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Set Sail
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Copyright: Kyle Shelton (wkshelton) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1287 W: 0 N: 659] (8594)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-15
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Canon 20 D, 24-105 4L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/70 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 150 points or more!!!, 5 or more favorites, Tips and Techniques, Yachts, boats, sailing ..., wow ! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-23 6:26
Viewed: 5145
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 188
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Set sail on the Liberty ship in Key west Florida, fun a little wine and the last light of the day. Hope you like and have a great day.
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Hello Kyle,
A wonderful nostalgic picture, my friend.
Amazing combination of gray and orange colors
Well done work
Selahattin E

Hi Kyle - i have such a soft spot for shots like this. Wonderful profile of this lovely yacht, great detail! The backdrop of the sky is the icing on the cake. Beautiful photograph.

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-10-23 6:32]

Hi Kyle
What a shot, beautiful color, superb light, perfect POV, it is not possible to do it better, my biggest compliments. TFS.

Hi Kyle,
What a great capture.Superb POV, colours and atmosphere.Well composed.TFS.


Hello Kyle :)
Nice picture ! Great mood with this wonderful boat and amzing sky. My compliments :)

key west, of course, the best place for the nicest sunsets! :-)
this one is really interesting with it´s blue-greyish colored sky .
the sailboat is a wonderful addition to the whole scene, although i would maybe have preferred it off-centered.
well done & best wishes, thor.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-10-23 6:48]

Hi Kyle ;)
wonderful composition and atmosphere...TFS
J ;)

I love the soft glow around the ship! Marvelous shot here Kyle! VERY much like a picture I painted many years ago!

Hi Kyle,
Superb! Excellent capture of this beautiful ship. The light is great and makes it an outstanding nautic image.
Job well done!

hello Kyle

just two words from me here



TFS kind regards Helen (its gone straight in my favs too)

magnificent posting kyle! superb! the afternoon light is well contrasted with the boat. with good details. tfs


amazing view! excellent composition! fantastic colours! TFS

Very beautiful and razor sharp clarity. Fantastic colors and details.. I think the boat should be less centered though.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-10-23 7:40]

Hi Kyle
very beautiful picture in very nice colour.
Good comp.
Gr Jos

The water is look rich! I enjoy that blue green color and the boat is over a so rich colors sky. It let dream to go away!

Bonjour Kyle,
Beautiful picture of this boat, lovely yacht and great details, I love the sundown and the colors of the sky, wanderfull seascape soo, beautiful light and sharpness picture,, well done..

Hi Kyle! Great capture! The timing is great. The exposure is perfect. The subject has some weird but effective 'spotlight' effect.
Freddie :)

Beautiful capture, Kyle. Excellent focus and exposure. You have capture stunning colors with a great range of tones.

Very well composed.

Well seen,

Hi Kyle ,
excellent work.
amazing colours and great composition.
Thanks for sharing

bonjour kyle
je n'ai qu'une petite chose a dire,je trouve que le bateau est un peu trop centé mais avec de telles couleurs cette photo est splendide.

Hello Kyle,
Excellent atmosphere and sky.lovely boat and very beautiful seascape.Well done my friend.TFS.

Fabulosa mirada mar adentro...
Magnífico trabajo con unos colores hermosamente trabajados.
Un cordial saludo Kyle, JL.

Great composition and wonderful lighting Kyle.

Regards Mark :)

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-10-23 10:51]

Wowowow! Beautiful Kyle. another one of your impressive works! Tfs


Hi Kyle,
Hope I like it?? I LOVE it! What could be better? The blue/green Ocean waters, the setting sun, a Sailboat and the thought of being on it with a bottle of wine...hmmm works for me!!! Great shot by the way!! TFS

Yep, its in my favorites now!

Hi Kile,
Very nice and beautiful photo.
Best regards,

hello kyle!
excellent photo my friend, wonderful colors, sharpness and composition.
i like it.

