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Treasure Island Sunset

Treasure Island Sunset
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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: 2007-09-25
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L USM, B+W UV MRC
Exposure: f/16
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-06 13:58
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
All sunsets are beautiful, some just happen to be better than others. The great thing is you can go to the same spot every night, but no two are ever the same. Atmospheric conditions and angle of the sun are always changing.

Since I live about 800 miles from the nearest ocean beach, I try to make the most of my time there while on vacation. I spent every night at a different beach taking sunsets into the Gulf of Mexico. Many of them have piers, buildings, or people in them due to the crowds and over building on all of Florida's coastline. I was able to find this space of open beach at Treasure Island Florida. A very wide and flat beach. A small dune of Sea Oats allowed me have a nice foreground element for this shot.

Have a great weekend


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Fantastic moment, Scott,
so peaceful, so silent, I like the atmosphere and the colours so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-06 14:04]

Hi Scott. This is an excellent sunset one i would love to have seen. you have captured fine detail in the clouds with their shapes and warm glow. you took this just at the right time . a very nice pov from behind the dune. very good all round. well done TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-06 14:20]

Hola amigo,
preciosa foto,
con bellos detalles y sensacional compo...
excelente trabajo Scott.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-06 14:21]

Hi Scott,

This sunset is just breathtaking. The sun right on the water, the glorious goldens of the clouds are beautiful. Wonderful composition.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-06 14:31]

Quite right, my friend - everything about nature is perfectly unique.
Actually, i believe it was Aristotel who once said that there are absolutely no 2 things in this world that are perfectly identical...Nothing!

This is indeed a very beautiful sunset photo and that small sand dune and the sea oats in the FG look excellent there. The shapes and contour of the coulds in the sky are just a bliss and together with the rest of the elements creat this charming and harmonious composition.

Bravo, TFS and enjoy your vacation!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-06 14:45]

The timing with these is so crucial, Scott! and yours is perfect! I love the placement of the sun here!
superb composition, with that "island" of grass perfectly placed

Hola Scott,
Un paisaje simple, pero muy agradable; los pastos en frente rompen la monotonía del mar. Muy bien ubicdo el sol en la imagen.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-10-06 18:57]
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I love your Treasure Island - just a tad smaller than Treasure Island in Fiji!!
Beautifully composed Scott, with the break in the clouds above the grasses of the island. Stunning colours - quite wonderful

Bonsoir Scott
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue de ce superbe paysage et son beau coucher de soleil avec son ciel en feu. Les couleurs,les détails et l'éclairage sont parfaits.
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.....JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-06 20:48]

Hello Scott

The composition is very well done.I like the clouds and how they are lit.The focus is sharp.The sun on the horizon is a nice touch.TFS


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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-10-06 23:19]

Wow! I wish I'd been treated to one like this when I made it to Pacific City, OR this past summer. This is very beautiful!
Well done all the way around.



Hello Scott,
A mysterious atmosphere and a lovely image!
Great composition with a strong feeling of depth, and the moment is wonderful as the sun just touch the sea...
Pablo -

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-07 1:09]

Hi Scott.
What a superb low POV and amazing view. The DOF is terrific. The composition (I mean the set of pictured objects and their location are fantastic. Delicateness of colour and light tones are impressive too. True art picture executed with great taste and skillfulness. My compliments and warm wishes.

Hi Scott
WoW, This is an excellent sunset.beautiful color with great depth.
Very nice capture,TFS

Hi Scott,

Indeed what some members said:"Fantastic moment". The FG whith that small dune. So simple, but oh so beautiful. And what do you think about the sun reflection in the sea?? And the highlighted clouds. And, and, and, and.....I live also on the coast and I like this sunsets so much. They are every day so different, but so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Regards and TFS Bob

You have captured the essence of this beautiful view, Scott. The depth of view is phenomenal here and the colors and contrasts outstanding.
A landscape image of very high artistic value.
Best regards.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-10-07 12:10]

Hello Scott,
Florida sunsets are something I have always liked a lot. I like very much this composition with the lonely patch of grass that makes the shot not just another trivial post-card. Very nice clouds too.
Best greetings,

Hi Scott,
great sunset pic,exposed very well
pleasing composition

Hi Scott,
A very good picture of TI island!
I like so much the sky, its clouds formations and the amazing colours on it.
As you said, it is never the same.
The inclusion of the small dune works pretty well for the composition.
Congratulations and thanks for share it
My best regards,

Hello Scott,
This is the best and awesome sunset presentation!

Exposure and focus is spot on with great sense of depth!
my special compliment to this!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-10-08 1:21]

Hi Scott!

You're right - even in big city there isn't such thing like two similiar sunsets. This one looks great - especially big formations of clouds. Flat beach, like Polish ones, but small dune made good composition.

