This was in the middle of nowhere in Karnataka. After a hectic day travelling around Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami, in the late evening we were heading for Dharwad. We could almost sense rain in the air although it wasn't raining but the sky was cloudy. The sun was still well above the horizon and the sky lit up like fire. I wanted to click the sunset but drove on waiting for the perfect spot. This tree almost emerged out of nowhere and I had reached my destination. I didn't even have to get out of the car to catch this.
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P-S-I-G (25536) 2006-07-17 8:36
Very good shot. I like these colors and silhouette.
It looks like the tree is burning. Very well seen.
dhurjati (2709) 2006-07-17 8:48
Wow!!A burning tree??Amazing color of the sky!!Very impressive snap indeed.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-07-17 8:54
Marvelous colors, as usual, highly contrasted, simple composition but great results :))
... the sky is burning !! ;)
lucasdasilva (557) 2006-07-17 9:00
Hey Master, I reapeat what other have said, the sky is burning like fire. Your photos are as colorful as yor country.
Dragonheart (8414) 2006-07-17 9:13
LOVELY SHOT! this is an outstanding shot...burnig sky and tree in the foreground. The silhouette of the tree is marvelous and looks perfect without leaves, as it is really burning!
Dari (24) 2006-07-17 9:14
Sabyasachi...your sunsets are perfect...together with your notes it's "killing me softly" :) Deepest burning colours!
Mikos (4326) 2006-07-17 9:15
What a beautiful landscape and postcard. I am not joking, but at a first sight, it reminded me the film "Gone with the wind" that scene when she swears she won´t be hungry anymore.
But your picture is extremelly beauty, apocaliptic, even, with a gorgeous light.
Thanks for sharing it, it is precious ;-)
amstel (2388) 2006-07-17 9:30
Good idea to set it against the sun, very overwhelming composition, in a good sense.
anjan (1086) 2006-07-17 9:44
Ur pictures r so amazingly colourful Sabya that sometimes it makes me think u r not just a photographer but an artist with paint n brush. As Lucas said, ur pictures r as colourful as our country.
hamidazhari (238) 2006-07-17 9:50
Hi Master,excellent shot. Amazing color in sky.
chanjits (4454) 2006-07-17 9:54
Your sunsets sets the sky on fire dear, do you keep fire extinguisher ready while clicking such shots:), marvelous shot dear, colors are so charming, thanks for sharing.
delkoo (68) 2006-07-17 10:59
amazing shot with great tree silhouette asking rain from the sky.
nice colours and POV
s10001in (0) 2006-07-17 11:06
Commenst from rafal..Says lot..
Great shot indeed.
I can rate this as one of the best from you.
josepmarin (58087) 2006-07-17 11:55
Spectacular! The color explosion orange and yellow becoming red by the action of the so low solar light is a frightening and very beautiful image. The silhouette of the tree as protagonist of the photo emphasized on the colors of the sky is a great composition.
An impressive shot.
Greetings from Barcelona,
imrek (4) 2006-07-17 11:58
very good one, a marvelous red and orange tones here....good shot!!!
timleahy (2195) 2006-07-17 12:18
What a dramatic shot you got here! The combination of the red and yellow colours, and the tree branches all pointing up give the impression of the tree on fire.
isabela_sor (47748) 2006-07-17 12:54
Almost a burning tree here...Light and colors are simply perfect and the composition just exceptional!Great framing,too
All the best
Silke (3027) 2006-07-17 13:01
Some almighty force seems to have gifted you with an abundance of richness in the gold of the heart and eye.
Thank you for sharing that gift with us.
gelor (3229) 2006-07-17 13:02
Superbes couleurs et grand contraste pour une image de toute beauté !
mmerege (229) 2006-07-17 14:27
what a shot!!!!!!!!!.congratulations
luisafonso (862) 2006-07-17 16:06
Wonderful colors Sabyasachi! It feels really hot. It must be a reflex of the 29ºC that Lisbon still emanates this evening (21:04 here). I love this silhouette. So dark, so defined, so bold! The background is dreamful, looks like an expressionist painting. Schiele and Kokoschka came to my mind. I love that grassy bottom. I just wished there was more space around the tree but I go with your choice also. A great photo!
jafadabret (56501) 2006-07-17 16:12
Sabyasachi, c'est une photo choc que tu as posté là !
