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Copyright: Ali Raza (MARINER) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 512 W: 70 N: 934] (3533)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-01
Categories: Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Sanyo Xacti C4
Exposure: f/3.5
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-17 0:56
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Points: 50
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**************** HELLO DEAR TL MEMBERS *****************


After a long voyage of complete one month, rough seas in Atlantic Ocean and after facing a FRONTAL DEPRESSION at the river mouth of DE LA PLATA we finally arrived in the RIVER PARANA with calm situations and conditions. Those were the start of winters in southern hemisphere where we had lovely breeze and very cool weather.
We were heading towards Rosario coming from Port Louis, Mauritius. We were going to load the Vegetable Oil from San Lorenzo, a country side of Rosario. It was of almost two days voyage through the river and we really enjoyed the sceneries and the beautiful sites.
I shot this sunset from the Bridge while I was performing the duties of Assistant Officer of the Watch, under the advice of Pilot and Captain's command.

The Paraná River (Spanish: Río Paraná, Portuguese: Rio Paraná) is a river in south central South America, running through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina for some 2,570 kilometers (1,600 miles). This length increases to 3,998 km (2,484 miles) if the distance is counted from the headwaters of the Paranaiba River in Brazil. It is considered second in size only to the Amazon River among South American rivers. The name Paraná comes from the Tupi language and means "like the sea" (that is, "as big as the sea").

Thank you all for visiting and sharing helpful ideas.

Best Regards,
Ali Raza

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-01-17 0:58]

Hello Ali,
again we have a splendid picture!
Beautiful details and colors, congratulations.
What a clever idea you had to frame a picture in the glass vessel, congratulations.
Have a pleasant Sunday,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-01-17 1:04]

Hi Ali,
A wonderful sunset shot from an unusual POV through the bridge window of this tanker ship!
Fantastic colors in the sky and a very sharp image.
Great DOF and the water seems an artist's palette.
Very neat work, Ali, and a very original frame, always neat, perhaps the wiper just cleaned the screen! (I'm just joking!)
Have a good Sunday.

Francis Xavier

Hi Ali
Yet again a wonderful image from you.
You certainly make the most of the sights you come across.
What else can i say but superb craftsmanship.
Well done.


nice pov, great capture of this sunset, window looks good as a frame. very informative note.


Bonjour Ali

Très jolie photo de ce coucher de soleil!!!
Le pare-brise donne un bel encadrement naturel.
Belle lumière et belles couleurs.

Hi Ali,
Excellent shot! It could have been a picture from a cockpit window, although the altitude would be scary low :-)
Excellent clarity and stunning colours. The window frame is a perfect one.
Great post my friend.

Bom dia Ali,
You don't need to frame :o). A awesome depth and nice perspective. Great colours.
Excellent view and composition.

Hello dear Ali,

Fantastic POV, wonderful colors of the sun, excellent contrast between lights and shadows!
You knew perfectly capture the Brazilian soul in this photograph
Congratulations and TFS

Have a nice week!
Um grande abraço,

Hello Ali

Like the POV. the front of the ship helps complete the image. I like the saturation of color. Nice frame using the bridge window .Nice image.


Hi Ali, impressive sunset colours taken from your ship.
The real window frame you used is an excellent idea to show us where you are shooting from... I feel like the captain ;)

Hi Ali.
Wonderful colors of this sunset on river.
Great picture.Congratulations.
Friendly regards and greetings.Alin.

Hello Ali,

Excellent photo of this beautiful sunset.
Very good chosen POV.
Great clarity, sharpness and light and colors tones.

Best regards,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-01-17 10:08]

Hello Ali :)

This very bautiful composition...
the ship and the west of the sun over sea.
Splendid colours and light and beautiful effect.
It pleases me very.

Best wishes.

Hi Ali,

Oh my goodness, what a breathtaking capture from the sunset over Parana river with such festival of colors, my friend!

You surely captured a great moment, a moment full of happiness and cheerful moment. Which shows the spirit of Sun as it only spread colors while it rises but also when it sets...again, Nature astonishes us with its wonderful things.

Great work!
best wishes,

Hi Ali,
Wheels: Where we going sir?
Captain: straight to the sun after my son
The rest of the joke. Beautiful sunset.
Thank you for your nice shot.

Salam Ali Bhai,
Woow!! Very impressive sunset capture vith superb colours and reflection.Good natural frame.TFS.
Warm wishes,

My friend, you have a very good eye for photography. This is an excellent capture of the vision of the caption through the eyes of a photographer. I don't know how this could be better. It's awesome! Excellent transition of color and light. Very well done Ali!

I hope you have a wonderfully blessed day!


Hi Ali,
Great sunset with wanderful warm colors and light,
picture well presented and composed with a nice note and details,
very well done.

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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2010-01-17 19:50]

Very good POV, Ali
Thanks for sharing an interesting photo.
Warm regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-01-18 4:49]

Hello Ali, I like your pov here, we're inside the boat with you enjoying this spectacular sunset. Well done, thanks!


Ciao Ali,

You have a privileged view here my friend ...
Having as the scenario, all the beauty of South America,
The window of the ship as this wonderful frame for
this beautiful scenery of nature, I love your Horizon
and the silhouette of the ship.
Real a lovely picture.
Good perspective and soft colours.
Tasteful and well composed!

Bon Voyage ...


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-01-18 16:57]

Hi Ali,

That is some beautiful view you have from the bridge. Very creative, I like how you've included the window as a frame for the gorgeous sunset. The colors are wonderfully warm, and I like the wiper blade parked to the left. Very nice composition.


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-01-19 8:00]

Superb drama outside the window !
excellent POV and compo


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-01-21 5:51]

Hi Ali,
Fantastic image here. Nice strong colors, good clarity and very well framed as seen thru the bridge. Good work here. TFS Julie

Salaam Ali,

Frame within frame is beautiful composition,the sun set has great tonal effect and burning color like soft flame,beautiful silhouettes of the ship and well off center positioning,well done.

Have a nice day,
Mushtaq Hussain

hi ali
Ive obviosly missed a few photos,this one is exceptional,amazing sky great strong colours,shown very well through the bridge window.

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