Hi Kyle,
Awesome capture with great tones and colors. Love the texture, well seen exposed and processed!


colours makes the picture great
good work Kyle

hello Kyle
amazing colours, beautiful ship, great photo even if the subject is centered it works

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-10-23 14:10]

Hola Kyle,
realmente genial,
bella panorámica y original disparo...
perfecto trabajo,

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-10-23 14:16]

great image nice colours

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 53 N: 58] (3371)
  • [2007-10-23 14:25]

hello Kyle
the colours of your picture are amazing ( not natural) but with great visual atraction
the composition is quite perfect : the horizon is in its place, the sail should be a little more to the left



stupenda Kyle.. a great capture!! incredible.. perfect in every detail!! u have to be proud of this!! bravo.. veramente bravo!!!
ciao Marco

Hi Kyle,
Nothing better than a sunset cruise in Key West. Beautiful sky. You hndled the exposure very well. Great colors and detail across the entire tonal range.

Hello Kyle,

Wonderful colors and a great job!

:) later

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-10-24 3:01]
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Okay Kyle
I have to ask: what did you do to get the ship illumined so beautifully with all that backlighting?
superb colours, details and composition

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-10-24 5:10]

Hi Kyle

Reminds me of the old "Adventures in Paradise" reruns,
which were on Australian tv in the late 60's, & that I watched as a kid in b&w. Only this is in color! The schooner could use a bit more space on the left, to 'move into', but it's still a fantastic shot. Tfs!

This is a link to A.I.P. Wikipedia

Hi Kyle, superb composition with ship, wonderful sunset colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-10-24 7:26]

Hello Kyle, wow nice boat ! Lovely colors, very good technique and great light. Maybe the boat should be a little on the right of the composition ? Anyway, very good work ! Thanks,


What a beauty Kyle,
Love the ship - the colours, the mood. Excellent work

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  • lion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 24] (5600)
  • [2007-10-24 11:39]

wow, this is wonderful. Excdellent captured, colors are amazing.

Hello Kyle
splendide vue d'un beau voileir et d'un ciel magnifique
splendides couleurs surtout celle de la mer
beau travail


Hello Kyle!
Really great composition and fantastic atmosphere!
Wonderful colours and effect!
Lovely sky!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-10-24 18:25]

Hi Kyle:)))
I have no idea how to sail but I love to watch tall ships...
image is fantastic - love it:)))

Amazing light Kyle! Super mood shot! TFS


Smiply a master piece Kyle

It's lovely Kyle !
I don't know how you managed it, but you seem to have gotten away with placing the boat in the centre ! :-) :-)

It looks good !
Well done. Best regards, Daniel

Superb scene,with those golden clouds, the green sea and the graceful silhouette of the yacht. Great moment.



Hi Kyle,
Impressively amazing! Such fine detail of the boat. Amazing sky and sea, beautiful colors.

Bonsoir Kyle,
immediate loading in your photography, one is seen well leaving for a long voyage on this sailing ship. All was known as on this beautiful photography, it is an example to see what makes a perfect POV. All my congratulations and enormous thank for sharing.
Heartily, Corinne

Hello Kyle:)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!Mangnificet Photo!!!
Very well composed.
Cordial Greetings,


wow impresionante te felicito


Bonjour Kyle
C'est tout simplement magnifique ce paysage marin.Toutes mes félicitations pour ce bel ouvrage.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-10-26 6:56]

MERHABA kyle...
What a great capture.Superb POV, colours and atmosphere.Well composed.TFS.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-10-26 9:46]

This is one of your BEST-- Excellent subject, colors, details and a FINE FINE posting. Bravo- Julie

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-10-26 11:59]

Hi Kyle,
Wow! Great picture. Amazing colors. Well composed Thanks

Hello Kyle,

What a beautiful composition! Terrific view!
Great details, amazing colors, excellent quality! Very effective, very moody, very good work!:)

Bonjour Kyle.
Que dire à part que c'est très beau et très bien réalisé....

Hi Kyle,

This is a beautiful picture of the ship . . Very well composed and lovely color of the sky as BG . .


Many thanks for your kind words on 3T .

Clean image! The colors are fascinating.. Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,

Hello Kyle, The ship looks so majestic and deservedly is the center of attention. Well framed, sharp, and with good colors. Best wishes. Danilo

Hi dear friend,
excellent shot! Amazing tones and textures. Wonderfully seen and presentet. Congrats!
Have a lovely WE.

