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Ok I am an but,,,,,,,,,,,,,For the life of me I can't get

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Ok I am an idiot but,,,,,,,,,,,,,For the life of me I can't get the full deep colors with my Nikon D810 that I did with my Nikon D300, I out it on vivd and a deep red sun comes out light and not clear, I have read my Nikon book can someone please tell me what's up.....thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hello Fan,

First, try a factory reset, and check the results again.

If they are still off, try small tweaks first.

Let me know if there is any improvement?

Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi, just checking in on your question, do you need any further assistance?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am still unable to pull the colors out and the sun isn't clear even when it's a deep red
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Getting a sunset photo just right can be tricky. Are you using manual mode?

Your focal length setting and choice of viewpoint will make a big difference to the picture.

A longer focal length and a more carefully chosen viewpoint can produce a much more effective result. The sun will be bigger in the frame and you'll have more control over the shapes and silhouettes appearing in your sunset photography.

The key with camera settings is to make sure you capture the sunset's colours as they are, not how the camera 'thinks' they should be. You might also need to adjust the exposure settings to suit the conditions, too, because in extreme lighting situations the camera might not interpret the scene in the way you expect.

For advice on using the histogram, see: