"No longer satisfied simply watching the sunset
I feel compelled to stretch fiery fingers of light
across the universe
Radiate red and orange brilliance
Glow and shimmer as diamonds
on a watery pallette
Be the sunset"
by Gainor Helene Ventresco
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arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-08-22 16:57
GREAT composition here!! nice colors. well done. tfs arnoud
timleahy (2195) 2006-08-22 16:58
Dramatic sunset image. The seagull is beautifully framed against the bright reflections of the sun in the water. The reeds add nice foreground interest too.
Rockyboy (20598) 2006-08-22 17:03
Very nice composition with that seagull against the light in the foreground. The colors are amazing. Nice work!
nanauhauer (761) 2006-08-22 17:16
Good timing: sun behind clouds, bird on foreground and a perfect reflection.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-08-22 17:16
perfect composition with the shadow of the bird in the perfect place.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-08-22 17:25
Wow Veronica, my neighboor pic for this day, i'm saluate you and say you how much i'm amazed by this brilliant picture ! It's excellent, all my congratulations :)
Shelbeesmom (678) 2006-08-22 17:30
wonderful photo! Great one of a kind shot!
Silvio1953 (126762) 2006-08-22 17:49
Very nice sunset image,the bright reflection of the sun in the water is wonderful and the clouds are magnificent.
Friendly Silvio :)
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-08-22 20:12
Nicely done Veronica...
Excellent composition, well exposed, and good sharpness. Did you use a 'tobacco' filter for this one (colors remind me of my Cokin filter).
Keep up the good work!
Cormac (26563) 2006-08-22 20:15
Excellent shot! The silhoette of the lone bird is perfectly placed in front of the sun to give a great outline. Very simple and beautiful!
nopoint (878) 2006-08-22 20:18
This is a treaky job and it works. COngratulation...Kiet
jmdias (57505) 2006-08-22 21:35
very nice work using light how a way to show this bird. Very nice POV and colors
vapours (8264) 2006-08-22 23:02
Well I was about to say nice sunset image, but it doesn't appear to be a sunset at all, rather a good use of filters. Nice colour in the shot and the silhouette of the bed in the sun reflection is something I don't think I have seen done before. Great work.
hubert (1587) 2006-08-23 1:37
Really beautiful this backlight with a splendid sunset effect.
Davids (56) 2006-08-23 2:10
What a wonderful sunses with a humouristic POV. The bird anjoying the last sunrays of the day, not minding being a model.
thanks also for the not, it was a pleasure reading it,
antek (1288) 2006-08-23 3:05
Beaytiful photo. Great shot and fantastic colours. Very interesting
gelor (3229) 2006-08-23 3:10
La composition de cette image est superbe autant que les couleurs. Excellent ! Merci.
akmalazran (1) 2006-08-23 3:19
i see this as a very creative composition and also a lot of luck. can it be better if the angle is lower?
above all, this is great!
pablominto (53744) 2006-08-23 3:35
Interesting image, very moody composition!
Warm sunset colours, well composed image...
I appreciate the way you include the straws as foreground interest!
markstaples (15670) 2006-08-23 5:10
A very beautiful sunset with the clouds covering the sun and the bird ideally placed in the composition as his silhouette stands out even more against the reflected light. Well done.
prezntime (3946) 2006-08-23 6:35
Great placement of the sunlight in this shot. Not directly on, but off center. The silhouettes add a very nice contrast in the foreground. Beautiful colors.
:) out today, be back.
atus (15838) 2006-08-23 11:51
fabulous sunset shot of a great impact here!
The light is fantastic, the brownish tones are very nice. What make this shot outstanding, are the perfectly placed silhouettes. Great one, compliments!
gramma (3519) 2006-08-23 15:34
Remarquable composition ! Le placement de l'oiseau dans le reflet du soleil est très bien vu. J'aime aussi la structure que nous offre le soleil à cette l'heure là.
sined (4523) 2006-08-23 15:37
thanks for making us dreaming
with such a picture !
