this was taken at cranfield beach overlooking carlingford lough, just after the sun had disappeared behind the cooley mountains of county louth in the south of ireland.
0.6 ND Grad
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chrisvek (5437) 2013-01-20 4:10
Wow!That's an amazing capture with awesome colors and splendid contrasts.Very good composition and so unique and calm atmosphere.Very well done.TFS
Have a nice day
timecapturer (30256) 2013-01-20 4:17
this is a stunning and original shot that brings a whole new meaning to minimalist. The atmosphere and sweeping textures are just beautiful and compelling. Artistic and worthy of gracing any gallery wall. Glorious imagery!
Regards - Brian.
bayno (16149) 2013-01-20 4:46
so wonderful minimal shot, pastel tones and what a great formation clouds in the sky...never see somethinghs like this...
sabermonajati (7577) 2013-01-20 4:48
fondle eye pay sage with pleasant colors you captured.
Kielia (20411) 2013-01-20 5:00
this place does not look real! A very beautiful impression with very moody colors and a gentle light. The image looks like a water painting! Bravo!
SnapRJW (18690) 2013-01-20 5:39
Oh Brian this is lovely. So delicate and what exceptionally good light management. The sheen across the water is wonderful. I wish I could see this at a higher resolution and really enjoy all the fine shades and shifts of colour. Beautiful shot, well done indeed. Warm regards rosemary
lpi (4424) 2013-01-20 6:57
jemaflor (68837) 2013-01-20 7:29
Lovely shot, I like this lovely pov and these soft tones, great light capture, perfect depth with this fg, Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (7301) 2013-01-20 8:09
Beautiful minimal shot, and those colours are soft, calm and amazing. This makes me think of the painting of Christ by Salvador Dali in the museum in Glasgow, this would make a perfect backdrop to that scene. Brilliantly seen and captured with what looks like quite difficult light.
All the best
ourania (12331) 2013-01-20 9:47
this is a very beautiful and special picture captured with great skill as far as composition and exposure are concerned. It looks like a painting created by masterful, accurate and decisive brushstrokes. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
Romano46 (4806) 2013-01-20 11:56
ancora una delle tue belle foto nelle quali il colore diventa il protagonista.
Il bel Mix di toni azzurri e rosa sapientemente elaborati con un tempo di scatto appropiato ne fanno un altro dei tuoi piccoli capolavori
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
dkmurphys (36737) 2013-01-20 12:13
I guess this is the simpliest and the most beautiful minimalsitic scene I've ever seen. Great catch, have a fine week.
Gigidusud (8000) 2013-01-20 13:38
Simply magnificent picture!I like a lot!
Sonata11 (28273) 2013-01-20 17:22
fantastic capture of this spectacular nature with magnificent light, colors, perfect sharpness, POV and spectacular sky. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
gildasjan (38184) 2013-01-21 3:13
Un cadrage au 1/3 parfait.Ici j'aime beaucoup les nuances de teintes tant sur l'eau que dans le ciel.
Have a nice day
macjake (39207) 2013-01-21 19:29
very interesting, very interesting indeed.
I have to be honest....at my very first glance in the small thumbnail view, I didn't have alot of high expectations for this photo.
But boy was I wrong about that.
some photos must be enlarged from the small to the large sizes to be fully appreciated.
here we can see the ghostly movement of the blackened water, but the best feature has to be that painters brush stroke of black across the skyline.
never seen anything like that before!
its a winner for me!
marabu61 (3890) 2013-01-22 6:53
Now that is a piece of art indeed.
Great colors and shapes without any distracting details, simply beautiful
have a great day
tyro (13043) 2013-01-22 8:46
This picture owes its wonderful beauty to its utter and sheer simplicity. Not that it could have been at all easy or simple to capture - just that its simple composition and "lack of frills" makes it so stunningly beautiful.
Your very careful and painstaking use of ND and graduated filters has certainly paid off here giving the most beautiful contrasts of light - the gorgeous red light above the horizon, the streaks of dark cloud and then the merging into blue higher up - and the bright distant reflections on the water gradually becoming darker and more interesting as we approach the camera.
Fabulous textures and wonderful shades in the smoothed water too. Perfect exposure, stunning colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. This just has to get added to my "favourites"!
annjackman (13183) 2013-01-22 9:26
I have not been very active on TE recently so trying to catch up. This is so simple and beautiful - a real work of art. Although very minimalistic there is still plenty of subtle colour and texture variations to maintain interest. Fabulous technique.
Kind Regards, Ann
mesutilgim (67914) 2013-01-22 14:11
Simple but great !
It's a good sample for the fact, that a good photographic work does not need to have much colors or details.
This is quite the same as in Japanes paintings; to tell much with only a few lines or figures.
TFS and best regards
delpeoples (44904) 2013-01-22 19:52
Oooh that's pretty. And as you say, more like a painting than a photo. You've captured so beautifully those amazing textures in the sky and sea. But above all you managed to obtain some colours that I don't even have a name for. My God they're beautiful though, and contrast superbly with one another! What a shot, you must be delighted with yourself! Good on you Brian, it's stunning.
bukitgolfb301 (30053) 2013-01-25 16:18
Hi dear Braian
Sorry for my late reaction for the time being. I will rush up this weekend. Wow I have lost any words in fron of this great shot honestly. Outstanding image indeed! All the best point image! Thank you for your sharing and have a nice weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
speedymanu (3148) 2013-01-30 14:04
a delicate palette? I really like the complementarity between the ripples on the water surface and the slight straks in the clouds. Their conflicting curves add a subtle tension, a subtle dynamics. Congratulations,
ACL1978 (5755) 2013-02-09 15:25
Beautiful minimalism on display here, Brian, with a wonderful sweep of light on the horizon and gorgeous texture in the water. Really a technically excellent shot, and a beautiful mix of colors - real artwork here. Thanks.
agjika (4011) 2013-03-31 9:35
A wonderful photograph full of peace and serenity. Love the textures and colours. I am not so sure of the upwords horison line on the right it pulls my eye that way.
Anyway this is a superb capture.
- Copyright: brian mccready (brianmcc) (5536)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-10
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/18.0, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-20 3:41
- Favorites: 2 [view]