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after the storm

after the storm
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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-30
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX, Hoya Polarizer
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-23 2:45
Viewed: 4120
Favorites: 10 [view]
Points: 114
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It has just rained - very hard. I was so anticipating the sun going down the horizon. But the storm was brief. Almost as quick as the sun disappeared, the sky opened up with a kaleidoscope of colors. Surreal, apocalyptic and wow were the words I said to myself. Instantly the beach became crowded again with vacationers enjoying the momentary respite from rain.

I opened the aperture for this scene, there was not much light (my exif data is incorrect by 12 hours). pp work involved sizing and slight exposure adjustment. No color tweaking (boy do I love Nikon colors). Oh dear, just noticed a gradual tilt to the left, and the image could perhaps some noise reduction....oh well.

Best regards to all.

chrisJ, Teresat, sanjibbehera, lilimih33, manujmehta, Fortuna, mesquens1, tanburi, CallMeMaria, GreenBaron, fransx, roges, mvdisco, suzy, brunorsantana, kanton, werdir, dareco, jean11-3, hay_kes, shelbeesmom, Royaldevon, Juliet, mbrito, glint, harpya, jan515, moli, inunguak, colvert, Beger, MLINES has marked this note useful
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hello Danilo
how are you?
great shot friend
what a beauty
wonderful mood of the place
what a fine timing
i just love the mood of this shot
great work

MY Favorite ...

Manuj Mehta

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-06-23 2:47]

Hi Danilo

Wow! Boracay sunsets are spectacular! Good warm colours, & nice reflections in the lagoon. Tfs!

Hi Danilo
yes here nature made a wonderful work and you too!
so vivid colours and contrast
great image

Always great cloud formations after storms, and those colours are so picturesque :)
And I love those Nikon colours too! Natural and stunning. Great shot.



Bom dia Danilo
So beautiful...I love Nikon colours and specialy the beautiful world that come from you. Fantatic light and scene.
Um abraço

Hi Danilo,

great sunset and amazing colors.
rightly said about the nikon colors...
thanks for sharing.

Hello Danilo!
What a fantastic composition!
Excellent colours and the sky and wonderful reflection!
Lovely image with the silhouette!
Best regards!

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-06-23 3:32]

Hi Danilo...
Beautiful shot with great colors...
Beautiful natural scene...

Danillo my friend this once again is a excellent piece of photographic work the details and colours are awesome your pov supberb grt shot tfs
regards bryan

Hello Danilo,

Fantastic colors of the sky and a great composition again!
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Danilo,
Wow, this is a spectecular capture from the beach, I like the colours of the sky very much, the enlightment of the clouds look really great! I like its 'surreal' outfit, nice use of setting og 3.8 and 1/50, proper exposure for this scene. Great posting, my friend! TFS:

Hello, Danilo -
WOW - you did so well to capture this magical scene. Not only did you get the sky with these unreal colors, but the reflection on the wet sand just adds to wonder. Wonderful work with the exposure. Gorgeous result.

Hi Danilo,
Just one word: GREAT!
Thanks, many thanks for this work-of-art.

Hello Danilo,
This is too beautiful!!
The sky seems to be SO close to the ground...spectacular in every way.

Hello Danilo,
One of my fasvotite shotsd... Incredible colors and reflections...
Fantastic color transitions from cold to warm tones...
Selahattin E

Hi Danilo,
Striking colours here, the contrast of the sky and silhouettes is very well captured. Still I have the impression the colours are a bit over saturated causing a slight noise and some burned bright tones, like the very bright light yellow in the distances. Don't get me wrong though, ity is a superb surreal sunset panorama. Great posting my friend.

N.B. Regarding your remark about the overall impression of Nikon colours: I agree :-)

Excelente composición, luz y color...saludos

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-06-23 4:25]

Hi Danilo,
A fantastic colorful capture, seems an artist's palette!
A fabulous composition divided by a diagonal passageway with people crossing.
A great reflection of a colorful sky.
Splendid color saturation and PP work.
Marvelous job!

Francis Xavier

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-06-23 4:50]

Hi Danilo !

Excellent presentation!
Beautiful and interesting this macro that we introduce.
Splendid colors, perfect contrast.
Have a nice week,

Hi Dan.
Beautiful and wanderful sunset after the storm,
great warm colors and sharpness,
Excellent POV. and details,
Fine silhouettes and beautiful place..
Très jolie photo!!

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-06-23 5:35]

for a minute am thinking which is the sky or the ground:) I used Logic finally because the colors and the reflection is super amazing, a beauty with all meanings, unreal, surreal but a real splendid presentation with a beautiful mood and lovely silhouettes and contrast... brillient work my friend..

tfs and best regards Danilo

Simply perfect, Danilo. Amazing colors and reflections. Great! Congratulations!

Best regards,

THis is not just your average sunset shot ... great job for waiting out the storm Danilo! Yeah, the colors are surreal alright! All the silhouetted people on the strip of sand, the colors reflected in the shallow foreground water... just a beauty Danilo!! Great job.

Olá Danilo
Great different colors, the sky is beautiful
Well Done!


