The final upload of a particularly spectacular sunset in the Maldives. I like the interesting shapes of the clouds sillhouetted on the horizon.
Taken on the island resort of Veligandu during our honeymoon in April 2003, the transition between the wet season and dry season meant very changeable weather and periods of heavy cloud, which made for the most amazing sunsets
Scanned from a poor quality original photo, with quite a bit of post processing (although the colours etc are pretty much as seen - pp was jst to clean up the image etc).
Note - The descibed state of "Baa" is incorrect - but nothing in the prescribed choices matched where the picture was taken (Veligandu Island, Rashdu Attol, North Ari Attoll, Maldives)
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InasiaJones (31554) 2006-04-11 3:43
Spectacular is surely the right word to describe this sunset! Fire in the sky!
What a unique moment you’ve captured... Even if it’s a scan from a poor quality photo, great level of details seem intact, at least at this low resolution.
This image is very impactful, at thumbnail size as full frame. Impressive!
vapours (8264) 2006-04-11 4:07
Beautiful sunset, the intense colour and clouds are really quite something.
fertxu (325) 2006-04-11 9:42
Wonderful shot.Really beautiful and intense colours.Fantastic momment.Well done.
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-04-11 10:24
Excellent colors and composition. Well done!
alita (477) 2006-05-03 17:47
what unreal colors! fantastic!
thanks for sharing!
Markosov (138) 2006-05-07 19:44
Beautiful sunset photo, the colors and contrast are amazing.Great moment well taken.
dagnalberto (267) 2006-06-17 7:26
Compliments and thanks for sharing!
Agniusha (30) 2006-07-08 8:10
What a f... sunset!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dianersb (68) 2006-09-13 19:25
What a spectacular sunset!!! The colors are so rich and vivid that they seem almost unreal. Congratulations on a terrific capture.
Pixa (90) 2007-05-22 19:15
This is one of the best shots of the sunset I've ever seen. The colours in the back are amazing and look almost unrealistic, but the water in the front is still very realistic with it's textures. I like that a lot.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-01-15 13:16
A fantastic sunset, and well portrayed, especially considering you did it from a scan.
wrphotos (272) 2008-01-15 14:02
panteliz (278) 2008-01-15 14:51
super duper whouaou hard frame! nice job!
Serenity101 (28) 2008-01-15 14:53
That is perfectly fantastic, best sunset ive ever seen. Congratulations man.
drynhwyl (110) 2008-02-07 1:01
Beautiful sunset .. exquisit colors !
nilanjan_i (0) 2008-02-07 4:54
thats a very nice picture
siislam (290) 2008-02-17 8:40
Amazing contrast, spectacular colour, well taken!
anakin (2775) 2008-02-17 8:44
Spectacular colours, great shoot !!! Very beautiful
Pat69 (112) 2008-03-08 14:47
sunnieshinecore (0) 2008-04-25 11:14
Dave this picture is absolutely incredible.
I love the colors and the clouds really do create a lot of interesting positive and negative spaces.
Bilsew (105) 2008-05-02 0:27
Excellent colors, perfect timing for the shot
kloppenborg (977) 2008-05-15 12:10
Love this image. That's what's sunsets are about for me :-)
Think you did a great job "cleaning up" the image
peco85 (921) 2008-07-01 13:08
Fantastic vivd colors! superb
ysalis (53) 2008-07-14 8:20
Les couleurs sont tellement opposées que la vignette attire l'attention.
Lorsqu'on regarde cette image agrandie, on est subjugué par le flamboiement des nuages.
Bravo, belle image !
ajayrawat (629) 2008-07-27 0:23
Simply superb...one of the best sunsets Ihave ever come across
raszid62 (18585) 2008-07-27 0:34
Exquisite of the sunset, splendid colours.
derek3755 (2341) 2008-08-27 6:15
what a spectacular sunset, the colours are just wonderful.
jlynx (12645) 2008-08-28 4:05
Fantastic sunsetting, fantastic colours and very impressionistic mood of the photo. Myself I am an observer of such occurrences, and after all they do not refer the ocean. The beautiful work, superb colouring and very good POV. Strange game of lights.
CLODO (31206) 2008-09-14 11:20
What a gorgeous sunset, which is quite different fromthe one on post cards. Congratulations...............!for your wedding too!!!
jlaramayo (0) 2008-10-10 10:38
sedaeristurk (457) 2008-10-31 0:22
Beautiful colors in an amazing sunset panorama..Congratulations!Seda
MLINES (12516) 2008-10-31 18:50
Hi Dave, A sky on fire is what the thought on seeing the vivid colours. Well timed to get this fine result. It is good how the intensity is offset from the middle. A grand result. TFS. Murray.
rudiegusteno (174) 2008-11-16 6:57
Awesome moment...its a fire sky, nice colour and sharpen..I like it!
elendim (69) 2008-12-27 8:51
Excellent shot Dave!
Very nice composition and perfect colors!
eskay001 (106) 2008-12-27 8:54
Today, finding this picture in gallery, it became the natural choice for me to see it fully enlarge and convey my gratitude to you for sharing this with us. Heartiest congratulations for this great capture.
attis (30) 2008-12-27 9:14
A beautiful sunset, surrealistic colors and my love Maldives. Everything very good.
Always, look for the discover!
envisage (207) 2009-01-14 1:09
Thats a simply fantastic sunset there! Beautiful composition and colors. Good capture of the feel!
Dan24 (22) 2009-01-18 21:57
I like the clouds and soft light. Good capture of reflexion.
Marianna_grk (85) 2009-01-30 0:46
Oh! Amazing picture, lovely colors,like a movie, like a fairy! Great job! I wish someday meet a place like this-take photos like you do :). Keep astonishing us with your photographs.
Have a nice day, Marianna.
holovlasky (2) 2009-01-30 0:47
Tropical sunset is great. Amazing photo with very nice colours on the sky and water to. Well done.
loufah (68) 2009-03-18 9:20
Wow, what beautiful colors you've captured here! Definitely one of the better scans I've seen, looks like you're doing something right! Would it be possible to provide some details for others on the scanning and post processing used? Cheers, Louise
alvinong (93) 2009-05-01 20:46
nice color composition, seems like fire and ice
sreeharig (211) 2009-05-15 8:21
Fantastic capture. Unbelievable colours, I can just imagine what it must have really looked like. TFS
david_P (512) 2009-11-24 10:27
I really like the dramatic colors in this beautifull Photo,
Phil77 (74) 2010-01-08 6:15
Fire in the sky! Spectacular! Great colors!
Dasius (231) 2010-09-06 7:51
Simply wonderful. One of my favorite mix of colors.
allgambits (129) 2010-09-29 21:20
Wow..great colours ! Well done.
- Copyright: Dave UK (daverey) (560)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-04-30
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): sunsets, Sunsets~n~Sunrises Part III, Sunrise & Sunset, Beautiful Sunset, Sunset, My favorite photos (16+1) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-11 3:37
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