Changing my mode down to sea level...
This dramatic sky was taken from a small fishing village overlooking the scenic Ende bay after the sun had gone down beyond Ebulobo volcano in the far end with a few splashes of blue and yellow to go with the red along with dark grey clouds. I waited for a break in the sky area rather than shooting directly into the setting sun until the skyscape formed a dramatic abstract on their own. This effect disappeared within a couple of minutes and turned the bay to darkness.
Cokin Gradual Neutral Grey ND4 filter was fitted to balance the exposure.
Brief infor about Flores Island:
Flores island is one of the 13000 islands, one of the most exotic and the least visited island in Indonesia's province of Nusa Tenggara Timur - The Eastern Province. Most of the friendly inhabitants are of Melanesian origins with strong ethnic touch and still influenced by the animistic beliefs. This 375km long impenetrable island has divided the rugged terrains into many distinct ethnic groups with interesting cultures and layers of traditional beliefs beneath the prevalent Catholicism. The nature settings are remarkably beautiful, there are 14 soaring volcanoes, colored crater lakes, dense forests and beautiful sea gardens. Five centuries ago the Portuguese explorers discovered this island and gave its lyrical name as Cabo da Flora which means Cape of Flowers after the beautiful coral formations that shimmer in her crystal turquois blue sea water.
Ebulobo volcano 2124m has a summit crater with a flat lava dome, last erupted in 1969.
Critiques | Translate
JFS (32459) 2011-07-22 8:14
The sky is so dramatic and beautiful that seems unreal. The mixture of colors is amazing and the mountainous BG closes the image perfectly.
paololg (31448) 2011-07-22 8:23
What a masterpiece, dear Abmdsudi! A sunset absolutely fantastic and beautiful, with strong tones of color that create a beautiful dramatic scene. The contrast between the vivid colors, illuminated by sunlight, and the shadows of the night, creates an interesting 3D effect. Truly a wonderful photo, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
dta (71449) 2011-07-22 8:28
Hello Abmdsudi ,
A gorgeous sky , for a fantatctic natural scene . Like the dark mountains in the far , too , and the little boats as focal points .
Weell done .
mauro61 (52699) 2011-07-22 9:47
splendide pennellate di colore su questo cielo con le nuvole che si formano basse sull'acqua.
Mi piace lo sfondo con il vulcano .
annjackman (20931) 2011-07-22 9:56
Waiting for the right moment was good as you did not have problems with the exposure. The colours are beautiful. I also like the layered effect of the sea, volcano and different types of clouds. You chose a great composition with the sky dominating the image.
Best wishes, Ann
Crispilandia (842) 2011-07-22 10:02
A shot of rich colors at a perfect time and special. The texture of the colors is impressive, great job!
bema (26363) 2011-07-22 10:05
you really are an artist! catching such fine conditions must have been a real pleasure..
like a lot that beautiful mood in this splendid composed picture..!
thanks for sharing, see you around, regards Bernd
patdeph (35748) 2011-07-22 11:10
the right part of the shy is incredibly beautiful,I wonder if you could have framed differently, to have a bigger part of orange and luminous sky,but by letting some of these clouds that are very beautiful too. I like the animation given by the 2 little boats.
leo61 (0) 2011-07-22 11:19
Hi abmdsudi !
A wonderful tropical sunset,well composed with these boats at both sides.
jemaflor (89405) 2011-07-22 11:21
Well done this lovely photo, beautiful warm colors in the sky, good effect also with clouds and the two boats in each side of the view, perfect sharpness.
Silvio1953 (130392) 2011-07-22 11:26
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating composition with superb sky, fantastic warm colors, magic atmosphere and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
holmertz (45267) 2011-07-22 11:29
Patience pays. I think this is much more beautiful than the standard photo of a setting sun. The colours and the shapes of the clouds are marvellous and the light is very carefully handled. The silhouettes of two small boats adorn the foreground perfectly.
TopGeo (38208) 2011-07-22 12:48
Hello Abmdsudi! What a masterpiece of sky as painting, A sunset absolutely fantastic and beautiful, with strong tones of color that create a beautiful dramatic total impression. The contrast between the combination of colors, give the impressive results of this work a detail and an interesting part!, Congratulations!
have a nice weekend!
chawax (19840) 2011-07-22 12:59
You caught an incredible sky ! It looks like some of the clouds are in fire, really impressive ! I love how you included boats in the foreground. I love too the shapes of the mountains under the clouds. Very well done !
siamesa (27763) 2011-07-22 13:13
Boa noite Abmdsudi
Really an impressive photo. Colors are magic and wonderfuls. Superb capture. Thanks for sharing.
npecanhuk (70060) 2011-07-22 16:58
Very beautiful picture!
