previous years hehe :>  I want to take a course, but I think only ones we have in my town are online, though I joined a camera club wich has monthly meetings.
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DriftingAlong Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You should totally join your local camera club! I ought to see if there is one near me.
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
yeah,next day is 17th
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Laur720 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Both are nice shots, the first one my eye focuses on the sun as a focal point the second one, the tree is very illuminated and kind of brings attention to the tree but also distracts a bit from the sun.

if you just want the sun/sky for your main subject I like the first.

If you want the tree as the focus then the second.
Both are nice, but the second seems a bit brighter. 
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
yeah, it has to do with where the camera is, in the first it's focusing more on the sunset, second it's trying to bring the tree into ilumination so the sunset is washed out a bit.  Normally I go for darker closer to the first one maybe even more so, but I liked the way the tree popped out.
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Laur720 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Yeah :) They are both nice.
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Thilana Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I like the one where the tree is highlighted a little bit better.
That's probably because the bright light doesn't bother me that much, because it's not the whole center of attention. I think it would be really nice if you could see some more details in the light. Right now it's super white and disturbes the mysterious look a little bit (yellow and purple tend to look mysterious).
But as Finnyanne already said: follow your guts ;)
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Yeah, I don't have a tripod so I can't do HDR right now,  I could make the sunset more defined, but that would lose alot of the other colours on the rocks and trees, so it's a balance trying to find it :>  My I just figured it was a interesting shot both ways one darker more defined sunset, other brighter more defined tree, interesting how just a bit of difference in relative brightness changes everything :>
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Thilana Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
that's what I love about photography. Just some small changes in your settings and tadaaaa a totally different image :aww:
I like both pictures and I am looking foward for more!
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
hehe yeah, plus you get preferences, do you like a more nuanced sunset but everything else is shadowed, or a sunset that is a bit washed out, but everything out is bright and cheerful :>
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Thilana Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
exactly :D
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
I tend to like less is more, the first one with the darker shadows, but at the same time, when I took the second it was so different :>  I wanted to share and see what others thought.
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xXxshadowsneakxXx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I think the second looks better. Kind of adds a flashy effect to the whole thing.
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Yeah :>  Both have their advantages and disadvantages, like finnyanne said, depending on what you want to focus on.  First time I've done the second one intentionally so curious if I should try for it some times.  I normally like darker shots, where the sky is the star, leaving something like the tree a myster, but here I like the tree lit up even if it means minorly washing out the sunset a bit.
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Finnyanne Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, depends... When you like to focus on the tree, the 2nd one is better. With focus on the sky the first one ;)
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
yeah, it's tricky, I tend to like the second style more, the tree is still a important part, but it's more a mystery, just something hinted at, but left to the imagination, though the second one, something about the way the tree is lit up without overly ruining the sunset I like too :>
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Finnyanne Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Just let us come to the conclusion... both pics are great :D
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
hehe I agree, it's just a question of for future shots what I should try.
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Finnyanne Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Just follow your guts ;)
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
hehe my gut isn't always right :>  I'm often surprised how the photo's I love seem to be less popular, but the ones I like but not huge on my list are hugly popular :>
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dorenna Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Clap Clap Clap 
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Finnyanne Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
With that you are not the only one. Same here :D . Pics from whom I thought "Wow, well done" are mostly ignored and others like "Okay, not so good, but try" become more popular.
You never will know what your watchers really like ;)
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Like right now, my most recently popular one, is this wolfwings1.deviantart.com/art/…  and while it's nice it doesn't seem to be the level it's taken off too heh.
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