Good Morning Everyone,
It was difficult to give this shot a country of location, for it was taken in the Atlantic Ocean, between Southampton and New York, but we were closer to England, so that was my guide.
It was our first evening aboard the Queen Mary II as we headed towards New York and what a first evening! I have never seen a sky quite like it, before! There were lots of people on deck, just staring wide-eyed.
It was a fine omen for our first ever visit to the U.S.A.
Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you liked this view of the mid-Atlantic, too, Bev :-)
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Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-26 2:06
a beautiful romantic view with spectacular composition and mysterious lights, the clouds are fantastic, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2012-04-26 2:16
This sky is really wonderful ! I love the shape of the clouds and the sunny parts with the rays
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-26 2:33
one of nature's wonders and an atmospheric almost biblical sense of drama here. Captured and presented superbly.
Have a good day - Brian.
ChrisJ (117897) 2012-04-26 2:37
I like the 45 degree angle of the sunbeams either side emanating from behind the central cloud. Wonderful warm cold colour contrasts between the blue grey sea & sky & the yellow sunlight. Well composed with the horizon line well away from the centre. Tfs!
ikeharel (78381) 2012-04-26 3:06
Wonderful moment collected, Beverly, as the sun painted the horizon with it's rays, on a grey clouds dominanace.
dta (82442) 2012-04-26 3:17
hello Beverley ,
A fantastic sky you've captured here . May be you should have starightened the horizon line .
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-04-26 4:18
Hello Bev - Sometimes light and clouds put on magical displays and here you have a humdinger! I think to be on the ocean and to see this display must be really fantastic as there is absolutely nothing to impede the view. Well managed exposure and very good colour detail in the sky. Warm regards Rosemary
PS. I see you also have a horizon issue today! Join the club :)
Sergiom (88383) 2012-04-26 5:04
C'est la raison pour laquelle nous devrions toujours avoir notre caméra sur nous pour saisir un tel moment magique.
Cricri (125930) 2012-04-26 5:41
Joli coup des lumières du coucher du soleil qui transperce le ciel nuageux et dramatique, belle mise en image de cet instant particulier, magnifique
bema (26425) 2012-04-26 6:15
a real beautiful scenario and for sure a good omen to have a good journey..
impressive take and a charming capture..
have a nice week, see you soon..
Nicou (151132) 2012-04-26 6:37
grandisoe cile et iamge superbe vue quel effet ce rayonnmetnc es formes avec les ouverture dans le ciel ces couleur une mervielle grandisoe.
bravo et amitié
gildasjan (43824) 2012-04-26 8:30
Très bon rendu de la lumière diffuse sous ce ciel magnifiquement chargé.
Simple et beau.
brianmcc (6221) 2012-04-26 9:19
wow the rays of sunlight are magical as they come through the clouds and illuminate just part of the sky and sea. a wonderful moment captured perfectly. lovely colour tones in the sky. i especially like the cloud patterns.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-04-26 10:54
Ola Beverley ,
Lindo momento com aqueles raios solares dourados a passarem pelas nuvens , sem duvida um belo momento , gostei muito das cores, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
P.s. The horizon was a little inclined
williewhistler (16492) 2012-04-26 13:30
with the suns rays breaking through the threatening storm clouds the shot has a great atmosphere.
tyro (26142) 2012-04-26 17:15
A fine photograph which must bring back many happy memories for you.
This is almost a Biblical scene - that break in the clouds with sunbeams streaming down reminds me of days at Sunday School when we saw pictures in which the Hand of God appeared through the clouds in a blaze of glory to save his believers or smite sinners. Are you sure that this was the Atlantic Ocean and not the Sea of Galilee?
A beautiful photograph with amazing colours and wonderful contrasts and a gloriously moody sky. Perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-04-26 20:48
OMG!!! very beautiful shot of amazingly spectacular sunset. Fantastic framing with great POV and DOF too. Fantastic job with perfect colors, sharpness, clarity. Thanks for sharing. Like it. Wonderful picture. AWESOME photo job!!!!!! I love it.
All the best,
delpeoples (59774) 2012-04-26 22:36
Hi dear Bev
A fine shot. So simple yet so strong. I love the rays of the sun coming out of that dramatic sky. You managed the light superbly. Congratulations.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-04-27 23:46
fantastic shot, great light managemen and colors.
a pleasure to look at.
COSTANTINO (69694) 2012-04-28 0:08
it is a wonderful sky creating a dramatic
atmosphere,the best artistic detail is
the sunrays passing through the clouds
wonderful picture from a good painter
wellcomposed with the horizon lines
have a nice week end
maloutim (9675) 2012-04-28 7:40
So, you have travelled on the QMII ! My husband worked on it while it was under construction in St Nazaire ! Got involved in the trials concerning the terrible accident of the gangway too :-((
Anyway, I didn't really want to spoil your good memories of the trip. It must have been quite an experience to witness such a sunset coming out of the clouds over the endless ocean. The golden rays look nearly divine as if Heaven was just above that dark cloud.
Magnificent palette of light and colours in the sky too.
adramad (49584) 2012-04-28 10:07
No doubt nature gives us great and beautiful moments that are not repeated, as in the case of this wonderful composition, a superb marina with that magnificent sky, ideal those distant golden rays of the sun in the distance, this gives great DOF to composition.
Perfect management of brightness, good color and sharpness. Well done.
Enjoy the weekend.
vrabieionut (2189) 2012-04-28 11:04
Good colors and light.
Very nice capture. I like tha warm atmposphere. Very relaxing.
Have a nice evening,
Kielia (24077) 2012-04-29 3:03
your POV shows the evening sky with these beautiful clouds very well. Colors and light are really fantastic. This is a very fascinating impression – thanks for sharing!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-04-29 4:30
The beam of light is spectacular. The sky creates a special atmosphere a little disturbing. The light, colors, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
danos (103156) 2012-04-30 4:23
very nice and dreamily the sunset scenery with the sun to be hidden behind the dense and grey cloud formations with the yellow beams to create an excellent optical effect,as falling on the far end horizon.The shapes of the clouds as their lighting are well captured.
macjake (72623) 2012-05-01 0:38
I didn't know you took the boat across the atlantic!
wow...how long did that take?
guess it makes the trip that much more enjoyable.
and i guess b/c i live on the west coast of North America, taking a boat just doesn't cross my mind as an option! haha!
a lovely atmospheric photo, i really enjoy this one.
I'm always amazed at how dark/black the ocean looks.
enjoy your day
saxo042 (37966) 2012-05-01 8:51
This must have been quite an adventure, travelling by boat across the Atlantic. A beautiful view with many colours!
kennyblack (4207) 2012-05-08 6:27
Superb sunset with storm clouds and the sun trying to make inroads with its beautiful and powerful rays. Very nice POV as well as the quality of the whole 'image with beautiful colors. A great shot, congratulations.
The best regard's, have a nice day ... Marino
adores (46363) 2012-06-02 9:30
A really magnificent sky here! Those rays of sunlight in background are just magical. A great moment!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (43449)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-26 1:35