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Ron Dunbar used a 1/6 sec exposure to capture this very colorful sky and wispy clouds. This is a great start that we can improve on. The positives in this photograph are the colors of the sky and the lines of the clouds. I would suggest to anyone taking a landscape type of photograph to stop and think about what you really want to show with your photo. For this photograph, it is probably the colorful sky, so make that your focal point. In this picture the sky is just above the middle point, I would suggest to moving it down in the frame limiting the foreground, which is detracting from the sky.

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Again assuming you wanted to show the snow you can do so but just not so much of it. A couple of side notes, I am going on the assumption that the sky was really this colorful which is what caught Ron's attention. I would not recommend over saturating an image to bring out color that is unrealistic. Also to make the lights in the photograph have a different feel instead of appearing as little dots of light using a smaller aperture will cause the lights to have a starburst effect and with an image like this a smaller aperture will only add to the depth of field.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

This photo gets two and a half stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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