A hazy and lazy late afternoon on the Severn River just a short distance from downtown Annapolis shows the natural side of the area well. Annapolis is a very small city, among the smallest state capitals, and the region - just off the Chesapeake Bay - is better known for its wildlife and especially its fishing. Here, two men paddle themselves out into the open water, the only sign of civilization the traffic bridge ahead of them.
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timecapturer (44469) 2014-02-21 6:42
lovely shot this and superbly managed light-wise. Love the feeling of almost weightlessness that the cloud and paddle surfer brings to this image. We have a River Seven here in the UK and currently flooded probably to the width of this one. Beautifully calming imagery! Well done!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
rbassin (15878) 2014-02-21 6:59
une belle image dans les teintes chaudes; c'est bien vu, bon POV et bonne présence humaine au milieu de la rivière.
PaulVDV (20233) 2014-02-21 6:59
If that one person wouldn't have a paddle in his hands, it would look like he was walking on water.
A tranquil and relaxing summer picture about enjoying the last sun rays of a beautiful day.
Best regards, Paul
Romano46 (16578) 2014-02-21 7:02
una visione estremamente romantica nella quale i colori ed il soggetto si uniscono ad una nitidezza di alto livello che mette in risalto le silhouette che si spostano sull'acqua.
Bella la composiz
kasianowak (4616) 2014-02-21 14:04
Nice to see your work again (not that I have been on TE a lot recently).
Nice golden light and great silhouette which was a lovely surprise as I did not spot it in the thumbnail.
Have a nice weekend
Noel_Byrne (20105) 2014-02-21 15:30
This is beautiful, that cloud is like a lesson in light as it breaks it into the beautiful rays and makes such a wonderful display. The is something about this kind of light makes a fine news of mood and drama, and you captured it so well here. Bravo on the management of the light from the direct shining sun too, this is a fine photo.
Royaldevon (25898) 2014-02-21 15:40
Nice to see you see you posting again.
This is a very restful shot, not only from the activities of the tiny silhouetted figures but from the almost tobacco coloured sky and reflecting water. Did you use a filter? If not the colours are just amazing!
You have placed the sun strongly in the frame, with fine diagonals created from the descending sunbeams, a strong part of the photograph.
Have a great w/e,
annjackman (17541) 2014-02-22 2:21
Lovely muted colours and rays of sunshine. The paddle surfer, although small in the frame, is a really important element. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
SnapRJW (28909) 2014-02-22 22:31
Hi Andrew - This is a lovely shot. You've managed the light well and I like the rim lighting on the cloud which you have presented so cleanly. The composition is also attractive with the silhouetted figures and details on the horizon. I think that the light reflecting off the paddles is a superb accent which, for me, makes the shot. Warm regards Rosemary
PS I has a look at baby on Flickr... you have some really lovely pics!
krzychu30 (15260) 2014-02-23 1:12
actually there are no words needed to describe this scene.
It´s simply fabulous!
The light,golden color scheme and light haze create together something really unique and attractive.
Beautiful and very moody composition!
Wish You a nice sunday
mesutilgim (79394) 2014-02-23 14:22
Nice sunset from Annapolis !
Very good light management and compo.
TFS and best regards
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-02-23 18:24
It's great to see you back on TE! This photo has great interplay between light and dark. The large cloud creates a darkness over the right side, and then some beautiful sunlight filters through and illuminates the water on the left. The sky here is magical, and the water looks so calm. I also like the small silhouettes of the people, and the two small glints of sunlight on the water in the foreground.
I'm sure you must be busy with baby Henry. I checked out the photos of him you posted in a WS, and he's adorable. :-)
Ninello52 (7475) 2014-02-24 14:18
Beautiful picture! Excellent control of light, beautiful sun filtered through the clouds, very nice even light! Congratulations!
jcpix (11044) 2014-02-27 17:02
Not as easy as most people might think, this is the kind of shot that poses some challenges...but you've turned out a beauty...one that Noel would be proud of! :) Shooting against the sun is tough, but you've eluded the lens flare and kept the details in check. There's a nice, relaxing atmosphere to accompany this special light and unique shade of golden yellow sky. The two silhouetted figures are a superb addition which adds that human element to the otherwise empty waters. Looks and feels like a scene meant to be photographed just as you've accomplished. Nicely done. Enjoy the weekend ahead. Take it easy.
COSTANTINO (50693) 2014-03-02 7:52
exellent artistic shot destinated for exhibition
pleasant golden lights with delicates tones
create an amazing composition
you have placed the sun strongly in the frame
you ve managed the lights perfectly
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7467)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-16
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105 1:3.5-5.6 G ED VR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-21 6:37