Chosen pov, composition and exposure are also highlights!
TFS - congrats,
jhm (144294) 2011-07-23 0:24
What a colorfully image, splendid contrast picture with the imminent clouds to the sky.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Pleasant colors too.
Excellent composition, good presentation too. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
dkmurphys (52745) 2011-07-23 0:35
Lovely scene, you've managed to capture an incredible and spectacular moment. The presence of the boats are the minimum necessary dynamic. Well seen, have a good day.
sevy (15367) 2011-07-23 1:13
Incredible sky! Moreover, you worked nicely to balance the exposure and to add elements in the composition (the boats in foreground) to share a global seascape and not only a color blast.
Your photo gives the wish to go and visit this place.
bukitgolfb301 (37728) 2011-07-23 2:10
Hi Pak Abmdsudi YTH, apa kabar?
Ya betul sekali, ini lah SKY DRAMA, benar!!!!!!!
Gorgeous shot by fantastic color gradation and allocation!You are a magician of color usage, right?
Hebat dan astaga tetapi itu sering dan sudah biasa sajah!
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good Saturday!
Takero, very busy for shoting as the peak season for Symmer festivals in Japan
sacimar (26205) 2011-07-23 7:13
this is a wonderful sunset, the sky is impresive, title is perfect for the image, well done,
adramad (40662) 2011-07-23 9:17
I love sunsets and this seems to me an authentic beauty, which contributes to both the proud colors of the sky, as the local environment magnifies the placid sea, with the two small boats, mountains in the background give you a good DOF. A real dream to see the day disappear so. Congratulations for the beauty and TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
geoant68 (331) 2011-07-23 9:39
really a very dramatic scenery with the variety of the colours on the sky to makes the image unique.Perfect image looks like as a postcard.
SWEETFREEDOM (23544) 2011-07-23 10:08
fantastic susnet, i like in particular the clouds formations. excellent colors and sharpness.
adores (41028) 2011-07-23 15:45
What a wonderful sunset! The sky is just fabulous, with those clouds and beautiful colours. And the boats seem so small under such a sky!A very good moment for sure!
emilbo (22616) 2011-07-23 17:59
La force de la photo réside dans ce ciel dramatique. Un coucher de soleil vraiment impressionnant avec la superposition des nuages. Excellente exposition et merveilleuses couleurs.
Toutes mes félicitations et bon dimanche,
Nard (6972) 2011-07-24 5:14
I still love this style of picture. The mixt of warm and dark colors, the special light we can see only during this short instant. With this stunning and burning sky you added a nice backgrounf with the mountain and boats that complet the well the picture; The large dark cloud gives the dram atmosphere ans this specific reflection on the sea.
Sergiom (67462) 2011-07-24 7:06
Un coucher de soleil remarquable avec deux bateaux à l'avant plan et de merveilleus nuages qui adoucissent les couleurs vives et un orange superbe.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-07-24 7:21
Ola Abmdsudi ,
Que beleza de final de dia com este céu fantástico , as cores são deslumbrantes , bonita as silhuetas dos barcos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
alabate (1197) 2011-07-24 13:43
C'est un splendide paysage de fin de journée. Les différents groupes de nuages donnent une grande profondeur à l'image. Lumières et couleurs sont exceptionnelles.
Très bonne journée.
s_lush (16134) 2011-07-24 13:58
This is an absolutely beautiful skyscape with the nice elements of seascape. Such a dramatic sky in the fire of sunset is captured excellently, with perfect management of light and colors, and quite professional quality. A simply brilliant job!
eldancer1 (32075) 2011-07-24 14:22
Wow! Awesome capture of the colors of the sky and clouds! Great pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
Charo (51210) 2011-07-24 14:36
It's wonderful big sky full of clouds with the fantastic colors of the sunset.
