A zoomed shot in some brooding & pretty threatening weather as I was scanning the horizon at Hammamet beach with sudden burst of late afternoon sunlight trying to get through the heavy clouds giving me a great opportunity to shoot some dramatic sky over the choppy water. Picture was taken from great vantage point on top of the old medina's ancient wall.
I was quite pleased with how it turned out. The light was just beautiful to watch and even more of a pleasure to be able to shoot the canopies of two paragliders suddenly came into view heading inland - desperate for that little bit more wind to allow them to lift off - they weren't. The wind was variable and perhaps a little lighter than they expected.
It looked as though they were having a great time in the water instead....
and they never did get airborne whilst I was there....
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ourania (30937) 2014-08-05 9:30
this light is magical, you were able to collect its substance and effects in a wonderful way so that we can enjoy them too. I like very much the vast, textured, timeless setting that is the sea. The dark clouds define somehow the sky and frame the fascinating effect of the rays filling the space. Paragliding in such an ambiance must be a fantastic experience, I hope they made it. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
pajaran (51980) 2014-08-05 9:37
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenuitku sa opisom ...
Lep pogled po podne i trenutak na nebu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Priroda pravi lepe trenutke.
An interesting article on the place and time of the description ...
Nice view in the afternoon, and the moment the sky ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated moment.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Nature makes memorable moments.
All the best.
Fis2 (85405) 2014-08-05 10:36
interesting composition and colors.
Light add savor of photo.
photographer_sg (4157) 2014-08-05 11:24
Georges sky, gorgeous sea and magical light ... and all this presented with excellent exposure that brings out the details of the water with fine clarity. Lovely atmosphere with excellent colour management. The presence of the paragliders is definitely an added plus that animates the scene.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
Noel_Byrne (24163) 2014-08-05 11:36
Tis light is amazing, almost like it is fighting the darkness of the other area for prominence, just as the guys in the water are fighting the sea to get airborne. I love how the golden light has created this golden patch in the sea too, like the gates of heaven have opened just off scene. This turbulent weather makes for the most amazing images of light and color as you do well captured here.
Cricri (106327) 2014-08-05 11:57
Incroyable effet de la lumière qui perce ce ciel dramatique, les reflets sur l'eau, la personne dans la mer agitée et son parapente dans la lumière, beau moment capturer et bien mise en image
siudzi (33467) 2014-08-05 13:26
What a beautiful scene you have captured here! The palette of colors is extremely wonderful and original and made the view so perfectly. Like it a lot! Fantastic image.
jjcordier (76258) 2014-08-05 22:24
Un bel effet lumineux que tu as très bien capturé. Jolis tons d'image.
jemaflor (84617) 2014-08-05 23:31
Great light with these rays of sun well captured, good composition with the paraglider, well taken.
claudeD (32635) 2014-08-06 0:19
the lights presented here by nature is really amazing and you have realized here a perfect shot to show what nature can produce.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Nicou (121800) 2014-08-06 3:28
quel ciel de rêve superbe avec cette ouverture tout orange et avec le rayonnement et cette voile de l'autre côté fantastique image et vue.
Bravo et amitié
daddo (24229) 2014-08-06 3:42
Salam Abmdsudi. Doesn't matter where you happen to be, if there is water and there is a sky with clouds and rays of light, you end up presenting to us what I would call a symphony of heavenly light and liquid reflections. Best wishes. Klaudio.
holmertz (40893) 2014-08-06 7:38
Another astonishing composition. The colours are fantastic and the diagonal rays of light give the sky a marvellous rhythm. The hangglider is a perfect addition to the view, the pinch of spice that any composition needs.
ikeharel (57032) 2014-08-06 7:43
Sun-rays through the clouds created a wonderful texture on the horizon, and shine on Fg seascape, Abmdsudi.
The paraglider gave a bit of scale on the wide scenery.
Nice taken the moment,
rychem (23126) 2014-08-06 9:12
Great, you have captured a very nice moment and the paraglider is a nice addition
Silvio1953 (122001) 2014-08-06 10:07
Ciao Abdsudi, fascinating composition with fantastic light, magic atmosphere, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
marabu61 (8383) 2014-08-06 11:15
This is a very attractive light here indeed in this scene. The colors are beautiful and the passing bird an added bonus.
have a great day
Didi (56835) 2014-08-06 16:43
Very good dramatic ambiance with the stormy sky
Nice game between sunlights and clouds
maria-v1981 (10814) 2014-08-07 5:44
It's a very impressive image, the view of the sea and of the incredible sky is really superb.
I like a lot the blue tone of the entire scenery, it gives us a great suggestion.
eldancer1 (27797) 2014-08-07 7:28
Indeed! For me sometimes being in the right place at the right time makes for a great photograph. Love the scene even though it looks very ominous. But those paragliders love it though. Awesome lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
saxo042 (37542) 2014-08-07 7:33
Magic sun-rays through the clouds and fantastic colours. The kite-flyer is a very fine part of the picture, it adds action to the very calm scenery.
willperrett (6968) 2014-08-07 11:52
Your latest posting is rich in colour, and very pleasant viewing, but I'm drawn to this moody and even sombre seascape. The light is dramatic, and the kite-surfers add a significant element, even if they weren't good enough to get going! (It looks plenty windy enough: we have loads of wind- and kite-surfers round where I live, though I content myself with sailing these days.)
adramad (37983) 2014-08-08 7:36
A dramatic sky, with the wide range of color in the clouds, as in the rays of the sun filtered through the same, all the same way qualifies the surface of the sea with this beautiful set of lights and colors, paragliding is a nice complement to the image.
An image to enjoy with its beautiful color, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
mcmtanyel (13319) 2014-08-09 20:11
It really does not matter whether they got airborne or not, as long as they had fun. In the mean time, they provided a nice side plot to your otherwise excellent brewing storm photo. Regards,
adores (36949) 2014-08-12 17:37
Light is really magical! I like the sun beams crossing the clouds, the paragliders and specially the textures of the water. Very good shot!
Waylim (25338) 2014-08-18 9:41
Love the dramatic light here. What you have caputre is not just landscape or sea scape. It is pure mood and atmosphere. We were immediate transport into the stormy place, I can feel the tropical wind, the sense of urgency to take cover, yet the rays of light and that warm glow in the deep of the cloud keep us captivated. Really wonderful and compelling image, the few people wind surfing adds liveliness. I'm not sure I want to be on the water, but i'm sure for them it is the love of the challenge and it must be fun for the.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (43428)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 100 RAW
- Exposure: f/22, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-05 7:57