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Jamaica Sunset

Jamaica Sunset
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Copyright: Joe Mase (Sarah171) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 220 N: 611] (4165)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-04
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P4
Exposure: f/5.3, 30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 100-150 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-12 21:47
Viewed: 26955
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 147
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just got back from some R and R in Jamaica. I recently bought the new Nikon Coolpix P4 to compliment my D70. I was playing with the auto settings to see how it performed. This was set on "sunset" mode and it did reasonably well. I added a bit of contrast and a bit of saturation. I also did a little dodging and burning.
There's nothing like a walk along the beach to take the worries of the world away.

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Hi Joe,
Beautiful capture of a beautiful place.... Of course the colors are lovely, but I really love the framing with the palms...very nicely done.

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  • denjoe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 0 N: 144] (2443)
  • [2006-04-12 22:55]

Terrific photo!! Beautiful sunset and silhouette. Nicely composed and framed. Well done

Hi Sarah,

This is just gorgeous. The lightening the golden colour and the silhouettes really make this a great one. Thanks for sharing!


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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 150 W: 46 N: 144] (1210)
  • [2006-04-13 0:05]

Hey Joe,
Excellent POV and a brilliant composure,
a great silhouette, the couple aswell as the hut in the b/g look very neat,
great mood - yes mother Nature has her ways :)
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

Wonderful sunset!I like the mood very much!It is romantic!Good shot!

Hi Joe,
You've all the elements of a good composition in this pic. Great silhouettes, intense hues and tones, human activity and a good framing. Thanks for taking away our worries for a while as we enjoy the picture.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-04-13 3:52]

Hi Joe.

Caught my eye straight away, stunning skies with colours to dream of. The composition brings this to life with the hanging palm leaves acting as a fram fro the eye to look thro'The people give great depth, a big well done...keep shooting.


Hi Joe,

Hey, lucky you!! Jamaica!!!
I wish I had time for vacation, too!!
Wonderful photo that reminds us of summer! Intense colour tones and great POV, as the trees make a natural frame to your composition!
Very well done and TFS :)


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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2006-04-13 4:39]

Great sunset capture Joe - nice sillouetting and gorgeous colours. Very nicely done, TFS, Sam

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-04-13 6:58]

Hi Joe,
This is a superb sunset, the POV is excellent with the palm tree silhouette in the foreground, adding a nice depth in the photo with the seconmd layer being the silhouette of the beach and these 2 walkers that add some lifes, And these colors are awesome. with in bonus a superb sky with that cloud. Very well done

Welcome back Joe and it is funny that we were not really far from each other as we were in Grand Cayman last week for some R&R as well. Very nice sunset picture with a very good composition and great colours. The two people adds a very nice touch to the picture. Well done!

lovely sunset Joe :)
the sillouette of the couple completes the composition
good work

points added :)

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-04-13 9:51]

great shot of a beautiful place. Warm colors & great silhouettes.Well done.

outstanding image...

Hi Joe, postcard perfect. Great colors and contrast. People are adding to the composition. EXCELLENT!

See you on TL, Marie-José

Hi Jose,

Beautiful sunset, the coupple adds a lot to the composition. Good use of sillhouettes. Regards,

Hello Joe.
Very good composition and great sunset.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend, best wishes.


What a beautiful scene. I love the dark silhouttes against the lovely pink-orange sky. Your new camera did very well to capture this great photo. I love it.
Cheers Joan
Thanks for visiting my photos.

Like a dream
Good travel advertisement professional composition

Hello Joe,
A very moody capture, well framed too by the palm leaves..!
Awesome colours of the departing sun, the little pier and the couple on the beach make out for some great silhouettes!
Pablo -

If we MUST have another sunset, let's have one like this. Ignoring the colour, there are so many elements that lift it a few levels and the two figures REALLY set it off.
There IS a very slight tilt to the horizon but I won't tell anybody if you won't.
Most worthy.

Ji Joe,

Place love,
beautiful hot colors of this afternoon
everything perfect and very well composed!


Wonderful shot Joe
The sharpness is just great and I love the way the leafs hang from the top of the picture, terrific shot.
Thanks for sharing

As sunsets go, this is a very nice one Joe! The couple walking on the beach just adds to the romantic feel. Well done!

Yeah man !
A special mention to dis one !

Jamaican music pages me all my days for seven years. Seven years of pleasure...

Lovely sunset! Love the warm colours and the silhouettes!
Very romantic!


Very exotic and beautiful. Colors are soft, and the backlight exposure excellent. Good job Joe.

Hi Joe,

Good one. Great colors and composition. Did a WS to add a frame and sharpness. But maybe you prefer the softer image, ah well, you decide.


Oooh ! Very nice one ! Silhouettes and rose-gold light. Smooth as silk. Beautiful ! TFS !

Outstanding photo Joe. I like the composition (especially the inclusion of the two ladies to put life into the photo) and strong colours. Cheers!

Superb colours and silhouettes - could almost be in a guidebook or travel brochure.
thanks for sharing

This is my dream. Someday it makes come true. Shot is very nice and calm. I like it1

I really love this capture, It's very serene and makes me wish I was there. Aside from the palm leaf on the top right everything works great. I love the feel it gives me by looking at this picture.

Very nice sunset. Beautiful colours. I like clouds form.
Well done.
Thanks for sharring


Great moment. Very beautiful.


Great use of the silhouettes and great contrasting.

Hello Joe !

