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Wish You An African Sunset

Wish You An African Sunset
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-25
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Nikon D5200, AF-S DX Nikkor18-105mmF/3.5-5.6G-ED-VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-27 23:39
Viewed: 1589
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
AN AFRICAN SUNSET By Hellen Masido Mwambi

I look to the west
The horizon afar is circular and round
Like a perfect sphere
The sky above me now a vast blue dome
Then alas!I shield my eyes
The dome's on fire

The big ball burns the sky
Into vibrant orange and fiery yellow
And as it sinks
The sky changes dramatically
Like colors in a lit crystal ball
Telling tales in colors and hue

The ball becomes hotter
It turns to blood
Red like beet juice
Or may be cherry
But all the same a real deep red
I aint ever seen on a sunset

It sets lazily now
Like an arabian princess
Swooning gracefully
Down to the pillows the horizon holds

This red dome now turn to the color of earth
Like the soils of the highlands
Which nature the best of all coffee
It becomes darker still
Like sand rain kissed

The earth now sighs contentedly
An orchestra after a performance,
The curtain fall
Leaving darkness in its wake
And at last its eyes fully
Waiting for the next time
The African Sun shall call again.

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Hello Srikumar!
A simple but very beautiful shot. You captured that setting sun well.Orange/Red hues are very fascinating to look at. Few streaks on grey are probably the artifacts of image processing. Overall, it is a very nice composition,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-07-28 5:24]

Hi Srikumar,
Beautiful shot ..
Amazing sunset. Beautiful image.
best wishes,

Hello Srikumar!
照的很漂亮 很美麗的風景 也很清晰
這種夕陽真是美麗極了 尤其那一片叢林很瀰漫也很矇龍
太陽ㄧ半紅 ㄧ半藍真是漂亮
很棒的藝術作品 撫慰人心
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

hallo Sri
very nice picture with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Srikumar

Beautiful atmosphere effect scenery,
with beautiful contrast between the
background's cold and warm color tones, TFS


Ciao Srikumar, fascinating sunset, magic atmosphere, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Srikumar. A perfect sunset. It's framed well and the pattern of the red light in the sky is superb. Well done! TFS Trevor

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-07-28 10:50]

Hi Srikumar,

Beautiful African sunset, Great effect of the rays sun here.
I like the color red and the silhouette of trees, TFS.
Very good job, my friend.
John vantighem

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-28 10:57]

Hello Srikumar,
Great sunset in all its beauty. Splendid light and colours and a fine composition.

Beautiful atmosphere!!!bBravo!

Hi Sri,
Gorgeous, wonderful, breathtaking... One of the nicest sunset images I've ever seen. Hats off of you! But please set the clock in your camera correctly, because the day you made the shot on is momentarily in the future. ;-)
Best wishes, László

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-07-28 14:29]

Great moment! I like the picture! Congratulation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-28 15:52]
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Hi Srikumar,the perfect wedding between words and pic,magnificent work full of atmosphere and made with the usual top quality,it's nice to see something of different! Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO

Quite a sight!!!
PERFECTION, indeed!!!
Love the poetry too.
Mario with kind regards from Canada.
P.S. Thanks for the info: re: DRAGONFLY. Have made the correction.

Hi Srikumar,

The distance betweenthw two set of trees is giving depth to the compoaition. The sunset is giving nice colors to the sky. It is a relaxing scene. Have a nice day.


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