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Copyright: Scott Evers (scottevers7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 3 N: 3894] (12309)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-14
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L USM, B+W UV MRC
Exposure: f/22, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-08 13:35
Viewed: 3897
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
IT'S VACATION TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a sunset from Bowman Beach, Sanibel Island, Florida. Maybe not the most spectacular sunset due to the heavy grey clouds, but most enjoyable due to the fact that I was all alone. The only sounds were the surf and the numerous shore birds around. No other people in sight! Just a few dolphins playing offshore.

Heading down to Destin Florida Saturday for some R&R, which I hope will include alot of photography. I may overload all of you with alot of these types of shots.
Not much chance for good landscape/seascape shots where I live, so I go overboad on vacation. I do have high speed wirless in my hotel room, so I may check in from time to time.(TrekNature addiction)


Pronunciation: 'sä-l&-"tüd, -"tyüd
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin solitudin-, solitudo, from solus
1 : the quality or state of being alone or remote from society : SECLUSION
2 : a lonely place (as in a deserted beach)
synonyms SOLITUDE, ISOLATION, SECLUSION mean the state of one who is alone. SOLITUDE may imply a condition of being apart from all human beings or of being cut off by wish or circumstances from one's usual associates.

Source: Merriam-Webster Online

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-08 13:46]

Hi Scott,
I like a lot this beach! Color and compostion are great!
TFS, José M.
PS. TrekNature addiction is a healthy on

Hi Scott,
I love that strong diagonal surf!
The deserted beach... The ocean... The sky... The basic elements are there, combining into a wonderful evening scenery!
Pablo -

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-06-08 14:16]

very nice one Scott,
a marvelous atmosphere in this not easy shot, well composed and from a good quality, well doen.
gr. jaap

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-06-08 14:29]

Excellente photo, invitante à la relaxation. J'aime beaucoup les lignes de la plage qui contrastent avec celle de l'horizon. Superbe composition.


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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-06-08 14:37]

STUNNING Seascape Scott,
awesome exposure, great POV, DOF and framing
I love the exposure :)
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-08 14:37]

Hello Scott,
A beautiful sunsut, very nice colors. POV and lovely details.
Enjoy your vacation.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-08 14:40]

Hello Scott,
Wonderful sunset capture.I liked POV,framing,perspective,warm caolors and composition a lot.

Hello Scott,
this is a very nice landscape with great colours, lighting, POV and framing. Very good composition. Thank you for posting.

Sounds like a great holiday! I like the photo Scott, I think the grey clouds really contrast the setting sun. I love how the reflection of the sun reaches across the waters. Janice

PS how about those crappy oilers :(

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-08 16:29]

Hi Scott,
Now THAT is life!
I actually do like the dark grey cloud... gives the sunset a certain character. The colors are gorgeous, and the details are so sharp. Really a wonderful composition.
Have a wonderful time and looking forward to your Destin photos.
Enjoy. : )

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-06-08 19:20]
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Great Scott
Taking a photo of a sunset with heavy grey clouds that seems not so extraordinary or spectacular and then presents it in a fashion that appeals to the senses surely must fall in the category of art. You have done more than adequate with this shot.
Technically the composition is perfect. The horizon is absolutely level and lying nicely on the 1/3 horizontal axis. The bottom 2/3’s are excellently divided into 2 triangles by the diagonal caused by the ocean and the shore line. The sun makes its entry exactly at the 1/3 vertical axis and its reflection on the water runs all the way down this line. The opening in the clouds run along until the 2/3 vertical axis and from this point the grey clouds takes over causing a darkish band down the right hand 1/3 of the photo. This is textbook stuff and definitively not just another point and shoot sunset.
The colours are great, the details are sharp unto infinity, and the exposure was excellently handled.
Superb work and TFS.
PS. Enjoy the leave my friend and maybe with every sunset you view, you can spend a sympathetic moment in thought to us remaining slaves who are still running the rat race.

Good luck on your vacation. I hope you have a lot of fun and take some killer shots. I like this shot, it has a lot of depth and a great tonal range. The sun isn't over-exposed and for taking a picture in it's direction, that's difficult. I like the diagonal line created by the beach, it takes my eye all the way to the back of the photo. Fine job and good luck with some good shots!
Your pal,

  • ewiczek Gold Star Critiquer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 0] (815)
  • [2006-06-08 23:16]

very wonderfull sky and beach;-) I liked this photo;-)

fantastic exposure, not overexposed with the sun, not underexposed anywhere else.

my ony other thoughts woudl have been along the lines of a longer exposure using an nd filter just to get the softer wave action, but its hard to find anything wrong with this compostion.



