After a month long of touring Italy which was very hectic, I finally had the time to relax here in Germany. This was taken last night, quite fresh, in my host family's backyard.
I was just sitting by the pond, waiting for the sun to set, killing time, enjoying the cool weather whilst watching the colors change. Talk about the enjoyment of taking your time and just doing nothing.
This shot was take with a GND .8 Filter and a Graduated sunset filter
had a hard time balancing some of the elements 9you may find the others a bit dark) so i combined another shot which was a bit brighter than this one.
Enjoy and Gute Nacht!
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brianmcc (5536) 2012-09-27 14:26
wow, this is an impressive image. the smaller thumbnail catches the eye immediately. the colours here are rich and well saturated. the purple flowers compliment the colour tones in the sky very nicely. excellent composition with lots of interest in the foreground as well as through to the trees in the distance. a lovely atmospheric picture.
fisher (1675) 2012-09-27 14:33
Good work on the blending to bring out the quality of the image.
federico (1601) 2012-09-27 14:56
hello Matt, very nice and colourfull picture, good use of wide angle, perfect timing and good management of lights and shadows
lousat (57610) 2012-09-27 15:15
Hi Matt,great choice of the place and the point of view to take this magic moment,a very rich composition and an excellent exposure,the sky of these days is a great spectacle in my country too! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.
jjcordier (62280) 2012-09-27 21:38
Très belle photo aux couleurs magnifiques, tant dans le ciel que dans la mare. La fusion des deux photos donne un bon équilibre entre les tons clairs et foncés.
SnapRJW (18712) 2012-09-27 22:11
Hello Matt - What a lovely array of colours, well saturated but with a romantic softness imparted by the pretty light. Lots of lovely FG detail giving way to the expanse of grass, tree-filled horizon and that gorgeous sky. A perfect place to relax and reflect. Lovely work. Warm regards rosemary
TopGeo (37994) 2012-09-27 22:52
Hello Matt! Beautiful landscape post of this amazing place! You have done a great job with saturation, sharpness and light management. The result is so eye-catching!
What a splendid picture with a very high quality. The picture is very clear and colored, the sharpness perfect and the place wonderful. Congratulations
JFS (32107) 2012-09-27 23:26
Matt, this must be paradise! Your eye never fails, a great shot my friend!
Thanks and enjoy your WE!
HimalAnda (5624) 2012-09-27 23:51
I like this peaceful picture with its great colors and its good composition with the pond on the foreground.
dkmurphys (36759) 2012-09-28 1:11
Lovely POV to illustrate the beautiful place. I like a lot the colors and the sunlight. Well taken, enjoy a fine weekend.
CLODO (24726) 2012-09-28 1:16
after this stunning and peacefully shot, the night has to be good!
krzychu30 (8849) 2012-09-28 2:01
wow,you captured here perfectly not only the beauty of this place,but also its pleasant and tranquil atmosphere.As I see thanks to the filter you were able to bring out the best features of the sunset,namely its fabulous,warm colors.The quality,like sharpness,light and colors are superb.Excellent composition.Well taken!
sevy (13273) 2012-09-28 2:28
Nice mood and an overall well balanced shot for both composition and lightning. There is enough light and you are still keeping the feeling of end of day.
timecapturer (30300) 2012-09-28 4:10
WoW! This is exquisite! Who could resist a shot like this, so many beautiful elements and all brought together so expertly by you. The fg detailing is wonderful and the light just amazing. This is one fine image Matt, I love it!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
yquem46 (32247) 2012-09-28 10:07
Welcome back with this beautiful night shot
Good use of the various plants, grass and rocks as the FG
have a nice WE, best regards
SWEETFREEDOM (18411) 2012-09-28 23:46
relaxing landscape, great colors and sunset mood.
bayno (16175) 2012-09-29 0:27
Here, nature has created a wonderful situation that you have carefully read, fantastic light and colors, it is always a pleasure to visit your gallery carving fork made me smile...i apprecciate your comment the with sky more natural would be better...
