Louis Lo  

Sunset by Louis Lo

November 2020 - Sunset

November 2020 - Louis Lo


About the Image(s)

I shot this photo with Fujifilm GFX 50R and Hasselblad HDR 100mm lens; Iso 100 f/5.6 1/30s, the sky was covered by mist that moment, and I want to keep the rich sunset color, therefore I set under-exposure for the foreground building, finally, I edited the photo with Photoshop; light up the foreground a bit and add saturation the sky color in order to create a darkness but rich sunset atmosphere.

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8 comments posted

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
The path to the observatory takes the eye of the viewer right into the image, all the more because you lightened it. Another strong compositional element is the implied comparison between the sphere of the observatory and the sphere of the sun. I also appreciate how you eliminated some of the boats and other distractions in bay. Gorgeous image.   Posted: 11/02/2020 16:48:30
Louis Lo   Louis Lo
Thanks your comment.   Posted: 11/04/2020 04:13:35

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is a charming finished image.
What is the location and name of the building? From what vantage point were you shooting?   Posted: 11/02/2020 23:41:47
Louis Lo   Louis Lo
Which is Doppler Weather Radar Station located at Tai Lam Kok Airport in HongKong, this radar station set at the top of hill in front of the sea and is a famous sunset point for photography, I climbed up to next more higher mountain for capture this image.   Posted: 11/04/2020 04:23:27

Gary Butler   Gary Butler
Louis, to my eye you did an excellent job in capture with the positioning of three key elements - the moon, the dome and the road to the observatory. To me this leads the viewer's eye to the dome and holds it there. I feel that your post work has significantly enhanced the image. I believe that the final color of the sky is maybe a bit too saturated, but to me still believable (don't change it!)

From my experience there may be too much "plain area" constituted by sky, sea and hill with little detail. I would not change the first two. Perhaps a small amount brightness (not enough to distract from the sky/sea) would be helpful. Thanks for sharing this image.   Posted: 11/04/2020 08:39:24

Gary La Musga   Gary La Musga
I really love this photo. you did a very nice drawing you into the picture through the road to the observatory and then out to the sun. I tend to like high saturation, the coloration is perfect for the photo. Very nice capture.   Posted: 11/07/2020 00:24:48

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
I like the photo a lot. I wish I could take picture with these main 3 colors: red, blue and white. You did enhance these colors, what a good thought. I tend to like the natural lightness of the orginal picture because I can see the even blue color and the far depth of it when it is bright. The front of picture, I like the position when you took the leading line. Increase shadow brightness of front image made image looks standout. Thank you very much   Posted: 11/18/2020 11:41:02

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
There are a lot of neat things about this image and I agree with some of the remarks above and especially Gary Butler's point about a little more detail in the wooded areas. The snake-shaped road to the weather station is the leading line that continues to the round ball over the radar and into the sun. I love the saturations of the sky and sea. I'd darken the bottom right corner of the image. Very cool image!   Posted: 11/21/2020 11:36:48