aaronjgroen
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The Falls



Sunset last night at Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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Sunset last night at Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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6 Comments | Report
laurenpeelerbrice
 
laurenpeelerbrice December 19, 2015
Beautiful image. Great light.
melissavines36
 
melissavines36 March 29, 2016
Absolutely beautiful picture! Welcome to viewbug! Hope to see more pictures from you!
jefboulet PRO
 
jefboulet March 30, 2016
Wonderful ! I love the colours and the composition. Great LE.
krsreddy158
 
krsreddy158 April 29, 2016
Nicely done!
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nina050 April 29, 2016
Congrats on your wins!
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KatFrench55 March 11, 2018
Beautiful!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Time
Sunset
Lighting
The sun was shining through the trees for one last shot and a perfect sunstar.
Equipment
Canon EOS 6D body and Canon EF 16-35mmf/2.8L II usm lens, Manfrotto tripod and Lee ND grad filters
Inspiration
The waterfallsame at Falls Park are gorgeous and the flowing water and the perfect sunset.
Editing
I manually blended 3 exposures in Ps CC
In my camera bag
My camera backpacks have a Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 16-35mmf/2.8L II usm lens, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8, Canon 300mm telephoto lens, The Panasonic Lumix camera I won here in a viewbug contest :-), several flashlights and headlamp, Lee Filter set of ND grads and a Big Stopper, some random tools and duct tape and on the side a couple tripods.
Feedback
Always take your time setting up a good composition and take multiple exposures at various exposure levels. Make sure the focus is tac sharp and flows out to the background without blurring out. I set it manually. In post blend the exposures together using only what you want for certain areas like the darker exposure for the sky and the lighter ones for the foreground. This can be done with simple hdr software or manually done with layers in PhotoShop. The sunstar in this photo is a result of the 16-35 L II lens at f/16. I like it subtle like this and feel f/22 is a bit much sometimes and f/16 gives this perfect star shape without causing big flares on the rest of the image.

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