KEEPING THE SUNSET BEHIND
I started painting as a child, long before I owned my first camera, and I have long known that in a sunset, the colors can be far more compelling on the side across from the setting sun, rather than on the side of the sun. The view is of the Atlantic, looking East toward Europe, with the sunset behind me. This reflects the technique of the great landscape painters of the Dutch Golden Age, especially Meindert Hobbema (1638-1709) and Hobbemas teacher, Jacob van Ruesdael (1628-1682), with rolling clouds illuminated by a setting sun, and the sun nowhere to be seen. I am convinced that as photographers, we can all learn from the great painters. Anyone who is a student of photography should visit a good art gallery where classic paintings, especially from the 19th century and earlier, are on display. The painter, having to work with a medium much slower than a camera, has to deliberate on the elements of perspective, composition, light and shadows even longer than the photographer.
This photograph was taken last weekend in Miami, where my family had converged in order to celebrate the life of my uncle who had passed away last July. Thus it was a time of excrutiating ambivalence seeing the family was wonderful, but the absence of a significant member was painful. Although he was my uncle, he was only 2 ½ years older than I, and we had grown up like brothers. Miami, where Jeff lived, is famous for its polyglot society and immense economic clout, is relatively young city. With its metro area it grew from just over one thousand residents to nearly five and a half million in just 111 years (1896-2007).
A well known asset of the region is its tropical climate. During the winter, the weather report on television each evening will list a sampling of temperatures around the country Anchorage -20°F (-29°C); New York: 32° F (0°C); Minneapolis 0° F (-18°C); Washington, DC 35°F (2°C) while showing a background of palm trees swaying in the Florida breeze. It does, however, pay for the seductive weather by occasionally hosting hurricanes with innocent sounding names Ethel, Andrew, Hazel, Ernesto... The dark shadow at the top is the overhanging part of a thatched roof of a shed.
Nikon D-70, 18-70 mm Nikkor lens with a circular polarizing filter. ISO 200; Tripod. I could have made it lighter, but I was after the look of a painting. My friend Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) from the Netherlands wrote the names of two other Dutch painters you might want to check out. Many thanks Rob.
I recently created a new group theme, Symphonies in Color, adding this photo into the collection. The expression, "A symphony of colors," is the way the great Expressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother Théo, described the works of French landscape artist Jules Dupré (1811-1889). Van Gogh's words are also appropriate in describing the still life depicted here. I welcome other TE members to add to the theme.
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xavshot (69835) 2007-10-20 5:40
superbe tableau ! j'aime beaucoup l'ambiance donnée par les couleurs et a présence des personnages. Belle scène. Bravo.
dareco (17134) 2007-10-20 5:53
I am sorry about your uncle. This is a beautiful picture. I love the colors. The water looks so nice! Once again a very informative note. TFS
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-10-20 5:54
I`m sorry to hear about your uncle-brother...
About this picture very nice colours, interesting scene and composition with the roof of leaves. Maybe a bit too dark, but maybe I should watch it at nigh, not at aftrenoon ;). I was never able to paint a picture, my hand cannot follow my imagination. Although I can play almost everything I hear, I can`t paint, but maybe that was a reason that I`ve started to photograph ;).
nivaldo (15415) 2007-10-20 6:17
A beautiful scenary!
I´m sorry about your uncle and my sympathies for both of you.
Um abraço from the tropical,sunny and "atlantical" Recife,
Have a you and your family a nice Weekend!
carper (96) 2007-10-20 6:21
it is a Dutch sky Bulent,
and the shot is taken to a very good student painter with the camera, the balance is very nice here and I realy like the sea painting with a good horizon and amasing skies. I am sorrie to hear about your uncle. For myself I know what it is to lost family. Take care friend and keep the memories alive, thats important we my not forget, with friendship¨.
snunney (79659) 2007-10-20 6:33
A simple but quite powerful composition of these people at the water's edge with their long shadows beckoning towards us. Makes for a superb study in light and shade. I also like the emphasis given to the cloud formations which help give great depth to the image. Quality work.
dhurjati (2709) 2007-10-20 7:21
I am a firm beleiver that a great sunset snap does not necessarily include a sun, and this one is a great example elaborating the idea.This one indeed is a painting as if an artist has drawn and placed each and every element here to its proper and perfect position.Gorgeous colours and light which symbolises the sunset mood.Love the human element in the composition and also how you have framed it using those tree leaves at the top.Great visualisation.