Nice composition here. Indeed, you forget everything for two weeks! And it is great to enjoy some time with your love one (*_*) .
Things must have changed a lot since I visited this place more than twenty five years ago ....

dEar joe
a great shot,Warm colours,great silhouettes,well done
Best wishes from iran

Amazing Colors...the lovely couple adds more life in it.Well Done.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-07-19 0:09]

Very beautiful shot,Joe! And you have such a lovely photo gallery! I like the composition of this one! The colors are great and the silhouettes very interesting! Thanks for sharing! Michel

Excellent picture, very well composed. The dark silhouettes work very well inside your compo. Fantastic colours too!

Regards John

Great picture of a sunset.
It stands out of the common sunsets.
I like the composition of the people wallking from the left to the open space at right.
Saludos de Costa Rica,

By the way, I look to your other pictures, and they are also great.

This really means that the camera doesn't take pictures, the photographer does! Great shot.

I feel so relax looking at it. Which I shouldn't be, I am in the office! :D

merhaba dear joe
wonderful picture.wonderful colours and composition.well done.
best regards
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Joe,
This is a wonderful composition. The colours are superb.
Excellent warm capture.
TFS. Have a great weekend.

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  • ashi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 13 N: 82] (572)
  • [2006-08-13 22:12]

wonderfull composition! the colours are great - as is the silhouette and framing with the palms. a proper tropical sunset!!

Dear Joe,
I liked the sunset colors of Jamaica...
You photo asks me to say "I wish I were there"..
Thank you for sharing with us.

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2006-09-09 17:53]

Very good. The excellent composition, beautiful colours. Nicely he is to examine such pictures. (translator)

This one definately sets a mood. (I want to be there NOW!) The colors are warm and intense. Beautiful capture. Definately a keeper. I would say the slight tilt to the horizon would be relative, perhaps to how many Maitais one has consumed. Ya put the rum in dah coconut and you shake it all up!!! LOL


Perfect sunset and humans very good models.. Congratulations...

Hi Joe,
Glorious sunset shot!
Beautiful sillhouettes and tones. I like the palm in the foreground, excellent compo.

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  • ariw Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 116 W: 28 N: 171] (2258)
  • [2006-10-15 11:41]

What can I say to this beautiful sunset you took Joe, rather it is surely a very beatiful sunset. I like the tonal color here and especially the siulhouette of the two women walking by the beach has added value on this great photo, thx for sharing, cheers

Bonjour Joe, J'aime beaucoup cette composition pour sa couleur, bien sur mais aussi pour la finesse des détails. C'est magnifique.

a wonderful sunset picture ... i love the dark silhouettes it looks great ... the red clouds make the picture nicer as well

Hi Joe.
Very beautiful silhouettes and everything perfect.
I saw all of your pictures they are also great


ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this lookds so good! I long for a rest somewhere beautiful, with the ocean,a nd sea food!

Hi there!
I honestly think this is one of the best photos I have seen on TL. Its the kind of thing you can sell to an Island Resort Holiday company to use in their brochure.
Fantastic typical warm peaceful sunset colours and a brilliant composition with the palms and people make this a great shot!
Well done!

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  • Alita Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 157 W: 29 N: 0] (917)
  • [2006-12-02 20:24]

Hi Joe,
beautiful picture, so relaxing
nice colors and great silhouettes,

Hi Joe,
To me this photo is just perfect, especially the sunset that comes from the left hand side with the palms,
oh i loved it

What a beautiful picture.!
Think I get my suitcase now.!

Such a great shot Joe as evident by the comments. Not much more to say except I have a long way to scroll before seeing if my comment accepted :). Well done, Thanks for sharing.

Excellent composition. The saturation of colours are wonderful and I like how the palm leaves delicately frame the picture.

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  • bemawu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 58 N: 75] (1641)
  • [2007-01-16 11:11]

Hi Joe, what an excellent shot. Colours, composition and lighting perfect. Well done.

great photo, this color and shot is wonderfull;-)

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-01-25 12:21]

hi Joe. excellent composition and colors. the
silhouettes and the warm tones is an
eyecather. nice one on the leaves and two
ladies, made the shot more dramatic. Thanks
for sharing.


Hi Joe
Superb sunset. Very good colours. Good silhouettes. Well done.

beautiful sunset
great colours and very good silhouettes

Hi Joe,

Great shot, composition and colours.
Very nice work.
Thanks for sharing/sending.

Best Wishes,


Hi Joe,
Beautiful sunset,congratulation,
Best regards,

Feels like summer! I particularly like the way you framed the couple and the dock in the background. Cheers!

Cant take my eyes of it, I wish I were there

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-11-07 8:16]

Nice natural framing with the trees and the clouds. The eye is lead from left to right with the help of the foliage. The addition of the people add to the R&R theme. TFs. Karin

Marvelous sillhutte shot. Excellent sunset colours and tones,

Hi Joe,
This is a spectacular shot, a very beautiful and romantic scene.
The branches added some nice depth to the picture.
Congatulations ! and TFS
Best wishes,

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-11-08 14:29]

Hi Joe, Well cropped and presented with excellent mood and colours. A slice of paradise by the look of this. TFS. Murray.

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  • Gerald (109)
  • [2009-12-17 12:33]

I love this shot, I don't know how you could make it better, you've got the mood, the colours, the people and even the cloud that's at the right place.
P.S. I'm looking at this picture full of warmt and it's 20 below outside

Nice shot, m'an


  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-21 17:26]

Hi Joe,

What a wonderful composition with beautiful sky colors and nice shadows and light.
Congratulations and TFS

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