2015 03 01 March Sunset by kwiksilver

2015 03 01 March Sunset

Oh, what a sunset! The sky was absolutely unbelievable. Taken from our balcony.

I am again shooting in RAW plus JPEG. This is the RAW file, straightened in Picasa (because I couldn't work out how to do it in LR) and then uploaded. So I suppose (almost) SOOC. I really am struggling to know what to do with Lightroom ... but I will persevere! I need to find time to spend with Scott Kelby's book!
Simply stunning! I wonder if some of the magnificent colour is due to the fire and smoke across the bay.
To straighten in Lightroom you click on the crop button and then put your cursor at one or the corners, it will change to a double ended arrow on a curve and then you just move it up or down and the picture will tilt!
March 2nd, 2015  
@salza Oops, I'd forgotten that step! Thanks, Sally! (I was trying to straighten using the Lens Correction section, which, in retrospect, would obviously not have helped!)

It probably was due to the fire/smoke - but living in my little bubble I only heard about the fire today (2nd) so just stood there and marvelled at Mother Nature's beauty!
March 2nd, 2015  
That is frightningly like the world is on fire!
March 2nd, 2015  
Good to see the outline of the trees against this incredible sky!
March 2nd, 2015  
Wow, absolutely amazing sunset. I just read what Sally said above and we get sunsets like this after our bush fires.
March 2nd, 2015  
FAV! AWESOME! color silhouettes and subject Stunning shot, Gillian!
March 3rd, 2015  
WOW! Magnificent sunset Gillian!
March 3rd, 2015  
WOW! What a sunset! One of those not to be missed ones. And to get such a great picture of it from your balcony - you are blessed!
(By the way: Rotation in LR: Open your image in Develop mode; click on the crop tool (the one on the left in that toolbar just below the graph); If you place your cursor exactly on a corner, click and drag, then you crop your image; if you place the cursor just outside the image at a corner, the mouse arrow changes into a curved double sided arrow - if you now click and drag up or down, you will see your image rotating and the crop block changing in size as it rotates; you simply rotate until your horizon looks horizontal according to the grid lines which appears as you rotate, then you release the mouse button and do your final crop. Scott describes two more ways in Ch 7 which gives you a bit more accuracy, but this is the quick and easy way)
March 3rd, 2015  
@ericdibosco Thanks, Eric. So much to remember! But hopefully soon, the more I use LR, the easier it will be to remember everything!
March 3rd, 2015  
Stunning
March 3rd, 2015  
Wow, indeed. Spectacular sunset, amazing colors!
March 3rd, 2015  
I believe that Sunday was a magnificent sunset, This one is outstanding! well done Gillian.
As to lightroom. sorry I cannot help you there, I just bought myself a new camera and lightroom 4, must still load it. Think I will come to you for lessons
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March 4th, 2015  
@ninaganci Thanks Nina. Congrats on your new camera! What did you get? And how are you getting on? Don't be intimidated - but if there's one bit of advice I can give you it's to READ YOUR MANUAL!!! Sometimes you think you'll never use that particular setting, but it's still worth knowing what everything does, and why and when to use.
March 4th, 2015  
Now I know why I missed you so much on Project 365. Great shot FAV
June 29th, 2016  
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