Adding to my fav list straightway.
Greetings from India,
kmarscher (2887) 2007-10-20 8:08
The circular cloud formation is the first thing I notice, but your lesson on the lighting is indeed a good reminder. Perhaps the hut edge on the left is a tad too far into the scene but this is just my take. I agree on the value of the lessons learned at the art museum too.
besnard (52053) 2007-10-20 8:30
Joli cliché avec un ciel aux magnifiques couleurs. la présence des personnages anime l'image.
C'est du bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
feather (51130) 2007-10-20 8:57
There is something about the colour tones and contrasts that reminds me of Jack Vettriano's paintings. As he is popular with the public, but disparaged by the art world, I hope you are not offended by the comparison.
The inclusion of the thatched roof at the top was a good idea and the long shadows point the way into the scene. Good work with an excellent "double-barrelled" note.
Please accept my sympathies on your bereavement.
delic (6735) 2007-10-20 9:01
Excellent framing that contains so many elements. It seems like people are hesitant to get in the water for fear of what the clouds signal, or the late hour cold. The long shadows and warm light are nice. I'm sorry to hear of your uncle's loss. Best wishes,
Cormac (26545) 2007-10-20 9:30
I think you must have learned a lot from painters, because the sky here looks more like a painting than a photo. I like the subtle colours and tonality in the clouds, and the people on the beach give us a nice focal point for the photo. Great work!
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2007-10-20 9:33
Hello, Bulent -
Sorry to hear about your uncle.
Another advantage of shooting the sunset with the sun behind you is that you can get really interesting shadows, such as you have here. And in this case, the shadows and the other shapes all point nicely to the center, which then fades into infinity. I like the oval shaping around the center, too.The green of the sea contrasts well with the blue sky and the bits of red in the clothing.
UnTrained (0) 2007-10-20 12:31
the shadow and light on the beach is something to be detected, not obvious but interesting. Sky and water are the eyecatchers, well framed by the dark roof. The backlight create good strong conrasts and makes the foam of the waves glance.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
alvaraalto (5709) 2007-10-20 14:05
Another of your great lectures here. But when I looked at this pictures not Hobbema and Ruisdael are the first Dutch painters I thought of but Maris and Israels, painters of de Haagse school. They are a.o famous for some great painting of beach scenes and when I remove the upper side of your picture your composition could be one of their scenes.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-10-20 15:17
Very nice composition! I like the great shadows in the sand, the sunset light and the well contrasted colors. The cloudy sky is superb.
stego (22866) 2007-10-20 16:39
A wonderful lesson of painting and the smart use of light. The atmosphere created by the light is relly very special and, yes, much reminiscent of Flemish painting of the 17th century.
Maybe in a very strict sense, it is slightly UE, but I suspect that it is so because you wanted to create a certain mood that would be a bit lost if it was brighter.
rminkow (1556) 2007-10-20 17:15
Hi Bulent...great composition and colors..it does look like an oil painting.
cuneyt-sb (6559) 2007-10-20 23:26
Amcaniza uzuldum, heleki kardes gibi buyumus olmaniz sizin acinizdan dahada anlamli bir birliktelik olmali,
Cok guzel bir image ve harika renklerle sunulmus Miami gorntusu , Elinize saglik, Saygilar , selamlar
Valerka (8171) 2007-10-20 23:35
A wonderful composition and colours.This shot does look like a painting and I've always was suspicious about your talent in painting as well.
jhm (135238) 2007-10-21 4:14
Hello Dear Bulent,
I've with a lot attention read you note, I want gives my condolence with the dead of your uncle Jeff.
Also I read that a good photographer have to are an painter, this very right, than look the photographer with a totally other eye toward the subject.
Very nice composition with the sea and the clouds, very well done.
Have a nice sunday,
Docarmo (9639) 2007-10-21 5:25
Beautiful colours on the side across from the setting sun.
Thanks for your explanation about this - very useful.
My sympathy for your feelings.
