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Thanks for tips and this was all raw nothing else beside water marks.
I can tell the color and dynamic range is there. It's a very typical-looking image that was shot in RAW and unprocessed, you just need to process that RAW file. It also explains why there wasn't any sharpening applied to it at all.

You should try Digital Photo Pro that comes in the camera's software package and apply some picture styles with the tool pallet. "Landscape" looks amazing on sunsets as it will bring out the orange/red hues in the sky. DPP's output is identical to Canon's in-camera JPEG output, just more control.

If you're in Lightroom or Photoshop, you can mimic this to a certain degree using their own RAW converters. Adobe's emulated in-camera JPEG profiles are in Camera Calibration -> Camera Profile (Photoshop).

Here's a difference between an untouched RAW and "Landscape" with no additional editing. Notice how the image is so much better looking with that color pop.

RAW "as-is"

Comment: Very typical looking RAW file. Very flat colors with zero sharpening for use.

RAW with picture styles set to "Landscape"

Comment: This is exactly what the JPEG output would look like as if I set my picture styles to "Landscape" in my camera and shot this same picture.

However, I never really liked this photo and I don't consider it a good picture. It's not up to my standards just because I hate horizons dead center in the frame.
Edited by Dream Killer - 2/21/11 at 8:37pm
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Very awesome Dream! Good photos too, I'm assuming you took them? If so nice work! And thanks again for the help and I'll have a look at whats on my cameras CD.

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Like it?


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Yea, it's my picture. I was trying some new concept where both the vertical and horizontal elements intersect at the center. This case it's the Sun and it's reflection on the river as the vertical element and the horizon as, well, the horizontal element.
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Well, It's beautiful! Nice job!
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Thanks a lot! But to be honest, I hate doing landscapes. I'm more of a portrait/people photographer and developed my skills accordingly.

EDIT:

The pic you recently posted has better contrast, but you got rid of that beautiful orange color cast. Looks like you white balanced it on the plane's fuselage. I'd personally keep the original WB.
Edited by Dream Killer - 2/21/11 at 9:21pm
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