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The end of a fine day

The end of a fine day
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-18
Categories: Nature, Nocturnal
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS DO USM, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 80-89 points (II), Beauty of light [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-21 3:47
Viewed: 2542
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 104
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The end of a fine day..

*Last Sunday .. the coast of Holland, the Northsea beach at Kijkduin , The Hague
*The last beach walkers on the left..some birds in the sky (even the distant little dots on right )
Temperature .. about 4 c
*The last sunrays before total sundown
These are the moments I love to be 'there.' ..standing here on a so called 'gulf breaker ' during Eb-tide..

We just had dinner in one of the nice Restaurants near the beach.

This is the same spot as you can see at the present TL photo of Vandana2923, made 2 months earlier during daytime , while in Holland with Vassilis and others.

The Jack Russell and the Bordeaux dog of 2 previous photo's, taken here , went home and probably snoring
after there intensive play's on this beach.

Camera: Canon 30d
Photo PP woth PS CS 2
Framing: Paint Shop Pro 11

Kijkduin Folks



All day I’ve built
a lifetime and now...
the sun sinks to
undo it.


GreenBaron, Urfaust, Liberty, lilimih33, milas, Silke, macgarret1, shelbeesmom, vandana2923, sorinabal, Hitbit, Kiwis, Tomek, Josine, Hendrika, Refugee, chrisJ, Dpbours, HaBeMa, Jens, c_rapp, gnada, inaam, boomcat has marked this note useful
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Hoi John,
Mooie plaat man, fantastische zachte pastel kleuren. Het perspectief mooi gevangen. Superb posting nice appealing soft tone colours and a fine attractive perspective. The bird is a bonus :-)

Johnny this is SUPER
I feel a little sad after looking to the warm mood and brings up so many memmories of you, Vassilis Tanya Peep Hans els and Ad , Don Frank and An. (Pee and Fons, Anneke)
This photo is fantastic, mood so special!
Add this to my theme
Thanks dear friend and now have to run for office
Hugs and thanks for this


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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-11-21 4:01]

I love the scenes from the Netherlands. The light is just so beautiful, as is the landscapes. I like how the reflection line comes right at me. Great image. TFS

Hello John,
I can see you have some great late autumn weather in Holland!
Amazing light in this fine frame, the golden reflection off the water is very attractive...
A well balanced composition!
Pablo -

stunned!! great light.. beautiful compo.. this silhouette is full of mood.. great atmosfere John.. bravo!
ciao Marco

A beautiful picture John. I have not yet been able to visit this part of Netherlands; it looks very interesting on Google Earth though! And your occasional pictures of The Hague always interest and delight me, this one is no exception. Good composition, excellent exposure and wonderful atmosphere.
Well done!

Best wishes

Hello John,

Lovely sunset. I like the colors and composition. TFS.


Hi John :)

Excellent POV ! Beautiful view. Absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing this peaceful shot !


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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-11-21 4:46]

Hej hej from Baltic Sea!:-)
Excelent sunset John, you know that it's my favourite moment on the day? And now I discovered how wonderful is the sea sunset...
Great composition, the reflection of the sun is beautiful, the colors and the POV are great.
Thanks John for this romantic picture.
Hälsningar från Gotland,

Hello John!
Wonderful sunset postcard with nice frame!
Great colours and light and beautiful atmosphere!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-11-21 5:16]

merhaba myfriend dear John....
superb color and reflections...bravo...selamlar

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-11-21 5:43]

Superb mood, colours and details



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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-11-21 5:50]

Hey JT
a perfect shot for your perfect day... Sounds like you really had a wonderful day! Nice sunset! Love the birds...


Just beautiful John! Love the comp here, looks like a wonderful, but COLD day! Very nice shot!

Guten Abend John,

Sehr schöner Sonnenuntergang hier. Eine spezielle Postkarte von der Nordsee!


Mooie kleuren van deze sundown John. Op mijn scherm is de voorzijde wat aan de donkere kant. Maar de belichting achter is perfect.


Grtz Pim

Bonjour John
Très agréable ambiance


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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-11-21 10:36]

Hi John,
Beautiful scene! Wow! A faire rêver! Belle atmosphère qui se dégage de cette photo .. cette MAGNIFIQUE photo :) Merci!

Supreb light, John.
beautiful mood and atmosphere as a result. Good composition and placement of the elements :-))
Well done.

Best regards, Daniel

Hoi John,
Erg lekkere plaat. Heerlijk veel ruimte en het ziet er lekker fris uit. Ook de ondergaande zon ziet er fantastisch uit met mooie kleuren. Compositie en frame zien er goed uit, zoals altijd.

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-11-21 15:47]

Very nice straight line of beach and that sunlight - good composed and presented:)))

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-11-21 22:39]

Mmmm, always nice to see 'nights' like this.
Although it was straightagainst the sun i am amased of the number of details still can be seen.Specialy in the foreground, the water reflect between the rocks.
Love this photo John.

Heel mooi en je moet me dat een keer uitleggen, iets met 'over-under exposre' las ik in mijn boekje ?

Oh John, dus je loopt wel vaker hier op de pier lekker uit te waaien!
Heerlijke kleuren in de lucht en wat fijn dat er een zon opstaat. Genieten dus en niet alleen van het diner - dat is duidelijk.
Groetjes en TFS
:)volgen natuurlijk

Hi John,

Against the sun light . . but did great capturing it . .
Beautifully composed . . Seems very nice beach . .
I like it . .

