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Sunset Tonight...

Sunset Tonight...
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Copyright: Dawn McKenzie Wykes (Dawn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-23
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Silhouettes, Sunset, Harpya´s Theme ( favorite ), Sunrises & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-23 4:26
Viewed: 6185
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tonight, at my place (Manly Whangaparaoa, North Island, New Zealand..... standing in my front garden looking West at the beautiful sunset...

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did..
Thanks for stopping by.

p.s... no colour saturation added... this is how it was...

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Fantastic lighting and silhouette, very well done

really a good composition..

Great silhouettes and a magnificent sky! Colorful and crisp...well done! Thanks for sharing,

very nice sunset photo Dawn :)
good use of the sillouettes as a natural frame
good colors

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  • seanf Gold Star Critiquer [C: 134 W: 9 N: 176] (1436)
  • [2006-01-23 5:02]

hi dawn
it's a beautiful sunset. i love the different shapes of the silhouettes of the trees, and the colours in the sky are superb.

That's one awesome Sunset! Beautiful & rich colour tones of the sky. The black silhouettes of the trees compliment the photo very well. Another fine addition to your Sunrise/Sunset collection.

Great composition Dawn & well done :)

That is soooo vivid, Dawn! We had a very mild, pale pink sunset tonight, south of you, nothing like this! I like the tree silhouettes too.

  • HIMself Gold Star Critiquer [C: 314 W: 5 N: 9] (3605)
  • [2006-01-23 5:34]

hi good colors and nice ligth in the sky
nice job

Ohhhh yesss! *sigh* !!

The beauty of this sunset is beyond expression!!
...can't find words! Great, great job, Dawn!! :)


Hi Dawn,
there are many sunsets photographed on TrekLens, but not so many of them so beautiful as this one,. I like the transition of colours from yellow, through red to dark blue. The cloud layers forming parallel lines add artistic effect to it. And the silhouette of plants giving almost evening mood. Wonderful one! tfs


Superb! I used to have a callendar with photos like this one so I guess you should have it published somewhere :) The colours,tones, composition - everything is just perfect. Definately not "another sunset photo" but something original. tfs


Breathtaking sunset, amazing colors and fantastic lighting. The silhouettes are the special touch to this fantastic composition.

I envy you Dawn. Such a lovely place to live. This is an awesome sunset. I can feel the warm from here. Great silhouette, and stunning colours. I think if I had your garden, I'd sleep outdoors in a tent every night. Aaah! the thought!

Superb shot, Dawn! Nice natural framing and the high contrast gives the image a beautiful graphic look. Excellent!

Wow this is a very beautiful photo! The silhouettes are so vivid. I love the colours, as well as how each plant has a differnt, interesting shape leaf to it. Great photo!

Excellent Dawn. Great use of the various branches, fronds and leaves to frmae what is a spectacular sunset. Beautiful colours, well framed. TFS
PS Many thanks for your comment on Purple One and various exchanges of emails featuring completely different forms of the same flower family.

you have some beautiful shots in the portfolio...i like this immensely..wish i was in kiwi land...
did you ever meet barry smith..
i did..
if you know who he was ...reply
god bless

Wow... you got it Dawn! Wasn't it magnificent and the colours are spot on. My son has my landscape lens, so I missed the opportunity to get this one, but, I think we will be in for a few more like this as once the smoke and ash from the fires in Australian get closer, the sunsets will get more spectacular. Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-01-23 23:39]
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Stunning Dawn. I saw the sky last night as I was on the way home from Pt Chev. I stopped to get a shot, but only had my little cam, and I think I missed the real fire in the sky.
This is so beautiful. I love the composition here, you have the Phoenix palm so well placed along with the other plants. Well done,

Heavy mood, heavy photo. But its ok!
I would have gone for more sky and less bushes
Take care and TFS

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  • bebeM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 0 N: 57] (605)
  • [2006-01-24 3:47]

And no saturation either! OOOOOOOO!!!!!

Dawn this is sooooooooo beautiful the colors are amazing, isn't it wonderful to have a sunset? They are among my favorite things.



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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-01-24 6:41]

Hi Dawn,
This is a great sunset, the colors are awesome, the clouds shapes are very interesting and add a lot to this excellent composition with the palm tree silhouettes in front. Very well done.
Kind regards.

