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Fijian Sunset (i)

Fijian Sunset (i)
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-15
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Fun in the Sun at Fiji
Theme(s): ~~ Sunsets & Sunrises part I ~~, Skies, ~~ Clouds, Clouds and Clouds ~~, Sunset, Sunrise & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-03 4:40
Viewed: 8934
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
'Bula' from Fiji...

Of course you would expect a tiny island in the South Pacific to have spectacular sunsets, and Mana Island in Fiji does not disappoint.

We decided that we wanted to see the sunset off of Mana Island. There is a beach on the western side of the island that is known for its sunset, and it is called the name Sunset Beach. So off we went at 5.30pm, camera and tripod in hand. Yes, notice the word, “tripod”. I did splash out on one when we went away this time. But I’ll tell you now, I’m not a tripod fan!

The sunset was timed for 5.58pm and we reached the point at the end of Sunset beach in plenty of time and I set up the camera. I loved the changing colours as the sun was setting and this photo was taken at 5.45pm. I like how the small waves coming onto the shore cause the sunset reflections to appear wavy.

Mana Island is a 300 acre island nestled among the western string of islands that make up the Mamanuca group just west of Nadi International Airport, Fiji. Mana is surrounded by pristine beaches, breath taking live coral reefs and crystal clear waters., and it does have spectacular sunsets.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-09-03 4:51]

Wow wow Janice,

It is bed time for you, I see. Beautifull sunset.
Maybe a bit too much contrast but never mind it is a top picture.



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  • Vicky Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (468)
  • [2005-09-03 5:05]

Wow, Janice, top sunset! Just love that sky and the sun's reflection on the water. Excellent composition and colours. It all works well for me and I would love to have seen it for real. Thanks for sharing it. Best regards, Vicky

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-09-03 5:19]

Hello Janice!
Very nice landscape.I liked details,POV,lighting and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

Hi Janice

Lovey shot. Well composed with nice colours. The reflection on the water is excellent. Maybe a little ver sharpend, but it is still a top shot! Thanks.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-03 5:45]

Hello Janice!
Perfect landscape capture.Lighting,wide angle view,warm colors,POV and composition are excellent.Have nice and sunny weekend!

Hello Janice,

Black/golden sunset and corresponding frame.
It is good to have the wave breaking the water and the reflections. This makes it really extraordinary. Very well done.
;-) Thomas

Hello Janice!
Magnificent sunset shot.Colors,sky,sea,POV and composition are perfect.Into my favr.Thanks for sharing.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-03 7:07]

J'aime beaucoup les couleurs du ciel et la prise de vue. Un superbe paysage très agréable à regarder.

Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie !

I'm not a fan of tripods either, but I like the results they give. I'll have to break down and buy on yet after seeing the dramatic sunset. The clouds are so interesting and I love how it looks like two completely different and separate layers of them. The blue sky behind them is a nice contrast. The water seems to glow, maybe just a touch too much but what a view! Excellent sunset, I never tire of seeing them.

Very nice job here Jancie, I like this very much. Good use of tripod ;-) Very good perspective for the shot IMO. A great pleasure to view, Thanx!

Hi Janice,
a wonderful view, so peaceful.
The colours and sharpness are excellent.
You had a beautiful sky. I like it so much,
thanks for sharing it with us
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • wallie (34)
  • [2005-09-03 13:39]

What a very beautiful picture of a sunset. I love the colours.

Hi Janice
Fantastic to my favorite
In a friendly way Christophe

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-09-03 13:56]

it's a good one Janice,
wauw good morning sunshine, very good photo, fantastic composition, good sky and a fantastic play with water and sky, great job,
gr. Jaap

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-09-03 15:06]

Hi Janice,
interesting view. Nice sunset. Good sharpness. I like it. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-09-03 15:31]

Cze¶æ Janice. Piêkne zdjêcie , wspania³e z³ociste kolory. bardzo fajnie wysz³o.

Janice, this is an excellent landscape. I like this sunrise. Perfect lighting, colours and an exellent sharpness. TFS.

