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Sunset for my TN friends

Sunset for my TN friends
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-12
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sunrise & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-12 17:17
Viewed: 7086
Favorites: 1 [view]
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Hello to you all,
After last two postings of butterfly, I decided to come back to my favorite seascape with a sunset to share with you all! captured yesterday at the Piha to watch the sun going, going and gone!
Hope you enjoy the sunset too and thank you for viewing!
have a wonderful week ahead everyone!
greeting from Auckland!

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-10-12 17:46]

Hi Tony!

What a bautiful and touching atmosphere! Your picture is marvellous, invites for deep thoughts and meditation. The silhouette of the rocks and the shapes of the grass are delightful.

The whole picture is... gracious!

Kind regards


hello Tony

superb image of the sunset with fine POV and i love the way
it is framed by the balck silhouettes of the grounds,
also fine DOF, i love the mix of warm and cold colour tones, TFS


Hi Tony,

Absolute master piece photo with the reflections on water and great colours. 5 stars.


Hello Tony

This is absolutely beautiful.
The colours are excellent.
Wonderful silhouettes,the lighting is well done.
A super composition.


Tony,you share do capture some of the most amazing Seascapes. This sunset is wonderful with the colors,reflection and depth you captured and the silhouettes of the rocks and shore make for a Beautiful view.
Great Job!! TFS

You are VERY cool tony...perfect and what a time of year for you to celebrate.. it is said by a highly qualified and knowledgeable professor here in this small town with a large university, teat this winter shall be just like last...Oh goodies...you really have to go back to my shots from Jan thru March. I wish you many sunrise and sunsets as this..

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  • Calaca (157)
  • [2008-10-12 21:31]

Hermoso atardecer, que colores pescaste te felicito. Saludos desde Costa Rica, Pura Vida.

Well, there you are -- the most gifted landscape photo artist at work -- Tony.
The exposure in this sunset shot is just right. Every subtle nuance and shade of colour within the frame is perfect. The dark silhouettes of cliffs to my right and the beach in front of me provide an apt frame for the rest of the elements in the picture.
Thanks for sharing this masterpiece and warm regards.

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2008-10-12 23:26]

Great dark sharp outline frames the sky so well here.. Its a maelstrom of lines with the clouds going one way and the land the other way with a hot orange sky as a background. Fine shot


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-12 23:35]

Hi Tony,
It's a beautiful sunset photo. Silhouttes look so nice. I love the light, colors, exposure control and the composition. TFS
Have a nice week,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-12 23:58]

Hola amigo,
preciosa postal,
fino encuadre, color y siluetas,
bonita luz que se refleja en el mar....
saludos Tony.

Hy Tony
Beautiful and romantic...I like it

Oct 13, 2008

Hi Tony. Be it butterflies or landscape, your work are just beautiful. This charming sunset in Auckland is different than what I am having here in Malaysia. The big rock, the silhouette and the wide sky are impressive in the frame. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week ahead. Warmest regards. Jusni

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-13 0:24]

Hello Tony,
Beautiful landscape , excellent shot!
Very clear and colorful. Fantastic composition and great details. Superb colors. Well done & TFS! Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-13 1:10]

Hello Tony,
Thanks for this wonderful photo. Amazing beautiful colours in a perfect composition.

Hi My beloved friend Tony, Good Morning:)

A superb very early evening shot. Beautifully composed and a great landscape to show. The skyline at the horizon and the detail in the water over there is very nice. Nice to start to wake up with such impressive scenery.
Many thanks for sharing this fine image my friend!
Have a wonderful new week!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-10-13 1:44]

hello Tony,
It is again a very peaceful picture. The contrast between the already dark parts, rock and foreground and the sky is perfectely rendered. I also like the tiny rest of the sun vanishing at the horizon.
Well composed picture too.
Un grand merci

Hello Gracious,

Your diversity does you credit!
This is just beautiful!
The nicely placed silhouettes, firstly in the f/g, then via the cliffs, lead the eye out over the gentle waves to bathe in the warm colours.
I like how the sky seems to be sweeping from l to r.
A very well composed shot, my friend!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-13 2:52]

Hello Ho, beautiful shot and a classic one. Ganesh

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-13 2:52]

hi tony,
thanks for such a lovely seascape, just beautiful. tfs.

