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Twighlight For Miss Piggy

Twighlight For Miss Piggy
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-07
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar + Cokin Grad.
Exposure: f/14.0, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1, Dedications I have received [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-23 3:41
Viewed: 3474
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

after a sodden and wet weekend in which i didn't manage to take any photo's, i thought i'd dip into my archives from the summer.
I remember this particular sunset very well. I was sat in my lounge one evening with the patio doors wide open with a summer rainstorm falling outside, enjoying the freshness it brought with it as it washed away the humidity.
As it passed over, i could see a bright orange luminosity on the horizon and patches of clear sky. I'm lucky enough to live right on the cliff tops in Soutbourne, so i grabbed my camera gear and ran down to the beach...
The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as 'the moment the trailing edge of the sun's disk disappears below the horizon in the west'. Due to refraction of light in the atmosphere, the rays of the setting sun are highly distorted near the horizon making the apparent astronomical sunset occur when the sunís disk is actually already about one diameter below the horizon.
Sunset is often confused with dusk, which actually is the moment at which darkness falls, when the sun is about eighteen degrees below the horizon. The period between the astronomical sunset and dusk is called twilight...so i'm not exactly sure what this moment is...perhaps twilight??

Anyway, hope you like it. I'd like to dedicate this to Anna, who's last post involved alot of valuable information about Sunsets. She is also a always a very positive force on TN who's love of the natural world is infectious and always great to hear!

Thanks for looking...

Paul Haynes Photography

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Hello Paul! Wonderful beach, amazing seascape. Superb sunrise. Amazing colours. Well done!

Hallo Paul
Looking at this wonderful sunset dedicated to me, makes me feel like I have just received a special gift. Thank you so much for this absolute serene view that has my name written on it. This dedication means a great deal to me, also the fact that my notes can be of use in the future (including myself).

Your sunset is beautiful. An absolute delightful view! Although the colours are dark and moody the scene is just magic to look at. The colours hiding behind the clouds and view of the sky is really wonderful, and the motion of the water really stunning. I love the detail captured of the patterns left in the sand after the water has pulled back into the ocean. This must have been an breathtaking experience to observe this in real.

Excellent composition and amazing detail. This scenery almost looks magical and the ambience captured is awesome; it gives the impression of a mystical surrounding. Moreover, the correct lighting is superb and highlights the atmosphere very well. Wonderful seascape!
Thank you, you have just made my day!
Kind regards

Hi Paul,
I don't have much words for this shot - just: Fantastic!!!
The colours, the moment, I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-23 6:44]

Hi Paul,
It's a magnificent seascape.POV,wide angle view,warm colors and visual impact are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-23 6:58]

Hello Paul,
What a splendid colours. Right above is like 'fire in the sky'. You handled a perfect timing with the water in front and the waves. The reflections are gorgeous. My eyes attract attention to the light parts right above with the tower as 'highest point'. Superb composition.
Great and deserved dedication.

hello Paul
tres belle scene
j aime les couleurs et l ambience que degage la photo

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-23 9:17]

Simply wonderful Paul. Amazing capture of this magic moment in a perfect POV. Thank you!

Hi Paul,

Fantastic Seascape
Excellent compo with Perfect DOF, Amazing colors and a beautiful POV

TFS Thijs

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-23 11:28]

Hi Paul. This must have been late in the day for July. I can see the ballon in the distance right on the sky line. Now this is what i call a colourful sunset. The sky looks like its on fire. It a lot cheaper than all the fire works and natural. Well seen and taken .

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-11-23 12:14]

estupendos tonos amigo Paul,
bonito ambiente y pov.

Thank you for this superb sunset scene with all the typical colours of the occasion Paul, a longer exp. time would soften that wave better I think, I also would prefer the scene without that pole in the left center, but sometimes you can't avoid such things...

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-23 17:26]

Hi Paul

Another exquisite sunset posting from you. Or maybe, as you pondered, it might be
twilight. Anyway, a well deserved dedication too. Anna was really chuffed with this
"fairytale painting".

Well done and TFS.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-11-23 17:49]

Hi Paul!

The overall atmosphere reflected in your picture is captivating and I particularly love the foreground with the reflections and the flakes of foam. Indeed, you are lucky to live at such a beautiful place and it's a pleasure to see how you take advantage of this with your superb picture.

Kind regards


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-24 4:54]

Hello Paul,
A very interesting picture showing the moment after sunset with the last light refractions giving a particular atmposphere and special colors to this seascape.
I like your composition and chosen point of view too. And what a clarity on the water in the foreground..
Very well done, like always.
Have a nice week

Hello Paul,

An amazing display of colours!
What is a bit surprising is to find it is early July, otherwise I'd expect this scenery to be autumn...
The rolling surf adds life, and the wet sand reflects the light so nicely..!

Pablo -

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-11-25 7:28]

Hi mate

Lovely work from you and your beach again :)
Indeed those big summer storms can give us some incredible moments - both during and right after - and you seized one just perfectly here! The tones and colors everywhere are fantastic and the texture in the clouds is bliss! Personally, i LOVE the part of the wet sand where you have those brighter spots reflected...that sooo cool!!!
Also awesome is the very subtle layering in the clouds - with slightly different shapes and sizes and, for sure, colors.
Overall, a true gem, mate!

Bravo and TFS
PS: really cool note on the light changes, too :)

hi Paul

I really like the impact of this photo and the range of colours. The lovely sweep of the receeding tide only adds great detail to the foreground.


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