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Icy Sunset

Icy Sunset
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Copyright: EWAN HITCHCOE (erve) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-12
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 400D eos, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Cokin Gradual Grey P121S ND8
Exposure: f/18.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-13 1:17
Viewed: 2770
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everyone.
This was taken at Kimmeridge bay in the purbecks. The smooth surface really caught my attention, as i think it almost looks like it could be ice.

Shot in RAW, sat +5, and resized for TN.

I believe the shutter speed was 12 seconds.

Thanks for looking


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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-11-13 2:41]

Hi Ewan

Many people arond here don´t like sunsets and surises...I love them..
You got a very good one..
colors, sharpness and light.. but what I really like is the increadible POV that you did with the wide lens and the rocks as down frame..


Merhaba Ewan,hem soğuk hem sıcak bir gün batımı.Kompozisyonu çok sevdim,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • Metin Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 16] (176)
  • [2008-11-13 4:24]

very good sunset...beatiful colors and good details ..TFS

Hi Ewan,
Icy sunset, fine but from where, looks like from the 'Io' (Jupiter's moon). In thumbnail it looked like one more sunset shot but this is awesome and surely out of earth. Technically, good use of your lens and exposure, if I am now wrong the middle portion of the image looks like water. very good effort. tfs.

oooooh... this is special! The light throughout is beautiful and I especially like it on the foreground rocks. This is a well thought out image and the result is gorgeous.

Evelynn : )

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2008-11-13 11:45]

Hello Ewan
beautifulst the game of lights and shadows on a landscape optimally resumed. Optimal contrast between sky, water and stones. Very vivid colors and fine details

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-11-13 12:16]
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Hi Ewan

Another wonderful sunset from you, my friend!
You are right - the luster of the rocks at Kimmeridge Bay really makes them look like ice here and gives you great bits of light in an otherwise dark FG.
I also like the texture of the entire FG - with rounder rocks at the bottom of the frame and then the straight surface with all those lines everywhere.
The colors in the sky are lovely, but i personally would have probably liked just a bit more light there...maybe i'm just subjective. Anyway, i still like the shot, don't get me wrong, but i think you can benefit more from honest but supportive comments :)

Bravo and TFS

Hello Ewan,
Great depth in this beautiful sunset well captured!
good fg interests with good exposure and focus!
well done
best regards

Like this a lot. Great atmosphere created here with the glistening black rocks in the foreground. It does look pretty icy!

Hi Ewan,
A wonderful photo. The texture of the rocks in the FG really look like ice. I also like how they contrast with the texture of the ocean. The view rocks that are reflecting the sunlight breaks up the overall blackness of the FG nicely. The wonderful colors along the horizon are beautiful and give the photo a good touch of warmth. I can see what Horia means with the darkness of the upper sky. That is the disatvantage of using a grad Filter with a setting sun. Less clouds would probably be your preference as well.

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