After sitting and waiting out a heavy thunderstorm under a tree, I finally could take part in this dramatic and very colorful sunset. The picture was taken at the Kalmar Strait.
The Kalmar Strait, Kalmarsund, is a strait in the Baltic Sea, located between the Swedish island of Öland and the province of Smĺland of the Swedish mainland. The strait is about 130 kilometres (81 mi) long and between 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) and 25 kilometres (16 mi) in width.
There is a road bridge across the strait, the Öland bridge.
The areas along the Kalmar Strait have a heritage of Neolithic and Bronze Age habitation; moreover, Mesolithic peoples crossed the strait on an ice bridge in the early Holocene period as glaciers began to recede from Öland. A place where early Mesolithic settlement of the island of Öland occurred is Alby, whose people migrated across the Kalmar Strait approximately 6000 BC, and established one of the oldest known Mesolithic villages in Northern Europe.
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finlay (1549) 2012-11-20 0:53
Thats a wonderful sunset with a great range of tones. The composition is excellent with a couple stones breaking through the surface of the water and leading the eye towards the horizon. I like how there is a glint of sun catching the top of the stones too. It gives the impression that the stones are aglow.
CLODO (30220) 2012-11-20 2:10
I appreciate your POV and the 2 lighted stones in the still water, enhancing your sunset through the cloudy sky.
the orange color breaks against the dark hues
yquem46 (38734) 2012-11-20 2:30
Nice pov with the high horizon line, excellent reflections of the clouds in the quiet waters and eye catching 2 spots of light on the stones
Well done, cheers
Welcome to TE
timecapturer (48620) 2012-11-20 3:09
this shot has the Wow! factor. The light and atmosphere are compelling but it is the golden light touching the fg rock that does it for me. Executed superbly and an irresistible presentation. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
siudzi (33519) 2012-11-20 3:26
Lovely landscape post taken with a superb quality and a nice composition. Like it a lot! Wonderful pic.
barni (15751) 2012-11-20 3:51
L'exposition est parfaite.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-11-20 5:34
Unbelievably beautiful...Thanks to very long exposure, even the clouds look dreamy and surreal. As usual, this is a shot I'd like to put on my wall. Congrats.
Have a nice evening,
quovadis (1056) 2012-11-20 6:05
Hi Peter !
Wow, very impressive sunset indeed. The sun's actually in a form of a star, sending out a bright light upon the water. A truly dramatic sky after the thunderstorm!
GREGG (7888) 2012-11-20 7:11
I like how there is a glint of sun catching the top of the stones, artistic presentation,
joso (2417) 2012-11-20 9:10
an excellent POV, good light management,
you captured a fantastic atmospher!
the reflection of the sun on the rock a big ++
well seen and done, congrat
Kielia (23581) 2012-11-20 9:12
I could not resist stopping by.
What a wonderful image! Very beautiful light, fascinating colors and an excellent perspective. The composition is outstanding. This is really a great capture!
My compliments also for the notes.
adramad (37991) 2012-11-20 9:37
Glad to meet you in these pages and I welcome you.
This image is a real treat, in fact I love sunsets.
Here we see a beautiful skyline and a beautiful silver and gold effect in the still waters.
williewhistler (14087) 2012-11-20 10:47
the upright format works very well for this atmospheric shot,I particularly like the glimpse of light on the rocks.
pascal13 (2098) 2012-11-21 0:58
Absolutely beautiful this sunset.
Very nice colors and reflections in the water of the responsible sky and very weighing.
The vertical framing and the 1/4-3/4 proportion and the position of the rocks are particularly well suited.The exposition is perfect and the slow speed that you have used brings to the surface of the water slightly blurred, a touch of poetry.
Very well done.
siolaw (38276) 2012-11-21 20:47
Lovely star effect on the sun and well controlled exposure.
Vertical format and rock with sunray in the foreground combine well to give solid depth
Cricri (106327) 2012-11-21 23:09
Hi Peter, bienvenu sur TE
Une attende bien récompenser, un instant magique colorée sous le ciel nuageux, bel effet de la longue pose, trčs belle réalisation
brianmcc (6173) 2012-11-22 11:43
welcome to trekearth. this is a lovely photo. your portrait format helps give additional depth to the image, from the sharp stones in the foreground right to the headland under the setting sun. the colours in the sky are wonderful, and you have placed the sun perfectrly in the top third of the frame which acts as a great focal point.
have a good day,
knips (172) 2012-11-22 15:06
Beautiful sunset excellently captured.Especially the refelctions on both, water and stone makes a perfect line. Thanks for sharing.