Adorable sky tones.. And your composition is so great framed by silhoutees of trees. Thanks for this shot, pleasure to look at it!

Oh wow, very nice. Silhouettes against a red, yellow, purple and blue sky, what can be better?


PS The large prints of my sunset are almost done, can't wait to pick them up...

Hi Dawn,

Reading the above comments, there is very little else left for me to say......absolutely stunning and very well photographed.

Kindest regards

Absolutely amazing colors! Lovely composition and beautiful shadow/lights contrast.

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
all this and the one that more
they said oh on top.
my favorite ones.
Congratulations, congratulations


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2006-01-25 17:07]

Terrific just-after-sunset capture, Dawn. Awesome. I like the way you made the plants part of the scene. Amazing colours, very well captured. TFS.

Hi Dawn,
Great lighting and colors. Very lovely sunset shot.

Hello DD
I missed this one ?!? Its very ''in the mood for a slow fox'' ^_-
Love the colors and great compo. Here its day and ingt cold and grey! Be happy . TFS and cheers matey

Very nice picture, Dawn. Superb colours and sharpness. Looks like a poster on the wall.

Best regards,


Hello Dawn !

I love our winters, but this type of images , really is heartbreaking. (lol!) Looks like we are at the wrong place! Again a beautiful sunset. The composition is perfect with just part of the palm tree in the front.

But in three months , Martine and me will enjoy the Cuban hospitality again.


Stuning sunset photo Dawn. Those colours are just amazing!

Hello Dawn,
A perfect postcard. TFS Thomas

what a wonderful composition!!
great color and great framing!!

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 99 N: 93] (3502)
  • [2006-02-07 15:59]

Amazing colours on the sky, I love black silhouettes, and think that you are really happy because living in such wonderful land :-)
TFS and best wishes,

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 98 W: 0 N: 40] (511)
  • [2006-02-14 13:16]

Hi Dawn, fantastic sunset, great colours and an amazing light.
the natural frame with the dark trees is wonderufl.
thanks, ciao

Hi Dawn! Good sunset. Perfect color and contrast. Bravo!

Woooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww !!!

Wonderful shot!
Lovelly silhouette!
Beautiful colors!


Good Weekend!


Beautiful colours Dawn, complimented by your excellent composition using the sihouettes to great effect.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-03-16 16:50]

Must have missed this beauty Dawn, the perfect silhouette and colours made in heaven.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2006-03-28 12:10]

Simply beautiful Dawn ...excllent picture with superb colortones and composition !!


Hi Dawn,
Great capture, stunning colours.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

Your gallery looks fantastic, I'll be back to have a proper look.

Hi, Dawn!
Very good!

Often I log in to your photo map and start with this in your opening screen Dawn.. this is one of your best! Super! Hug and good weekend , bye bye :-)

Hi Dawn,

Thanks for your kind words, this shot is terrific,
hope to see a lot more of your photos.


Hi Dawn. thanks for the critique.
You have wonderful photo's in your gallery.
This one is exeptional. Stunning colours. The silhouttes of the palms creates a very tropical feeling. Excellent photo.

Hi Dawn,
magnificent picture, everything is just combined perfect, your place, your perspective and your talent.
Well done,

This is probably one of the most beautiful sunsets I've seen! TFS! I love the silohuette of the trees.
Take care,

Wow...fantastic colours and such strong lines in the palm leaves as well as those pointy ones that I don't know the name of. The texture and layers in the sky is a nice addition to the pleasant colour. Great work!


Dawn, I saw this shot and I though, GREAT, and I great to give you the 100 points for it! Well done you really did great here, just amazing to see and that is how it was, WOW, and congrats!



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  • SaraT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 165 W: 0 N: 217] (1155)
  • [2007-01-14 14:43]
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beautiful sunset
I like the bright colors
I also like how the leaves are around the side of the photo.
It looks very tropical
wonderful photo

Hi Dawn. Very good composition with fine colours and good clarity. Looks very subtropical. The clouds are a standout. TFS. Murray.

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  • BMYNBR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 2 N: 130] (1410)
  • [2007-07-16 14:47]


Hi Dawn,

Simply beautiful, good lighting control and silhouette. TFS


Just Fantastic Dawn , I just love the colours and silhoettes!! Well Done Val

Hi dawn
A beautiful colours
A wonderful coloured sky
Great silhouets!


Fantastic Colors.
beautifully captured.

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