Maria do Carmo
nirvana73 (0) 2007-10-21 7:36
Merhaba Bülent Bey
bulutlar,deniz ve insanlar güzel bir kompozisyon oluşturmuş
renk tonları çok hoş,
özellikle bulutlar çok hoşuma gitti
amcanız için de üzüldüm
paylaşım için teşekkürler
not:bugün bir gazetenin pazar ekinde sizinle yapılan bir röpartajı okudum, Matematik ve Mona Lisa kitabınız hakkında
gerçi profilinizde de yazıyordu ama yine de bizim medyamızda da yayınlanması çok hoş
çok güzel ve bildigendirici idi
başarılarınızın devamını diliyorum
sevgi ve selamlarımla
umutlu101 (13302) 2007-10-21 7:38
yine uzunca bir ingilizce açiklama!seyredeni alip ufuk çizgisine çeke bir fotograf!
rshrestha (270) 2007-10-21 7:57
Batalay, This is another excellent shot in your gallery. I appreciate how you could give such an artistic impression out of a live picture. Different actions of people in picture are charm of picture. Awesome picture.
wkraj (1268) 2007-10-21 9:09
the uncanny sky and beautiful colours of the photograph. I like for me bordering from leaves at the top of the photograph.
I am greeting
setenay (7660) 2007-10-21 14:17
Merhaba Bülent Bey,
2 saate yakın zamandır,İnternette bu gün biyografinizden öğrenince önce çok değerli babanız ORG.Kemal Atalay daha sonra sizin ve tabii ( dün bahsettiğiniz Zaman gazetesi pazar ekindeki sizinle yapılan röportajı bugün okuduğumda yeni haberdar olduğum )kitabınız Matematik ve Mona Lisa hakkındaki yazıları büyük keyif ve heyecanla okumaktaydım bu arada Litograf Galerinizdeki eserlerinizi de beğeniyle izledim.TE.sayesinde sizinle tanışmaktan inanılmaz mutlu oldum, gurur duydum.Mütevazi kişiliğinizden çok etkilendiğimi de belirtmek isterim.En kısa zamanda kitabınızı alıp okuyacağım.Sizin için yazılanların içinde en beğendiğim, gazeteci,yazar Zeynep Oral'ın yorumu oldu.(Zeynep Oral benim favori yazarım, bütün kitaplarını okudum.).Röportaj çok güzeldi ve sizin Türçe ifadenizde mükemmeldi.Tebrik ediyorum.
Miami sahilinin bu dramatik görünümü, sizin acınızında ifadesi sanki,başınız sağolsun.Selam ve saygılarımla
MLINES (12516) 2007-10-21 14:30
Hi Bulent. Your words enhance this seaside photo well. Good originality shines through both in the frame and the discussion. TFS. Murray.
zeca (19762) 2007-10-21 20:32
Hello dear Bulent!
Very nice composition!
I love the lights! The sky is excellent!
gunbud (34066) 2007-10-21 20:32
Splendid seaside landscape with the dramatic sky rendering beautiful depth while it contrast beautiful with the turquoise sea as it laps on the beach with its magical shadows.
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-10-22 1:40
Dalıp gittiğimiz,acıları silmek istercesine, baktığımız binlerce güzellikte, manzaralardan geriye kalan...
Güzel bir görüntü ve paylaşım...
jrj (34841) 2007-10-22 3:32
Interesting setting Bulent where you use well the format, not least the branch up there. Also the right proportion of people included. Just for fun a little workshop - going a bit further ;-)
Graal (95363) 2007-10-22 7:06
pleasant view on the beach and sea, good composition, very nice light and colours. Good work. I like it.
meltemi (0) 2007-10-22 9:10
an amazing picture, with a spectacular perspective, perfect colors and brightness and most perfect luminosity producing very warm tones.
And you make it even better when you shoot it against this pretty sky and with this nice plants carefully included in the foreground!
It reminds to me of Claude Monet paintings especially for the light in the sky.
An excellent view and note as usual great from your signature.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-10-22 11:58
you get a nice atmosphere on this beach under a great cloudy sky. The shades on the floor are also beautifull.
Tue (26230) 2007-10-22 15:54
A wonderful beach view with fantastic clouds over the sea. The light is also most beautiful and very enhancing. The people are a good inclusion as well. Very well seen and captured with a pleasant atmosphere. Thanks for sharing!
ChrisJ (94802) 2007-10-22 20:31
I like the long fg shadows resulting from the light coming from behind the camera. Nice subtle colors, with superb sharpness. Tfs!
isabela_sor (47541) 2007-10-23 0:33
First I saw the WS and after the original image ...Sorry to read about your uncle,but this is life,my dear friend ...
What a nice framing and interesting management of light!A lovely place for sure!
papagolf21 (83244) 2007-10-23 0:45
Bonjour, mon bon ami Bulent,
L'artiste ne doit pas copier la nature mais prendre les éléments de la nature et créer un nouvel élément.
