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Colourful Horizon

Colourful Horizon
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-11
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 17-35mm F/2.8 L USM, Digital Raw 1000, Hoya UV 77mm
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-26 21:20
Viewed: 4510
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
What causes the sunrise and sunset to have so many colors?

When the sun is directly overhead, the sunlight has to only pass through a few miles worth of thick atmosphere. But when the sun is close to the horizon (at sunrise or sunset) the light goes a much longer distance through the atmosphere. This causes attenuation of the shorter wavelengths (blue - this is why the sky is blue at other times of the day) leaving only the longer wavelengths like orange and red to reach us. Having clouds in the sky and a variety of other atmospheric effects also contributes to the play of colors.


Camera: Canon 1D Mklll
Time of day: 20:19 p.m.
Date: 11th January 2008
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 17-35mm F/2.8 L USM
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/160
F-Stop: F/16
Focal Length: 17mm
ISO: 1000
Support: Tripod
Original File: Digital RAW

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hi Pam,

beautiful sunset, i like the centre frame, strong impact to the horizon. i should try this.


nice to see you Pam,
a fantastic scene good colours and a fine atmosphere, very nice to look at, good photojob, have a nice day.
gr. jaap

I never realised how many cloudy days Auckland get until I started to take landscape photos. Is this photo taken from Muriwai? Good exposure I TFS.

Hello Pam,

Gorgeous seascape. Very good sharpness. Wonderful colours.

Beautiful seascape! Very well composed with gorgeous colors.
Cheers, Klaus


Great sunset, wonderful colors and the sunset is more my favorite,
I like the framing also,
Great capture


Hello Pam a beautifull sunset gorgeous colours and details contrasting well. Good quality and a really outstanding portolio tfs best rgds Necip.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2008-01-29 23:15]

Hello dear talented Pam,
This week, as me, you show on TN a landscape ;-) From me, it is again mountains, but from you, it is a nice seascape with impressive atmosphere !
Congratulations my friend and TFS,
Note : Friday I will go for 3 days at Venice in Italia for its very famous carnival. It is not Nature but it is also beautiful for eyes :-) My little Fujifilm S6500 is impatient ;-)

Bonjour Pam
Une merveilleuse photo que ce Joli paysage,Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

This is gorgeous and perfect. I want to be there...... Fantastic capture, Pam. Cheers - Penny

Hi Pam,
You caught a beautiful sunset time of day mf, I like it alot..
The warm glow of color at the horizon, and the suns light breaking through the clouds above is just magic :)
An excellent panoramic composition.
Hope things are looking up for you now..

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