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Last Of The Light

Last Of The Light
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-14
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar + Cokin Grad.
Exposure: f/22, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-16 9:19
Viewed: 3694
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Sorry, another sunset!

This was taken around an hour and a half or so after my last post, this time down on the beach itself. These colours are as they were at the time, and this was one of most striking sunsets i have ever seen.
To be in such an amazing place to watch it was a real treat...

An explanation is below as to why these vivid colours in the sky are the way they are..

Sunsets often have a red or orange color to them. Why is this?
Sunlight (what we call "white light") is made up of all different colors of light, each having a different wavelength. During a sunset, more red light is scattered toward you because of aerosols in the lower atmosphere, compared to the amount of blue or green light.
Since, at sunset, sunlight is passing through a much longer path of the lower atmosphere than when the sun is overhead, the effect of the aerosols becomes much stronger.
So, you end up seeing more red light that any of the other colors of light, and the sky appears red.

shot in RAW, levels tweaked slightly and rotated to correct the horizon - converted to JPEG, resized for TN and sharpened.

thanks for looking..

gracious, hester, Robbrown, deblink, Luis52, Proframe, Kathleen, JORAPAVI, Finland_in_Eton, Adanac, mlines, cicindela has marked this note useful
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Hello Paul,
Awesome sunset shot with much DOF, POV!!
excellent captured with vivid colour and details
I loved the golden light on the rocks especially!
well composed and well seen
thanks for sharing

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-16 10:22]

Hi Paul

The light is just stunning here! Glorious warm tones. Great POV and beautifully composed. Skillful work



Hi Paul the colours and DOF are superb especially the rocks in the foreground. I think the sky could have done with being held back by using a graduated filter so the area like the sun doesnt get so over exposed. the other way is to take 2 exposures one for each area then combine the best bits of both in your editing program.I just notice you had a grad filter on so maybe a slightly heaver one? TFS yours Robert

En esta foto se destaca sobre todo el primer plano y sus reflejos, de gran realismo y belleza. Quizás sobra alguna décima de segundo de exposición, pero quizás por ello te han salido tan bien las piedras. Saludos.

Hi Paul,
I for one never tire of looking at sunset images and this one is superb. I love the colour you have captured on the rocks. The silhouetted hills look superb too, nice POV.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-16 15:37]

Hola Paul,
magnífico trabajo y bellos detalles,
excelente pov, y dof. la iluminación sensacional,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-07-16 18:24]

Hola Paul.- Una fotografia de hermosos colores, Con exelentes detalles en todo. Me agrada la forma de las rocas y el sol al fondo. Saludos Luis52.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-17 2:09]
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Hi Paul,
it's amazing what landscape shots you produce from the british coast.
Sharp with excellent lighting.
Well done,

I love the ligght and the compo.


Hello Paul,
Great sunset image with very beautiful colored sky and most wonderful last rays of sunlight shining on the stones.
Composition with the stones in the foreground, leading the eye perfectly in to the wonderful scene, is perfect.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

Hi Paul

Great composition - I particularly like the way that you have used the reflected light on the rocks to enliven the bottom of the frame.

Where exactly is it by the way?


Hi Paul.
Awesome image. The use of light on the foreground rocks is stunning. Great detail and colour throughout and the composition of the lead in from the foreground rocks works perfectly.

New Zealand

Hello PAul,
Wonderful and powerful sunset, amazing colors
well focused, great POV
and composition.. Well Done

"I'll Be Back"

Hola Paul,
Preciosa imagen de bella composición llena de luz y color, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

This one just blows me away... the whole thing, POV, composition and those stunning, burnished golden/bronze colors. WOW! What more can I say. Beautiful.

TFS, Mish

Ain't Mother Nature Grand?

G'day Paul.
Don't be sorry! I think most people love a good sunset, and this one is exceptional. Awesome light and colour. Great composition. Great location. I'm still slightly hopeful that I'll make it to England this summer. I'm so inspired by shots and sites like yours. Very well done.
Best regards, Steve.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-19 7:01]

Hello Paul

A beautiful low wide POV.The composition is very nicely done.The colours and contrast are excellent.Great detail in the rocks in the foreground.TFS

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-07-20 17:25]

Hi Paul,
I never tire of your brilliant sunset images, this one has amazing warmth to it, cheers.

Hello Paul,
This ia amazing! What wonderful colours and detail, captured from a good pov! The dark silhouettes and the golden light catching the rocks are also eye-catching! It doesn't look to belong to this planet!
I just loveit and am going to add to my favourites!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Paul,

Lokks like something out of a fairytale. Beautiful!

Kindest regards,

Hi Paul,
No appologies for another sunset, I can't get enough of them myself..:o) What a beauty too, great POV with the rocks from the beach as a foreground..and wow the color is awesome. TFS

Glorious picture. The beautiful light adds a magical effect..

Hello Paul!
I am starting to think that you do not take other pictures than great :) And that is really good! This is another fantastic RAW presentation. Lovely colours of sunset, beautiful panoramic POV, amazing climat... I can write longer and longer :)
But this time I also think that one element is a little to aggressive. The white part of sky (I mean the centre of sun) is paying a little to much attention as for me. It would be better if white colour would be change for yellow (?).
Anyway, the most important thing of this presentation is very good - the picture pay attention! :>
TFS and I am waiting for the next photo in RAW technique ;>

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2008-05-20 17:19]

Magnífica foto. Maravilhosa a luz refletida no primeiro plano!! Great

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