On the wonderfulwest coast beaches of South Africa .. these two were hanging out watching the sun go down .. of
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Miks (1717) 2005-01-28 20:26
Let me be the first, but i bet not the last, to simply congratulate you on this cracker. I have little to add, but praise. It is a good thing that you've exposed it so there is still light on the sand rather having a pure silhouette in the bottom part. It adds a lot of perspective. The format, focus, DOF, colours and figures are just spot on. Congrats!
poulinp (4528) 2005-01-28 20:31
What a fantastic and touching shot. One marvellous, single moment. A little small, but so beautiful!
Fesponcn (200) 2005-01-28 20:34
Cores saturadas e contraste forte para uma cena bela e marcante. Um belo trabalho. Parabéns!
sun_web (665) 2005-01-28 20:48
Excellent shot, Don! As I wrote on my introduction page, photos like this makes me believe in the power of photography as an art. Thanks for sharing and congratulations for such a great shot!
naret (826) 2005-01-28 20:51
Congratulation for the great shot. I like your idea of having these two on the brightness part of the picture.
RandomCameraGuy (3069) 2005-01-28 21:02
It's not easy to post a sunset shot and not get a groan (from me at least!), but this one is nice. It's the inclusion of a very touching silouette to add to the already gorgeous scene.
It's a little soft though, but still nice.
yekjohn (1890) 2005-01-28 21:11
Hi Don, this is a beautiful sunset shot. Perfect exposure control which is not easy to get it just right.
camilabessa (114) 2005-01-28 21:21
Very good :)
markoci (3927) 2005-01-28 21:26
whoa!! gorgeous! like one of those award wining photos from a magazine. post it bigger please!! (even as a workshop, if you don't want to repost)
Emile (20348) 2005-01-28 21:46
Excelent, just excelent, no negative critics. Well done.
kivar (136) 2005-01-28 21:50
just so beautiful. the moment and the atmosphere is really great. the message and the subject too. the composition and the exposition are well done.
Geo (1243) 2005-01-28 22:19
Excellent! Wow! Would be nice to see camera and any PP done on the photo, though.
strangiato (10) 2005-01-28 22:32
Very well taken! And a very welcome variation to the large sunset collection there is already. You have caught a beautiful moment here by focosing on the man and let the underexposure do the work. The only negative thing I can see here is the size of the photo.
I enjoy your other photos on your website too.
Retagger (26) 2005-01-28 23:10
Perfection! The photo just works! Excellent job..........
puffy (263) 2005-01-28 23:13
Excellent shot, Don... this is just wonderful. father and son, sunset at the beach, good capture I love the colour, great capture. thanks for sharing
singuanti (15250) 2005-01-28 23:16
wow, what a special shot. a wonderful family moment made even more spectacular by that awesome sunset. superbly well done. it's too bad the people don't have this picture, as they would undoubtedly cherish this!
sohrab (7439) 2005-01-28 23:58
doesn't look real at all;
just out of curiousity
did you send a photograph to "BBC in pictures"
where a boy is running on the horizon with the sun in the background , a slihouette
your name seems really familiar
take care :)
chefcop (275) 2005-01-29 4:08
Spectacular image. One of the best sunsets I have seen. Well done.
Hanssie (10061) 2005-01-29 4:46
Fantastic pose with a splendid light, very, very nice done, Don !
alford (3961) 2005-01-29 5:06
Very beautiful and dramatic scene, Don! It emphasizes the closeness and love between parent and child! The sunset background is perect for this kind of photo! I wish the photo is bigger. Congratulations! Excellent shot! rgds.
Bos (626) 2005-01-29 12:17
This is a very nice job, the contours of those two together are just great in the evening sunset.
Cos (1562) 2005-01-31 4:34
Simply beautiful! Very touching composition showing the attention of the father to the child.
PJE (20758) 2005-02-09 0:16
Well of all you have posted this is by far your very best. the human element really makes it here.
borax (1740) 2005-02-13 19:10
excellent theme, subject ! composition is great...
DaveMacPhee (1140) 2005-03-20 13:29
Great shot. I don't have much more to add since everyone else has summed up how great it is. Wonderful moment.
jsec (2122) 2005-08-16 9:12
tictic (232) 2005-10-19 16:40
A quite simply superb picture, for me one of the best sunsets I have seen.
shahjh (25) 2005-10-25 16:39
Very good work.
rajhema (1901) 2005-10-25 16:50
Marvelous and Very touching Don!
knmart (106) 2005-10-25 16:51
great pic i like the way you have used the adult to block the main glare of the sun so it doesnt blur the shot
Saar (571) 2005-10-25 17:02
THAT's just wonderful! What a warm picture. It so much resembles life!
iGirl (1223) 2006-01-15 17:18
Let me just add my praise to that of many others: great job! Exposure is right on, and the body language of the subjects tells a story!
MLINES (12516) 2006-01-15 17:31
What a good photo, well arranged and presented.
skomy (124) 2006-02-25 8:16
Very nice shot...mastered exposure :)
gr8 family moment!
osse (2808) 2006-05-24 20:51
Wowww. Great composition.Just wowww.
Very well done Don
rui_seabra (205) 2006-10-17 14:25
great moment... great timing...
and the colors are really nice, so as the backlight
the image quality is far from perfect though... but it seems you used a small image, so it must be it
ton (82) 2006-12-26 8:44
Hello Don!! Nice silhuette shot and warm light adds drama on your subject. plus the subject a father and a son is so dramtatic. and color transition from warm light to blue sky is absolutely fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Graymond (234) 2007-04-07 9:29
Good silhouetted composition and lighting. Solid emotional appeal as well. Nice capture.
tinvin (432) 2007-04-07 9:57
SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL COMPOSITION...THE WAY YOU PLACED THE SUN TO MAKE SILHOUETTES OUT OF FATHER AND SON GREATLY ENHANCED THE EMOTIONAL FEEL OF THE PICTURE...CONGRATULATIONS.
MmK (75) 2007-04-22 18:32
Great captured frame.
I cannot add anything to the comments already posted but would like to extend my thanks for sharing.
jongari (40) 2008-06-05 3:39
That's the way a sunset should look like!
Interesting perspective, nice motive in front of the sun.
chulasantos (251) 2009-06-28 3:47
great silhuet! congratulations
golden (2289) 2009-09-14 12:10
You captured a unique monent....
svefay (804) 2010-10-06 10:33
how a nice composition with great light!...
livermore (1625) 2011-01-03 9:35
Photo trčs touchante et pleine de symboles.
fkk (2031) 2011-05-12 10:09
Island (573) 2011-05-12 10:37
Wonderful shot, just watch and appreciate :-)
Congratulations Don ! :-)