Hi Scott,
First of all, enjoy your holiday. Mine will start soon as well, but I don't have any options for internet.
Second, After reading Loots critique, the only thing I can add is that this is a beautiful sunset with very good control on the exposure. Love it...

Superb, absolutely stunning...with wonderful colours.

Very nice landscape - the colours, exposure and details are all bang on!

Lovely view of the beach, Scott.
Reflection of the setting sun on water extending all the way to your feet looks beautiful.
Enjoy your trip and bring in some nice images.

Your photo was pointed out to me as one that was posted with the same title as mine "Solitude" only a day apart. Yours has way more drama and color to it though! What a gorgeous sky, I love the diagonal nature of the scene and the beautiful clouds, well done. Thanks for including the definition of Solitude, that was cool.

Hi Scott,
Great job with this mf.
You've brought the FG in with great detail, and your POV is excellent. The setting sun, casting its light across the water is excellent as well.. I see you passed landscape photography 101 with flyin' colors ;)
Simple composition, and simply beautiful!
Very well done.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-09 19:17]

Hi Scott
Beautiful sunset shot. Sharp and clear.
Well done Scott


Hi Scott

Very nice work. Good composition, nice light and POV. Good quality. Thanks.

Nice capture Scott with the diagonal of the waves adding to the composition. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-06-10 18:09]

Excellent shot Scot. The colors are amazing and the focus is very sharp. Well done & TFS!


Hi Scott,
Excellent shot.
Very good time and exposure.
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-11 8:00]

Hi Scott,
Wow, beautiful! What a moment. Sounds like paradise for me, absolute peace. Beautiful colours and stunning depth of field for f/4. Nicely composed, I'm guessing you're looking out into the Gulf of Mexico. That wide angle lens really shows the Earth's curvature, excellent work. I look forward to seeing some more.

Enjoy your vacation!

This is so beautiful and relaxing. The colours are great. Very well done.

Lovely view with just the perfect contrast, nice camera work.


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-06-12 5:57]

Hi Scott,
very nice sunset, great warm colours, nice beach. I like it.
Rgs, Aleksander

Beautiful sunset landscape shot with a perfect exposure, the grey clouds work for me. I cant wait to see some of your images you get from Florida. :)

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-06-12 21:19]

Hi Scott,
Great sunset photo my friend.
I like your pov,dof,wawes,details,beach,reflections,note and exposure.Well Done.TFS
Have Fun in Destin:)

Hello Scott just a marvilus sunset great JOB, perfect details, Bg, POV, Im going this weekend to bradenton a condo on the beach, Hopely some good sunset Photos to share. I live in Pensacola on the beach and going to bradenton Not sure why. Great Job, TFS Kyle

Hello Scott,
Lovely shot! The POV and framing are great! And as far as I know heavy clouds work well for sunsets and make them more spectacular. I like them on your picture too. They kind of close the composition which is good. Great colours and light.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-06-19 9:20]

Fantastic colours and even better composition, makes it a dream world picture. Well done.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-06-20 3:37]

Hi Scott,
Fantastic sunset postal, wonderful colors ,tones, sharpness and point of view, great composition, is a very nice capture.
Good note.


Hi Scott
Quel magnifique coucher de soleil ! Les couleurs dans le ciel sont sublimes, la masse des nuages est tout simplement fantastique. J'aime beaucoup aussi le reflet du ciel dans l'eau. Cette image dégage une sensation de paix et de tranquillité.
Merci pour le partage....JP

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-06-20 8:30]

Hi again!

Calm and relaxing. Very summer or holiday picture with great, wide open composition and nice colours. Sanibel Island sounds great my friend :-)

I NEED VACATION ugh I have so work ugh!
Beautiful and strong colours!
The view and perspective are great!
Thanks Ana:)

Excellent photo of this beautiful sunset! Simple and wonderful composition and great POV! The colors are bright and natural and sharpness is spot-on! Great perspective! You managed to capture a very nice moment! Great job! Congratulations! TFS!


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