J'aime cet arbre qui semble s'embraser avec le coucher du soleil.
Belle réalisation !
Deepforest (9260) 2006-07-17 17:06
excellent shot in orange colour!! Fantastic sunset. Interesting frame.
jiherka (4552) 2006-07-17 17:13
If these are real colours, you very lucky to have so nice sky in your place. I think that you have push too much in neatImage, the small branc are red instead of black.
Rossignol (2289) 2006-07-17 17:27
This is a beautifully evocative shot, Sabyasachi. The silhouetted tree, with its unusual gnarled outline and tracery of fine twigs against the fiery sunset is superb.
Well seen and captured.
kermit350 (9016) 2006-07-17 18:08
Hello Sabyashchi, it is remarkable this landscape, with this colour and this tree, as this surprising light whose only nature can to us gratifier, and for little that the photographer can there make as it is the case here, that gives us a high composition colors, sincerely
Scharan (14144) 2006-07-17 20:22
Que linda foto você nos presenteia...e que cores incríveis. Amei, linda demais.
avigur_11 (22087) 2006-07-17 23:35
Increddible sunset shot, Sabyasachi. It looks like the whole tree is inside a huge fire. Stunning colors and a beautiful shot.
mishreyee (0) 2006-07-18 0:29
Many of us may find this type of photo in our drawing note-book which we used in our childhood days, isn't it?...trees are standing in the background of sunset...very nostalgic photo with superb colours.
chinchini (31529) 2006-07-18 1:53
Encore une très belle composition très colorée, un style qui te va bien. C'est en fait un véritable tableau.
Compliments pour ce ciel de feu.
jinju (14265) 2006-07-18 3:34
maybe the most powerful photo Ive seen on TE as far as colors go. Seeing this shot after yesterday's I can sort of see where your new vision is taking you and I mist say I like it very much. Very graphic, very powerful.
pasternak (15183) 2006-07-18 4:44
Amazing shot, Sabyasachi! Unbelievable colours, and I like your tight framing of the tree. One of those pictures that one remembers for a long time after seeing it...
sayan (2617) 2006-07-18 5:37
An artist playing with his tools and giving colours to the world-I want to say this much!!!
istman (275) 2006-07-18 6:29
Perfect transition from yellow to fire color Sabyasachi. And the tree sillouhette reminds me the soul of the mother nature. As we say in Turkish, "ellerine sağlık!" (may God give health to your hands)... Regards,
dsidwell (9783) 2006-07-18 8:53
Hello Sabyasachi! What a glorious image! Filling the frame with this magnificent tree was certainly a great choice. Wonderful use of sillhouette to capture the lines and texture of this tree.
rahul__rahul__ (2250) 2006-07-18 10:58
great picture, the silhouette is very nice but I think the colors of the sky make this image wonderful, all of your recent pictures have outstanding skies.
lestans (17152) 2006-07-18 12:13
Dramatic scene of the bare tree over a red sunset!
A simple well done picture
ben4321 (9875) 2006-07-18 12:39
A classic sunset shot, masterfully executed. The striking silhouette of the tree looks great against that dramatic sunset. I would have preferred it if you had cropped the silhouettes of the bushes and telegraph pole at the bottom of the frame, however.
Nevertheless, an excellent shot.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-07-18 13:50
such a beautiful image ... looks like an expressive painting. Amazing orange and yellow colours behind the silhouette of the tree.
veve (4189) 2006-07-18 15:33
Very simple, but very strong composition!
Incredible color and silhouette of the tree!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-07-18 16:55
Very beautifull composition. Incredible colors, nice shadow well framed.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-07-18 20:46
Lovely photo of a brren tree with orange light background.TFS
lucasgalodoido (21708) 2006-07-19 0:19
Bonito efeito nessa imagem, ela nos a impressão de que a árvore está em chamas, implorando pela vida!
Parabéns e Abraço!
carper (96) 2006-07-19 0:46
the silhouette of the tree is a very nice details from this well taken shot with a fantastic sky, very good job, I like it.
gr. from the Netherlands, Jaap
orme (7215) 2006-07-19 1:33
This is a truly wonderful shot, Sabyasachi.
