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Mozambique Channel Sunset - for Horia

Mozambique Channel Sunset - for Horia
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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-05
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon 24-70 mm f 2,8 L-USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): for Horia, Sunrise & Sunsets, TN Favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-07 9:56
Viewed: 6931
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday Horia very kindly dedicated a posting to me, so I have decided to take a break from posting New Zealand and Japan shots to dedicate this one I took in Madagascar in 2005 to him. I rarely take sunset shots, but this one was so lovely I made an exception.

The streaky clouds are the remains of a Tropical Cyclone (Hurricane/Typhoon) which had hit the southern part of the island some days before.

Sunsets can take a lot of their colour from the sun shining on particles in the atmosphere - hence, for about 10 years after the 1883 Krakatoa eruption (which ejected 25 cubic Km of rock into the atmosphere) there were spectacular sunsets all around the world.

cataclysta, rousettus, boreocypriensis, Necipp, horia, jaycee, NinaM, eqshannon, degani, haraprasan, Adanac, Miss_Piggy has marked this note useful
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To Necipp: Missing birdJamesp 1 02-07 13:47
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Hi James
Beautiful seascape, great sunset shot. Nice light beautiful colors
I like it very much
Best wishes

PS Tomorrow I will post the WS of your albatross photo

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-07 10:11]

Hi James,
A spectacular sunset shot with such awesome colour tones and cloud formations. Looks absolutely majestic. I am sure Horia would be pleased to have this as a dedication. Excfellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Amazing beauty sunset shot, greeting James. super coloration. Nicely composed. great notes. thanks. best wishes

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-07 10:36]

Wow... What a wonderful picture with amazing color

Hello James,
Beautiful dedication to our friend Horia!
good pov with awesome colouration of the sky and I loved layers of colourful clouds!
many thanks for sharing

A wonderful landscape capture James and nice dedication! TFS.

Hello James lovely colours and nice light/exposure. Very sharp. Missing a bird in flight here me thinks :-) tfs rgds Necip

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-07 13:07]
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Hi James

This is so kind of you! But you know you didn't have to do this...i mean i hope it's not an obligation. I did mine because of the reasons i specified there and i stand by them: your really are a very important "brick in this wall" :)
Anyway, this is a splendid sunset, one that definitely was screaming for a shot :)
I really love the colors here and the way they transcend into one-another.
The clouds and their shapes are a big bonus to the composition - one very well though of i would say, with just enough included sea to give it an extra touch of colder tones in the lower part of the frame.
Very well taken, my friend! I've included this lovely photo into a theme i recently created with all the beautiful posts that certain people dedicated me (i was surprised to find out i had so many :)) Thank you once again!

Cheers and TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-07 13:10]

Hi James,

A beautiful sunset with magnificent colors. The layers of colors are just wonderful. The cloud formations are stunning.


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-07 13:36]

Hello James, this is a delicate dedication going on here... the sky looks like it's been painted, starting in the blue tones on top of the frame and ending in dark blue water. It's almost a rainbow. It is a great picture of a sunset, absolutely fantastic sky. Thank you!


Unbelievable that this was taken 3 years ago...What fantastic abilities you have carried on forward. I see a number of sunrise-sets here on TN, but the folks with eyes and Canons do them best...and this is no exception..I even have a few, but all sub par in my eye at least, as compared to this beauty. thanks much James..or Jim:-) Much appreciated!

hello james,
wow, what a lovely sunset, the sunrays has created magic on the sky, excellent colour tones, pleasing composition, horia will be pleased for sure,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-02-07 22:04]

good morning James,
great explosion of colours in this beautiful sky over a quite sea, you have shot a beautiful picture, interesting note too, bravo

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-08 3:07]

What a stunning sunset!!!!
The clouds and colours are so impressive!
Very good composition making the most of the sky.
Sharp and crisp.
Exceptional image James and one which Horia will love!
Well done,

Hi James,
A beautiful seascape and a very good dedication to Horia. Lovely colors and excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-08 18:03]

James, Lovely shot. Excellently captured with superb color mixture and fantastic landscape. I always love this colorful sky. I used to just wonder at them during my childhoood days and I dont see them in Northern part of India. Amazing shot.ganesh

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-09 19:02]

Hello James

A lovely sunset with beautiful contrast between blues and oranges.
Excellent POV .
The clarity is super with sharp detail
Well composed in the frame,this has a very nice atmosphere to it.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-16 14:45]

Hello James,
What a color palette in this wonderful sunset capture. Great work James, thank you for sharing.

Hallo James
A splendid sunset scene. The different horizontal layers of colours are breathtaking. This must be a wonderful scene to experience in real. I would love to be there to witness this splendor. I enjoyed to looking at this fantastic sunset with the fleece clouds. You have captured a world all on its own in this colourful sky. Well done, good clarity and depth. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

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