Great view with good depth and composition.
delpeoples (55090) 2011-07-25 3:15
Hello dear Abmdsudi
This is simply spectacular. The title says everything. That slight pinkish tone to the water is just wonderful and the little boats in sillhouette help to create a mood of solitude and peace. But of course the superioer exposition and light management in respect of the sky is the icing on the cake. I can't complimenti you enough, great job.
Cricri (111433) 2011-07-25 4:10
Un ciel dramatique des plus magnifique avec les nuages dans l'ombre et les couleurs attrayantes du ciel, les bateaux ajoute un plus a cet instant magique
danos (90367) 2011-07-25 8:09
superb the colours of the sky with the variety of the colour tints to make the image so well captured.I like the quality of the image as the beauty of the Nature.
shevchenko (18892) 2011-07-26 4:31
Fantastic evening view, good contrast between the dark thick clouds with the sky in stunning color, beautiful layers of mountain chains in the depth, good frame, distinct image, well done.
baddori (20011) 2011-07-26 17:03
Double in Trouble .
Doppia stratificazione e varianti di colori intensi.
Sky line netta ...ma non invasiva .
Tramonto ....variegato ed articolato
prasun984 (5590) 2011-07-28 6:46
Nice skyscape at sun set time....nice landscape shot also...like the deep sailing clouds in the sky...
good exposure controlled with nice light management...nice color contrast & sharpness with nice framing...
V Good Snap of nature beauty...
lousat (82604) 2011-07-29 2:08
A very nice spectacle and a perfect camera settings and work in PP,magnificent lights and colors and this incredible effect made by the volcano....you was lucky to see a spectacle like that!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
Longroute (19396) 2011-07-29 7:22
Really a dramatic and yet a fascinating sky. But the whole scenario here is very evocative: the sea with the two lonely boats, the two layers of mountain in the background, so actually the sky reinforces the mystery and charm of the place.
It had to be a magic moment which lasted only few minutes.
As ever with you the composition is very accurate.
kato (11630) 2011-07-30 6:06
You're capturing well this beautiful sunset scenery by good composition and excellent tone, so it's amazing to see seascapes and attractive sky with sunset and grey clouds. And, rear mountains with silhouette layers give aditional effect as well as two boats floating the sea. Especially, the colorful expressions of the sky are beautiful and awesome.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-07-31 9:58
C'est une très belle image avec un ciel sublime et de beaux reflets. J'aime les nuages sombres qui mettent les couleurs en valeur.
claudeD (35495) 2011-07-31 10:29
wondeful picture of a perfect quality and an amazing atmosphere.I like your picture here very much.Very fine composition and wonderful colors.The claod formation in the colorful sky is very interesting.I thik you dd a perfect fotojob here.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
francio64 (39708) 2011-08-02 15:55
uno spettacolo di colori e di forme.
I miei complimenti! Bravo!
daddo (25819) 2011-08-04 4:59
Salam Abmdsudi. This scene reminds me of an evening in Kuching when I stood by the river and the sun was setting, when I heard from the mosque the words Allahu Akbar. If a scene like the one you are showing us here does not create such a sentiment in our hearts, then nothing will. Glorious light and colours. Salam. Klaudio.
Juntas (7960) 2011-08-05 3:11
Hi Abmdsudi. It's a wonderful that you captured. The sunset light and colors are amazing and all those kinds of clouds are very appealing. Good composition, wonderful mood. Well done.
Have a nice day.
Atousa (7131) 2011-08-19 4:05
You captured a lovely dramatic sky with great layers n colors.. this sky scene looks really magnificent specially when compared to the little boats on the water; a fine composition n an eye catching result.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
danyy (0) 2011-08-19 23:47
un ciel qui a tout pour séduire, des couleurs, des lumières, des formes, il occupe la place vedette dans cette composition d'un grand calme.
Moment exceptionnel de méditation.
wolf38 (31284) 2011-08-22 22:58
Hello abmdsudi. Sunsets can be beautiful. The colors seem to glow in the evening sun, clouds and landscapes as enchanted. I understand that people from such a scene again and again are thrilled. The photo pleases me very well. Rgds wolfgang.
Kielia (24073) 2013-08-13 3:39
I saw this photo in your random gallery and could not resist stopping by because this sight is very much to my liking! Another excellently composed impression of a sky drama with brilliant colors and a fantastic atmosphere. My compliments also for the notes!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (46924)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-11
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites continue... #3 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-22 7:25
- Favorites: 1 [view]