Bravo, mon ami Bulent, pour cette excellente prise de vue. Savoir mettre la nature en valeur, c'est de l'art.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-10-23 1:27
nice seaside scene, despite being taken in dim light it shows great clarity, which is to me its main strength.
Have a nice day,
Tezic (17865) 2007-10-23 4:05
Merhaba Bülent Bey,
Çok geçde olsa başsağlığı dileğimin kabulünü arz ederim...
Fotoğrafınız kadraj ve kompozisyon olarak çok güzel, renkler ise harika... tebrikler...
deadman (110) 2007-10-23 4:35
very nice sea side.I like that.
Really was vey good your comment for me.
Now I`m so happy that you saw my photo.
I`m a persian man and my taskwork is share these photos for another people.
Thank you very much.
sanita (81) 2007-10-23 5:39
Hallo again and thank you for another beautiful picture, the description with it make me realize that we are due for a holiday, that will be seen after we check how much money our youngest spend on our credit card in the four month she visited Europe.
paura (47166) 2007-10-23 10:35
Nice composition here. The colors are great. The waves surface details very interesting.
Cricri (101397) 2007-10-23 11:08
Un ciel nuageux et de lumiére qui donne une ambiance particuliére sur cette plage joliment animé par les personnes, beau cadrage et couleurs
je trouve bien aussi celle du WS, compliment
Good evening for you
hderin (600) 2007-10-23 14:10
Çok kıymetli Hocam,
Yine mükemmel bir tablo yakalamışsınız, emekleriniz hak ola. Yumuşacık, estetik hareketleri fevkalade ve huzur veren bir fotoğraf.
ahmetgedikli (25428) 2007-10-23 14:31
Muhteşem bir manzara... Gerçekten bir tablo gibi...
Selamlar, saygılar hocam.
siolaw (38050) 2007-10-23 22:29
It is true that most people will go for the sun during sunsets, but the point you raise is quite interesting and it will always vbe on the back of my mind every time I'll try and shoot one! So you've got an interesting light and colors here and long shadows add to the atmosphere.
john_c (24662) 2007-10-24 8:02
A masterly artistic presentation, matched by a superb note. There are so many interesting layers of interest in this scene, but what really sets the tone is the way the trees overhanging are balanced by the great shadow effects in the foreground, with the light exquisite throughout. The people are nicely spaced, warming and enhancing the scene. Very fine work...later.
salvator (19102) 2007-10-24 8:05
Hello Bulent Bey,
Woaaaaaaaaaahhh, what is this? I am struck, speechless in front of this wonderful composition and play of light and colors. The shadows of the trees, the superb colors of the sand, sea and sky and the clouds, are extraordinary.
Offff ki ne offff.
Best personal regards. Salvator.
sadeik (3268) 2007-10-24 9:46
Sort of ordinary scene but made so much better by the incliusion of the silhoutted vegetation. It has brought out the best in the sky well done
Silvio1953 (115945) 2007-10-24 11:47
Hi Bulent, sorry for your uncle, splendid sea view with wonderful sky, very well done, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (80076) 2007-10-24 14:14
Selam sevgili Bülent,
Harika bir kare, ellerien sağlık. Bakış açısı, renkler, kadraj herşey dörtdörtlük. Biliyormusun, amatör ressam olarak, farkına varmadığım bir olguyu hatırlattın bana; resim yaparken ışık nereden gelecek.
Tek istisnası, yaz aylarında Şiledeki evimin balkonunda suluboya yaparken, tepeden gelen güneş daha işime geliyor, çünkü resim çabuk kuruyor !! Buna ben "közleme" diyorum, aynen ateş üzerinde patlıcan veya biber kzöler gibi !
Bak bir resim nerelere aldı götüdrü beni.
Tebrikler, selam ve sevgiler
JCG (35129) 2007-10-25 11:28
I acknowledge to have a small preference for the photograph in WS. The marine landscape and in particular this sky there are much more impressive and indeed approach more than one painting. The image is moreover more luminous. I read with much attention your note always so interesting and accept all my condolences for this disappearance.