Budapestman (82620) 2006-08-23 15:39
What a mood and moment! Gorgeous natural photo! Fascinating colours and lights! Fantastic details! Excellent composition and perfect quality! Great shot!
Thank you, nice days
xavshot (69835) 2006-08-23 15:41
non seulement tu nous proposes une photo avec de superbes couleurs mais en plus tu t'arranges pour cadrer la silhouette de l'oiseau juste à l'endroit du reflet : c'est superbe. Une photo bien cadrée et très belle
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-08-23 16:58
Excellent golden sunset Veronica!
the compo and tones are perfect!
A g n i e s z k a
balatrek (7455) 2006-08-23 17:41
Bello atardecer, los contrastes son fantásticos, has logrado un interesante contraluz con un cielo de gran fuerza y misterio, felicidades.
stranger (726) 2006-08-23 17:48
I love this beautiful scene which is caught by you ... I call it impressive :-) Plus I should add Contrast is great in the shot, I just dont like framing but who knows ... maybe you got ur best out of it ;)
faubry (35405) 2006-08-23 18:47
great picture! i like this bird on the top!! great colors and light, wonderful
Click3 (1886) 2006-08-23 20:17
Verónica...INCREDIBLE...what else could I add...stunning & unique sunset view. MUY BUENO !
bakes888 (18499) 2006-08-24 1:44
Nice capture Veronica. I love the POV and positioning of the seagull. Well spotted and thanks for sharing.
Kirych (2703) 2006-08-24 1:52
Amazing sunset and your capture with lonely bird! Wonderful warm colors and sky.
Dragonheart (8414) 2006-08-24 3:07
LOVELY SHOT!, excellent composition and colours, I LOVE IT.
Thanks for sharing
chrisnet (21092) 2006-08-24 3:28
Very nice shot Veronica!
This sunset is amazing,and I like the seagull in the light,it's very well composed and seen.
Cretense (68691) 2006-08-24 6:52
My God, Veronica, what a magical momment you 've captured there! I am left astonished! The composition, the light control, the theme, the play of light and shadows, everything is perfect! Congratulations! One of my favorites. TFS,
t0mmm1 (5440) 2006-08-24 12:23
not only wonderful,... this is a masterpiece of composition and exposition... but also patience!
Have a nice day,
cbrman (21645) 2006-08-25 1:34
Parfait coucher de soleil ! Ce qui est intéressant dans cette image, c'est qu'on ne voit justement pas le soleil ! Tu as joué magnifiquement avec l'ombre de l'oiseau !
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-08-25 5:25
This is simply superb, the composition, the colour, the positioning of the bird - everything seems perfect. BRAVO!
With Greetings from India
kermit350 (9016) 2006-08-25 13:03
Hello Véronica, a symphony of orange colour with Juste the sun which is let guess by more luminous tone and this light gull on this post which makes mass, all that makes an excellent composition, sincerely
binita (464) 2006-08-26 3:33
excellent shot. really a dramatic sunset.
Gerrit (50664) 2006-08-26 3:34
amazing positioning. Did you asked the bird to go and sit there.
Great work, regards, Gerrit
rafelito (3648) 2006-08-26 4:06
Wonderful composition...the great idea bird and reflex....Excellent!!!
Many regards, Rafael
lybil (879) 2006-08-26 5:21
Well seens, it looks like a brush painting.
I like it.
zebzebar (615) 2006-08-26 8:16
wonderful shot.sky,clouds,bird and sun are excellent.
john_c (24666) 2006-08-26 12:30
A stunning shot, with superb lighting and shadow effects. The tones and hues are marvellous, the silhouettes alluring. This is a classic photo to cherish. Congratulations, Veronica.
leo61 (0) 2006-08-26 12:41
Excellent composition with the birds silhouette in front of the reflections.I also like tghe grass in the foreground and the fantastic warm sunset colors.Great shot,well done.
rosaline (0) 2006-08-27 3:36
Stunning shot and an amazing colour cast. Did this come out naturally or was it filters and pp? What ever the reason, the quality and impact of the shot is superb. Nice composition with the bird in a nice location in the frame. Great work indeed.
mbasil (2129) 2006-08-27 13:29
Well done Veronica. Great composition here and a great job with teh filter and color.
