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Aeolian Islands

Aeolian Islands
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-17
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Sicily
Date Submitted: 2007-05-21 14:49
Viewed: 6968
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sorry for not critiquing any photos lately but I have been on my holidays in Sicily.

This shot was taken hanging out of a window in a wildly pitching boat. The colours are as I saw them but I had to adjust the WB on the camera to capture them. You can see here two of the Aeolian islands (well three really as one more is faintly visable in the distance). I think the island you can see here are Salina, Lipari and Vulcano.

I was hoping to see some activity on Stromboli but you can see from the height of the clouds that we encountered a sudden storm at sea and the top of Stromboli was covered in dense cloud.

At least I got to watch the sun set over the islands.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-21 14:57]

Hi Karan,
Stupendous seascape shot. Such gorgeous colours and lovely cloud formations. I like the rich colour tones of the sunlight from among behind the clouds. The wavy waters are so special and give a fine effect. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Seiei Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 30] (127)
  • [2007-05-21 15:21]

Hi Karan

What amazing colors can the sky give us... its wonderful.
Very nice shot !

Regards, christophe

Hi Karan,
A lot of character in this seascape!
I like so much the particular hues got on the picture, almost cold dominant tones, but then that warms ones in the upper part of the clouds where the sun still incide on them.
Look forward to catch your next posts of your holidays.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-21 15:59]

Hello Karan,
Beautiful and unusual colors you hace captured here. I like the smoothness of the water. Very nice. Regards,

Ciao Karan, great italian sky with splendid light and amazing colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2007-05-21 16:39]

hello Karan

beautiful pink voilet colours in the sky-clouds and nice strong violets reflects in the water

the horizon is very well located and you have two points of interest : the islands

nice picture



Hey Karen,
long time no post!

This is an interesting shot, the colours are very surreal, but it's a nice composition.
Hope you had a nice time.


Hi Karen

I was originally going to ask what filter you used in this image when I first saw it - I bet it was incredible to see these colours in the sky.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-21 18:38]

Hola Karan,
precioso trabajo,
bello pov,
tonos originales y magnifica conpo.
salucos amiga.

Hi Karan,
This is fantastic show of colors and cloud formation of evening sky. The sun light behind the clouds is great. Very well done.

Hello Karan,
A wonderful colour palette!
Interesting minimalism with the two islands silhouetted on a background of dramatic sky...
Well framed, nice balance in the composition!
Pablo -

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-22 3:48]

Hi Karen,

a beautiful seascape, the colours are almost surreal and the highlights in the cloud really lift the image. Shame about not seeing any activity in Stroboli but i'm sure just being there made up for it!

Thanks for shareing,


Hi Karan,
Welcome back. I hope you had a wonderful vacation and did get atleast a glimpse of Strombali. I am sure you are going to surprise us with some wonderful photos.

The color cast in this photo is really wonderful. The golden edges along the clouds make the photo even more beautiful. The low sea POV is very interesting.

Are you going to start a travelogue of this trip? I also noticed that you used a different camera. Did you buy to save weight and space?

selam hester; excellent shot of this landscape ,good details presented , the sky is very nice presented, good POV, well captured with splendid colours TFS l ll back for point:)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-22 7:06]

Hi Karan and nice to see you back again!

Sorry to hear you had bad weather, too! Don't you hate it when that happens? I mean you're home or at work and outstide it's warm and sunny, but when you finally decide to go somewhere away from all the stress and hoping to take some nice shots, all you get is rain and wind :((((
Anyway, you managed here a very beautiful composition and view towards those islands.
The colors in the sky and clouds are great and really brighten the photo.
Good contrast and exposure, too, considerring the circumstances :)

Cheers and TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-22 8:09]

Hi Karan,
excellent scenery you captured.
The colors are amazing and set the mood in this shot.
Great cloud formation and the textures are fabulous.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-22 10:10]

Hello Karan,
Very nice capture.I liked dramatic sky,colors and visual impact a lot.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-22 14:11]

Hi Karan.
I am glad to see you again. Colours, lights and darks are really great. So impressive view and perfectly composed image. Bravo. You managed to create so artistic picture. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Karan,
I hope that you had a good trip; it looks like it :) Nature could be so amazing by its colors, shapes and faces and you showed us on of its beautiful aspect. Well done with this magnificent capture! Thanks,

bonjour karan
eh bien je vois que tu as ramené de belles choses dans tes valises,la couleurs est extraordinaire et rend ce cliché tres mysterieux.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-24 18:10]

Hi Karan,
Once again you've got a really wonderful view with awesome colours.
TFS, José M.

Hola Karan,
Este paisaje tiene una luz y color extraordinarios y de gran belleza, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-09 23:19]

Hello Karan

A very beautiful and artistic treatment of this shot.The colours are super.Well composed with very good balance.The light coming through the clouds is fantastic.I like the POV.TFS


Hello Karan,
Awesome shot!
I loved the colour and POV with much sharpness and details
very good work indeed

Nice shot mate, love the golden lining of the clouds against the purple. Good work.

inTeresting shot.
r they colors r real or u edited them?

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