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Copyright: Frank De Cock (Dingo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-12
Categories: Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF, @ ISO 200, B+W Circular Polarizer MRC
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My photos >= 30 and < 40 points, Sun pics, Sunrise and sunset, SIlver Tulip Award III, Mini TL meet in Greece, May 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-04 13:30
Viewed: 2765
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For me a sunset is always the most magical moment of the day... So when Vassilis and Tanya told us we'd visit Sounio and we'd stay to watch the sunset, they made Ann and me very happy - thanks, my dear friends, to make a dream come true ☺^☺...

This was one of the last pictures I took of the sunset, a minute or two before the sun disappeared behind the hill. As you can see, she passed through a cloud layer which caused a slight blur...

Tech talk

Exposure compensation : -1 stop.
White balance : Cloudy.

Cropped vertically from a horizontal picture.
Adjustment layers for levels & curves, but made only minor corrections.
Downsized for tl and framed with some PS actions.

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Hi Frank
Very simpley and very effective and impresive shot
I,m very thankful for so one here on TL

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-06-04 13:59]

Hi Frank,

very eye-catching photo! Beautiful sunset. Great mood!


WOW Frank!

Now I know what I missed! :(

Excellent colour contrast! Clever to switch to cloudy mode as it really warms up the colours.

Well done & TFS

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-06-04 14:23]

Bonjour Frank,
Un coucher de soleil comme celui-ci est un moment magique et d'une grande intensité, en effet!
Bravo pour l'avoir si magnifiquement rendu!
J'imagine que la compensation de l'exposition a aidé à rendre cette ambiance avec autant de justesse.
Bravo et merci de cette image à faire rêver! Annie

an excellent mood here, Frank..
the end of the day.. with its deep colours and atmosfere!! effective contrast and light captured!! thanks
ciao Marco

Hello Frank,

Wonderful sunset, impressive atmosphere in this very well composed photo. Congratulations!

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-06-05 4:36]

Hi Frank
This is magnificent! I love that tele capture where king Sun is retiring to his quarters

Wow Frank

Beautiful sunset view.
What a colors and mood..oh boy
It made even Constantinous come out of TL wintersleep :-)
Schitterende opname Frank




Hi Frank
Great compo and colours! Beautiful sunset.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-06-05 8:32]

foto die je doet beseffen in welke wondere wqereld we leven
prachtige kleur

Hi Frank,

I really like the effect of the clouds in this photo. The photo is terrific with the deep reds and yellows. It's mesmerizing to view. I can only imagine the beauty of actually being at the site.

tfs, Lisa :D

Hello Frank,
Love it.
Beautiful sunset shot.
Excellent colors and composition. TFS

Excellent sunset shot.

  • janneman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 7 N: 164] (1054)
  • [2008-06-08 14:17]

Héél mooi !
Goeie compo en, uiteraard, mooie kleuren.
De waas stoort me niet, integendeel zou ik zeggen.
Op zo'n momenten zou ne mens verliefd willen wezen ... maar zoiets slijt naar het schijnt
met de jaren.
Nu ik moet bekennen dat, zelfs na 2 jaar,
Niky en ik nog steeds niet op elkaar zijn uitgekeken !
Integendeel ! Elke dag kijk ik net zo graag door haar als de vorige dag ...


Indien je er nog hebt waar de zon nòg lager staat, dan wil ik die ook wel graag zien.

Hello Frank,

You definitely captured the magic of those last moments before the sunset. Lovely mood,well balanced diagonal composition, warm colors and nicely presented. We enjoyed all these moments with you and it was a pleasure my good friends!
Greetings from Athens,
Hugs to all,

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-06-09 12:14]

Hoi Frank
Een prachtige plaat
Zag de 'Griekse John'
Man dat was lachen

Hi Dingo,
Beautiful,good color,well done.
Best regards,

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-06-10 6:47]

Hey Frank,
A different look at a classic sunset. You can almost feel the heat on this version of the sun.
Very nicely captured and presented.
It's pretty powerful this way as opposed to "just" pretty.
Thanks for the view,

Hi Frank,
you did well I think in cropping this to a vertical image - it works very well. I also appreciate the framing.
You captured a very moody picture with warm tones.
I love the silhouette of the mountain against the warm colours of the sunset.
The clouds in front of the sun add one more interesting detail.
Thanks for sharing.
With kind regards,

like a painting.

hi Frank,

you made the perfect timing. such a simple yet evoking shot.

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