by Christopher Joseph
Photo taken from atop a mountain in the holy city of Haridwar in India.
Sunsets are beautiful. The rich deep colours, the peacefulness of the end of a day.
The difficulty from a photographers perspective is how to capture that magic.
Christopher has done a reasonable job here, but I think there's more that can be done.
First off, sunsets do tend to look better when there is a little cloud around. I don't mean the misty type of cloud; but the more clearly defined clouds.
This photo has the former – misty cloud – which really only dilute the sunset.
Another key element that can really make a great sunset is the inclusion of some foreground interest. Here Christopher scores highly!
The trees in the foreground, silhouetted against the sky are a great addition to this photo.
Back to the colours; I would suggest a little tweak in software. Boost the contrast just a bit, and then increase the saturation setting – again, just a bit.
This will really bring out the richness of the colours that are there.
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Thanks for the submission Christopher, and I hope there are a few useful tips here for you.