(I like your previous Norway post, too. Both have incredible color).
Quentin (5280) 2006-08-28 12:36
What a beautiful sunset ! The bird is perfectly placed in your
composition. You had a very good look!
gary91 (15348) 2006-08-28 13:42
Such a wonderful shot !
Not only the composition is perfect but this play of lights annd colors is purely superb. On top of that, you are "illustrating" your picture with a brillant note ! what else can I say except BRAVO !
Congratulations for this great work !
teutza (10590) 2006-08-28 13:57
buna veve!ce poza extraordinara!!bravos!
ai super mult talent!pot spune k momentan cred k esti cel mai bun reprezentant al romaniei in site-ul asta:)
felicitari!!!!!si multe postari suuper:)
tinamunk3 (6408) 2006-08-29 12:24
Hi Veronica :O)
With a sunset like this it doesn't get any better. Your composition with the grass in the front and the bird IN the rays looks fantastic. Nice warm colours. Could be interesting to see what the image looked like before your PP.
Have a nice evening.
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-08-30 8:18
Simply fantastic, Dear Veronica !
Lovely composition with excellent definition and gorgeous silhouettes.
Very well done
TFS and greetings,
InasiaJones (31554) 2006-08-31 3:43
Everything is so impressive in your sunset scene. The gravity of the clouds, the light that create texture on the water ripples, the different layers of mountains discretly fading away, the delicate silhouette of vegetation and of course, the bird standing perfectly in the ray of light, looking on the right side to make your photo an irreproachable composition.
Very nice work!
dsidwell (9783) 2006-08-31 17:36
So lovely, Veronica! I can see how your title works so well here. The gull in actually IS becoming the sunset, especially with how you've placed it in the light area. Nice work!
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-09-02 3:16
neelkaak (458) 2006-09-02 14:24
WOW!...great composition. Excellent colors. TFS.
pat0500 (21561) 2006-09-02 15:03
Very,very nice picture and very nice coulours.The point of view is beautifull.Wonderfull picture..!
danyy (0) 2006-09-03 9:53
des teintes très chaudes et des lumières furtives de coucher de soleil. L'oiseau est tellement bien placé, perché sur ce poteau et en plein reflets des lumières.
Un cadrage parfait, bon choix du format vertical.
gilou530 (34) 2006-09-03 17:07
a great picture with the great couleur and a great framing, it is a perfect photograph, well done
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-09-04 5:58
Nice composition with the bird well placed and the sun just out of the picture.
tabora (0) 2006-09-05 12:55
Un super cadrage,la silouette de l'oiseau dans le reflet est vraiment bien choisi,les tons du soleil couchant sont un plus.
Hanssie (10429) 2006-09-08 16:06
That bird exactly in the light. Composition is very good, a relaxing mood the pictures gives, a nice shot it is !
Signal-Womb (13048) 2006-09-10 18:01
Very much my type of shot Veronica. You exact exposure, and placement of composition is very interesting. Congratulations for this great shot.
prumod (8300) 2006-09-11 11:06
this great work... it shows that how committed are you regaring photography... without disturbing her daydream you captured the mood...
aralda (1240) 2006-09-11 12:37
Ce tonuri de portocaliu superbe! Imi place foarte mult si rama pe care i-ai dat-o.
savask (1891) 2006-09-12 17:17
This picture is a poem itself. Excellent work my dear. Well done!
josepmarin (57837) 2006-09-19 10:47
impressive! Great composition in this sunset, with very good illumination that creates a beautiful backlighting, pretty silhouettes of the landscape and the gull standing up in the wood, an amazing sky with clouds, and a brightness and reflections in the water very beautiful.
