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Fijian Sunset (ii)

Fijian Sunset (ii)
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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/8, 1/250 seconds
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 ~~, _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, Sunrises, Sunrise & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-11 1:36
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Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 82
[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.

There is a beach on the western side of Mana Island that is known for its sunset and it is named Sunset Beach, surprise, surprise! So off we went at 5.30pm, camera and tripod in hand. Yes, notice the word, “tripod”.

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 5.55pm, 3 minutes before the sunset. But the colour of the sky at the actual sunset time was quite disappointing. But 15 minutes later it was quite amazing – like the sky was on fire. I will post a photo of that at another time.

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. Beautiful white sandy beaches, amazing live coral reefs and crystal clear waters, surround Mana Island and it does have spectacular sunsets.

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To Miss_Piggy: FijiJanice 1 03-23 23:53
To jessicadoub: ThanksJanice 1 12-20 21:13
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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-11 1:40]

Wooow ! This second sunset is also great ! Colors are wonderful and the light into the dark clouds gives a strong impact. Congratulations Janice and TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-11 1:52]

Hi jancie,
I can say just wonderful shot...Your note is very informative
Thanks for sharing this beauty

Wow! Thats an amazing sunset... sigh... and all we have here is uniform grey at the moment!

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-09-11 2:38]

Remarquable composition. L'équilibre n'est pas facile à trouver. Cependant, ici, c'est plutôt réussi excepté le soleil un peu cramé (OE). Mais, qui aurait fait mieux ? Moi, pas, sans doute. Bravo.

Fantastic shot, Janice
Excellent exposure, nice composed, great frame.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-11 3:17]

HI Janice.
Nice sunset. The clouds are very dark and give you shot an interesting mood.
Well done.
THe tripod worked well

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-09-11 4:06]

Very nice sunset Janice with a lot of vivid colors. Congratulations Didier.

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  • Vicky Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (468)
  • [2005-09-11 4:32]

Hi Janice
There aren't words to describe that sky! Your composition and clarity are amazing and the colours are stunning. Definitely worth getting up early for....excellent exposure and a fitting frame to keep it all together. Well done and TFS
Best wishes, Vicky

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-09-11 5:24]
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He Jansje,

What is this? Another day with a beautifull sunset.
Can't get enough of it. SUPER A+++ pucture.
You are still my favourite! ;=))



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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-09-11 5:44]

Awesome shot!!!!What colourful sky.Excellent in all aspect.

Another stunner Janice! If this picture doesn't make people want to visit Fiji, nothing will. TFS!

Hello Janice,



Hi Janice, that is an amazing sunset I dont think Iv ever seen a better one. Can I say you did a marvelous job in capturing this in regards to exposure and composition. This is going to my fav. 8/10 Excellent work.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-09-11 11:48]

wauw Super shot Janice,
fantastic photo, not easy but you did a great job here, with this backlight shot, great composition, good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-09-11 12:32]

Hi Janice,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition.
Again, careful with the use of USM in landscape/seascape as there is no need to over sharpen as judged by the water.
Excellent work though.


Now I am really Jealous....WOW! I always dreamed of going to Fiji someday, but I am rethinking how far to move it up my wish list. My problem is the closest ocean beach of any type for me is about 1000 miles away. Keep using that tripod. The results are worth all the trouble..

Even better than the last Janice, Lucky you!
A great pleasure to view - Very well done!!!

Hi Janice

Another Fiji shot you should frame and hang on the wall. Stunning colours. Lovely dramatic clouds. Awesome work. Congrats!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-09-12 15:44]

Hi Janice
Very impressive sunset. The dark clouds really make the shot dynamic. Well exposed.
Regards Toni

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-09-12 23:27]

Textura muito bonita. Excelente foto. Composição impecável!!! Cores maravilhosas.
Muito bom trabalho.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-09-13 6:31]

Hello Janice!
Perfect sunset capture.I liked warm colors,large DOF and composition very much.Thanks for posting this beauty.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-13 11:32]

Janice, how nice and beautiful this.

Excellent colors and contrast. I enjoy the mixture between light and dark shades. Excellent composition.

Hi Janice,
Wonderful sunrise! Colors and contrast are perfect.
Note good too. The water (sea) is great!!

Hello Janice!
Wonderful sunset capture.Warm colors,clouds,reflections on water,POV and composition are perfect.Excellent work!
Thanks for sharing.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-14 12:59]

Bonjour Janice !

Une superbe composition avec de belles couleurs. La prise est très agréable à regarder.

Merci pour l'envoie !

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-15 22:39]

Hello Janice,
What a nice sunset very well done, i like the warm colours and the composition, sky is beautifull.

TFS & have a nice week-end,
Greetings from Canada,

The colours are very beautiful!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-09-16 19:55]

Excellent work, Janice. Picture and note. Thank you.

This is the best sunset ever from that beautiful island.. that is, until you'll surprise us with an even better sunset (but surely that's impossible:).

I particularly like the clouds which look as if painted with oils by one of the Old Masters. They give the image a very dramatic feel.



PS I obviously added this one to my favourites

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  • ryyck Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
  • [2005-09-19 11:43]

cores estão maravilhosas, e a foto parece tridimensional.

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  • sarju Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 10] (51)
  • [2005-10-03 23:10]
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aha ... gotcha Janice
So this is where you post all of your good photos ...spectacular sky in this one
great work
cheers .... sarju

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-21 12:44]

Great sunset Janice!

Composition and focus are good, exposure and contrast give excellent détails in clouds and on ocean. TFS

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-10-24 11:37]

Great work Janice! Spectacular sunset. Amazing clouds. Your composition is fantastic and the colours are the same too.
Thank you for sharing.

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

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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 6:18]

Hey Janice,
Must say this one goes to my favs.
Wonderful image and the colours are so warm and nice,
thanks for sharing,

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2005-12-13 0:19]

What a wonderful picture, Janice! Wow! Metallic sea and dramatic sky! Nice contrast and colours. Well done! Tfs!

It simply cannot be put into words how stunning this photograph is. Thanks for sharing!


Le même et pourtant pris légèrement différent et a un autre moment,le spectacle est encore plus facinant lorsque l' on est sur place et que l' on voittout le coucher ou tout le lever de soleil. Amitiés Thomas

Hi Janice,

I can see that you have recieved a lot of praise for this shot and I don't think that I really can add something new or constructive. All I can say is, that this is the most stunning sunset capture that I have seen yet. Truly professional displayed...


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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2008-03-14 3:16]

Fantastic sunset, excelente shot.

Hallo Janice
I came across this beautiful sunset while looking for something totally different on the gallery. I could not let it pass without leaving my comments. A stunning golden but moody sunset with clouds well displayed in the sky. Simply splendid, with perfection in every aspect. Just love the sun's reflection on the water, and I would have loved to have seen it for real. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Such a beautiful sunset!!

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