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the only decent sunset

the only decent sunset
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-21
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 52mm HOYA Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: The High Tatras
Date Submitted: 2007-03-04 14:25
Viewed: 4528
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi again everybody

Here another shot from my trip tp Slovakia, but this time from a bit lower altitude :))

This is one of the peaks that rose from that "ocean of clouds"...i really don't know its name...i only know it was not the highest one.

This is was - just as the title says - the only decent sunset we had that entire trip.
I'm saying "decent" because although this looks ok in means of weather the rest of the sky (especially to the right) was completely covered with clouds - also the reason why i don't have a similar picture of the highest peak - Lomnický štít.

Even so, i hope you'll like it :)

EXIF data:
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Focal Length: 65mm (35mm equiv.)
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Exposure Bias: -0.66
F-Stop: f/8
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: Handheld
TOD: about 5PM
Weather conditions: set sun

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-04 14:31]

Hi Horia.
I like your romantic shot and desire to diversify the themes of your photo works. It is perfect idea. Choice of pictured scene is very nice. The sky in its delicateness is really amazing as well as the composition of the shot and your selection of the POV. Work created with taste and love. Bravo and my best regards.

Hi Horia, wonderful mountain landscape with splendid sunset colors, great sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-04 14:39]

Hello Horia,
Lovely Landscape.I liked DOF,framing,use of light and composition a lot.

G'day Horia,

Nice work here, you have done really well to record the moment even if it wasn't to your liking. The mountain now takes on a strange light, the cloud formation is cool, and the trees in the foreground actually look menacing to me!

And it is great work hand holding at 1/50. The vertical framing was a good choice and lets us take in more of the intriguing sky.

Don't worry! Don't let TN take over your life like it's doing to me! I have a tendency to spend far too long browsing and writing critiques etc when I should be doing work! You are highly regarded on here, so don't worry about low activity!

Time spent on trips like this one should be whole heartedly grabbed and made the most of and I see you have done nothing but.

Keep it up buddy.

Bonito cielo, con unas nubes espectaculares.
Buena presentación amigo Horia.
Feliz semana. JL.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-03-04 15:32]

Hello Horia,
There's a very nice cloud pattern on your shot. Looks very soft and give warm colour tint to the otherwise cold scene. Nice vertical composition too. And last but not least - good to see something new from you my friend!
Best greetings from Poland,

Hello Horia
What a wonderful landscape from Slovakia,
Excellent colors and composition,
Great POV,Welldone.


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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-03-04 16:39]

Hi, excellent composition, good color i good work. Greetings.

Hi Horia,
Impressive sky, huge snowy peak of mountain and the wild. All of them look superb! Perfect shot. Bravo my friend!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-04 22:38]

Hello Horia

A wonderful composition,the contrast between light and dark is well handled.Good focus with nice soft colours.Good POV and DOF.Nicely done.TFS


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-05 2:18]

Hello Horia,
Superb framing. Very good exposure and natural colours. This is an excellent composition.TFS

Hello Horia,
An attractive sky and a fine composition!
Colours are mmody and the evening atmosphere is well captured...
I like what you include from the ground, the silhouetted forest makes a nice contrast!
Pablo -

Hola Horia,
Bonita composición, los colores y la luz me parecen fántasticas, enhorabuena. Un cordial saludo

bonjour Horia,

encore un très beau paysage avec un ciel superbe belle capture bravo


Hello Horia,
I like the mood of this sun set picture. The pov and composition are great. Admire your work here.


what a great moody shot with an excellent format and composition. I find the lighting different in a pleasant way and the exposure is spot on.


hi horia,
beautiful composition,nnice pov,
framed well, the sky looks lovely with the shades,
tfs & regards

Hi Horia,
I guess that's a perfect place to sit, look and relax. Enjoying the mighty mountain and the clouds, I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-05 16:58]

Hi Horia,
A well composed and beautiful sunset. Light is magic and sky/mountain proportion is ideal to emphasize the sky immensity.
TFS, José M.

Bonjour Horia
Bravo pour cette belle prise de vue.L'endroit est magnifique et l'éclairage est parfait en plus de ce paysage il ya ce coucher de soleil magnifique Merci et au revoir...JP

Hi dear Horia ,
this is silent and nice.
beautiful sky with great sharpness.
very well done.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-06 6:36]

Hello Horia,
You are certainly making the best of whatever is available to you. Sky has interesting unusual color, the mountain has an attractive blue cast, and the trees are in the dark. Put together in a carefully designed composition, this is a very nice image. Very well done. Best wishes,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-06 19:03]

Hola Horia,
Magnífico trabajo, y bello pov.
siluetas y tonos muy agradables.
saludos TFS.

Hi Horia,
The challenge of outdoor nature photography is not having control over the weather or your subject. You must do the best you can at the time with what is available. Although the weather was not what you wanted, you did well to create a very nice landscape. Very well composed and framed. I love the backlit clouds. They show great texture and color in them. By the way, nice workshop on the baby gator...I thought that was a photo you would like.

Hi Horia,
I've missed this wonderul photo. The golden color of the sky is really wonderful. You also did great on the exposure, keeping details and light in the mountain peak without overpowering the light in the sky. The vertical format and composition are perfect.

P.S. what is this blue spot on the right? Did it happen from sharpening after the border and resize?

Hi Horia.

Heve you nice shots from Slovakia :-ň. (and Rumunia).

Very impressive picture. Very well done. tfs. Stev

hello horia!
mighty and beautiful with
a nice heaven
fine composition!

Hi Horia, this is a very nice shot, with a very beautiful and smooth light.

Hello Horia..
I appreciate this composition with this foreground which gives a good depth to the landscape. I do notice a little noise in there but my eye is more distracted with the line of the blue sky down the upper right side of photo. I guess the tone was added in processing manually with brush? Although I could be wrong on this. Nothing wrong BTW with adding tone Iv done it many times adding warmth to a scene. Anyhow, beautiful light ether way and interesting cloud formations in this shot. Very well done..

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