A planned shot and blissful moments towards the end of a beautifully warm and productive late afternoon when the setting sun was still above the horizontal line created a nice strong golden cast over the seascape. Decided for some long exposures keeping the fingers crossed.
This was a straight single exposure shot with a tripod mounted and Cokin Graduated Grey ND8 helped to control the sky area. Achieved an 8 second long exposure at f22 using Octagon ND4.
Taken at Teluk Gembira at low tide, on the remote south west coast of the same island to my previous upload, with the big granite boulder rock just awaiting to be used as the most strategic vantage point looking towards the open calm sea....
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Romano46 (11607) 2013-09-23 7:26
Straordinaria! Non ci sono altri aggettivi per descrivere questa bella fotografia che incanta con i suoi colori meravigliosi.
Hai racchiuso in questa composizione tutti i colori dell'arcobaleno distribuendoli trai vari elementi.
Eccellente nella composizione e splendida nella nitidezza e nel contrasto.
Un altra delle tue bellissime proposte.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
bayno (18338) 2013-09-23 8:38
amazing sun set, i like the compo with this wonderful light and colors, the stone in Fg is important focal point and make also nice contrast with the other colors...the silk sea is just wonderful...great work...
SnapRJW (23724) 2013-09-23 8:50
I love this festival of colour which looks as if it has been applied with the softest brush Abmdsudi, your technique paid off handsomely with the smudged sky and silky water. Both contrast so well with the 'solidness' and texture of the FG rocks. A shot which pulls at my eyes and doesn't want to let go. Marvelous! Warm regards Rosemary
jemaflor (74128) 2013-09-23 8:54
So lovely shot, what a great light contrast and cature, very well managed, good effect also with this Fg, bravo !
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2013-09-23 8:55
This is stunning, like a painting and a light effect I have never seen before, its really beautiful. The color combinations here could not be more perfect. I am continuously learning fro your gallery Ambdsudi, new techniques that I would love to try myself sometime. This has worked out so wonderfully well.
lousat (64295) 2013-09-23 8:57
A beautiful sunset whit a special silk effect on the water create by the long time of exposure,soft details,bright colors and a magic atsmosphere,i like it!! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
rychem (13740) 2013-09-23 9:47
Very attractive, fantstic colors and great composition, I like your long exposure and its result
ourania (18738) 2013-09-23 9:56
a mesmerizing image that looks like a simple composition that has allowed the wonder of the scene, the colours and the atmosphere to be expressed in all their power and glory enchanting and delighting the viewer. I think you have captured the deepest essence of this place and hour and the fact that your note reveals your confident and efficient technique adds even more to the fascination. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
dkmurphys (42597) 2013-09-23 10:22
Amazing spectacular scene. It looks so unreal, a moment that belongs to a paradise. Well taken, enjoy a fine day.
Waylim (23324) 2013-09-23 10:26
This is a gorgeous image, what you have captured here is pure mood. The soft texture of the sky with rich color and tone, from warm transitioning to cool color in such subtlety is like a work of art. The whole image is like a painting. Love the smooth silky water achieved with the long lens opening. A perfectly planned shot with excellent result. Thanks. My complements.
Fis2 (77066) 2013-09-23 10:48
Next interesting photo.
Superb colors and light.
Very impressive picture!
krzychu30 (12777) 2013-09-23 11:08
It´s even better than your last shot Abmdsudi!
Jusz love the combination of so delightful,warm colors and this silky water surface.It creates so unique,dreamy atmosphere of the scene.
Simple,but very evocative composition!
pyffepa (623) 2013-09-23 11:48
You tried and you may be proud of the result.
The colors are very attractive but I'm mainly amazed by the rendering of the sea and the perfect definition of the rocks.
A master piece, congratulations.
Schnappilic (9088) 2013-09-23 11:50
A charming picture with a magic light. Perfect composed with a fairy tale water. The result is huge! Congratulations!
Silvio1953 (105653) 2013-09-23 11:58
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating snset with fantastic colors, magic atmopsphere, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
kato (9572) 2013-09-23 13:25
You're capturing well this seascape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the fantastic atmosphere in seashore at the time of evening glow. It keeps the beautiful harmony with smooth touch for arrangement/color combination of rocks, sea and sky. You used all possible equipment of lens/filter/tripod and function of speed/exposure/ etc.
macjake (45588) 2013-09-23 13:49
well, if you get shots like this with your fingers crossed, you should keep them crossed all the time! haha
Not quite at the 1/3 line for the horizon, but if you did you'd lose alot of the rocks, so its just a personal choice at that point - and i think you made the correct choice.
such a sweet glow and smoothness to the scene even with the rocks. and the color contrasts are excellent with the cold blues and warm oranges.
npecanhuk (56382) 2013-09-23 17:23
Another wonderful picture specially for those magnificent colors!
Of course, exposure, chosen pov and composition also pleased me here! They're great!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (67332) 2013-09-23 22:54
Magnifique photo d'une incroyable beauté. les couleurs du ciel sont splendides et l'effet longue pose sur l'eau parfait. Très belle maîtrise technique avec une très grande profondeur de champ.
shevchenko (18725) 2013-09-24 2:05
What a fascinating evening scenery, impressive silent view, good frame to show the calm water surface, colourful sky and reflection, good perspective, distinct photo, well done.
baclama (16325) 2013-09-24 2:43
la vitesse lente donne un tres bel effet!
timecapturer (37200) 2013-09-24 3:04
a simple and yet stunningly beautiful shot this. The ND filters producing something of pure magic and serenity. Classic imagery! Well done!