The detail captured in the silhouette is amazing.
tjanze (5674) 2006-07-19 3:37
I like that you have your own style.Whatever everybody have his own style but yours is very personal.
Burning tree silhouete.You catch it fantastic.Beautiful warm colors,sharpness,composition...+++.Bravo!
Cretense (68695) 2006-07-19 5:35
Your photos are not of this world, Sabyasachi. They seem to belong to another, paralel and imaginary universe. Congratulations, once again!
teutza (10590) 2006-07-19 6:28
hy there, my friend!
your images are turning into paintings:)this looks amasing!
agbonavita (0) 2006-07-19 18:51
Owoo it looks the sky is on fire and the tree was burned!
Great silhuete and colors!
keribar (43841) 2006-07-19 23:54
A very striking picture, and I have the honor of taking it's points to 100. A tree like we don't see every day, and a superb light that emphasizes it's brnaches as silhouettes. Many thanks - Izzet
lechmt (792) 2006-07-20 2:55
Impressive picture... Like if the tree was burning.. The sharp shape of the tree is fantastic... Best regards, Tomas
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-07-20 4:37
Excellent silhouette of the tree against the red sky. Good composition.
pat0500 (21561) 2006-07-20 5:53
Very nice picture.I like the colours.
cengiz (3591) 2006-07-20 9:17
my dear friend,
its superb color and silhuettes copmpliments
marietom (34609) 2006-07-21 14:52
On le dirait en feu...
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-07-21 15:15
Looks like the tree is on fire. Awesome. The most brilliant photo of a tree I have ever seen. So beautifully composed. Superb job.
turkamerikali (3291) 2006-07-21 15:21
Interesting pp work with nice saturated colors.
Nice pov,dof,bg colors,note,silhouette and framing.TFS
Greetings from USA!
chaity (1539) 2006-07-22 4:06
Hi Sabyasachi, this is such an intense scene with extra warm colors. Feel hot here after looking at the photo.
donluicu (24724) 2006-07-23 4:36
i'll be honest with you, i've never seen a TE'ers becoming so good in so few time...!
look at your gallery...and see the difference between the begining and now...
only one word: BRAVO and keep sharing.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-07-24 16:36
Wow, very surreal, the tree sems to be producing fire, fascianting and infernal colours, you found the ideally shaped tree for this.
thor68 (5586) 2006-07-25 15:28
amazing capture, Sabyasachi! :-)
the tree alone is terrific and against the colorful explosion
of red and yellows in the sky it is breathtaking.
excellent composition and marvellous colors.
well seen & done, thorsten.
Graymond (234) 2006-07-29 17:26
Great color. The shot has a surreal feel to it. Good work.
biswarup (718) 2006-08-02 7:41
Very good shot. I like these colors.
Very well seen and captured.
Louloudi (11) 2006-08-16 19:39
This picture is wonderful, almost surreal, with these amazing colours and the tree in silhouette.
captainsgirl (3448) 2006-08-21 22:16
wow~ talk about color..this is beautiful..thanks for sharing!!
ayobami (1353) 2006-08-25 3:20
Absolutely stunning! The perfect colours, composition and silhouette! Amazing image!
SONYfotoyo (318) 2006-08-25 4:01
To good to be true...
Extra super mega...
I have a little problem with the electric post, (lower left corner) but it's insignificant...
Budapestman (82620) 2006-08-25 10:42
Super shot! Fascinating and fabled mood! Very expressive contrast and aesthetic details! Heavenly photo!
Thank you, nice days
ksvijayb (385) 2007-02-16 4:30
Honestly, everytime I come to your gallery, it just fascinates me..
Man, you are doing a great job.......
All the best.
CLODO (32992) 2010-01-28 0:36
On the front page of TE this morning!
Splendid warm hues behind a black bare tree silhouette! Photography is easy,...............when we have your eyes!
- Copyright: Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) (19773)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: SONY DSC-P92
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sunsets - Sunrises, CLODO's selection V [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-17 8:32
- Favorites: 6 [view]