Talking about Florida - did you saw new TV serie Burn Notice? It's quite funny.

First of all let me tell you how this photo affects me.
Saturday, after getting news that my older brother, who lives in Treasure Island Florida, passed away, I got online looking for some peace and distraction to help me stop thinking of him and his unexpected death. You know how your mind races in times like these.
I thought I'd browse TN because often when I seek peace and quiet at home I'd either call you to meet me or just go down to the Watershed Nature Center by myself. That's what friends are for huh?
I browsed your latest photo and you had this Treasure Island Sunset posted and I was stunned. It was more than just a photo. It has a special meaning because my brother lived and died there and it was a coincidence that you had posted this, a coincidence that I found it shortly after I got the bad news. You know I grieved for just a short time....but I kept thinking we all have to go sometime. He was a great guy and I'll never forget him. I want to thank you for something that you probably don't understand but this photo gave me peace......it felt like a sign from a friend.

About the photo:
I like how you have added the foreground vegetation, the photo wouldn't be the same without it. I also think you chose a good time for the cloud formation and the timely sunset works great here. the f/16 at 100 ISO was wise. It gave you enough detail yet no noise. I would have probably chose a 400 but that's mine probably wouldn't have been as nice!
I wonder if the treasure is buried right under that dune of sea oats?
Thank you my friend,

Hi Scott,
I lke the way the sun is reflected on the clouds, it gave the clouds a very beautiful golden glow. I am impressed about the perfect exposure, getting the sun in such great condition without loosing too much of the details in the seascape area. The tranquil feel is perfectly captured in this photo. The sea oats do add a lot to the composition and gives great balance to the composition. I do find the barrel distortion slightly disturbing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-08 11:46]

Hello Scott,
Superb capture of this sunset, I don't know how I could miss this! I love the low POV showing that little island of grasses in the foreground. The sky is fabulous together with that strip of silvery water. Wonderful colours!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi, Scott.
Fantastic sky and excellent exposure of all. Like composition too.

Hi Scott,
marvellous arena of light. Wonderful combination of chilly blue colours and glowing red. I remember you have shown that fabulous place of white sands some time ago. And again, I feel drawn into an icy scene of early frost at first glance. I always have to force myself to read the name of the subtropical place it was taken. Wonderful unspoilt place. Hope it will stay that way.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-10-08 13:35]

Hi Scott,
This a really beautiful sunset! Colours, clouds, island... a wonderful and peaceful place.
Thank you for sharing with us such a place and moment.
José M.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-08 21:53]

Hi Scott,
Just marking this post and will be back with a proper critique. Facing internet problem, hence doing a short job.

Hi Scott,
A moment to cherish. You did record the moment well. Great colors and beautiful cloud formation. Perfect red sun at the horizon. Very well done and tfs.

bonjour scott
tres bon cadrage,j'aime le petit ilot d'herbe sur la plage judicieusement placé,les couleurs sont belles et douces.

Hello Scott,
I agree that every sunset has something particular and unique and this is obviously the case here! I like this composition and POV very much with those nice elements in foreground, this makes this picture original. This low POV shows us nice details on the water as well. Tones of colors and mood are fantastic! Well done and TFS,

What a classic! Beautiful sunset view, fabulous colours,very well captured

Outstanding. Nice POV and comp. Colors don't hurt my feelings any. Nice to see you.



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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-15 23:31]

Hi Scott,
Beautiful sunset photo. Details, composition, light and colors look very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Scott,
Wow,This is beautiful! Something wonderful about the color of the sun on the ocean. I know what you mean about them being different. Its like they are being painted right in front of you...:o) Beautiful compositoin in this photo , I like the dunes with the tall grasses...very peaceful. TFS

BTW ..naaa I don't think I want to trade houses..I love my view wayyyy to much...but thanks anyway...:o)

Hi Scott

What a wonderful sunset with great foreground interest. The colours and atmosphere are so peaceful and calming.


Gee wiz Scott, I quess I missed this one..
Beautiful late sunset sky, I like the sea oats FG, and warm color as the sun dips into the sea :)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-21 20:08]
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Hi Scott

So what? It's an old posting, but just now when I opened it on my screen it provided
me with new delight. Compositionally it is great with 3 distinct zones on the horizontal
plane; sandy beach and strip of ocean, reflective clouds with a blaze of sunset colours,
and high above it all we see the deeply coloured open sky of Treasure Island. The tuft
of sea oats provides additional interest in the foreground while the tiny image of the sun
actually presents a perfect measure of scale and perspective. Suddenly I realised what
vast area this image really covers. To round it off the beautiful image is draped in lovely
rich tones and sharp details that presented pleasing visual stimuli.

Well done and TFS.
Have a great weekend.

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