Less sun shine in Jakarta lately, raining all day . .


  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2007-11-22 1:32]

He John,

Mooie prent man. Niet een gebruikelijke zonsondergang maar des te interessanter.



je houdt er niet van op geen groene smileys te krijgen maar net zoals Hitbit vind ik de voorkant ook te donker

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-22 3:24]

Hallo John.
Tis dat 'mijn' pier er op staat, (slechte herinnering aan, bijna verzopen daar met 'piertje omzwemmen', in 1960, 16 jaar oud.)
Maar je was wel heel karig met de Kb's, net 62 stuks.
Duidelijk te zien is ook dat het land lager ligt dan de zee, en dat de wereld rond is. haha

Hi bro, that's a pretty nice sunset and a good note on your day. I like the composition with the fg and the bird on the top right corner.
Nice glow on the wet sand.

Take care, sis :)

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-11-22 5:52]

Wonderful light and colours.
Great bird captured !


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-11-22 7:11]

Hallo John
Mooie contrast opname. Mooi van kleur.
Gr Jos

hi john, great composition, wonderful colors, such a nice time of the day captured, well done,
thanks scott

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2007-11-22 14:24]

Hi João!!!

Beutiful photo! All the composition is perfect! the colours the light of the sun in the water, and the frame... do a lot!!!


Hi John
Very nice mood in this photo and I can feel the end of a splendid day. Love the point of view and he calm of the scene, even the sea seems at ease. Good composition and excellent presentation.

Very good POV John looking along the beach. Soft colours and regardless of the light good detail. Three annoying spots to the left of the bird which I may have been inclined to clone out. TFS,

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-11-22 23:08]

Hi my friend,

A super composition. Beautiful silhoutte, great cloud details and warm colours are exhibited perfectly.



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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-11-22 23:47]

Hoi John. man dit had ik nog gemist en wat voor een.
Prachtige tegelichtse zons ondergang.

Merhaba John,
What a stunning sunset capture.Excellent colous and reflection.TFS.


Hello John,

You visit the North sea regularly, and you get several photo opportunities, which you realize very well. A well composed, low level shot, which gives a dynamic visual impact and the lead in created by the beach is impressive. Well done!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-11-23 1:01]

Hi John

Wonderful, warm sunset colouts of gold in this superb sunset. I like the graphism, & the bird at right.

Hallo John..
Sher schones POV und..Bilder..
Ganz tolle ARbait..

Hi John
Sunset photos can be a bit ho-hum, but this is refreshingly different, looking along the beach rather than out to sea or across a bay as is usually the case. As well as the gorgeous colours you've achieved, I love the rocks, the birds and the tiny silhouettes of the people on the sands.
Great stuff!

Merhaba Dear John:)
Very beautiful mood, colours and details.
Cordial Greetings,

Hoi John,

Ik liep een paar dagen geleden op het strand van Scheveningen, omdat ik in Den Haag moest zijn voor m'n werk. Ja, strand is toch wel lekker. Dat hebben we dan weer niet in het Brabantse land ;-).

Prettig weekend!

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2007-11-24 10:38]

hi John, great composition with that straight line of light and waves that create a perspective! A magic and positive atmosphere!
Best regards, ciao, Cinzia

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2007-11-24 11:51]

Merhaba fotograf ustasi arkadasim John;derin bir cerceve ile cok guzel bir manzara birarada,eline saglik,selamlar....

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-11-26 3:36]

Hi John
Great shot, the light are superb, good POV, well presented, you have - once again - done a good job, Compliments and TFS.
The best wishes from

Hi John,
It's always a fine day at the beach for me . . . I like the dark rocks in the foreground, contrasting with the bright sky and the white streak of the sun's reflection in the quiet part of the surf. You can feel the coolness of the dark setting in, yet you can still feel the sun's warmth on your face.

This shot is taken one day later than mine that we are discussing . . . I take it your ISO here is something between 800 and 1200? As I used to tell math students, there is always more than one way to arrive at a correct answer.
A fine shot,

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-11-26 21:33]

This one popped out at me. Absolutely gorgeously breathtaking. Love the framing and the incredible pov. The bird exiting the picture to the right is a wonderful bonus. TFS

Hi John:
This is a wonderful end of a fine day:) and you have dome a fantastic job on this one...
a fine post from a fine man:)
:) Lt

Hi John

Nice presenantion and the picture are sure very beautiful....congrats

Amri HMS

Hi John :)

Warm mood and colours ... great ambiance, I love it ! Excellent frame for the subject :)

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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2007-12-08 13:54]

Hello John! I missed this one, truly great! Love the dark foreground, sunset brightly reflecting on the water, birds in a pretty sky! Could not ask for a better scene! :} Don

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-12-14 18:30]

Hi John...
Wonderful Sunset photo..! Lovely composition...
A perfect exposure and light. Nice colors and balance...
Well done,

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-12-27 6:25]

Hello Sir John,

An immense feeling of hope and joy is beautifully driven from the perspective of this image. Such a powerful composition, really impressive. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this shot.

hello JT,

what a fine day to end it like this.. lovely capture here.. :) the view is simply stunning.. well seen and taken.

regards, terry

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