|Cityscapes of streets and scenery glowing with the setting sun are always beautiful and dramatic.|
Taking Pictures of Landscapes – Cityscapes 1
Using the SCENE mode
Cityscapes of streets and scenery glowing with the setting sun are always beautiful and dramatic. The sunset light changes all the time, leaving only a short period when the light is perfect for taking the picture. If you take too long changing the settings on the camera, you may miss the right moment for a sunset scene. The [SCENE] modes will come very handy in such cases.
Use the [SCENE] mode’s [SUNSET] mode for twilight pictures of the city
The [SCENE] modes allow you to change several settings automatically to match the subject. Try using the [SUNSET] mode to take pictures not only of the sunset itself but also of city scenes illuminated by the sunset glow. The result will be beautiful pictures, slightly tinged with red tones that reproduce the look of the twilight scene.
Many times when you take pictures of twilight scenes, the sunset in the picture does not come out red enough and looks disappointing. The [SCENE] mode’s [SUNSET] mode emphasizes the red hues in the picture. So you will be able to get impressive pictures of sunsets. And you can still use the exposure compensation function even though it is a [SCENE] mode. By adjusting the exposure compensation towards [-] you can get richer sunset colors. You could take several pictures with different adjustment values to try different brightness levels.
The [SUNSET] mode emphasizes the red hues of sunset scenes
Picture taken using Program Auto
|Picture taken using SCENE
Combine with exposure compensation to bring out the atmosphere in the picture
Useful things to remember
- Some camera models have the [ (White Balance Compensation)] function. By using it and adjusting towards RED you can accentuate even more the red tones in the picture.
- The actual effect will depend on the subject but by setting the white balance to [Cloudy Day ] you can emphasize the red tones even more than in real life.