This continues my rural theme, taken near my home in the farm area near Vancouver. We've been having some great weather and some great skies lately, and this means some beautiful sunsets. The title is a bit misleading, because it actually isn't an aurora, but it looks so much like one that I had to stick with the name.
There was no colour enhancement of this shot, however, I did increase the contrast, which makes the clouds stand out more against the sky.
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kiwi_explorer (12209) 2006-07-24 21:13
Stunning picture ... colour of the sky is fantastic. Well composed and the silhouette works well in the photo. Well done.
ps - I wanted to rate this 2 points but the marking panel is missing.
LCannon (2796) 2006-07-24 21:14
This is so pretty, soft, peaceful and serene looking. I love the grasses in the foreground and the tall vertical frame, well done.
quantabeh (5205) 2006-07-24 21:18
simple and nice composition, with a good sense of calm and tranquility. The patches of pink are very beautiful across the dark blue sky.
jmdias (64506) 2006-07-24 21:30
Simple and powerful photo. TFS
PJE (20758) 2006-07-24 21:32
At times when the weather is so great its a real treat to find a field when the sun sets and point the viewfinder to the sky through the grass. Nice presentation Alvin!
mpb001 (4602) 2006-07-24 21:53
Super composition, Alvin. The form of the tall grass compliments the shape of the clouds very well. Excellant diagonal in the cloud composition.
wolfy75 (454) 2006-07-24 21:55
NIce shot Alvin. This almost looks like a surreal tornado funnel looking for place to land. Lovely colors and I like the way the wheat is silhouetted against the end of day sky.
singuanti (15250) 2006-07-24 22:36
Hi Alvin. That must have been incredible seeing this in person. The simplicity is what makes it so good. The shooting angle is the secret ingredient in this shot, I think. Congrats Alvin!
triptych2003 (1534) 2006-07-24 22:41
beautiful colours, alvin. it almost gives the sky a texture. the silhouettes are a superb touch too. i'm trying to find something i could fix about this shot, but am finding it hard to find anything. well done!
partha (14023) 2006-07-24 23:27
Excellent use of background. I like the simplicity in it and the overall colour tone is excellent.
kevinos (7517) 2006-07-25 0:32
Stunning simplicity, amazing composition. The image fills the frame with sch spare and dramatic simplicity.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-07-25 1:15
Hi Alvin. Sometimes the simplest compositions work the best as you have proven here. I think the colour is outstanding and would get lost with a fussy composition. Excellent image, thanks for sharing.
gelor (3229) 2006-07-25 2:11
Superbe cette vue simple, dépouillée et magnifiquement colorée ! Un grand bravo.
Glint (6171) 2006-07-25 3:43
Fantastic composition with a POV that makes the image.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-07-25 4:18
Always nice these colored clouds photos, vertical format is appropriate here as it allows you to place the main cloud on the diagonal and maximize impact, nice colors and good as well to have some rising silhouettes against this.
Have a nice day,
chrisnet (22978) 2006-07-25 4:24
Photo simple mais belle par ses couleurs et ses épis qui semblent implorer le ciel.
riclopes (35577) 2006-07-25 5:42
What a beautiful painting on the sky. A very simple but inspiring image in blue/rose tones. The vegetation in foreground makes an excellent framing. Very well done!
agbonavita (0) 2006-07-25 8:06
So pretty, the colors are fantastic. Lovely sky and the wheat silhouete complety very well the scene.
thanks for this farm moment
dcawker (5717) 2006-07-25 9:07
Wow! Excellent POV and colors here too.. well done! Regards, Doug
Fis2 (97739) 2006-07-25 9:34
Curious composition, super colors and contrast. Your photo is nicely. Well done.
