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Retreat of a Late Winter Sun

Retreat of a Late Winter Sun
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Copyright: Jim Pinkham (jpinkham) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 3 N: 151] (685)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-11
Categories: Trees, Sky
Camera: HP Photosmart 945
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-11 18:52
Viewed: 4236
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The temperature tells us we're not quite spring, and three days into the annual time switch, we're not quite to the equinox. But I was just in time, after a meeting wrapped unexpectedly early, to catch this spectacle of the sun dipping below the horizon just off a country road.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-03-11 19:10]

Absolutely beautiful sunset you've captured. Excellent clarity, wonderful colours, composed nicely.
The lighting is just perfect, a minute later and you would have missed this gorgeous shot. The large bird perched in the tree is just icing on the cake.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-11 19:19]

This is a beautiful winter landscape with rich tone sunset colors. Good sharpness on the silhouette of the trees and the snow foreground being less bright in the shades create a perfect setting. Good composition with the sun barely visible behind the trees. Great job. TSF

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-03-11 22:20]

Hi Jim!

You offered yourself a fine chilling out and share it with us. Thank you for this!

I like the effect of the delightful light behind the skeletal trees. It looks like a "chinese theatre". You were at the right place at the right moment and took full advantage of that.

Kind regards


Hallo Jim
The colours of this scene are amazing, and as you say your timing was just right. The combination of mauve, yellow, orange and pink is a perfect match and is displayed well in the sky. Pleasant to the eye, yet a simple composition. An image that is working very well, reflecting the change over from day to night time, and creates a very relax atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Jim,Beautiful landscape. lOved the colours and the silhouetted trees.
Graet composition.
TFS & Regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-12 8:08]

Hi Jim.
Perfect photo. Great moment You have here.
Beautiful sunset, and nice colors.

Hello Jim,
My compliment towards this outstanding sunset shot!
perfect pov with total sharpness, awesome colouration and details
the trees just a beautiful silhouette for the whole composition!
many thanks for sharing

Awfully hard to catch the sun like that...takes the eye...and good luck in timing and hopefully tech camera records as well as expected, which it did here...Neat Jim...I can feel spring coming soon however we are having a few days of "cooling off"...nothing to worry about but in 3 days you may also have a reverse Indian Summer. My wife and I could not come up with a correct analogy:-) Great image.

Hi Jim,

Beautiful sky in fire, very dramatic scenery.
I can see also one little bird on the branch, all lonely and enjoying the sunset!
Well done!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-18 10:11]

hello Jim
i see impressive and beautiful sunset photo
i like composition, point of view, lighting, silhouettes, colours, contrast and sharpness
thanks for sharing

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-20 19:52]

Hello Jim

What a beautiful capture.The sky is wonderful.
I really love the tall trees with the birds roosting.
The evening colours are well captured.
The clouds are lit to a terrific effect.The sun looks like a orange fireball.
Great job.


Hi Jim,
Great capture as the sun dips below the horizon, and trees in silhouette..
Nice comp and I like the warm colors of the sky, contrasting your snow covered FG.
Well done!

I've gone through your "thumbnails".
REMARKABLE WORK.... all of it, including "THIS" one.
Mario with warm greetings.

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