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Winter Sunset

Winter 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: 2006-12-29
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-01-24 2:25
Viewed: 5473
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image was captured December 29, and shows that sunset this time of year is happening at 2:22 PM…

The main photography problem in my Northern location isn’t that snow covers everything, it is more the lack of proper light! Nature photography with a flashlight will never be quite the same…

I have to add that darkness doesn’t follow sunsets like in the tropics, here it takes longer time after sunset until it is dark.


Don’t forget to have a look at the workshop image, it is captured 15 minutes later the same day!

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Hi Pablo,

Like your note's. The advantage of living further north is having the opportunity to do more of these sunrise and sunsets. Torbjorn did some nice one's.

I like the dark profile of the ridge with the nice blue-yellow sky in BG.

I will also comment your workshop picture. The color of the sky is soft and love the composition with the moon in the upper corner. TFS.

PC :)

nice sunset Pablo.
good quality shot here, the composition is nice very good photojob, have a nice day.
gr. jaap

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-24 5:04]

Woah! It's amazing how quickly the sun is replaced by the moon!
This sunset is very impressive!
The colours are wonderful!
Great composition.
Sharp with great clarity.
Well done Pablo,

Hello Pablo,
The foliage on the right and the silhouette horizon take care of the foreground.
The beautiful color of the sky with the diminishing sun take care of the saturation in the sky.

I like it Pablo!


Hi Pablo,

This is an impressive sunset which is giving beautiful colors to the sky and a set of shadows to the ground. The point of view is givinmg depth to the picture, its also well framed. It is a late sunset compared to the one we have in my region. I am wondering at what time will be the sunrise. Have a nice day.


Hi Pablo,
A nice capture of this lovely Sunset. Beautiful golden colors and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

A good lesson and one that I think of many times during the year. It is good to have an archiye of reference like this. Shows how time warps from location to another...great!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-24 7:56]

Hi Pablo,
although we don't get the same effect to quite the same extent here in the UK, i can appreciate your problem with the early sunsets! My photography is restricted to the weekends mostly at the moment, and even then it's always grey and overcast, if not raining!
Anyway, i really like the simplicity of this shot, the light is very crisp and the goldish yellow into blue is beautiful.

Simple and pretty. I could never stand the light or lack of light in th emonths of summeer and winter. I hate the early evening here. I love the sun!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-24 9:56]

Hi Pablo

Simple and yet extremely effective. The colours are restrained and the clouds almost a hint, yet it is very effective.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-24 10:06]

Hi Pablo.
Nice picture and nice note. WS is supplements the original shot excellently. Both pictures describe your location so completely. I am impressed with sunset time. It is cool. Colour palette of the shot is amazing as well as the composition of the picture. I also like sharp dark shapes of the trees and hills. Thanks and best regards.

Hi dear Pablo my friend,
Nice shot as always.
wonderful colours and nice composition.

well done
thanks for sharing

my best wishes

Hello my friend Pablo,
At 2.22pm, you are having sunset already, how amazing and nice to know what happened in Norway in month of December!
good captured with beautiful colour and details in the shot!
many thanks for sharing
friend Tony

Dearest Pablo,
Stunning sunset all be it at 2:22, the silhouetted landscape and trees stand out well up against the coloured sky, excellent use of the rule of 3rds, composition, exposure, and lighting all perfect, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2008-01-24 15:15]

Simple, lovely and oh so welcome!
Great colours and composition

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-01-24 15:42]

Hi Pablo!
Beautiful colors captured here, you managed very well with finding a subject in low lights! Sunset is always a thankful one...
Interesting facts about going dark and location, never heard it. Well described with the ws. TFS!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-24 18:56]

Hello Pablo,
What an excellent pair of images to illustrate the lingering twilight, the colors are splendid, thanks for sharing.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-25 1:12]

Hi Pablo,
Cannot imagine what it would be like to have a sunset at 2pm... The composition is simple and beautiful. Color tones and light look lovely. I also liked your WS photo a lot. TFS
Best wishes,

your remark about darkness and sunset in the tropics is quite accurate..i have had 2 weeks of immediate darkness after the downing
one of the compensations of being in a coldish part of the world..:)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-25 9:05]

Hello Pablo, very nice picture of that early sunset, lovely colors and great detals ! Thanks,


This is so different - so elegant and simple. Wonderfully done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-26 13:26]

Hello Pablo,
We in Scandinavia know that a Northern sky in the middle of winter is mostly dark, so that any light is welcome even if the opportunities to use it are limited.
You took this opportunity very well with this 2.22pm sunset, the fine colours of the sky being nicely framed at the bottom with the sihouted vegetation and skyline.
And now it is beginning to get lighter!
Thanks for sharing this,

This is NOT a landscape you have captured; you have registered nature's POETRY.
FANTASTIC piece of work.
Mario with "very" warm regards,
Pablo, on Monday Calgary will see - 30* C.

