A moment of absolute stillness captured in the sunset's afterglow... this time the colors of the ocean were so gentle and sort of milky, they seemed to be totally disappearing with the sun.
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npecanhuk (67520) 2013-11-08 8:43
What a lovely, peaceful-looking and pleasant-looking picutre!
I specially enjoyed the soft light & colors, and, of course, the composition!
TFS - congrats,
lousat (79165) 2013-11-08 8:48
Hi Marina! Beautiful scene, with the heron which is part of the furniture of every Maldivian island as i remember...ehehe..a magnificent moment and a magic light and colors,fantastic atmosphere and great exposure to take the best of this spectacle,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
rbassin (18989) 2013-11-08 8:52
une très belle composition, j'aime beaucoup les tonalités douces obtenues.
L'oiseau dans cet environnement si particulier est superbe.
danos (88347) 2013-11-08 8:53
a lovely and calmness snapshot with the lonely bird to looks like to pose for you.I like the warm colours of the sky as the reflections on the calmly surface of the sea.
jemaflor (86670) 2013-11-08 9:27
So beautiful light and tones in the sky, I like the composition with this lonely bird and the light reflection on the water.
baclama (18225) 2013-11-08 9:30
de tres jolies teintes pour ce coucher de soleil...
oss (425) 2013-11-08 9:43
A shot of absolute harmony and as you say stillness. Such refined colours. At first i thought the horizon was a bit askew but i checked and there's nothing wrong. Probably my old eyes or an optical illusion.
SnapRJW (31617) 2013-11-08 10:32
I love the softness of the colours here Marina. What a very lovely shot... evocative and beautiful. I am impressed with you light management here as the shot is well balanced and we can even see some fine detail in the bird's plumage. Have a lovely weekend Rosemary
PaulVDV (23041) 2013-11-08 10:41
Beautiful colours of the sky, well reflected in the sea.
The bird is placed on the ideal place on the picture.
Best regards, Paul
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-11-08 10:55
I think it´s one of the views everyone would like to experience for himself.It´s also not easy to describe its beauty with words.
Just you and of course the heron:)admiring this spectacle the nature has created for you.
Absolutely stunning and exceptional scene!
Have a nice weekend
rigoletto (34269) 2013-11-08 11:05
hi marina. soft pinky and greyish tones do make this photo look romantic. the heron on the empty beach adds a certain feeling of loneliness.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-11-08 11:08
una foto splendida per i colori assai tenui che incantano con i loro toni tra il rosa e l'azzurro.
Sembra di essere nel paradiso terrestre e che il tempo si sia cristallizzato davanti a tanta bellezza..
Sei stata bravissima nel coglierlo lasciando che l'uccello con la sua bella presenza la vivacizzasse e nel medesimo tempo la rendesse ancor più magica.
Ciao e buon week end.
chrislo (4155) 2013-11-08 11:57
The composition is very delicate, from the pinkish hues in this early twilight scene, the pastel tones, the soft light, the horizon perfectly placed, to the silhouette of the lone bird which is a solid subject in this picture. You captured a magical moment, so unique and so serene. Unusual and lovely !
mesutilgim (86718) 2013-11-08 12:09
Very nice capture of this calm and silent scenery.
The beautiful Crane adds a very nice taste to your compo.
TFS and have a nice wekeend
daddo (24934) 2013-11-08 14:44
Zdravo Marina. Calm, serene and restful for the eyes and the spirit. So ends another day, yet for many in places like Syria... Pozdrav. Klaudio.
photoray (12797) 2013-11-08 18:45
Appealing Maldive sunset in lavender and pinks with the Heron at attention amongst the glow.
dkmurphys (50416) 2013-11-08 23:20
Lovely solitude scene at the beach. I like the image and the atmosphere, very well taken.
Have a Great weekend.
Wanda1 (14982) 2013-11-08 23:25
The soft pastel pinks and purples add to the gentle calm atmosphere that eminates form the image. Nice 2/3rds 1/3rd composition and of course the bird is the icing on the cake.
gojo (1769) 2013-11-09 0:58
Wonderful serenity, with the soft and pale light giving a totally different result than the expected sharp blue Maldives light. Perfect framing, and the bird looking at the stone is just brilliant.
siudzi (34113) 2013-11-09 5:14
Lovely post here due to a very unique tonality and lights. The combination of pastel pink, blue and gray colors gave a fantastic result. Charming image! Many thanks for sharing!
