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How do you make the most stunning sunrise and sunset photos?

I've been lucky on a few occasions, but I often struggle with capturing awesome sunsets. What can I do to remove the element of luck and get more consistent results? Additionally, is it possible to ...
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Is there a way to determine if photo was taken at sunrise or sunset? [duplicate]

When I look at photos of sunrise respectively sunset and do not know the cardinal direction I'm not able to identify if this photo was taken on sunrise or sunset. So I ask myself the question is there ...
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Are there any mobile applications that calculate sunrise/sunset based on location?

Do you know a mobile application that would: calculate sunrise/sunset/twilight time calculate moonrise/moonset/moonphase would do that based on the location from internal GPS module There are good ...
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How to adjust sunrise and sunset times according to altitude?

At high altitudes, the sun disappears earlier and appears later than at sea level. This question asks for how does light differs in such case but does not address the when. How can I calculate the ...
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Can one tell, just by looking at a picture, if it's a sunset or a sunrise?

I was wondering, is there any inherent difference between a still of a sunset and one of a sunrise, if you have no further context? That is, without knowing the time when the picture was taken, where ...
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What's different about photographing at sunrise vs. sunset?

I usually get better light at sunrise (compared to sunset). I do though hate to wake up early in the morning to use that light ;) What are the biggest differences between sunrise and sunset?
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Recommended filters for sunrise/ocean landscape shot

What filters I can use to shoot a ocean/sunrise landscape shot? I'll be shooting after dawn and I would like to make the water looks clear. Thanks
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What is “golden hour”?

I've heard that as a photographer, I should be taking advantage of time near sunset and sunrise called "golden hour". When exactly is golden hour? Why is it important in photography? What is the ...
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Sunrise and sunset photography with a small digital camera

I have a new camera (Panasonic TZ 30) and I am a relatively inexperienced photographer. I will shortly be doing a journey as tourist at the famous monolith, Uluru in Central Australia. I was thinking ...
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Where is it best to meter for sunrise and sunsets?

I can never get nice silhouettes and appropriate exposures for sunrise and sunset. How should I meter for this?
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Does this sunrise photograph have a problem with white balance?

I find this scene "all" "Orangey". The trees are also looking a kind Orangey. Is the colour balance wrong? Or it is normal for a sunrise scene? ...
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Does fog enhance the colours during dawn and dusk?

So I was off work one day when the sun was going down, and it was foggy (but clear without much clouds) and I noticed that the setting sun coloured the entire sky with a wide range of shades of ...
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Is ND400 insufficient for some sun moments?

I've taken a shot of the sun using my Tamron 70-300 (at 300) on my Nikon D5000 at 1/4000 and F40 and had attached the ND400 filter. The shot was taken mostly to test the filter so I ignored the dirty ...
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This doesn't seem very sharp…is this normal?

Body: T2i Lens: Kit, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 I went to shoot a sunrise this morning at the beach and got some great pictures, but when I uploaded them to some light post-processing, I was slightly surprised ...