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December Sunset

December Sunset
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-04
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-28 11:17
Viewed: 3772
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During December and January the sun will set early in my Northern location!

The exif of this image tells sunset was photographed around 2 PM, which means sun is up for only a very few hours this time of year.

As a kind of payback the sun will set around 10-11 PM in the middle of summer!

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Hola Pablo.
Un cielo con un colorido intenso...frío pero bien equilibrados con algún color cálido.
Magnífica presentación amigo, un cordial saludo, JL.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-04-28 11:46]

Hi Pablo,
Wonderful sunset capture.
Great view and colors.
Very well presented.

Hi Pablo, wonderful sunset with splendid light and colors, fascinating composition and superb sky, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-28 12:10]

Hi Pablo.
Really, northern day is too short in winter. In our place the sun day is more longer.
Your sky picture is so expressive. Heavy clouds are illuminated and coloured amazingly. I also like cropping of the shot and tone diagonal from sun to dark spot at the top-right corner of the shot. Your shot is full of emotion and brings the pleasure. My best regards and TFS.

Hi dear Pablo;I liked,colors and clouds very good,and nice a sunset my friend....

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-04-28 14:00]

Hello Pablo!
precious sky! beautiful colors and good work. Greetings!

Hi Pablo,
A magnificent landscape to show this brief sun appearence!
I like so much the sky's colours, and the great composition you made with the clouds and the horizon.
It's so amazing to me, in the tropics, the strong variation of the light and the sun.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Salut Pablo
Quel magnifique coucher de soleil ! Les couleurs dans le ciel sont sublimes. J'aime beaucoup aussi le reflet du ciel . Cette image dégage une sensation de paix et de tranquillité. Bien joué !
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-04-28 19:58]

Hi Pablo. Your northern skies have many moods. This shows the clouds as not seen previously. Amazing to see the midnight sun like this. Very interesting. Murray.

Bonsoir Pablo,
Beautiful sunset, wanderful capture, and nice composition with great colors, good POV. well done..

selam Pablo; excellent sunset capture, wonderful view and great colours, very well composition TFS well done.

Oh... This is so strange Pablo. I didn't know that you have this kind of difference in your sunsets! I learned something new today. Here, we have a little difference between winter and summer but not that dramatic! It could vary from about 4 hours but the sun is not setting down at 2hrs PM!!! I'm also amazed that during summer, it is soooo late! This is a nice picture of this early sunset with good colors and exposure. I can feel that it is a winter sky :) During winter, at what time in the morning the sun is rising? Thanks,

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-29 10:06]

Hi Pablo.
This is amazing diagonalle composition.Dark clouds functions very dramatically.I like yellow margins on dark clouds.Colors and lights are wonderful.Unbelievably big differences in longitude sunshine in winter and in summer.Well done,thanks for sharing this very impressive picture.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-29 12:07]

Belle ambiance de fin de journée avec des teintes pastel du plus bel aloi.
Bonne journée.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-04-29 14:03]

Hi Pablo,

This do my think at the dark December days, you taken excellent the different colour tones in the sky, this gives a very nice composition.


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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-04-29 14:09]

Hi Pablo,

I like this sunset very much, the clouds and light look impressive and it has a special atmosphere.
Amazing view with beautiful colours and great light.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

A lot of mood and drama in the sky, beautiful shot.


Hello Pablo this is a wonderfull sunset lovely colours and the light is nicely timed, by the way I had a look through your portfolio you really have taken advantages of the great natural beauty of Norway I've only been to Oslo a few times on business not quite the same I remember there were reports of -50C up north was cold enough in Oslo. TFS rgds Necip.