Noel_Byrne (25788) 2013-11-09 8:17
Soft and beautiful, this is a fantastic image of the beach and those colors, all composed perfectly around the still and elegant bird. The breakwater is perfectly situated to add to the scene. I have never seen colors quite like that before, I best hide my screen as if somebody sees those colors, I fear I could end up painting the house :) The tones of this are just magical, and I love your frame which greatly enhances the whole scene.
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-11-09 11:08
very beautiful composition of this bird and surroundings and wonderfully executed. Perfectly well done. Tfs and have a great weekend, Barbara
Miguel82 (25049) 2013-11-10 3:54
Privet Marina, thanks for not forgetting me! Your picture is perfectly presented with attractive tons of gray, a big heron on the coastline, you got superb colors, yes I tried to catch a cuddle toy but the claws didn't close enough..
Bolchoie spassibo, khorochevo dnia
parvatibb (1387) 2013-11-10 12:37
A cotton candy colored sky reflects on the water! the mood is very calm and peaceful. Very lucky to witness it.
willperrett (7442) 2013-11-11 0:52
This is a beautiful piece of work. Muted tones, which you've sensibly not tried to over-saturate, thoughtful composition, and simple minimalist content. Just right.
Cricri (108775) 2013-11-12 10:28
Très jolie composition , j'aime la douceur des couleurs allant du rose au bleu, le héron est un plus a cette très belle image
maloutim (9637) 2013-11-12 17:57
What a peaceful, serene atmosphere and lovely colors of this early sunset all in subdued pink and blue. It's beautiful and relaxing just to look at ! What it must have been like to be there !
The bird seems to be meditating in this adequate atmosphere where time is standing still.
Thanks for sharing.
fabbs99 (16783) 2013-11-12 22:39
Nice shot in limited lights.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors.The bird looks really still against placid water of the sea.Lovely image.Very well done.TFS.
cornejo (33336) 2013-11-14 11:03
Hi Marina, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with the dim light of dusk, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Royaldevon (31339) 2013-11-14 12:17
I have just gazed and enjoyed this shot for several seconds. Your title befits it perfectly! There is an overwhelming peace and calm from the softness of the colours, the gentleness of the ripples and the statue-like pose of the heron.
My warm regards,
macjake (57950) 2013-11-15 15:20
its easy to see why so many people are enjoying this photo of yours.
Just look at all those violets and purples in the atmosphere, its so beautiful, so tranquil.
and the title fits perfectly too.
the crane works well as a focal point.
annjackman (20283) 2013-11-17 3:27
The soft pink and blue tones give a calm and very beautiful image. The heron is perfectly placed in the frame.
How lovely to have been there to see this.
Kind Regards, Ann
adores (38709) 2013-11-20 15:54
So beautiful and peaceful! I like the colours and the lonely bird so well placed! A simple and beautiful shot!
NorthernLight (2315) 2013-11-24 11:06
you have captured a very special moment in a magical scenery.
Fantastic colors, just wonderful!
All the best
abmdsudi (44844) 2013-12-16 5:51
A first rate composition making this serene capture stand out, simply gorgeous with those pastel and gradation of colors. The solid fig on the fg forces the eye into the scene, and the stillness almost a timeless but really love the way you have brought it all together. Nice piece of some exquisite photo work, Congrats
ikeharel (59615) 2014-01-06 10:31
Good evening Marina,
Pink tone on sunset beautifully collected, with the lone egret on shore gave scale to the whole.
Fantastic texture, great evening calm ambiance.
My best wishes for the new 2014 year.
claudeD (33990) 2014-01-11 13:18
Wonderful picture from the maledives with wonderful smooth colors and much atmosphere. I like this shot really very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
tatadalou (6727) 2014-02-04 14:14
Nice view, the colours and this unique silhouette are so peaceful. The sea enlightens all the picture.
Good job !