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Ucluelet Sunset

Ucluelet Sunset
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Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-30
Categories: Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 100
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-04 17:14
Viewed: 4538
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Ucluelet is a quaint fishing port and settlement located in a protective harbour. The natural harbour protects Ucluelet from the ferocious outbursts of the Pacific Ocean. Settled in prehistoric times, the name means "safe harbour" in the Nuu-Chah-Nulth language.

Ucluelet is surrounded by spectacular beauty and pristine nature of Vancouver Island's west coast. This hauntingly beautiful region is known world-wide for forests thick with old-growth cedars, fir, and hemlock. The richest fishing ground on the Pacific Coast is at Ucluelet's doorstep and one of the biggest draws to the West Coast is Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Pacific Rim National Park is made up of three units: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail. Each unit is accessed via a different route and provides visitors with different activities and services. Two of the units, Long Beach and Broken Group Islands are easily accessible from Ucluelet. Long Beach is a pleasant 10-minute drive north of Ucluelet, and the beach is aptly named for its huge 20-kilometer stretch of sandy beach. Spend hours walking along the coastline, or explore the tide pools and sand dunes.

The Broken Group islands is an archipelago made up of more than 100 rocky islands and islets in Barkley Sound. These protected islands can only be reached by boat and are a haven for kayakers and canoeists. The Broken Group Islands is a mere 30-minute trip by power boat.

Ucluelet is also considered the gateway to some of the best scuba diving in the world, with a vast array of marine life and some fascinating historical shipwrecks nearby.

In addition to beachcombing and nature hikes, whale watching is another major attraction of Ucluelet. Gray whales migrate past our shores annually making their migration from the Baja up to Alaska and back. Obtain more information on the annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival from Events.

While in Ucluelet, explore the trails around He-Tin-Kis Park, visit the Lighthouse at Amphitrite Point, arrange for a salmon fishing or nature charter, or simply enjoy beachcombing and shell collecting from our local beaches of Big Beach and Terrace Beach.

Travel times by B.C. Ferry Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay (Vancouver to Victoria) 1 hour 35 min Tsawwassen to Departure Bay (Vancouver to Nanaimo) 2 hours Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay (North Vancouver to Nanaimo) 1 hour 35 min.

Mileage & Travel Time Victoria to Ucluelet 318 km. / 190 miles 4 hours 20 min. Nanaimo to Ucluelet 163 km. / 97 miles 2 hours 25 min. Port Alberni to Ucluelet 110 km. / 66 miles 1 hour 25 min.

Source: http://www.ucluelet.com/about.asp?dismode=article&artid=29

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Hello Stephan,
Very nice sunset landscape you presented to us today. Very nice composition and colours, however the image is a bit too oversharpened.
Anyway a great contribution!
Best greetings,

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-04 21:16]

Beautiful Stephan!
Many times I'll frame a sliver of land and maximize the sky, but you certainly made an excellent choice here by framing a sliver of sky and maximizing the land and water!
Super job!
Much appreciated!
Thanks for sharing,
ps thanks for the excellent note also :-))

Hi Stephan,
Amazing sunset shot. The color in the sky is great. I like the large amount of land and water in the foreground. Nice shot here.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-12-05 4:47]

Stephan bonjour, bien belle photo de coucher de soleil, la lumiere est superbe ainsi que le contraste des couleurs. Bonne composition. Félicitations Didier.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-12-05 7:57]

Another outstanding scenic shot. You balanced colour, contrast and DOF very well. I really like it a lot.

Fantastic one Stephan, I really like the composition. This is great, this is colourfull, the depth it good. Yes Stehpan I like this a lot, very good job. Thanks for sharing.

Great capture with dramatic color Stephan. Excellent notes on Ucluelet and your travels also. Well done. Thank you!

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2005-12-06 11:46]

Sorry - But I don't have much time at the moment, hence short post - but very nice.

Very nice scenic shot of the beautiful skyline and the silhouetted land formations. :)

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-12-11 10:12]


Normally, I am not really crasy about deep dark shadows. But in this particular picture, I don't really mind since the main subject is the sunset and the reflexion on the water. Deep shadow here help to concentrate on the main subject.
Excellent work and TFS.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2005-12-26 17:52]

I love sunsets over the sea, too. The 66% sky, 33% ocean is almost a cliche. But I love the twist you put on it my focusing on the ocean (probably 75 or 80%) and less on the sky. Something about blue being the opposite of orange really brings out the orange. And, as near as I can tell, this was done au naturel (without a filter). Congrats!

Hi Stephan,
Very nice view with excellent composition and great colours.
Thank you and have a happy new year!

A beautiful image, excellent composition. Congratulations for your work and thanks to share it with all we. We waited for more photos yours like this.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2006-02-16 12:42]

Splendid sunset Stephan. The bright colours are fantastic and the composition is also very good. Nice POV. Excelent note and good framing.
Best greetings,

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