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A world of our own

A world of our own
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Copyright: Dilshan Mahdi Hussainmiya (dilshan74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 66 N: 1214] (6696)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-17
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300s DSLR, AF-S DX VR NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/10 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-22 4:01
Viewed: 2077
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A couple enjoying a mesmerizing sunset during the blue hour which brings out some magical colors and light on a good day. The key to shooting this kind of shot is careful planning, a steady hand and a bit of luck! The VR system definitely helps at these slow shutter speeds and I normally like to shoot hand held. The waves in the foreground were coming in and created a slight motion effect. I shot this in 14 bit lossless RAW and edited the file in LR 3.0. The added dynamic range captured by the 14 bit NEF format and RAW headroom enables a wider latitude of adjustment. I hope you like it and thanks for your comments and critiques.

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Well done with the hand-held shot here Dilshan! Personally I'd say use a tripod and get a slower speed to make the water more of a mirror - but then not everyone likes that effect :-)

Wonderful colour! Truly I have to get to Borneo and take in the sunsets of Sarawak and Brunei!!


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-09-22 7:18]
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Hello Dilshan,
The evening colors are found to be rich in this valued catch. Great combination of warm and cold shades. And silhouette of a couple is adding more life to perspective. Excellent composition, well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,

Wow! Awesome capture of the colorful clouds and having the couple is a bonus. Great pov and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.

Marvelous color! I can't believe this hasn't gotten more comments! Intense color without noise! LOVE the blur of the waves approaching. The couple is a nice addition!

Olá Dilshan
It is really impressive ahow you controle so much light..great colors and good composition...almost unreal.good note.
Um abraço

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-09-22 13:51]

Hi Dilshan,
A great sunset shot with all the ingredients of a fantastic ONE!
Beautiful vivid colors in the spectacular sky casting a superb reflection on the wet sand.
The couple is animating the story and enhanced the composition.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2011-09-22 14:58]

Another stunning sunset Dilshan,
1/10 sec hand held! well done - the couple are perfectly sharp

Hi Dilshan, this is a stunning shot that is extremly sharp and without the usual noise. Just love the colours and the silhouettes. Fiona

Beautiful color and POV. Well done!

Thanks for sharing,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-10-14 21:42]

Hi Dilshan

A spectacular sunset with vivid colors & marvelous warm cold color contrasts between the gold & blue. Nice silhouettes at right. Tfs!

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