With all my friendships and with soon,
captainsgirl (3448) 2007-10-25 14:11
It is like a painting, all the elements are there, a beautiful photo, the setting sun casting long shadows the over hanging tree, the beautiful clouds and sea, and the family enjoying it all. Love it. TFS
mrcrow (3993) 2007-10-25 18:53
well it worked...super saturation with an classic sky..
foreground amply illumimated to make it interesting and show the modelling light
AROBN54 (11471) 2007-10-25 19:55
Warm greetings, Bulent,
it is with sadness I read in your note of your loss. Please accept my condolences.
Your photo is lovely. I love all the different layers and shades in the cloudy sky and the way the light catches some of the whitecaps. The water is a perfect sea color and the long shadows are wonderful. The thatch makes a nice frame also. As always a good and interesting note. I have noticed at times when I shot sunsets, that if I turned my back there a whole different kind of scene with amazing colors. Sometimes better than the sunset itself. This is beautifully done, my friend. Thank you for sharing it with us. Fond regards,
axiotea (21649) 2007-10-25 21:56
It is always very painful to lose a dear one and I think this image is a nice tribute for your Uncle.
A beautiful scene with nice light/shade contrast, colors and I like very much the dramatic sky aspect. Thanks for your note as well!
sothy81 (9546) 2007-10-26 14:19
This is a very good shot. I like the dramatic feeling from this picture. The cloud is amazing. You make it look like something is going to happen. A very mystirous one. Well done
sayan (2617) 2007-10-30 9:01
Hello Prof. Atalay,
Sorry to hear about the sad demise of your uncle. My sincere condolences to you.
About the picture, this is lovely. The colors of the ocean are wonderful. You have managed the exposure really well.
jaywalker (16095) 2007-10-30 10:47
Hi Bulent, A very good photo with great colour, the turquoise of the sea sandwiched between cloudy skies & the wonderful texture of the sand, the people give a different focal point, the piece I like best here is that superb sky, great shot, kind regards Wilson.
erel (11888) 2007-10-30 11:27
Harikabir kompozisyon ve süper netlik çok güzel bir manzara karesi KUTLARIM..... EREL
kdialyna (3148) 2007-10-30 13:30
Good evening Bulent
I can not decide what to admire more to your photo.
Finally I think it has nothing to do with the technic, which anyway is perfect. I think the most important are the feelings that the photo gives to me. Nice feelings that make me dream I am there.
Congratulations my friend for this unique picture.
Bluejeans (64247) 2007-10-31 12:25
Ola Bulent ,
Que bonita fotografia o ceu ficou magnifico faz um bonito contraste com o mar verde, gostei da presença humana na foto , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Angshu (54745) 2007-11-04 6:38
Hello Professor "A"
My heartfelt condolences about your uncle-brother. In low light, the colours are like those in a painting. The clouds are 'painted' with the reflected light from the sun. The long shadows we see stretching across the sand. The people are evenly spread out, creating a good balance. In my opinion, the thatched roof is a tad more than what I may have liked, but that's a personal preference. And your note as always fascinating.
With Warmest Regards
evanrizo (456) 2007-11-04 9:39
Hi Bulent, your knowledge gave you this SUPERB, this wonderful image, it has a stunning atmosphere!
Technically a perfect photo, the people are the greatest plus.
dorte_s_t (2287) 2007-11-05 8:25
Hi , Bulent .
My sincere condolences to the loss of your beloved uncle . This is a fine way and a fine photo to commemmorate him - to celebrate his life ( to me a very fine way to remember your loved ones !! )
Once again you give a perfect lesson in your note - I will remember that whereever I bring my camera and have a chance to take photos in the light of the setting sun !!
tober (8797) 2007-11-07 1:57
Merhaba Bülent Bey,öncelikle amcanız için başsağlığı dileklerimi sunuyorum.
Fotoğraflarınız ve özellikle sabırla uzun uzun yazdığınız notlardan çok şeyler öğreniyoruz.
pablominto (53744) 2007-11-07 22:53
I like the framing of this fine view!
Amazing light and great details in the sky, nice framing by the branch in the top...
Wonderful colour of the sea, a well composed presentation!
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-11-08 4:25
Hello Bulent, I must admit that I thoroughly enjoy reading your Note. Not to mention that the image is superior and relates quite well with your Note discourse. You have made your point about lighting and I shall remember it when I try a painting like shot. Greetings, Danilo
jmdaoudal (82) 2007-11-10 15:46
This one is a very good value, just a classic shot or composition in which style we should stay for this type of subject.