Regards - Brian.
Cricri (92267) 2013-09-24 5:16
Merveilleux instant magique de fin journée, un ciel aux couleurs extraordinaire et belles, le cotés sauvage des roches en avant plan et ceux parsemées sur la mer, j'aime l'effet de la longue pose a l'eau, magnifique
Très belle journée, je ne manquerai pas de revenir, j'ai vue de très belles images depuis mon absence ...
eldancer1 (20850) 2013-09-24 7:49
Wow! All I can say is "beautiful!" I like the effect of the slow speed on the textures and the colors. Awesome pov and good details. Very well done, tfs.
adramad (30989) 2013-09-24 7:59
One of the strangest sunsets, beautiful and impressive I've seen on these pages, I love the POV you've captured with these rocks in the foreground, giving a nice backlight, but what is really beautiful is the stillness of the water, which doubles the beauty of heaven in their reflections.
Well maintained the lighting and good sharpness.
The color is natural and appropriate.
Have a good evening.
All the best.
COSTANTINO (44199) 2013-09-24 7:59
another impressive capture really artistic
I liked the phrase of your useful notes
a planned shot and blissful moments towards the
end of a beautifull warm and late afternoon
this line descibes everyhting
kabel (1257) 2013-09-24 9:08
Hello, a most appealing image with such beautiful and strong colors. The image has a most tranquil feel to it and your planning and skill really created a lovely photo.
claudeD (27004) 2013-09-24 11:49
Wow! What an amazing picture. Wonderful fotojob and perfect light managment in this excellent picture. I like this atmosphere and the water representation very much. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mjw364 (6142) 2013-09-24 13:52
What a great image! Love the surreal and vivid sky and sun! Great use of the rocks in the Fg and the ethereal effect of the calm sea due to the long exposure adds to the creative and surreal aspect making this more than a regular long exposure shot. The right side seems better exposed than the left but then it would given that this is the side the sun is on. Great image. Love it.
nikkitta (9023) 2013-09-24 15:56
Well planed and better executed shot with long exposure lens that make the sea be like silk
Colors are incredible, a wide range of blues and oranges
Well chosen rocks at the FG to add contrast
Truly an art work, warm regards
marina7 (7162) 2013-09-25 1:22
a stunning shot, presumably from another planet:)
The colors are out of this world, the long exposure was your best friend there creating a fantastic scenery with that "frozen" sea surface. Awesome in all respects.
pajaran (41787) 2013-09-25 10:52
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled na pucinu i obalke lepih boja ...
Dobar kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepa priroda i trenutak.
An interesting article about the place and moment ...
Nice view of the sea and clouds beautiful colors ...
Good composition, nice place and time shown, beautiful colors.
Beautiful nature and timing.
All the best.
papagolf21 (79598) 2013-09-25 11:28
Image onirique d'une beauté étonnante et stupéfiante. L'on dirait que le monde s'est arrêté.
Félicitations pour cette réussite.
PaulVDV (17333) 2013-09-25 13:24
A splendid sunset picture with unbelievable vivid and contrasting colours.
The darker rocks make a good foreground and add depth to the picture.
Best regards, Paul
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-26 9:32
The surface of the water, so smooth, reflects perfectly the wonderful colors of the sunset, and the stones in the foreground give very good depth to the image! Beautiful composition! Excellent job!
mirosu (8216) 2013-09-26 19:50
This is a beautiful view to the calm sea waters. Really an excellent photo. The magnificent sky color and the excellent reflections also lends a lovely contrast to the scene. I also like the arrangement with great boulders in the front. Magnificent photo with very well balanced colors.
Graal (92190) 2013-09-27 10:48
colours and light is here very nice. Good composition with the stones on FG. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice evening.
Gigidusud (10314) 2013-09-28 12:09
Fantastic shot at Sunset with nice light and splendid colors. I love it!
yquem46 (35432) 2013-09-28 12:50
Away for a week, I'm sure to find good ones in your gallery when i come back
this one is pure wonder !
bravo, have a nice WE
olive224 (2583) 2013-10-01 12:13
Awesome capture of the end of the day
Fantastic blue and orange complementary colors
THis is really a stunning composition with a long shutter speed and a fantastic light
Really a master piece
mcmtanyel (5321) 2013-10-03 10:10
You've got a winner here. It is like a beautiful painting with vivid colors. I have started to experiment with timed exposures recently, but I am finding out that a) I need to get in the habit of carrying a tripod, b) it is difficult to get timed exposures in broad daylight, there's not enough time. I was thinking of rolling down the ISO setting but getting sunglasses for your camera is another approach, I guess. Thanks for the indirect lesson.
Angshu (52956) 2013-10-07 22:55
Its not often that we see you show us long exposure shots where the water gets the silken sheen. Delightfully doen, what I admire is how you composed the shot with the rocks leading, almost pointing us towards the glorious patch of colours playing in the sky and reflecting in the water. Sublime beauty!
adores (30855) 2013-10-12 15:57
A great shot! Somehow, you always find out wonderful skies. The sky is fabulous here. I really like the colours and the water. The exposure is very good.
SWEETFREEDOM (19936) 2013-10-18 23:14
great technique and shot, lovely view and colors.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (32529)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-31
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, ISO 100 RAW, Octagon 77mm ND4
- Exposure: f/22, 8 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-23 7:20
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