Hello Tony,
This is another amazing shot from your portfolio of gems. Thank you for sharing this beauty. Regards

Thanks Ho! Faboulouse atmosphere from this exciting sunset. Good reflections and sharp. Bravo.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-13 10:23]

Hi Tony,

A magnificent sunset with the most beautiful colors in the sky and reflected in the water. The silhouette of the rocks and the shore, the wonderful waves and the lovely composition make this a masterpiece.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-13 10:40]

Hi Tony.
Fantastic image. Bravo. I love it. Superb scene, amazing colour and tone passages. Impressive shapes of rocks and ground. My congratulations. You are great landscape master.

merhaba Tony,
what a nice sunset shot and great dedication to all of us. many thanks.
amazing beautiful colors and great timing. composition superb. well done, my friend

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-10-13 11:49]

Hola Tony, es preciosa la puesta de sol, atractivo contraste de luz, las siluetas de las rocas le dan un atractivo especial. Excelente composición, un saludo.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-10-13 12:43]

Hi Tony,

What a stunning capture of this amazing sunset.
I really like the cloud formation and the beautiful colours reflected in the Sea.
Very nice silhouettes, one even looks like hand pointing to the sky.


Sencillez, elegancia, encanto ... Sin complicarte creas una toma que sinceramente relaja !!!

A parte de las luces, colores y tonalidades destaca de forma especial la gran profundidad lograda.
Enhorabuena Tony: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Ciao Tony,
splendido tramonto sul mare, un paesaggio sempre affascinante, ma che tu rendi sempre in modo meraviglioso ricercando qualcosa di diverso come queste bellissime e particolari nuvole ventate e come le silhouette dei ciuffi d'erba in primo piano; vivi in un Paese ricco di posti "incantati".

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-13 15:26]

Hi Tony,
this is one stunning sunset!
The clouds and light are beautiful.
Perfectly exposed.
Excellent composition.

Very well done,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-13 22:54]

Hello Tony,
A great sunset with a superb streaky sky and well composed with the silhoutted rocks and grassy FG. It is easy to please the eye with sunsets but this is exceptionally good.
TFS this beauty,
From a TN friend,

Evening Tony,

Wonderful sunset at PIHA beach. Contrast between the rock at the right and the sky and sea is amazing. Perfect. The grass in the foreground gives a playful effect to the photo.

Cheers and TFS BOB

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-10-14 10:58]

Hello Tony,

Superb composition with a very good POV and a good arrangement of the dark areas. Excellent DOF and sharpness. Wonderful light and colours.

Hi Tony,

Good composition and what a beautiful colours in the sky.
I like the pov.


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-10-14 18:03]

Summer is coming in for you, Tony, and thanks for the dream you allow me by looking at this wonderful sunset. Beautiful work,


Hello Tony, superb landscape capture of this seaside at sunset time. Colours perfect. TFS.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-15 3:24]

Hello Tony,
A glorious and very well-timed sunset! I love the Cirrus clouds reflecting the sunlight and the waves rolling in towards a coast in darkness. Great work!
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-10-16 9:51]

Hello Tony,

Wonderfull sunset shown so well in a sharp image with excelent colors. It is not easy to katch the light so well as you did it. Water surface has been rendered very well with many color tones and shrp details of the small waves. There is a good contrast between dark shore and colored water and sky.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-10-16 21:20]

Hi Good friend Tony,
A stunning sunset shot with such glorious colours and refreshing feel. You really have captured the mood and the tranquil ambience so beautifully and the scene seems so romantic. Great DOF and a perfect POV to portray it. Magnificent composition.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-10-17 0:19]

Very nice composition, POV and colours Ho, TFS and best regards.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-10-17 5:03]

Hi Tony
exellent composition and tone
very well done.