Each element is detailed, in a whole that is three or for parts. Colors, depth, light without nothing is possible, contrasts and by the end a direction given by shadows in foreground.. This is confortable for the eyes.
Thanks for the note I always read after my critique. (Risky)
kensimage (8561) 2007-11-11 17:39
I think you succeeded quite well with your wish for a painting-like look, Bulent. The clouds help you there, along with the rich colors from the sunset light. It's almost like a diorama, with little human figures arranged in it. My only suggestion would be to crop off a little of the sand at the bottom. It's very Florida-like, for sure. Regards, Ken.
hdl (6995) 2007-11-14 4:43
Hi Bulent. Your title is very well chosen. It is not the subject as such which is attracting here but the colours and the colourcombinations. They are stunning and do remind you of a painting. The leaves on top are a good thing too; they create depth. Well done!
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-11-18 22:26
The sky is excellent here, more reminiscent of seascapes paintings than anything else, thus I concur with you note. But the depth of thre skies is not only found in seascape, but alos in many landscapes, especially in the primitive paintings, where landscapes were very often found as backgrounds. Among the name of famous painters for skies, Ruysdael will come naturally to my mind, but you have some nice seascapes by Eugène Boudin for a more recent period.
All the best,
keribar (43841) 2007-11-24 22:54
When I look at what you send to TE, and try to read ( Because they are quite long )your explanations, I realize that you must be spending a lot of time with TE, and I can only appreciate it. Brilliant picture with a black fringe on the top, a gray sky, and lots of life inside it.
I wish you a great Sunday - Call me when you come over to Turkey -
lancehannah (1307) 2007-11-25 3:16
First my sympathies for your loss. I find the idea of getting together, to CELEBRATE THE LIFE of your uncle/brother, wonderfull. We should look upon death as one more stage on life and when we lose a love one all that is left are our memories of them. Your photo show us in a beautifull way what life is. from childhood to manhood and the inmensity of the universe with that dramatic sky. Thank you for sharing your feelings and your photos.
lilimih33 (9912) 2007-12-09 16:50
Very beautiful sky and lovely colours and atmosphere in your picture!
Good point of view!
Dyerco (10185) 2007-12-14 9:45
You are right about looking the other direction during a sunset or sunrise for that matter can provide the photographer with some delightful surprises. I like the layers created by the land, ses, sky and overhang. This could very well be a painting.
Nicely done Bulent.
pboehringer (770) 2007-12-27 7:14
Bulent, a perfect POV with the setting sun in your back providing warm colors throughout the image. Incluidng the roof in the foreground is the key of success. It provides the necessary sense of depthness. The clouds and the color of the water are simply magnificent.
markogts (1126) 2008-01-20 5:02
Clouds and the upper dark leaf are interesting artistically: less the "common" people doing "common" things on the shore. I like the vignetting effect of the sky.
daddo (22664) 2008-01-23 15:02
Merhaba Bulent Bey. Superb effects of the setting sun (behind you).The colours are much richer as a consequence and the play of light and shade more pronounced.And of course there is more drama in the sky. The people add the playful note to the scene. It is a pleasure and a revelation to read your accompanying notes. Salamlar. Klaudio.
wishlist (4133) 2008-02-20 7:16
the great sky with those fluffy clouds adds a beautiful depth enhancing even more the great compo. Excellent choice to include the people in the fg to balance the view over the horizon. The soft and warm colours created a beautiful mood.
Thank you for sharing it.
Best wishes and regards,
gracious (20025) 2008-07-09 20:51
This is totally a excellent sunset well pleased! many thanks for bring me into this great image and a great notes!
the backlight from the setting sun brings beautiful displayed of light and shadows over the beach also the awesome sky!
I enjoyed it very much that have a special atmosphere and mood!
my sincere regards
BWJ (3022) 2008-09-09 15:35
This gorgeous sunset taken almost one year ago is a very special tribute to your Uncle Jeff.
It is an outstanding example of the elements of fine photography. The thatched roof provides a nice frame,the shadows stretching across the beach and the colors of the sand and water are lovely, but the lighting in the sky is glorious. You captured it perfectly. It does look like a Dutch painting.
You note is quite touching. It also offers good information and wise advice especially about visiting museums to those of us who are attempting to improve our photography skills.
Thank you for sharing.
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (34753)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D-70, 18-70mm DX Zoom Nikkor, 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): MOODS OF THE SEA, SYMPHONY OF COLORS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-10-20 5:35
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