It is a great photo, congratulations.
flatwin (2181) 2006-09-21 16:59
BOn cadrage et de belles couleurs pour ce magnifque cliché
meric pour votre critique
flory (4848) 2006-09-23 5:49
eu ti-am zis ca ai talent!
jrj (34841) 2006-09-25 8:14
You sure got yourselv a highly personal and special presentation from Stjørdal. Very moody this one and a big thank's to the seagull sitting there just for your compo. Perfect for the vertical format, top details. Good work
goodwill (4224) 2006-09-26 4:32
This is a masterpiece from your gallery Veronica. Sillhoutee of abord aginst the dark orange background.....I amazed how i missed this beautiful capture. better late than never........
vedra (0) 2006-09-29 4:15
Excellent sunset composition with the perfectly positioned bird. This scene really looks limitless - it could be any time, any place. Really great!
bostankorkulugu (42134) 2006-10-13 3:23
this is just magical! congratulations.
kryger (297) 2006-10-18 6:07
Absolutely everything about this picture is perfect, I'm jealous I didn't have the opportunity to shot such a view yet!
...maybe, if the bottom was A LITTLE brighter, so the details were more distinct...?
eeedi (820) 2006-10-18 12:17
Iuli (838) 2006-10-20 20:37
Wow. Simply amazing!
sebcz (2345) 2006-10-22 4:25
Beautiful photo, the bird looks almost unreal. Fantastic colours and it truly was a moment to capture.
Aidin-Baftechi (73) 2006-10-26 15:36
this nice shot shows your intrest about the birds again ang gives me a very cool relaxing feeling , i really llike it and it's composition , well done .
gezgin37 (3766) 2006-11-04 13:09
"A picture is worth a thousand words", but this one deserves more. One of the best photos i saw here on TE. Congrats...
Greetings / Selcuk
lelson (0) 2006-12-23 9:25
Another great shot that takes all from that great sunset light. Nice work.
dokadak (11518) 2006-12-23 9:45
Let me say "harikaaaaaaa" in Turkish so I can only describe it by saying that :)
alejandroguzman (4684) 2007-01-06 18:17
This is a superb photograph. A warm colorful picture.
Hope you had a happy new year.
all the best !
Bluejeans (64249) 2007-01-31 11:37
Ola Veronica , que fantastico pôr do sol , as cores estão maravilhosas , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Ertan (2988) 2007-03-05 10:14
CONGRATULATIONS !!!Very nice compotision and shot.Well done
ephemere33 (9743) 2007-03-14 17:15
bravo pour cette superbe photo en contre jour sous un coucher de soleil,le resultat est magnique, merci, amicalement Bi
veronika (6052) 2007-03-25 9:29
this one is really very nice, perfectly captured :)
vizion (729) 2007-03-29 14:38
I can see that you got a lot of praise for this shot and I can see why. It is very well thought of to have the bird in the suns reflection. Beautiful composition.
kseng76 (144) 2007-04-20 2:35
great sunset shot..the positioning of the bird couldnt have been better..true colours of Nature..great moment caputered and very appropriately titled..
3 cheers from India
luiscar (3286) 2007-05-19 6:35
hola veronica, excelente puesta de sol atipica, muy el POV y la definicion.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-06-06 5:56
Hi Veronica, a very good composition and great result here!
the bird is just in the the middle of the ray of sun..
waseemkhan (1099) 2007-06-08 4:33
Hi Veronica ,
perfect composition with the shadow of the bird in the perfect place.
efsanekral41 (796) 2007-06-16 16:44
Very nice compotision and shot.Well done
dilane (861) 2007-06-27 4:06
Wouah ! Cet oiseau s'est posé là pour toi, quelle veinarde ! le coucher du soleil aurait été beau mais là il est sublimé.
les couleurs sont plus que chaudes et le rendu est parfait
afshinazizi (6) 2007-06-29 7:58
Amazing sunset.Great position and excellent timming.
eskay001 (106) 2007-07-13 11:05
Hi Veronica, Is it a real scene or a oil painting done by you ? Everything is exceptional except two things : Reflection just behind the bird has been completely burnt out. Secondly, the bird seemed to me a metalcrafted artware and a fixture near water and not a real bird.