Hi Pablo,
wow, Its a beautfiul sunset over the mountains, but wow, 2:22 PM, thats alot of darkness you have to put up with , what time does the sun rise though? Tomorrow our sun will rise at 7:41 and set at 5:27. I love the dark silohettes, its really beautiful. TFS

Hi Pablo. I like the close crop at the base and the extent of the crystal clear skies seen in this composition. The inclusion of the bushes on the right side margin make it more dynamic. TFS. Murray.

Hello Pablo,

What a difference between this sunset and 15 min later. You have take this photo at the right moment and the right place. Wonderful shot. I like the dark profile of the ridge with the nice blue-yellow sky in BG. I use the same words as Naturewalk in this case (-:. All this colours are wonderful. And the sun's rays are very nice vissible. Great shot. Greetings and have a nice (sun)day. TFS BOB

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-27 1:45]

Hi Pablo,
Appreciate and like this wonderful shot from you. Out of town, hence doing a short job. Sorry friend.

Hi Pablo,
I can see the winter night in your part of the world is very long indeed. The sun sets at 2 pm and the moon comes out at 2.30 pm. Not much time to enjoy photo taking. You show us wonderful scenes. Both main and workshop images are beautiful. TFS,

Hi Pablo,
Hard to imagine what it would be like to have sunset at 2:22 in the afternoon..Of course, then it wouldn't be afternoon would it ;}
Great shot, thank you for posting it!

hello pablo,
nice presentation of the winter sky, the colours look beautiful here, the composition is excellent and the framing effective,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Pablo,
excellent composition,beautiful colors.well done.

Hi Pablo,
I love this nature picture of the winter cold sunset, lovely colors and sharp picture, Excellent light and POV. very well done Pablo ,,

Hello Pablo great timing of the sunset for lovely colour graduation effect of the light. nicely composed for the silouette of the land tfs rgds Necip.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-27 22:22]

Hello Pablo,
Very beautiful sunset, great colors and details
very well presented.. Well done


Hello Pablo !
This is so beautiful ! I love all the different colors in the sky - yellow, orange, blue - a real pleasure for the eye. And then the black silhouette of the trees who stand against this gorgeous sky... Composition and POV are perfect, as usual. Very well done !

Hi Pablo, fascinating winter sunset with enchanting sky, great composition with splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-28 7:35]

Hi Pablo,
What a sunset you have there! It's empressive to image the sunset at this time! Anyway, a beautiful light and colours.
TFS, José M.
I'll come back!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-28 8:54]

Beautiful sunset, Pablo!
Magnificent contrast and colors. I love the reverberation of the sun upon the thin clouds.
You did a fantastic job as ever.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-01-28 9:04]

selam my friend
wonderful sunset photo with pablo style ;)
composition, point of view, lighting-silhouettes, colours and sharpness are greatü

Hola Pablo.
Gran contraste y bellos colores los de esta imagen de hoy. En el WS el cielo luce de un azul más intenso, como si fuera otro sitio.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-29 10:09]

Hello Pablo

Wonderful colours and lighting.The blues and yellows contrast nicely.
You have composed this glorious sunset beautifully.
Very good POV.


Hi Pablo, great transition of colour through that sky, but at 2:22?? Judging from the workshop you need to shoot fast to capture this. That makes for a very long night (and as you suggest in your note, very short days).

Thanks, John

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-01-30 11:10]

Hi Pablo

A wonderful illustration of the short days with this image and the workshop image. The one small advantage is that you can do your sunset shots and still be home for tea. I hope we get the opposite shot in summer from you with the long days. Beautiful light and colours here



Hi Pablo,
I love the simple but strong line of the mountain and trees in this photo a lot. The emptyness of the composition and the gradient color of the clear sky is very beautiful. Did you notice the little dust spot just above the horizon?

Hi Pablo,
Simple but effective picture! Colors look great and I like this composition a lot. The picture in WS is beautiful and very sophisticated; it could have been another post in itself :) Well seen and realized!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2008-02-05 10:19]

Hello Pablo,

Excellent sunset picture with good contrasts through the dark foreground and the wonderful pink/yellow colours to the sky.
Great composition and very well done.
Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

Hi pablo great sunset
very good colours nice pov and good composition
very interesting note
a very good shot
tfs Toba

Hi Pablo,

Dreamy eventide !!!!
Excellent capture.

All the best, dear friend.


Hi Pablo,
Fantastic image. Yes, in countries like Norway the winter days are short, lights are few after sunset, so You really have to act fast with Your camera. :) But as I see, the lack of light doesn't disturb You too much, my Friend... Marvellous pic.
Best regards, László

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-11-04 0:00]

Hello Pablo,
I like the bluesky and the lovely skylight.
Very attractive and sharp bushes and branches.
A nice blend of colours and light.


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