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Takapuna Sunset

Takapuna Sunset
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-29
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 17-40mm f4L, Digital RAW 100, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ~~ Sunsets & Sunrises part I ~~ [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-30 3:42
Viewed: 3828
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken from the balcony at my brothers house. The effect of the setting sun through the wild, untidy pine tree was a sight not to miss. Thanks for looking.

Environmental Weeds

Wilding pines have spread from forest plantations or shelter belts and can shade out low-growing vegetation and replace the native plants in grasslands or shrublands with a monoculture of pines (e.g., Pinus contorta in Tongariro National Park)

Pines (Family Pinaceae) from the northern hemisphere can tolerate cold conditions better than native trees and can shade out native herbs and shrubs above the native treeline

Some exotic pines, such as Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) can tolerate shade and can invade native forest

The above obtained from http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/education/weeds/


Camera: Canon 10D
Time of day: 6:20 p.m.
Date: 19th August 2005
Weather conditions: Sunset
Lens: Canon 17-40mm USM L
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/30
F-Stop: F/8
Focal Length: 19mm
ISO: 100
Original file type: Digital Raw

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-30 4:35]

Hello Pam!
Magnificent sunset capture.Colors,contrast,POV,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Wonderfull capture of the last rays of sunlight. Composition, lighting and sharpness are very good. It must be a pleasure to live there and be able to watch sunsets like these on a regular basis! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-09-30 5:46]

HI Pam, I'm trying to work out where you shot it from. Not Lake Pupuke or from Hauraki area?
Yes, wild and untidy but the silhouettes of the pines and cabbage trees look so good with the colours behind. A good job!

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-30 6:07]

HI Pam,
I like your sunset through the pine tree.
Nice colours in the sky.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-09-30 6:12]

Hi Pam
very nice photo .
I like it very much.colors are beautiful
well done

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-09-30 7:26]

Great view Pam. I like shapes of this tree, saturated colours and mood. Nostalgic picture.

Hi Pam,
Another beautiful sunset. Great Job as always. I have to look at corn fields around here most of the time. I am love the view.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-09-30 8:49]

Interesting sunset,liked the composition,DOF is very nice.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-30 12:22]

Indeed, Pam: a sight not to miss - and how nice you didn't miss it. Great to know your brother has the privilege of a view from his balcony.

I like composition and the mixture between light and dark shades.

Pam I can't keep up with your posts I'm so far behind! Interesting shot and I love the silhouette tree although I'm not sure about composition. I may have preferred the tree a little more to the right although I know you wanted to ellipse the sun etc. 6/10 Well done.

great sunset Pam,
very well composing shot, the fantastic atmosphere the sihouettes, yes it's all lovely to look at, good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-02 9:30]

Stunning shot Pam! You really are the queen of sunsets! I really like the composition in this picture. TFS!


Hi Pam:

I love a good sunset, and this is a beaut! I agree, it's not one to miss, and I am glad you were able to capture it, and share it with the world! A lovely composition, with colours one only sees at the close of the day. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2005-11-08 6:12]

Hey Pam,
WOW this is a really nice and warm image,
one of the best ive seen thanks for sharing,
Cheers :)

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