A view of hazy rural Luang Nampha, just catching the last dip of the evening sun as the day fades away to mark the end of another year.
The amazing Mother Nature provided another sunset and a picture to say goodbye to 2013. It had highs and lows for all of us.....
Used ND grad filter to balance the sky and foreground with tripod mounted.
Happy New Year 2014
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SnapRJW (30687) 2013-12-31 6:06
Hello Abmdsudi - What a perfect shot to mark the changing of the years. May the sun rise with a smile on its face for you in 2014. Warm regards Rosemary
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-12-31 6:14
how appropriate ~ beautiful!
happy new year, abmsudi :)
Corry (4508) 2013-12-31 6:32
Splendide coucher de soleil qui donne de très belles teintes dans le ciel. J'aime bien les différents niveaux de montagnes. BONNE ANNÉE 2014.
daddo (23603) 2013-12-31 6:54
Salam Abmdsudi. While fireworks are exploding all around the world to mark the end and beginning, you have chosen a silent event for the occasion. A time to reflect. May 2014 bring you health and new adventures. I read some sad news about the oppression of the Uygurs in Kashgar where the Han are trying to stop Koranic classes and are discouraging the women from covering their heads.For them the new year will bring more of the same. Klaudio.
dkmurphys (48088) 2013-12-31 7:05
We hope the new yer will come with better times. Lovely image to illustrate the end of this period.
ourania (29417) 2013-12-31 7:27
a lovely capture of the day fading away and darkness spreading over this mysterious land. A timeless picture taken with great timing. I love the deep colours, the abstract rendering of the landscape, the atmosphere. We'll see what the next day brings:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a very happy year enjoying all the things you love!
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-31 7:44
A fantastic picture to bid farewell to 2013. Just a bit of that setting sun creeping over the hills is priceless. I like the different shades of grey on the hill silhouettes. Magical colors of the sky at dusk. Excellent picture. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing and wish you a very Happy and Healthy 2014.
Noel_Byrne (22787) 2013-12-31 7:46
What a beautiful sunset, and how nice to post on this day, as the sun sets on 2013 for the final time. Beautiful blood red tones, and the varying silhouettes create a beautiful depth, with sharp detail of the trees on each mountain. Really beautifully done.
I wish you the best of everything in the year ahead.
Best wishes from Ireland
Fis2 (83990) 2013-12-31 7:56
Excellent composition and colours.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
rychem (21699) 2013-12-31 8:10
Great! I like the layer of mountains taken at sunset, beautiful sky colors and nice composition
Happy New Year!
Silvio1953 (119639) 2013-12-31 8:14
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating sunset, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio
Romano46 (16682) 2013-12-31 8:51
una foto scelta molto bene per dare un saluto al 2013 che se ne sta andando.
Anche una foto ben riuscita in una situazione molto difficile da gestire per la particolarità dell'illumionazione e dei soggetti che fanno parte della scena.
Un lavoroi riuscito in maniera eccellente.
Ciao e auguri di un felice 2014
pajaran (50518) 2013-12-31 9:15
Lepa fotografija, cestitka za Novu godinu.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Srecna vam Nova godina, sve njabolje u daljem radu i zivotu sa dobrim zdravljem.
Beautiful photos, greetings for the New Year.
Good composition, nice place and moment shown.
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Happy New Year, all the best in their future work and life with good health.
claudeD (31765) 2013-12-31 9:21
evry well choosen picture to celebrate the new year 2014! Very good light managment and perfect colors.Very well done.TFS.
A happy new year 2014 for you and your family from Luxembourg
Cricri (104461) 2013-12-31 9:31
Belle prise du coucher du soleil dégageant une couleur magnifique dans le ciel, jolies teintes des montagnes, une belle image de fin d'année
Je vous souhaite une très belle année 2014
adramad (36959) 2013-12-31 9:37
A wonderful image with nice symbolism, this year we are going, there was already in the East .....
Beautiful silhouettes of different lines of mountains and trees, with the last rays of the sun hiding in the last, a beautiful sky in red tones.
Beautiful color range of these natural tones.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
My wishes for you and also for your family, a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014.
eldancer1 (26786) 2013-12-31 10:19
Wow! Stunning capture of this sunset! You did a wonderful job controlling the light, I like the different shades of the mountains. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
chrislo (4151) 2013-12-31 10:27
Just a beautiful composition, with superb colours. I like the graduation in contrast in the hills as they get closer to the sun. The pale orange sun sinking over those hills is superbly captured, and so are the colours mirrored in the sky. The warm tones and the fading mountains make for a simple but very effective image. Such a nice picture to wish us a happy New Year.
