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L A S T . S U N S E T

L A S T . S U N S E T
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Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1309 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Artwork, Event, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Nocturnal, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Happy New Year 2008, Manila Bay Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-31 6:30
Viewed: 2882
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
to... The Last Sunset '07

Thank you and Goodbye! :(
see you Next Year '08! :)

see [VIDEO] to the tune of an ice cream calling jingle in the background :)

First, I had to capture a snapshot of the sailboat exactly in front of the sun just for TL and then immediately switched my camera to video mode to capture it in animation with the sinking of the sun into the horizon :)

Auld Lang Syne

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne ?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
And surely I’ll buy mine !
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.


We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.


We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine† ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.


And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.


Model: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure Time: 1/403
F-Stop: f/4.0
Focal Length: 17342/1000 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern

Pp work:
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
1. tweak colors and tones
2. add border and text
3. flatten Layers
4. resize, sharpen focus, resize for TL

Quote of the Day:
"There will be times when you will be in the field without a camera. And, you will see the most glorious sunset or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed. Don't be bitter because you can't record it. Sit down, drink it in. and enjoy it for what it is!" -DeGriff

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To shelbeesmom: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-04 02:04
To coed1992: Salamat! :)Freddie 1 01-01 05:04
To harpya: Obrigado! :)Freddie 1 01-01 03:58
To AJ786: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-01 00:11
To jigz: hahahaha!Freddie 1 01-01 00:10
To Fortuna: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-01 00:08
To pablominto: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-01 00:01
To c_rapp: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-31 19:22
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  • Great 
  • jigz (60)
  • [2007-12-31 6:35]
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Happy New Year, Freddie! Love that sunset pic with the sailboat's mast kind of skewering the sun.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-12-31 6:36]

A really fantastic sunset!! Stunning color. TFS and have a great New Year!

Happy New Year 2008.

Amazing composition Fred!
Colors are very nice too. TFS!

All the best to you too for 2008!


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  • zomik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 56 N: 314] (3599)
  • [2007-12-31 7:04]

The beautiful composition, superb colours !
Happy New Year to you and your family, Fred :-)))

dramatic sunset Fred, very strong and warm,well captured.wishing you and family a fruiful and blessed year to come.

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-12-31 7:13]

WOW!! Fred !!!
Excellent colour and composition. Just like a painting!!
All the best for you and your family!
Happy New Year!

Of course I had to read your quote of the Day, but that one is hard to follow - I really hate it when I don't have a camera.
If I have then I don't necessarily use it, but it's the idea.
Okay you were lucky to have a camera and record this gorgious sunset!
Thanks for that and the best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year


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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2007-12-31 7:53]


One word comes to mind...STRIKING!



Hi Fred,
incredible sunset, amazing colours and beautiful composition with the silhouettes of the ships. TFS!
Happy New Year!

Stunning sunset Freddie, I love the silkiness in the clouds. Great composition, light and colour.

In your own words "*****" :)

Take care and have a wonderful 2008.


Hi Freddie,
Nice work and a good last post of the year, I like the fact you waited for the yacht to be infront of the sun,
Happy New Year for 2008
Regards Andy

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2007-12-31 10:52]

Hi Fred,

Happy new year :)

Fantastic shot...

jean paul

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  • Serabi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 118 W: 0 N: 19] (1643)
  • [2007-12-31 10:55]

Simply stunning! A perfect farewell to 2007...

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  • sbilgi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 316 W: 50 N: 29] (5158)
  • [2007-12-31 14:33]

Hi Fred,
Now 01.01.2008/0.33 in Turkiye.
Happy new year.

gorgeous way to end the year!!! Beautiful pov and the stunning colors. WOW! Happy New Year!!!! TFS

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-12-31 23:36]
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Hi my friend,

Lovely presentation. Amazing golden colours as usual and lovely PP work with the whole composition...



Hello Fred,
This is one of the better sunsets I have seen from Baywalk, as the ships are so well used in the composition!
And of course, when I'm writing this you're already in 2008...
And I wish a HAPPY NEW YEAR will come your way!
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -

:-) OK-

I hope that 2008 would be as romantic
( IMO hihi )
as this photo Freddie !

Best wishes for you to and see you on TL !



Hi Fred
Murat YAPICI...

Hello Fred,

Excellent photograph! Wonderful colors!
Congratulations and TFS.



Hi Freddie thank you for a very nice capture and message for the transit from the old to the new year!! Good luck to you for 2008 as well



Simply marvelous, Freddie. I love this shot, as I always admire sunset photo. But what this particular shot of yours special and more interesting is the positioning of the sailboats and how the cloud formation intensify the beauty of the landscape. And again, simply marvelous.


Thank you very much for the WS for my New Year posting.

Hello Fred!

You closed his year with a beautiful key of gold.
Wonderful visual and scenery. amazed with the beauty of their colors and his beautiful horizon.
Beautiful visual and compo! Very well composed!
I hope in 2008 their dreams take place all!

All the best!



Hello Freddie,
A most fabulous capture and presentation for closing out 2007. Hope the year was filled with blessings for you.
All the best to you in 2008,

Hello Fred,
Happy new year to you too!Amazing!

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-01-01 6:51]

Hello Fred,
Beautiful sunset composition excelent colors and great message.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Hy Fred,
Lovely sunset and beautiful colors and well presented picture, Excellent POV. and details..
Happy New Year 08

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2008-01-01 11:38]

Wow, Fred... amazing work, man! Awesomly beautiful! Cannot think of anything I'd rather see different. Stunning colours, the ships add a lot of interest to the scene.
Very well done, TFS, TFS².

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-01-01 12:08]

Hello Fred, great last sunset of 2007 ! Very well done, great composition, good details and perfectly exposed shot ! All the best for 2008 ! Thanks,


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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1038 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-01-01 18:02]

Love the silhouettes here and the dramatic backdrop of that stunning fiery sunset! A big WOW!
Happy New Year:)

Hie Fred,

Happy New Year!! Great sunset with some clouds surrounding it.
Nice color and toning too.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-01-02 13:04]

Hi Fred,
I like your last sunset! It is what is invited to finish the year with passion and romanticism! :)
Gorgeous colors! Have a great year 2008! Annie

Hi dear friend,
wonderful wish and posting for this event.
Great tones and textures.
very good PP work.
Best wishes,
Good Luck in the New Year!

ooooo aaahhhh very nice Freddie!! LOVE the saturation here, the silouette is marvelous! Outstanding reds here! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Hello Fred!

Pretty hot sunset and a very coool timing to capture the sailboat ahead of the sun. Thanks for the link to your clip.

Well done!

Happy trails and photo hunts in 2008!

splendide capture d'un ciel en feu
j'aime le paquebot au loin


PSmerci pour ta visite

Hey Freddie,

This is one stunnig shot. Beautiful colors and composition. Prefect exposure.


Amazing sunset.
We hope to see some more next year

Hello Freddie!
Amazing red sunset! Wonderful composition and colors!
TFS and Happy New Year!
Best regards, Zorica

Stunning colours and sunset. Nice frame.

hello Freddie

lovely sunset with warm cred colours and a beautiful composition


Very beutiful sunset, well captured, exposed and composed. Felicidades :)

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