<< Previous Next >>

Sunset over Akamas

Sunset over Akamas
Photo Information
Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-25
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Cokin Gradual Grey G2 ND8 P121
Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best shots of Cyprus/Turkey, Doug's favourite landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-11 4:41
Viewed: 8193
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last in this series of Cyprus landscapes is a sunset over of the Akamas Peninsula.

I found shooting into the sun with this scene quite tricky as it was still strong. Even though I used a 3 stop ND grad filter I still had to under-expose by 2 stops.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
F-Stop: f/8
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 10/1 mm

Matt-Bird, dew77, coasties, thistle, scottevers7, wkshelton, Fisher, Aramok, Evelynn, Naturewalk, red45, marhowie, rdiaz80, njmv79, saeedabbasi has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

très joli cadrage, excellente gestion de la lumière... bravo

Fantastic sunset. Well timed and composed.

Hello Stephen!
It's amazing shot with fantastic atmosphere. You have wonderful eye to take landscapes!

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-11 4:58]

Hello Stephen!
Magnificent seascape,looks like a painting.Reflections of sunrays on sea are amazing.POV,details,large DOF,wide angle view and composition are excellent.
Thanks for sharing this beauty...:-)

tricky or not, you managed it superbly. This is a wonderful shot, well composed, well exposed and giving off a realyy nice calm feeling. You have exposed the sun really well and managed to keep the foreground light enough for good detail and I love the posistion of the sun and the light on the water.

definitely worth posting.


Hi Stephen

I never tire of your posts. You have the ability to make every shot pure joy to view. This one is no exception. Wonderful colours, perfectly composed. Stunning landscape. :-)

Perfect shot, Stephen. Your technical expertise and aesthetic sense make this evening landscape a masterpiece.
Thanks for sharing it, my friend.

kayalara vuran son ışıklar her zaman harika oluyor..

Hi Stephen,
Another wonderful shot from you.
The light is very splendid.
Thanks very much!

Hello Stephen,
This is amazing shot! Real beauty.
I think the Sun looks perfect and the clouds, see and overall mood, are stunning. Great sharpness too.

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-04-11 6:57]

Fantastic sunset Stephen. This looks awesome. You really brought back some excellent pictures from your trip to Cyprus. TFS!


  • Great 
  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-11 7:02]

Hi Stephen,
Great shot and excellent work on the exposure. A really nice composition, detail and colours are excellent throughout. I like the light on the foreground rocks, almost surreal. Great work.

Beautiful view, great sunset picture and very good composition.

Wonderful! It's really a masterpiece. Excellent choice to use a ND grad: like that the rays of sun are marvellous.

Hi Stephan,
Excellent composition! Great job on the exposure. You managed excellent detail in the rocky coast, and perfect exposure on the sky.
Great DOF and clarity. Very well done!

Hi Stephen, What a great photo. Perfectly composed and captured scean. Excellent details, Colors and POV, Perfectly down. TFS Kyle

Hi Stephen,

Excellent shot and a beautiful scenery. Excellent work.


Great sunset! very good composition, colour and DOF

Hello Stephen!
Fantastic!! Beautiful colors and POV! Excellent work!

Incredible panorama Stephen.
Great colors and details are excellent.
Great composition were the colors are superb.
Excellent POV.

Nice composition and detail.
Good use of filter and compensation of exposure.
Good Work.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-04-11 14:56]

Hi Steven!
Yes, this is what I love in your pictures! Superb DOF, composition and details. Sun, reflection in waves, shapes of rocks. Perfect!

Hi Stephen,
I have a very busy couple of days. But I can make just enough time for a quick visit to TN.
Great capture, thanks for posting. Have a great week.

  • Great 
  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-11 15:59]

Hello Stephan , A Very beautifull landscape , beauty colours
great atmosphere very good i like it , Greeting Teunie .

Hey Steve,
Where have I seen this before? Perhaps on my last visit to the peninsula :)
Awesome shot! Perfect use of the GND filter, with superb results..

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-11 20:36]

Bonsoir Stephen,

Très belle composition,l'éclaige sur les rochers est incroyable et l'exposition parfaite. Encore une foi vous avez réissi un petit chef deuvre.



Hi Stephen,

Gee...already viewed 115 times and I am just getting to it! Lots of well deserved comments and points! It's beautiful. Thanks for your note. I am picking up my new Canon SLR this week and have Lots to learn!


Evelynn : )

  • Great 
  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-04-12 14:17]

it's a beauty Stephen a fantastic photo,
reALY A NICE SUNSET, good point of view and a fantastic capture of the light, well done my friend.
gr. jaap

this is like a divine photo. the shpae of sun in the sea it's so great. wonderful photo. thank you for share it

Now this is what a sunset photo should look like! Beautiful my friend. I love what you did here! The sun's light on the sea is just perfect!

Hello Emerson,
Absolutely amazing,
well done and TFS,

Hi Stephen ,
what a great shot.
amazing colours and excellent composition.
lovely reflexion.
i like it so much and it is my favorite.

Hi Stephen,

Simply a brilliant shot - really good work. Wonderful atmosphere, the lighting is strange but beautiful.

TFS, Doug

Calibration Check