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I was with my mum and sister for evening walk here at Sibu Town Square taking advantage of good afternoon weather. Towards the end of our walk, the sky started to turn into warm colors. Just as we were driving off, I saw this view and stopped the car at side of road, took a few shots. When shooting against the sun, it is always a difficult decision to make to use either spot focus or pattern, and then where to point your focus. Focus on the sun will render the rest of view to give dark silhouette and losing details, whereas focus away from the sun tends to give overexposure around the sun, so a delicate compromise needs to be tried for your best result. You may need a tripod after 10 minutes of sun setting below horizon to avoid blur.

The bottom left, you can see my favorite 'dancing' trees being pitted against the brightest part of the sun as my attachment to its importance, while the buildings at bottom right showed a part of town. Sibu is relatively small place, but it is not difficult to find a good spot for sunset or sunrise because the land is flat and cited along a wide riverbank. Thank you for viewing.

DateTime - 2008:05:28 18:32:07
ExposureTime - 1/40 seconds
FNumber - 14.00
ISOSpeedRatings - 320
FocalLength - 20.00 mm

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Additional Photos by Bill Laucp (trekks) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
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