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Desert Sunset.

Desert Sunset.
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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-21
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D80, 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-23 15:44
Viewed: 4055
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
God forgive our mistakes all the time
Humans do it most of the times
Nature never does it.

This is a free gift from our Mother Nature.
I love to see them almost everyday after a hard working day in the ranch.


CeltickRanger, jaycee, eqshannon, JoshLewis, Alex99, boreocypriensis, fiyo, Miss_Piggy, MMM, eng55, tuslaw, Adanac, kmr13777 has marked this note useful
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Our Planetingridshaul 1 06-13 04:43
To demeve: Filter.Luis52 1 02-26 10:18
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hello Luis

your beautiful Landscape photography reminder me
Far West movie-film, beautiful sunset with the superb
warm colour tones of the sky and clouds, i love to see
in the image the silhouettes of the small mountains, TFS

p.s. here actually everywhere and everthing is white of snow

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-23 16:36]

Hola Primo,

This looks more like a painting than a photograph. The sunset is exceptionally beautiful. I have never seen an orange sky quite like this. The clouds are lovely. I love how you have captured most of the bright sun as it sets behind the mountains. The silhouettes of what looks like cactus are wonderful. A superb composition.


You are quite correct. I have pointed this out on some of my wilderness shots....the wilderness is a beautiful thing to behold and so many would love to live it...but as I have said many years...the wilderness will take you. My long list of friends who have passed through animals, accident or just a second of not watching...right!? nature is unforgiving...but it is back to nature we go when we pass this earth! And so with that, your notes and you super image...I thank you! Mr Award Winner:-)

Gorgous shot! I love it! We humans are far from perfect, but I believe as long as we seek doing the right thing, you know... thats improvement, but unfortunatly many don't, and even I myself make a few bad decissions here and there. This photo is worthy of going in my favorites! Well done! Thanks for sharing! Cheers Josh Lewis.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-23 22:17]

Hi Luis.
First of all I congratulate you on so great achievement – first place in a Photo contest. Your shots are amazing and you are really worthy the highest awards.

This shot is one of the numerous proofs of this thought. Simply wonderful. Refined art work. Pleasantness of delicate and amazing colours palette is the highest. Pictured landscape is fine too. Exposure of the image and reflection of the sun are precise and spot on. Shapes of the hills and plants also are wonderful. Bravo. Superb work.

Hi Luis,
A fantastic sunset capture with excellent composition and colours.
TFS and have a nice day MF!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-02-24 2:19]

Merhaba Luis,
Çok güzel bir günbatımı kompozisyonu, canlı renkler ve ışık harika olmuş.

Hallo Luis
It is very easy to freeze in motion looking at an absolute beautiful sunset like this. Looking at this scene creates such a peaceful and calming effect in one's mind. Seeing a scenery like this just makes you admire and appreciate the Creation once more right from the start. Thanks for sharing. It was lovely to look at.
Kind regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-24 6:21]

Hi Luis
Beautiful Sunset.Excellent composition with great POV.Colors are outstanding.
TFS Michel

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-24 8:01]

Hi Luis,
Magnificent landscape at suset time.I liked warm colors,POV and visual impact a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

Excelente toma Luis!
Felicidades por esta y todas tus demas fotos

Rene Valdes
Monterrey, Mexico

Como siempre Luis, tus tomas están un punto por encima de la mayoría de los mortales jeje. Un precioso tratamiento de la luz que me recuerda
( estereotipada o no ) a tu tierra. Magnífica.
Sutil en tu opinión. Yo ya te dije lo que me parece que está pasando y realmente si es así es triste el tema.
Abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-24 8:57]

Luis, Superb shot. What a lovely color and the composition. Amazing details and lighting. Ganesh

Ciao Luis, fascinating sunset with fantastic colors, superb sun on a wonderful landscape, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-24 18:19]

Picture perfect sunset Luis!!
Incredible colors and composed extremely well!! Love the way the mountains seem to fade in contrast as they disappear farther into the BG.
The clouds are a real bonus as they add to the entire composition. Well done!!! TFS.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-02-24 20:27]

Hola Amigo,
First let me give you a belated CONGRATULATIONS to you on becoming someone elses photographer to look up to as I have seen that you are being published in National Geographic. You certainly deserve the honor. You are one of the photograpers here that I have learned so much from, thank you.
This is a beautiful landscape is astounishing as is your capture of it. Lucy says she would love to see it for herself one day.

Luis my friend,
This picture is perfect! Una de las bonitas que ha visto. muy bella.. Did you use any filters? Mi felicitaciones amigo


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  • tariq Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 2] (2)
  • [2009-02-26 19:49]

A stunning landscape with vibrant colors and excellent composition

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-02 12:53]

Hola Luis,
preciosa captura y gran encuadre...
siluetas y cálidos colores hermosos,
saludos Luis y familia.

Hey Luis,
Very simple but dramatic sunset. It's so perfect that it looks like a painting. Great frame and excellent exposure choice.

Going to my favourites... thanks!!



Dear Luis,
I trawled the site for Landscapes for my theme "Our Planet"and discovered your stunning portfolio.

I chose this particular image - and it was difficult to make a choice among your beautiful work - because it reminded me of sunsets on Indian Ocean Islands.

The variety of different orange shades and hues is amazing - impossible to be reproduced by a painter - only mother nature is so generous!

I am very sorry - when looking at your photos - that we never "made it" to Mexico, after spending so much time in South America...

Obviously, I am not the only one loving your work - judging by the number of people (913) - who haved viewed this photo.

I am just a beginner and would be grateful, - when you have time - if you let me know, why you used such a high speed 1/400 sec for this photo?!?

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