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Title: Lake Lugano *The Charm...Nikon D40
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sacavem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2483 W: 128 N: ] (18610)
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sacavem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2483 W: 128 N: ] (18610)
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Title: The mirror of RijpweteringCanon EOS 350D
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Title: Young Rembrandt in his classroomCanon EOS 350D
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Title: The papagolfade that burned downCanon EOS 350D
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When I saw the thumbnail for this I was really excited, as I'd watched a sunset total eclipse in the desert a few years ago.
This, however, is a terribly disappointing fake.
1) Look at the shadows on the mountains - they're not coming from anywhere near the direction of the sun.
2) During the moment of totality, the entire sky is dark but for a band of light across the horizon.
3) The mountains in this photo are in broad sunlight.
4) The black shade in the moon is ten times darker than any other shadow in this image. In reality the dark circle is no darker than any other shadow in the landscape.
5) The rays of sunlight look nothing remotely like these in a real eclipse. The longer the exposure the broader and softer the rays become. During a shorter exposure the land becomes extremely dark as the camera compensates for the light in the sky.

Serge I'm sure we'd rather see an untouched picture, even if it's of a lesser quality, than this. I don't mean to sound nasty but TE is about sharing the world as it is, not doing this stuff.
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Title: Magnificent OppressionOlympus OM1
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Title: About a Boy 2Canon Digital Rebel (D300)
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Title: SFO/Lake Tahoe nº 18 - ZEPHYR COVE V !
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