I wish you also a very happy and successful year 2014 filled with great photo opportunities.
siudzi (33005) 2013-12-31 11:56
Lovely pic for today posting! Like the deep red tonality of the scene which has been taken with a perfect sense of the moment to achieve the best result. Superb work! TFS!
All the best in 2014!
npecanhuk (63594) 2013-12-31 16:37
Very beautiful, pleasant and meaningful picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
A very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!
delpeoples (52929) 2013-12-31 18:48
Happy New Year dear friend, I wish you every happiness possible and hope you get everything you wish for.
What a beautiful and symbolic way to see out the year. The last light is always magnificent and here, particularly so. The filters have worked a treat in balancing the light and also providing that definition of the sinking sun that we all desire. I love the subtle changes of tone in the hills and how it contrasts with that fiery red sky. Wonderful shot.
Hugs from Australia
bukitgolfb301 (35236) 2013-12-31 20:40
Hi dear Ambdsudi YTH, apa kabar?
Selamat tahun baru 2014!
Posting terkair juga hebat dan indah!
All the best and have the first day of new year! Takero from warm and fine day's Tokyo
jjcordier (75174) 2014-01-01 0:07
Belle et symbolique photo pour saluer la fin de l'année.
Je te souhaite, à toi et tes proches, la meilleure année 2014 possible!
lousat (75049) 2014-01-01 3:08
Magnificent moment and great atmosphere to celebrate the last day and the last pic of 2013,great choice and spectacular quality as usual! I wish you all the best me too and thanks for share,Luciano
marabu61 (8063) 2014-01-01 3:14
You found the perfect motif to celebrate the passing of the old year with this gorgeous sunset. The colors of the sky and the silhouetted mountains are superb.
I wish you a very happy new year.
holmertz (39529) 2014-01-01 4:38
A perfect photo for the moment it was uploaded but a great photo for anytime. Just a tiny slice of the sun is still seen above the most distanr mountain-range and the colors of the sky are awesome.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-01 5:29
Aha, the last light of the last day! I can almost hear its death-cry through that blood-red sky.
The battle of 2013 is over.
Great shot of the decisive moment and a perfect selection for your last upload of the year.
Please accept my regards and best wishes for 2014.
Didi (56061) 2014-01-01 8:18
That's great like a volcano eruption
Very good lights control
Best wishes for 2014
marina7 (8053) 2014-01-01 8:28
amazing and symbollic photo! The colors of the layered landscape are fantastic, love this misty atmosphere of the ending day a lot. There sure will be more light and more beautiful days to come.. Hope they'll be all happy and bright for you and your family.
Happy New Year!
nikkitta (14354) 2014-01-01 10:37
Creative, well composed capture of a going day to welcome the new year in a silent, quiet calm way
As usual in your photos I admire and enjoy the multiple colors of sky and and dark vegetation and mountains
Happy New Year 2014
Wishing for more creative and interesting captures
jemaflor (83014) 2014-01-01 11:52
A good idea to post this shot about this particular day, interesting light capture behind these mountains, well made.
Bonne Année 2014 !
mkamionka (30084) 2014-01-01 12:03
spectacular final effect here. I like very much the different intensity of the hills which makes it into several layers of the composition. The sun was well captured so that it was not burned and yet still visible. Very difficult. Great work!
Have a happy New Year!!
Oceania (4732) 2014-01-02 6:14
Happy New Year!
It's a gorgeous sunset picture with your signature rich colors. Yes, the sky is a little bit hazy, it still shows the different shades of the mountains.
mcmtanyel (12029) 2014-01-02 15:06
A very fitting end-of-the-year photo. The photo itself would be lovely any day of the year, I especially like the visibility of the different ranges of mountains.
Waylim (25182) 2014-01-03 10:46
There is a very strong mood of melancholic atmosphere. One that will always remeber, just the day before I left my hometown, there was a kind of misty atmosphere just like this. At the time, I was not even sure if I was able to return, make it more emotional.
The deep tone and subdue color enhances the mood. The different layer and shade in the silhouette of the hills adds depth to the composition.
A very sentimental and nostalgic image for me.
Kielia (23287) 2014-01-04 9:35
I agree, Mather Nature is the biggest artist of them all. And you succeeded in capturing this precious moment very well. This is really a brilliant image. Fantastic contrasts and an incredibly beautiful light. You are presenting a masterpiece, congratulation!
I wish you a peaceful and prosperous New Year!
Gigidusud (14705) 2014-01-08 14:18
Beautiful postcard for the wishes with this nice mountain sunset. Thanks!
Happy New Year to you and your!
subhendu_bagchi (25509) 2014-03-31 12:26
the last light is captured really in superb way. Like the colour tone. Love the hint of mountains in the frame. An excellent minimal composition with natural beauty. Excellent shot. Tfs.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (41998)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-31 5:56