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2007-04-29 18:21]

Hello Pablo

beautiful sunset with lovely colours and clouds


Hi Pablo,
The cloud formation and the color range from bright yellow to cool blue is very beautiful. The composition where the sky is taking most of the photo is perfect. What I really like is that the sun is still showing some silhouttes in the bottom left corner.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-30 11:07]

Hi Pablo,
What a great variation in sunset time! 9 hours from winter to summer! Beautiful sunset anyway, though night will be quite long. A like composition and frame a lot.
TFS, José M.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-30 14:29]

selam my friend
i see impressive sunset working and wonderful sky photo
i like composition, point of view, lighting, colours, contrast and using of polarizer
thanks for sharing

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-30 14:33]

Hi Pablo

That is an amazing sky. Why have you been hiding this wonderful shot from us since December :) Excellent composition giving dominance to that dramatic sky with the land (and the faint building) giving scale.



Hello Pablo,
wow, 2PM huh? I guess its early siesta for you! :o) Awesome sunset though, great colors and love those clouds! TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Morning Relections (12)" :o)

Hi Pablo,
Hard to believe a sun would set at that time a day for me. The earliest our sun sets here in Australia is just after 1700hrs in the middle of winter. Your image of your sunset is lovely with beautiful colours and interesting clouds, good one.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-01 21:10]

Hi Pablo,
gorgeous sunset, the textures and colors of the sky are amazing. Wonderful divison of space, the silhoutee in the FG makes an excellent contrast without taking way from the sky.

Hi Pablo,
Fantastic sunset. Incredible cloud formation. Great color saturation. Lovely pov and composition. Very well done.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-05-02 6:08]

Hello Pablo!
It's good to see how midday looks in your latitudes. Sun behaviour is probably the only exception from your SBNR (Scandinavian and Balkan Nature Resemlence Rule;-))
Greetings from Sofia!

Hi, Pablo.
Dramatic contrasts and nice colors in sky.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-05-03 1:35]

Hello Pablo,
Nice Sunset photo my friend.
I like your awesome sky,colors,silhouettes,frame and focus.TFS

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-03 9:39]

Hello Pablo
What a beautiful sunset! The sky seems to be divided in two, blue and bright yellow. A marvellous contrast!
I can't imagine how could be my mood in your land, with so few hours of light. Nevertheless, I should like so much to see it!

It is predominantly the dark components, both on the earth and in the sky, that lend a unique beauty to this picture of "mid-day" sunset in your country during winters, Pablo.
The use of polariser filter has also done wonders here.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image and best regards.

What a lovely set of colours you have captured.
A magnificient presentation of your country.
Love the frame; done with such TASTE.
Very well presented.
Best regards,

Hi dear Pablo ,
splendid shot. it has amazing colors.
well composed.
thanks for sharing

hello pablo
je n' avais pas vu cette prise qui est aussi jolie que les autres
tu nous montres encore une fois un magnifique paysage
bravo et merci a toi

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-11 5:06]

Otra vez amigo Pablo,
en tu maravillosa galería,
detalles y colorido de un día que se va...
bella compo.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-12 8:07]

Hello Pablo,
Very nice capture of sky.Well seen and composed.POV,framing and colors are excellent.

Stunning sunset - very dramatic! Colors are good and true, great contrasts.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-07 22:55]

Hello Pablo

A very beautiful sunset.I like the silhouettes and clouds.The colours are beautiful.The composition has a nice flow and wavy feel to it.Great job. TFS


Hello Pablo,
Excellent sunset photo with perfect POV, well saturated colour and details
very well done

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-05 13:45]

So these days you have very long days indeed, as you did short days back then.
Excellent composition and amazing colours

Hi Pablo,

A nice image of the sunset and of the effect it has on the sky. The photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


What a wicked looking sky! Evil is loose upon the land?

Hello Pablo. Mastery work on the sky. The capture and the PP are flawless. No sign of burnt or over saturation in a balanced framing. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-11-21 18:38]

Hello Pablo, nice to see you again. I have been hiding recently due to extra end of year work that really pressed me for time, at the cost of this addictive TN too.
Sunset is always captivating, no matter how matter thousands pictures are sent, they will always look exciting and captivating.
this shot gives a special amazement on the different layers with doifferent colours.
Excellent sunset indeed. simple bu\eautiful.


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