ChrisJ (114095) 2006-07-25 11:18
A marvwllous warm cold color opposition between the pink & blue. A superb sunset, with good lighting & fantastically lit clouds. TFS!
nwoehnl (122) 2006-07-25 12:48
Elegant simplicity for this one, Alvin. Good low angle to include the foreground grass/grains, and fine vividly colored play going on within the patterns in the sky. Appropriate choice of the vertical format to accentuate on the "upward" viewpoint, nicely done.
erdna (5711) 2006-07-25 16:11
What a lovely sunset! The cloud is on fire and the wheats are ready for harvest. A very beautifully composed photograph!
celinaconroy (717) 2006-07-25 17:05
The sheer delicacy of this image is breathtaking. The whispy grass compliments the sweeping feathering of the aurora.
kensimage (8565) 2006-07-25 22:32
Great composition, Alvin, the grass makes a fine silhouette to set off the sunset, particularly since it forms a nice triangle. Simple and graphic, just as it should be! Regards, Ken.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-07-26 1:20
It is a pleasure going through your gallery and feasting at all these beautiful images. Seems so peaceful and tranquil. Wonderful sky as you said and nice silhoutte. Well Done!
With Greetings from India
craiggc (2509) 2006-07-26 4:35
Good use of the title Alvin. When I saw it I was actually going to 'come in' and refuse to believe you!!!
It's a really nice, striking composition and you've handled the minimal elements well. The pyramidal shape of the grass and the scale between the two elements works really well
No points for today, but in the words of Arnie...
veronika (6058) 2006-07-26 6:19
Wonderful simple picture Alvin, it reminds me on the song of Eros Ramazzotti "Aurora", composed for his daughter, the picture is so nice as that song is :)
Have a great day
elmec (12210) 2006-07-26 12:03
Very nice, romantic composition!
I like this vertical frame and dark sylvetes on the red sky!
capthaddock (28790) 2006-07-26 14:55
Hi Alvin - the shapes and patterns result in something quite artistic, looking like a painting, I like the way the sky turns gradually from light to dark, the clouds indeed look like a red version of aurora.
plimrn (21344) 2006-07-26 15:23
What a stunning shot with the swirls of pink clouds against the blue sky. The sharp grass silhoette anchors the photo nicely, or as Steve comments, "The shooting angle" makes the shot.
rafelito (3648) 2006-07-26 20:59
excellent shot, nice contrast well work with this sky background...Many regards, Rafael
jjcordier (79297) 2006-07-27 4:39
Very nice composition, Alvin! Amazing colours of sky
colinbrenchley (6431) 2006-07-27 17:16
Fantastic Cirrus clouds at sunset with a good foreground providing a good silhouette. Just perfect.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-07-27 18:52
Very simple but beautiful compostion.
The pink stripes on the sky are amazing.
crhieatt (5347) 2006-07-28 15:10
Lovely, simple (but perfect) composition - ahh, "Days of Heaven".
Ann75 (0) 2006-07-30 22:53
This is such beautiful shot. I love the weeds in the foreground which are silhouetted against a stunning sky. The streak of pink-red cloud is capture so well. Fantastic composition and excellent work, Alvin!
AmiBe (6042) 2006-08-01 6:47
great low POV, I like the grass, superb sky.
I like the diagonal with the clouds.
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-08-02 22:54
Nice shot Alvin,
It doesn't get much more simplistic then this. Just a bunch of tall grass against a great looking sky- but the impact is WOW!
I thought you lived in downtown Vancouver with all the city shots Alvin...
greg64g (11193) 2006-08-05 6:54
Great great view so simple and beautiful. perfect to me
cherryripe (21033) 2006-08-09 8:39
Simple but effective. You've got a good eye to have been able to see this composition. The silhouettes of the grass in the foreground and that amazing sky with pink clouds in the background.
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-09-05 15:27
Hi Alvin, i have seen now this beautiful shot!A fantastic graphic shot!!so clean, a fantastic compo and POV!!! I LOVE IT !!!!
pierrefonds (66500) 2007-08-28 4:16
A nice image of the colorful clouds and of the sky, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, 17-55mm f/2.8
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Aurora Borealis, Aube d'une nouvelle journée [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-24 21:05
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