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NZ Sunset

NZ Sunset
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-27
Categories: River, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-10 1:31
Viewed: 5025
Points: 38
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Sunset at Raglan

I live on the east coast of NZ and often miss out on the sunsets because there is a hill in the way.

So last week when we arrived at Raglan I knew I had to get out to the coast before the sun set. I drove around a few roads and I just had to stop here as I knew I wouldn’t make it out to the coast in time.

Actually I’m pleased I stopped here because I also got the reflecting colours from the sky in the stream.

It was 5.21pm and the sky was quite orange and then it got dark very quickly.

The next morning we woke to a heavy fog.

Now, over the water there, behind that Norfolk Pine lies Australia. It is about 1337 miles or 2151 kms away.

maurydv, pekkavalo1, matatur, Amadeo, eng55, Argus, uleko, gracious, Luis52, eqshannon, marhowie, bobcat08, inked, Miss_Piggy, XOTAELE, loot, wuta has marked this note useful
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To loot: Thanks LootJanice 1 05-17 00:59
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Splendido paesaggio, bellissima composizione con il rigagnolo di acqua in primo piano, i bellissimi riflessi sull'acqua, la striscia di terra con gli alberi e questo cielo dai colori stupendi, ottima nitidezza, un paesaggio di grande impatto visivo. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Janice,

Very beautiful landscape with magnificant colours, good composition, contrast and DOF.



A fine sunset scene with beautiful cloud formations and nice reflections Janice, the huge tree in the middle and the bushes on the right FG create a deeep depth feeling within the composition. TFS and cheers,

Hola Janice, muy bonita la puesta de sol, la luz tenue contrastada con los últimos rayos de sol hacen una fotografia con gran atractivo. Un saludo

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-10 3:59]

Hi Janice,
What a landscape.Reflections on river are great.Exposure is spot on.I liked point of view,warm lighting and composition a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-10 6:52]

Hello Janice,
A fine sunset in an excellent composition, with a nice reflection in the stream at low tide. The pattern in the sky with the clouds and the light of the setting sun is great.
Excellent descriptive note too.
TFS both,
Have a good Sunday,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-10 7:39]

Hello Janice,
This is a wonderful capture of a sunset with Australia at the faaaaar end! I really like your composition with the winding stream and the reflections of the trees in the smooth water. I like the lone Norfolk Pine too and the way you've timed this and got some lovely green colours instead of all black. Excellent depth of focus and wonderful colours. Well done!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Kia Ora Janice,
This is truly a beautiful sunset well captured with the best pov in great depth!
excellent focal point with great sharpness, good colour and details
the reflection really a big bonus towards a fine composition
many thanks for the sharing
greeting to you and Dave!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-10 11:09]

Hola Janice.
It is nice for me to see Your work again here. Beautiful image. lovly colors in all the frame.
fine details too.

Show off:-)...Could not ask for a more beautiful landscape. The crispiness is pretty nifty considering the time of day. And the tonal quality really sows off the Canon well....and of course your eye behind it and your fingers on the control panels! Well done Janice...A very nice day this was indeed.

Hi Janice,
Tough exposure scenario, but you pulled it off..
Wonderful reflections, nice landscape combined with a dramatic sky, wrapped in an enigma ;}
Thank you mf,

Hello Janice,

It is a very beautiful landscape with a fine sunset. Great relections on the water. Wonderful light and colours between the clouds. The clouds has something dramatics. Very special. I like your POV. The reflection on the water at the bay giev a very good depth in your photo. Well done. Have a nice day and TFS BOB

Hi Janice,
This is a very nice composition with superb and inspiring colors. Exposure is perfect and the image has a sense of movement and very agreeable mood. Thanks!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-05-11 22:52]
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Happy Mother's Day to you, my friend.
A gorgeous, gorgeous landscape.
I don't think I have ever seen a landscape from you.
The composition is just beautiful,
and the colors in the sky and in the water make this scene truly magical.
Kia Ora and TFS. : )

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-05-12 22:23]

hi Janice,
fantastic sunset! i think it was a good decision made to stop where you did. great composition, really nice colors and reflections, great contrast and nicely chosen POV. well done and tfs

Hallo Janice
I really fancy this photo. It is colourful, serene and in a way creates the feeling of mysteriousness. I love the golden tones in the water, and the pine tree right in the middle of the image adds a special touch to this marvellous scenery. This is a beautiful sunset indeed. The sky is amazing and the exposure very good. I love the great details of the cloud formation, and it looks quite dramatic. Nicely framed by the silhouetted trees. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Fabuloso paisaje y espectacular luz.
Hermoso trabajo Janice.
Mis saludos, JL.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-05-17 0:24]
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Hi Janice

A lovely landscape with intense and beautiful sunset colours. It is amazing how the sky range from the dark blue thunder clouds in the left top corner through the whites in the middle to the bright oranges and yellows in the top right hand corner. The whole range reflected in the strategically positioned strip of water in the centre area of the frame.

What somehow intrigued me is the little "stream" of water that came from the bottom area twisting its way down to the main body of water. It just added an additional bit of interest to the shot.

Good work MF and TFS.

PS. Good luck for the battle (Chiefs vs Sharks) later today.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-05-18 11:26]

Hello Janice , A Fantastic landscape shot , great compositie and colours , and interesting note , Greetings Teunie

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