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The Last Sunset of 2006

The Last Sunset of 2006
Photo Information
Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-31
Categories: Trees, Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0 L IS USM, Digital ISO 400, Lee Filter System
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Christmas 2006 in Sweden
Theme(s): My Sunsets and Sunrises [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-21 5:58
Viewed: 7731
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
OK, so maybe this is a little late, but... I wasn't around at the time to post it and haven't had too much time since then to get online...

This was the last sunset of 2006 taken in Sweden on my Christmas Holiday...

By then I had managed to take a few more pictures on the new lens and experiment a little more with my new filter system. This was taken using the 0.6nd Hard Grey Grad filter, to under expose the sky so basically allowing more detail in the foreground to be seen.

Taken in RAW and converted to Jpeg, the only changes made have been to brightness which has been increased slightly - I guess I underexposed the whole picture a touch too much... but that's the idea of learning...

I'll update the photo settings at a later date, they are at work with the original and work still has no Internet access following on from the storms last Thursday...

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Hi Emma ,
excellent scenery with warm and beautiful colors.
well composition and great sharpness.
thanks for sharing this nice image.

Hello Emma,
I like so much the result of your tests with the grad filter.
This is almost a two tone picture, in a great moment to shot the camera.
Perhaps it could be a little under exposed, but I think the important here was the low sun's position and the way it affects the surroundings.
The silhouettes on the background are pretty well defined, and I like a lot also the reflections on the water.
Very good composition and frame used.
Congratulations and thanks for share this photo with us,

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2007-01-21 7:56]
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Hello Emma,

This is an extraordinary sunset. The red, orange and yellow colors are fantastic.Well composed aswell. We've had some extremely windy weather in NL aswell last Thursday.


Helloo Emma,

Excllent work, Great colors bg POV DOF perfect details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo excllent work,

TFS kyle

hi emma,
nice shot,
well composed,
lovely colours,
tfs & regards

é uma bela paisagem composta por cores quentes em meio a escuridão.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-21 11:42]

Hello Emma,
Colors are incredible. Lovely composition with reflections and silhouettes. Good framing and POV. TFS

Hi Emma,
WOW what a beautiful sunset. Amazing colors in the sky that are picked up in the water perfectly. Looks grea!
Best wishes in 2007,

Hi Emma

Wow... now that is a sunset to remember! Lovely vivid colours. TFS.

Hello Emma,
A beautiful scenery well framed!
I like the silhouetted trees on the firey sky, but please don't expect this to be the ordinary sunset on New Year's Eve in Scandinavia... You were lucky!
The reflection works well as a compositional element!
Pablo -

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-22 2:38]

Hi Emma and nice to see you back and posting again :)
This is a splendid capture!
The sky here is stunnig and the mood of the shot is fantastic.
I really like all the colors here and the siltouette of all the trees on the horizon.
Beautful work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-22 18:40]

Hi Emma,
Beautiful red sky and reflection! A great sunset to be the last in the year.
TFS, José M.

Hello Emma,
This is a beautiful scenery and I like this lightning and mood. It is not too dark for my taste :) Those colors are really impressive and you caught excellent details in a good composition. I enjoyed reading your notes as I know nothing about filters and it was useful for me. Thanks,

Hi Emma,
These colors are really intens. It is hard to believe that a sky can actually look like this, but I know that what you capture is real. I love the little layers of colors in the sky and the way they are positioned in the opposite diagonal of the line between the top of the trees.

I think I need to start investing in a hard edge ND filter and a reverse ND filter. The results are much better to see.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-23 13:17]

Superbe lumière,bravo et merci pourle partage.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-24 20:44]

Hello Emma

Superb seascape shot.The colours are remarkable.I love the reflections.Excellent POV and DOF.The cloud pattern is unique and really adds to the diversity of the colours.A beautiful sunset.TFS


hi emma!
beautiful picture with
great feeling!
good work!

Happy New Year Emma! Great shot, love the sunset..awesome colors TFS
Donna :o)

thanks for your comments on my photo " A welcomed site!"

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-30 18:06]

Excelentes colores y bella compo... agradables siluetas, Muchos saludos Emma.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-31 17:25]

Hi Emma,
wow what an wonderful landscape, the scnery and the colors are amzing. Very well composed, this shot has a lot of great textures. Great POV and a very nice division of space.

Lovely skyline, well taken.


Belle photo, d’un don de notre terre, elle nous donne ces spectacles magnifiques partout dans le monde. Amicalement d’un amoureux des « lever et coucher de soleil ». Thomas

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