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-29 15:20
great atmosphere with beautiful composition, the colours and details are picturesque, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
bukitgolfb301 (30063) 2012-09-29 18:34
Hi dear Matt, how are you?
This is another wonderful image. Your choosed panfocus appraoch is very preferable and comfortable. All ine one shot! Delight slight color gradation is very nice. Clear and sharp image as usual. Thanks for your sharing and have a good Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
mauro61 (52527) 2012-09-30 8:46
una grande definizione e delle ottime qualità compositive permettono di regalare una immagine del genere,
williewhistler (7265) 2012-09-30 9:31
the high saturation works pretty well in this late evening shot with the small area of lighter grass helping to lift the light level.
It appears as a really well landscaped area,full of charm and interest.
Best regards Les.
Cricri (86391) 2012-09-30 9:47
C'est sûr cette nuit je vais faire de beau rêve, c'est vraiment magnifique, les couleurs sont merveilleuse, le ciel incroyable des couleurs du coucher du soleil s'ajoute a la beauté du paysage, superbe image
aliabazari (10105) 2012-09-30 11:11
Hi Matt Dear
A beautiful landscape displays. Depth and mix well performed. Excellent sharpness and exposure.
mjw364 (3662) 2012-09-30 12:53
As everyone else has said - great colours achieved in low light with nice foreground interest and sharpness right through the shot.
carlo62 (12550) 2012-09-30 14:40
un gram bel panorama, l'ottimo controllo della luce ha permesso di offrirci una bella profondità condita da tanti colori e molte sfumature nel cielo. Il piccolo specchio d'acqua da luce anche alla parte bassa, dove l'immagine sarebbe risultata più scura.
Un bel lavoro, ben realizzato.
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-10-01 1:54
Kamusta Ka Kabayan Matt
Excellent long exposure night shot at dusk, Low light photography is incredibly challenging, but when you get it right the results are fabulous. The exposure is good, thks to ND filter, it's so well exposed with good white balance. Impressive pov, such wonderful moment sitting by the pond and observing the sensational sky. The delightful foreground subjects are so close and sharp taking us to the far end with amazing diff layers of subtle colors and the contrast is so stunning. This such a gorgeous shot and moment in time deserves to be savoured. Top notch, my friend. Congrats.
delpeoples (44904) 2012-10-01 4:13
Salut cher Matt
WUNDERBAR! As the Germans would say...I think :) This is just magical, the pastel tones are magnificent and you handled the light so well. Your use of the filters was so clever. The low POV, the luminous water and reflections and the superb perspective have all combined together to make one beautiful symphony - or madrigal :) I hope you loved Italy Matt and look forward to seeing your photographic adventures.
ktanska (21509) 2012-10-01 5:02
Beautiful sunset shot. Wide angle lens fits well with this landscape and shows details of that puddle well.
Use of filters shows as different colour balance between sky and reflection on water. And brightness difference between the sky and landscape would be much bigger in reality.
But the question of whether to prefer realism or visual impact is pretty much matter of taste, so don't take this as negative criticism.
ourania (12343) 2012-10-02 8:29
a captivating image with a striking combination of natural elements, lightings, moods and colours. I love the dynamic perspective with which you are offering this lovely and peaceful landscape giving it an exquisite dramatic turn. The colours are very beautiful and the variations in lighting superb. I appreciate your vision, creativity and technical efficiency very much. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Hansaphotos (5419) 2012-10-02 13:26
A lovely composition with a nice mixture of colours. A relaxing and romantic atmosphere. Good use of the filters. Beautiful work:) TFS. Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
Gigidusud (8044) 2012-10-02 14:53
Splendid landscape on sunset with nice reflections on the water and a splendid light.I love a lot!
Thanks for sharing,
mkamionka (24505) 2012-10-29 3:50
wow this is a spectacular view, the sky is just breath taking. Beautiful garden in the foreground. I would never guess it is Germany.
- Copyright: Matt Le Blanc (i9l2y1m8a8t3) (4435)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5000, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX
- Exposure: f/10.0, 8 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-27 14:02