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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Género: Landscapes
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2007-02-05
Categorías: Seascape
Cámara: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 17-85 USM IS
Exposición: f/22, 1/13 segundos
Details: Tripod: Yes
Versión de la foto: Versión original, Workshop
Fecha enviada: 2007-02-05 14:15
Vista: 3869
Puntos: 64
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I have been staying at the coast for a couple of days and thought it would be a chance for me to try one of the lovely frothy water sunset shots I have seen people take. Sadly it wasn't to be. The first night there was no clouds at all and so there was no sunset. The only colour in the sky was this strange yellow glow just before the sun dropped under the horizon. The second night had a solid bank of low cloud so again there was no sunset :(

I did also go out to get a sunrise shot and found the sea had vanished into the distance. I wasn't having much luck!

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Hi Karan,
That explains you silence for the last couple of days. Eventhough you didn't have much luck, I do hope you enjoyed your days at the coast. The best thing, you got out of the house and into nature.

Eventhough it was not wat you were wanting, the photo is a beauty. The wonderful yellow sky is beautiful. The composition is perfect, with the shoreline taking me toward the horizon. Great job on the sharpness and the exposure, giving the surf the slight silky effect and still getting some light on the beach. You do have a few dust spots.

Hello Karan,
A wonderful composition conveying a strong atmosphere!
The way light reflects off water is stunning, lovely contrasting details in the beach...
Attractive diagonal and very well done!
Pablo -

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-05 14:50]

Hi Karan.
This is beautiful composition.I like yellow color on horizon.Perfectly you managed light.Very interesting motion water in front.
Well done,I like it very much.
TFS and best greetings,

Hi Karan,
That usually happens...in search for a sunset and no show...
But you got a beautiful seascape anyways, I love the slow exposition and the effect on the waves.
The yellow band at the back looks great, in terms of color harmony.
The stones on the sand adds texture and elements to the composition, a very good one.
Congratulations, thanks for share and my best regards,

Hello Karan,
What a story, it seems that the sun wasn't very cooperative :) This is a beautiful scenery. I like this lightning, colors, composition and POV. Details on the rocky beach and on the water are amazing. This is really superb maybe more than a conventional sunset or sunrise, sincerely :)

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-02-05 15:19]

Hi Karen,

what a beautiful colour that sky is! I really like the strong diagonal of the shoreline and the exposure is spot on. The groynes add a nice sense of depth too.



I love this! There's so much right about it. The composition is excellent with the water line leading us into the shot. The narrow aperture has kept detail from the pebbles in the foreground to the peer in the distance. Colours and contrast are amazing and the slight movement of the sea keeps it dynamic.
Very well done, await more great shots soon

Hi Karan fascinating sea landscape with wonderful sunside light, splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Karen

Very nice scenario you have captured here. Very refreshing to see a yellow sunset for a change:-0). Very nice colours and very good composition with the horizon out of the centre.

Well done

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-05 16:47]

Genial Karan, excelente compo. y bellos colores, magníficos efectos, buen trabajo... saludos

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-05 16:55]

Hi Karan

You shouldn't be too upset...after all, this is a splendid shot. I'm not much of an expert, but i'm pretty sure that if there aren't any clouds, a good photographer (like you) can pull out some majestic landscapes...and this one here is a great example.
I've seen many landscapes that had a clear sky and they looked stunning, too, so my advice is, go out any time you can...unless it's raining :))
Oh...BTW...i really like the yellow-ish sky like this; it look terrific and the way the yellow slowly turns to dark blue, that's really awsome.
Also you managed to spice up the composition with some very nice "wooden docks" (i have no idea of their name in english...but i think you know what i'm referring to) that have a great position in the frame - near the horizon.
Further more, the lovely stones from the BG are great and attract some nice attention to this segment of the frame, plus the water and its motion have a great effect thatnks to the slow shutter speed.
All-in-all...cheer up! ;)

Bravo and TFS

hi karan!
fine picture with nice
feeling and a mighty deep
fine colours and great composition
well done!

wow karen! awesome photo! love the softeness of the water in the white spray, at the texture of the rocks on the shore , ver nice sunrrise too..its so very peaceful TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo "its da moon!" :o)

Hi Karen,
A well composed and framed seascape. Nice moody feel to this shot. The subtle shades of orange in the sky look great. Excellent sense of depth!

Hi Karan,
Superb shot.
Nice colors of the sky and water.
Nicely composed picture.

Ben Lakitan

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-06 1:37]

Hello Karan,
very nice capture with a superb composition; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent

Hi Karan,
This is an awesome picture. Superb composition and colors. The wave movement is just great.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-06 4:03]

Hello Karan,
Magnificent seascape.POV,colors,effect of lower shutterspeed,framing and composition are excellent.

hi karan,
lovely colours,
nice pov,well composed shot,
looks like the beach is full of rocks,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-06 5:29]

Hi Karan.
Don't worry. You have created a very nice sunset picture with amazing and unique colour palette. I also like the composition of the shot, beautiful reproduction of the sea surface and rocks on the coast as well as the sharpness of the image. Lovely shot. You have not vainly leaded some evenings on seacoast. My compliments and TFS.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-06 6:11]

Perfecto punto de vista en concordancia con el encuadre elegido, gran efecto lumínico y un excelente foco integral conforman una bella imagen Karan con una atmósfera muy agradable ciertamente.
Simple y efectiva composición... TFS.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Perfect point of view in agreement with the framing elected, great light effect and an excellent integral focus conforms a beautiful image Karan with a very pleasant atmosphere certainly.
Simple and effective composition... TFS.
My best greetings... Ricardo

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-06 7:39]

Hello Karan,
beautiful shot, the colors and the light are fabulous. I love the dark coast line it add a wonderful contrast. A very nice scene with excellent textures.
Very well composed landscape.

Hello Karen,

well done on this beach sean, I really like the colors bg POV DOF excllent details very crisp excllent composed and capture photo well done

TFS Kyle

Very lovely composition with nice twilight and very plesant colours.
There are a lot of things to look at, despite of the first impression :)
Good capture!
Regards, Felipe.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-06 19:10]

Hello Karan

You still managed a beautiful shot none the less.I really like the texture of the water and the colours and relections.Nice POV and good DOF.Good contrast between light and dark,TFS


I Love this!


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-07 8:23]

Hi Karan,
Though you said sunset was not easy to capture this time, you've got an absolutely power image with and astonishing cool and worm colours and horizontal and inclined lined. That makes an strong impact in me, as a conflict between the cool, near, wet sand, the far, warm sky. This two worlds connected by a mass of mysterious water...
José M.

Bonjour Karan

Bravo pour cette belle prise de vue.L'endroit est magnifique et l'éclairage est parfait en plus de ce paysage il ya ce coucher de soleil magnifique Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-08 12:56]

Hi Karan,
You have hit the shutter at the right moment before everything is covered with water. I really like the color and the detail here. I wouldn't worry about having a "proper sunset" as you have captured something different here.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
  • [2007-02-12 3:04]

Hi Hester,
Having been away a week,I didn't see your landscapes. I really like this one for its composition and its peaceful atmosphere. The colours also are marvellous.
Best regards

Hi Hester
very nice shot, great colour and very good composition

Hello Karan.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi Karan,

Fab shot and even though not quite what you had anticipated you've still come away with a great picture, lovely colour and just the right amount of that froth for the shot.

Guess that's one of landscape photography's biggest frustrations - being in the right place, all prepared and ready, making the most of the opportunities you have to go out on shoots, and then lady luck takes the day off. Typical ;-)

TFS, Doug

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