Hello Danilo!
Amazing sunset after the storm! spectecular capture from the beatch,wonderful lighting
colours reflections and nice silhouettes,great mood, perspective and atmosphere!!
All my copliments and tfs

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-06-23 6:27]

Hi Danilo,
This is so beautiful. Amazing colours. Th epresence of people adds to the composition, giving it life.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-06-23 6:33]

Hi Danilo,

Very dramatic shot. The colors are very vivid in this fantastic beach shot. Nature is the best artist.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-06-23 6:51]


Fantastique ciel, une merveille, ce couleurs, ces formes, avec le personnage, une tout grande image, fantastique.

bravo et maitié


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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-06-23 7:03]

An awesome picture!! Spectacular colors and reflections. Wonderful mood!! TFS

Bonjour Danilo

Superbe et magique !
Des reflets si diverses et si flamboyants qui donne de l'intensité à cette image.


Great colors here.
Well composed and presented .
Good details.
Keep posting.

A fabulous picture Danilo.
The colours are amazing,I would just love to have been there to enjoy this sunset with you.
The silhouetted figures complete the scene.
Tfs,regards Jean.

Hi Danilo,
What an amazing sunset vith superb minimalistic shot.excellent atmosphere.TFS.


Hello Danilo.
Excellent and very good looking picture with this evening mood.
A Sunset in optima forma.!
Groeten van Jan

Wow Danilo! Amazing colors, wonderful silhouettes! A perfect time to take this shot, 2 minutes later and it would be gone! Beautiful work!

Hello Danilo,

It feels almost rude to offer a critique to this shot because of its wonderful impact.
I just found myself gazing at it and thinking how lucky we are that we are able to record such beauty and keep it forever. Of course, credit must go to you for making such a fine record of it!
It is going straight into my favourites.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-06-25 0:42]

Hi Danilo,
such an exciting and dramatic photo. Lovely colours and great perspective of the bech.Well rendered and well presented in briliant style.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-06-25 7:21]

Hi Danilo,
Ohhh what a beauty. I could spend so much time there. Really nice control of your settings and so beautiful. TFS this Julie

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-06-25 17:12]

Hello Danillo
Wonderful image with great contrast between the sharp silhouettes and the dark and strong tones and colours. Great sense of space given for an excellent DOF and focus, and a fantastic summer mood.
Congrats, mb

the best colors are sometimes after a storm, this is proof! awesomes shot, wonderful sharpness and that wonderful light throught the clouds creating all that color and reflection, great shot!
thanks scott

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2009-06-26 4:03]

Hi Danilo
Wonderful sunset scene with beautiful color and reflection.Great lighting and great composition.
Tin Soe

Hi Danilo,

Amazing colors and also the composition is great. I like also the mood of this image, you was lucky to see this scene. TFS
Best regards,

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2009-06-26 11:14]

Hello Danilo,
wow! these colours have a surreal quality.I like the way the red sky is refelcted in the water puddles on the sands.The patch of gold is really nice too. I didn't notice the tilt until you pointed it out.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-06-26 12:50]

Ciao Danilo

What can I say of such beauty!
One of the famous landmarks!
Great views of beach and a pleasant composition, thus showing the impressive formations of sand colored by beautiful reflection ...
I am astonished by the beauty of the place,
the colors of the sky is fabulous!
How can nature be so perfect!



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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-06-27 8:02]

Hello Danilo,
Yours tried with the camera succeeded to you. Good details, contrast and colors. wonderful met sunset, beautiful colors, pleases me much.
Best regards.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13317)
  • [2009-06-27 15:51]

Hello Danilo.
Wonderful moment of the day presented!
What a sky!
Great and very effective picture.
Well done.

Janek Kloss

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-06-29 3:19]

It seems that I've missed this incredible beauty.
Sorry and congrats !


Hi Danilo:
A sunset to die for....... I wish to see one like that in real life some day. The colours are stunning as is the mood,perspective,focus and exposure, a gem again........ thanks my friend...Roman:0)

You can never take too many pictures of the sky! It is beautiful! I like how far back you can see of the sky:)
Great Job!!!

Hi again
To be at the right place at the good moment is one thing, to have one of the best materials another, but no one can take a shot like this without having something else which is the privilege of the Best.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-07-06 23:10]

Hi Danilo,
great shot.Amazing sky and beautiful colours.Perfect depth.TFS.Necla.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-07-09 8:53]

Hi Danilo,
Browsing your gallery to try to catch up what I missed last month, a stop prevails on this one!
What a gorgeous after storm you captured here!
I especially like the strong colors and reflections. The black silhouettes of people add a lot of intensity and
sense at this fabulous scene!
All my admiration! Annie

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-07-26 19:05]

Hi Danilo, Very good colours and ambiance in this beautiful sunset at low tide. Most effective presentation using this angle. TFS. Murray.

God playing with his palette of colors.
Fortunately you put that time to preserve it.
And you worked as well as Him

Big hug

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2009-08-16 13:44]

Wow! This is fascinating.The colors and the mix of textures (especially on the sand) are just wonderful.This is so pleasant to look at ,we feel like being in another world.The composition is excellent.This is one of the most beautiful moody picture that I have seen so far on TL.Bravo!

Maravillosa fotografia con un colorido insuperable con gran variedad de tonos
muy buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • Leones (131)
  • [2009-10-21 6:37]

One word - fantastic.


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  • gbsal (36)
  • [2013-09-10 20:00]

Hi Danilo,
It has probably described by others as fabulous, great, beautiful and breathtaking, because ...it is. Well done.

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