Hello Tony, superb landcape shot with wonderful colours and reflections. TFS and regards,

Una bella imagen.Bellos colores.Un saludo.

Hi Tony
A very pretty sunset and seascape. I like the lines the waves are creating as they come to shore with the reflection of the sun. The silhouette of the rocks and grass add a nice contrast to the soft colours. Well done.
TFS Janice

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-10-20 13:50]

Hi Tony

The colours here are amazing, so rich and glorious. I love the silhouette of the land and the light reflecting in the water. Stunning shot



Hi Tony,
The master of amazing seascapes, welcome back from the boring butterflies;o) I am beginning to suspect you are paid by NZ turism to post these beautiful land/seascapes. Once again, composition, colours and lighting are very impressive.
Thanks for showing this

Hello Ho.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi Tony,
I've missed this beauty completely, but I am glad that I finally found it. You know that I have a weak spots for skies, so this one made me really excited. The cloud pattern is simply awesome. I like that there is more than only the warm colors in the sky. The strong silhoutte of the rock formation against the sky is great. The peaking sun makes the photo complete.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-23 4:31]

Hi Tony,
Am glad to see one of your seascape shots again.
It has been a long while since i saw a sunset on a beach and I am delighted that you got one to share with us here.
This is one of the best moments of the day and i love to just watch the sun o down.The waves and the silhoutted rocks looks great in the evening light.The streaky sky looks just fabulous.
Excellent PoV resulting in a very fine composition.
TFS & Cheers

Hi HO; fantastic and beautiful landscape.amazing shot with superb details and good colours.Very nice BG and composition.TFS

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-10-26 9:02]

merhaba Tony
nice gift and beautiful sunset
i like composition, POV, colours, light and silhouettes

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2008-10-31 10:55]

Hi Tony,
Must have been a most enjoyable and relaxing moment.Lovely colours and a sharp silhoette of the cliff side.Have a great weekend!
Regards, David

Hi Tony,
Best regards,

Hey Tony,
A beautiful and dramatic sunset. Excellent details and colors. The simplest of beautiful pictures.



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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-11-06 18:36]

Hi Tony
Another great Lanscape.Beautiful composition with lovely colors.That sun going up is out standing.
TFS Michel

Hi Tony, thanks for this fantastic sunset with wonderful silhouettes and splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Olá Tony

Uma foto de beleza ímpar. As cores são impressionantes; belos detalhes das silhuetas e lindo reflexo na água.

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2008-11-16 4:15]

Hi tony.

Beautiful sunset. Well captured colours and very good composition. Nice warm reflections work very well against the silhoetted grasses and rock.



Hi Tony,

Apa khabar, I miss sunset from your lens.This is so touching, I realy hope i 'll be there someday.Thanks for sharing.


As always, fantastic landscape of You, and the way You captured the Sun just going beyond the horizon is awesome. Great silhouettes in the foreground, again a simple yet effective image. Bravo.
Best regards, László

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-11-29 5:23]

Hello Tony, wonderflul sunset capture. very nice colours and reflactions also shapes.
TFS and G's,

Hello Tony !
Sooooo beautiful, really ! I love the black silhouettes of rock and grass standing against this marvellous sky, and all those colors - yellow, orange, pink, blue... Spotless composition and POV, and yo ualso capture the perfect moment, while there is still a tiny bit of sun visible. Looke peaceful, serene - I can almost hear the soft rushing of the waves on the sand and rocks... Very well done !

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-19 2:40]

Hi Tony.
a real lovely shot of the sunset. Excellent sun set colours glowing in its amber beauty.
Well composed with excellent thought and well planned.


Hi Tony
Excellent and wonderful picture...Everything about this picture....Very good composition and TFS.

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