Hi Kyle
Perfect image... Perfect all...
Great shot, congr,

Hello Kyle,
A lovely vessel is sailing in the sunset!
An excellent image showing the fine details of the sailboat...
Scenery is well framed, and the play of light in the sky is an eye-catcher!
Pablo -

Excellent nostalgic picture.
Good job.

Beautiful light Kyle. Nicely composed and good colour and detail. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Golden Willows - Two Years On’

Hi Kyle

Beautiful visual
I adore these compositions!
they are simply wonderful
they slide for the water as feathers.
Great shot and beautiful show!


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2007-10-29 14:28]

Hi Kyle. One of your best from many wonderful compositions. The setting along with the colour of the sea and skies is ideal. The photo has excellent balance and light. TFS. Murray.

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  • Capra Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 1] (319)
  • [2007-10-30 7:56]

me encanta esta foto y el color del agua.

Hi Kyle,

Lovely shot, the colours are just amazing. TFS


Stunning light captured here - almost looks like an HDR picture. Stunning colours in the sky - a realy eye catching picture.
Thanks for sharing

Very nice photo - a boyhood dream of mine, alas never realized.

Hi Kyle,

Wow!! Looks more like a painting. Perfect timing and amazing colors. Nice details and composition. TFS.


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-10-31 21:10]

Hi Kyle,

excellent shot, I like what I see here, colours and composition, very refreshing, :D nice work,


Interesting abstraction with good textures!
Attractgive colours and the subject is well presented here!


Hello Kyle,

SUPERB shot of sailing.
Nice colors, sharpness and mood created here. TFS


its perfect and it deserves the praise Kyle.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-11-09 17:32]

Hello Kyle! This picture is awesome.And I guess that I am not the only one to think so! What is your secret to obtain such results? Is it hidden in that sailboat? A pirate is holding it in a secret place? Lovely light & colors .Bravo!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-11-12 13:02]

Perfect maritime photography Kyle.
Thanks from jan

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-11-13 15:15]

Hi Kyle,
Beautiful composition. Brings memories of long ago sea voyages, lost treasure, and adventure stories that I read as a kid. Thanks.

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-11-14 4:47]

Hi my friend.

WOW..what a shot. Lovely composition, superb details and lighting. An amazing shot, like a painting.



Hi Kyle
Excellent presentation, very beautiful and eye appealing. I tried converting the image to B&W and it is still very beautiful.


WOW! Amazing scenery!
Beautiful composition, colors and details!
Nice job!
TFS, Best regards, Zorica

Well, not too much to say cuz I'll be repeating whatever everyone else said :) Is just dreamy... Everything is perfect.


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-01-23 14:00]

Hi Kyle...
Excellent captures - Beautifulcomposition, light and atmosphere...
Nice sunset too, thanks for posting it.
Bravo, George

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2008-01-30 12:57]

Hey Kyle, what a stunning beauty... nice colours and an overall beautiful setting. One nit-pick would be that the ship is a bit too centered, I'd crop off part of the right hand side. Just my 2 cents, it's nice to look at as is, of course.

Wow! Terrific shot Kyle! I love the diffused lighting in the sails with the crisp black outline. Excellent contrasts, and sharpness ... the wine sounds good too ;D

*** Ursula ***


Celle est magnifique!
On dirait une peinture.
Très réussie, les ombres
dans les voiles.

great shot! nice pov and composition.


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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-06-11 5:31]

Hi Kyle. You have an impressive collection. I did not know which one to comment on first.
I like the aquamarine foam near the ship. The sky light is great. I wonder if taking the ship slightly out of the center of the composition would have been even better. But, you are the expert. Cheers. Karin

Stunning stunning stunning I have ony word stunning.

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  • Nokin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 0 N: 110] (1385)
  • [2010-04-30 3:39]

Hallo Kyle,

was für eine wundervolle Aufnahme ,mit einer Atemberaubender Atmosphäre.Farben und Licht sind Perfekt.Gratuliere

Gruß Detlef

what a beatiful sky

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