Hello Janice,
It is an absolutely amazingly beautiful sunset and a most interesting note.

Best Regards,

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-09-04 4:08]

Stunnig sunset Janice! Colors, composition and POV are great. This is a fantastic picture. Well done & TFS!


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-09-04 7:08]
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Yeah, I almost smell wind from sea and palms! Superb landscape of Paradise Janice! Colours, composition, mood - all great.

Guess what will be travell with me South. Pohutukawa notebook! ;-)

Such a beautiful picture, Janice! Wonderful colours and wonderful view!

Stunning sunset Janice,
Very busy night again!!
No time to read notes, but enough time to enjoy your post.
Have a good week. TFS
I like this one a lot, it's going imto my favs.

This is breathtaking, Jancie. It must have left you speechless. The yellow sunset is very rare around here, so I am particularly taken with your shot. Beautifully done :-)

Hi Janice,
AWSOME! you know how much I like these types of shots since I post so many myself. This one is rocks! I gotta get back to the beach. I shoot all my landscape shots off a tripod. Besides being rock steady, it allows me to slow down take my time and think about the shot more.
You nailed this one.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-09-06 0:46]

Superb sunset shot Janice, just excellent, not sure what else I can said about this shot? Good composition, colours and .... just wooow! Thanks mate, for sharing this wonderful sunset with us. thanks

Hello Janice, you have captured a beautiful moment in nature. That sunset is truly spectacular, I really love the yellow tones in this shot...so different. Composition is perfect and the cloud formation stunning. I have never captured a sky as good as that. This is like one of Mile's masterpieces. 8/10 Very fine work.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-06 5:26]

HI JAnice,
Nice shot.
Great sunset.
I love the stormy looking clouds and the reflections in the water.

Hi Janice,
This is a lovely sunset and you perfectly played with the light and the shadows.
In my opinion, you would have get a even stronger shot if something (in addition to the small waves) was included in the foreground.
The sky is wonderful, with golden colors and deep shadows.
Congratulations !

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-08 13:18]

Wooooooow ! Janice you have made a wonderful shot !!! I like very much the golden colors of this sunset. Everything in your compostion is great in my opinion. Congratulations.

Well, it was worth lugging your tripod around for this lovely sunset scene. Great composition and colours. Well done Janice.

Janice, I don't know how I missed this one when it was first posted but I'm glad I found it now. It's absolutely stunning! TFS!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-09 22:39]

The paradise.... What a great portrait Janice wow... Light is superb and colours too, very well composed, TFS & Have a great week-end :-)


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-09-10 14:40]

Hi Janice, I like this one alot. The sunset is superb and the colours and mood are terrific, I think you are developing a bit of a flare for the landscape. Very well done Janice.

Wonderful scene and very well captured! Excellent work with the lighting and the shades! Very nice.

Wonderful sunset, well composed. This image and your interesting note make me want to Mana Island. Perhaps one day!

Great shot, Janice. Next time take me with you, pretty please?

What makes it work for me are the lines that sort of lead you into the picture and right to the setting sun: the dark coastline on the left and the waves on the right. The rocks sticking out of the water break the foreground in a pleasant way. And did I mention the sun and the clouds with their variety of colors? Sublime!

Very beautiful sunset!

hello Janice,
wow, what a wonderful shot. Lovely colors and composition.
I like the tree line and wave leading to the golden centre.

Lovely scene and mood. Nice colors Janice. Well done.

Great sunset. The composition is great with the silhouetted land curving into the frame on the left and a great golden color.



Amazing!! It`s like a postcard!!!
Master shot ... :)

Oh Wow! I had to break out my sunglasses for this fantastic shot! Everything about this shot is perfect! I got a nice sun tan looking at this picture. Paul :)

Amazing shot! nice work done! good timing,, I like it very much.

Très belle photo,ce soleil est vraiment un cadeau de notre terre,chaque coucher ou lever est superbe,les vôtres particulièrement. Amitiés Thomas

Very nice landscape.I liked details,POV,lighting and composition very much.

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