This is Lago di Trasemeno in Umbria on a late November afternoon. Only one campsite was open at this time of the season and we were the only guests. This didn't affect the beauty of the place or the particular light that tells us that winter is coming - even to middle Italy.
This is another one of those shots where I felt that it would be too empty without a person, so for in-part compository - and in-part no doubt narcissistic - reasons I put the camera on the tripod and placed myself in the picture. But I did enjoy that sunset.
4x6(10x15 cm)print, scanned at 300 dpi, rotated, cropped, enhanced and reduced as .bmp file, and finally filtered with NI and saved as jpeg for the web.
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umbrellaphotos (1901) 2004-09-21 12:45
Nice image...I wish that I could have been the one standing there watching the sun set. Good composition and colors.
cyril (2748) 2004-09-21 13:02
Good composition and colours.
I like the backlight.
jhm (153686) 2004-09-21 13:07
It silhouette of this man is wonderful, the clouds an the sky are imminent, the small sun is very nice detail. Well seen Per!
dkeus31 (27735) 2004-09-21 13:48
This man shows where we have to look.
Nice composition and colors.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-09-22 7:08
A wonderful sunset composition, in which the foreground silhouettes blend with the late afternoon colors and the light reflections on the water to a very pleasing total. Good quality from your post-work on the scan, well done Per.
P.S. Be sure to drop me a note the next time you need someone to stand on that pier for compositional reasons :-)
shutterbug (531) 2004-09-24 7:51
This is beautiful Per! So peaceful, so serene...You know me, I love those silhouette's at sunset :) Perfect composition, lovely subject :)
Arusem (47) 2004-11-04 11:27
Very nice composition and you chose the right time for a shot like this.
Wonderful hues and strong shadows.
JennHen (500) 2004-12-30 18:31
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being best:
Appeal/Interest = 10
Composition/Crop = 10
Clarity/Sharpness = 7
Color/Contrast = 9
Lighting = 10
Photographer’s Note = 9
Good choice to be part of the picture... the lack of identifying details (silhouette of person) makes it easy to feel oneself standing there admiring that setting sun. I see some spots that could easily be cloned out for a cleaner image. Thanks for posting!