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Here is a repost of the very first photograph that I posted to TE when I joined in June 2005. Several critiquers didn't like seeing the sun slap bang in the centre of the frame (something I've learnt since joining TE - and which I now hate seeing myself) and I only uploaded it at 650 x 396 and with a file size of only 39 kb would you believe! (again, since joining I've learnt to upload everything at 800 for maximum impact and maximum file size for highest quality).

So I've recropped this to what I think is a more pleasing composition, and I've uploaded to maximum dimensions and file size.

I also used NeatImage to remove noise (which I didn't have in 2005) and I've sharpened this in NeatImage rather than using USM as I did with the original post. NeatImage has done a much better job of the sharpening.

I didn't touch the colour balance for this repost, so the colours in the repost are more natural (I enhanced the reds in the original post).

This is one of my favourite sunset shots, so I hope you don't mind me reposting it (that sun in the middle of the original post was bugging me!).

Please don't give this any points if you critiqued the original.

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