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Atlantic Sunset

Atlantic Sunset
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-02
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Coasties Favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-26 3:28
Viewed: 6900
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The sun sets over the Atlantic giving this warm orange glow over the ocean. I noticed this little island just of from Achill Island were I photographed this. You can see a lighthouse on its summit. No filter used here just a slight boast in colour saturation. This shot was captured at 400mm Tele.

WORKSHOP gives the view in the opposite direction.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
F-Stop: f/9.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 400/1 mm

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-06-26 4:20]

Hi Steven!
Just excellent. I like shape of this small island [lighthouse is nice bonus] and orange colours of sky. Perfect frame - perfect sunset. I've got something similiar from Marmara Sea, maybe I'll post it later.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-06-26 4:59]

Bonjour Stephen!

Félicitations pour cette superbe composition,la beautée est dans les superbes couleurs chaudes de cette composition.

Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu

Hello Stephen, excllent details and a lovly sunset, Perfect colors Bg, POV great Job, TFS Kyle

When I saw this one, I didn't even need to look at whose it was - it was so clearly one of your wonderful irish landscapes.
Great composition (as always) and wonderful colours, with a fantastic sky/cloud bank in the Atlantic.



Very well composed pic that shows and excellent example of a silhouette. Details are good thgroughout the pic. The colours are warm and most pleasing. TFS,

Hi Stephen,
This looks great! You have captured what I call the magic light. Theat very brief 15-20 minutes when the light intensity softens and the colors become amazing. Your composition here is superb. Great camera work.

Lovely mood to this capture Steve..A lonely, isolated one...
Great use of the 400mm to pull this one in.
Very well done.

Hi Stephen,
This is stunning, a wonderful sunset capture.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Hi Stephen,

Beautiful view and well done on the capture.
I'm not sure if this is being picky, I wonder if you could have cropped some more from the bottom to have a panoramic effect which would make the island less centered.?


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-06-26 15:51]

Stephen, quite awesome! Stunning colours, and the islands make me think it is a fish on the right towing the larger island behind him! I think I would have cropped off more from the lower edge myself, but it is still great, TFS

Stunning silhouette of a lovely island, the lighthouse is a perfect little bonus. Great colors and wonderful POV.


P.S. Love your thumbnail portrait; Guinness is one of my favorites!

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-06-26 23:24]

Nicely done. The color of the sunset and texture of the clouds are very nice, as are the details on the ocean. But for me it wouldn't have been nearly as nice without the lighthouse. I think the lighthouse gives it a sense of scale and a focal point for the viewer to study, at least, it does for me. I'll also jump on the crop bandwagon, largely because the gradient from dark to light captures my eye when it shouldn't, so I'd suggest a crop at the bottom of the dark gradient.

Wow.... you have an endless supply of beautiful scenery Stephen. Lovely composition with beautiful colours. :-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-30 13:19]

What an artistic shot. It is smart and outstanding. Great quality. It is difficult for me to say in English how I appreciate this master piece.
Bravo my friend and thanks for sharing.

Hey Stephen - Very nice shot - I love the mist of the ocean. It is pretty amaizing that you captured this shot without the use of filters. Very impressive! TFS!

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