It is Saturday night and we have set anchor in the lee of Frigate Island, a small and uninhabited island on the southern side of the larger Union Island. Having been ashore to visit the small town of Ashton to search unsuccessfully for a restaurant, we return to the boat to start a barbeque as the sun goes down.
Despite the tranquil scene, the winds were still gusting, the boat was swaying as ever and I needed some perseverance in photographing the sunset. The view within the frame was ever changing as the boat drifted around on its anchor, as did the other couple of boats anchored within the bay. I tried various filters and different compositions as the boat changed angle and the sun descended over the horizon.
For this shot I used a Sunset 2 filter, though I later reduced the colour temperature of the RAW file to tone down some of the orange effect and straightened the horizon.
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fabio_ts (13694) 2006-07-18 5:02
What a peaceful atmosphere in this wonderful picture Susanna, so rich of a holidays appeal.. really well done, A+++
have a beautiful day,
osse (2808) 2006-07-18 8:08
Great sunset shot. Great colours, sharpnes and POV.
Quentin (5280) 2006-07-18 8:17
Excellente photo ! The light is really beautiful with these
clouds in the sky. The boat is also well placed in the image.
jiherka (4538) 2006-07-18 13:21
Belle photo de ce coucher de soleil. Les nuages dans le ciel sont splendides. Le voilier est un plus.
Bien vu, Bravo.
ydarias (679) 2006-07-19 4:01
Hola Susanna. Me encanta esta foto, la composición es genial y se ve muy bien acompañada de la luz tan magnífica que has logrado capturar. La exposición también es bastante buena y la imagen muy nítida. Muy buen trabajo.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-07-19 6:08
Superbe ciel sur celle la, incitation a la réverie et au voyage cette photo, du tout bon :)
Manamo (3676) 2006-07-19 8:31
nice warm scenery. It is an invitation to traveling. The sunset is nice and the boat adds to the composition. Usually, people take somethings in the foreground (like rocks), but in this one, I like that there is not. We feel more as we are there...
thanks for sharing!!
bibiweb (8) 2006-07-20 4:10
Ce qu'il y a de bien avec les couchers de soleil, c'est qu'il n'y en a pas deux pareils. Ce que j'aime ici la manière dont les nuages se sont regroupés sur la partie droite de l'image comme pour laisser la vedette au bateau sur la gauche. Joli effet du filtre dégradé qui fait assez naturel.
feather (51130) 2006-07-20 4:42
The filter has produced an attractive grading effect on the sky and probably helped to prevent oe around the sun(?). I like how the reflected light picks out the ripples on the water. Thoughtful and successful placement on the boat in the composition.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-07-20 5:34
Lovely photo, Susanna, a very peaceful and balanced impression with just the boat at the left and the piece of land at the right. Nice tonality and good use of the sunset filter to amplify the atmosphere.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-07-20 16:15
Grenadine, un nom pour le moins exotique.
TRès beau ce coucher de soleil et ces silouhettes de bateau. Les couleurs sont magnifiques.
rosaline (0) 2006-07-21 4:11
This is very beautiful and idyllic. The colour of the sky is particularly appealing. You have captured the sun without too much burn out and the ambience is nicely balanced. I like the positioning of the boat to the left as it accentuates the composition. A very nice evening scene.
stefanocer (10642) 2006-07-21 5:57
Impressive sunset , great cloudly sky and fine composition .
john_c (24662) 2006-07-21 9:55
Well composed with fine evening light. This is such a tranquil scene that the heart yearns to be on the sailboat watching the sun go down. I like your choice of filter. The headland to the right nicely balances the frame. Very well captured...Later.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-07-23 19:04
Hi Susanna - dreamy sunset, the silhoette of the boat was a good idea, I also like the reddish tones given by the special filter
starbug (6924) 2006-07-28 8:07
hi Susanna, wonderful sunset with the boat, something i had an occasion to do myself not long ago, you've got beautiful colours here, i like the effect of the filter. the boat is well placed too, as if heading straight at the setting sun.
p.s. thanks for the visit at my cat photo, i perfectly remember your cat from syria:-)
- Copyright: Susanna Leon (sleon) (9402)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-08
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 f3.5-6.3, Cokin P198 Sunset 2
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Life on the ocean wave
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-18 4:58