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Hilton Head Sunset

Hilton Head Sunset
Photo Information
Copyright: Stephen Mahlstedt (smahlst) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 14] (74)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-04
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon D60 (since sold), Canon 16-35 f/2.8 (since sold)
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-16 6:58
Viewed: 3881
Points: 8
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I captured this sunset image on the sound side of Hilton Head Island. I really like the mossy tree limbs hanging over the shore...it was very beautiful and peaceful sitting under that tree that evening. The beach and woods were absolutely crawling with crabs, which I had never seen before. It was very cool. I could actually hear the crabs crawling all around as I was shooting the sunset...eerie.

I used a tripod for this shot, and I chose an aperture of f/16 so I could keep the moss and the background sharp and make a bit of a star pattern with the sun.

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Lovely picture, great sunset view, excellent colour and contrast. Well Composed.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-06-16 13:53]

A beautiful sunset, love the sharpness and the gorgeous colours. Your exposure is perfect for this type of shot. Great framing by using the moss covered trees. TFS.

Yeah I noticed the star pattern you'd made with the sun mate, very clever. I like the angle of this shot, almost makes you feel like you're going down with the sun if you know what I mean. Great photo.

Hello Stephen,
Excellent image of a beautiful sunset well captured and composed!
good pov with great depth and perfect use of the branches as silhouette!
the image is sharp with good colour and details
well done

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