Or, may be the reality is more dramatic than the drama itself. Hat's off to you. This picture bears an unmistakable feminine stamp. A delicacy and tenderness in treatment of the subject is very much visible.
eyesthetix (641) 2007-07-16 0:16
amazing exposure !!!
Very beautiful image !
The shimering water surface throwing the bird's silhouette is a nice touch.
jmcl (14535) 2007-07-26 8:04
Wonderful control of the light .. wonderful color .. thoughtful shadow .. wondrous image.
fanny21 (867) 2007-07-30 1:41
Alors là! Tu ne mets pas souvent des photos, mais quand tu en mets, on peut dire que tu places la barre très haute! Magnifique photo, qui a dû te demander beaucoup de patience, mais le résultat en vaut la peine!
rcrick (346) 2007-08-07 20:32
Hi Veroncia, you have applied the 1/3rd rule to perfection here, Wonderful control of the light, and excellent detail & a stunning shot...Cheers Rick
pedrohala (112) 2007-08-16 10:11
very very good! hallo from Greece
Seb82 (2467) 2007-08-22 14:05
une superbe photo digne des plus grands...
je suis impressione tout est parfait: contre jour, avec l'oiseau pile dans l'axe du soleil qui est si bien pris
korbee (6617) 2007-11-27 12:41
fayeulle (27827) 2007-12-18 10:19
A marvellous composition with the bird against the reflection. Really well dine
culp (224) 2008-01-05 6:13
Wonderful capture of the sunset. The bird is a beautiful addition to this as well.
I really like the coloring. Every sunset is so uniqe and you captured this with such grace.
MLINES (12516) 2008-01-28 20:12
Hi Veronica. This is a stunning nature photo. The light is just right for a powerful effect on the viewer. TFS. Murray.
mhartok (51) 2008-02-02 13:09
Incredible sunset. Wonderful shot. Beautiful colors and perfect frame with the seagull.
jpphoto (465) 2008-02-20 15:55
l'oiseau dans le reflet du soleil est très bien vu excellente A+ jpphoto
anducina (8407) 2008-09-03 0:23
Superbe tonuri de bronz, lumina joasa si atmosfera.
Toate cele bune !
vixchris (284) 2008-09-03 5:32
How can I not add to the points for this amazing photograph? It is truly a magical moment, so simple and so inspirational.
Thank you for this,
azizbilgili (2111) 2008-09-03 5:36
The colors are amazing.
Very nice composition with that seagull against
the light in the foreground.
npecanhuk (68104) 2008-09-03 5:39
A sunset is always a sunset! It's always beautiful, however, it might look the same if you don't do something a bit different!
And you... you did it... what a composition, using the silhouettes of hills, plants and... SPECIALLY, the BIRD!
Wonderful sunset in this sort of version!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
seafetish (104) 2008-09-03 6:25
wow! this is one of the best photos ive seen here =) congrats
pticaruh (276) 2008-09-03 8:46
Fascinating, amasing, incommensurate sunset scene...The bird postioned perfectly in line with the sunpath in the water. Is this one of the famous Norse fjords, or? Good shot against the Sun, despite that is quite high...
penny12 (132) 2009-05-02 6:54
Wonderful composition! Great colours! That shadow of the seagull adds dramatically to the picture!
satyakki (640) 2009-11-03 4:21
Amazing composition and POV. Great silhoutte effects.
Thanks for sharing.Cheers,
anupam06 (769) 2011-07-17 1:38
Just had a look at your gallery and what an amazing collection you have here. Pitty I missed looking at this before but it sure is amazing. A brillient shot!
TFS & warm regards,
- Copyright: Veronica Gafton (veve) (4189)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-12
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sunset, Impressive Shots, More than 200 points to 300 – photos, CLODO'S SELECTION XI [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-22 16:53
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