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Scarlet Sunset

Scarlet Sunset
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Copyright: Liliana Mihailovici (lilimih33) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2852 W: 613 N: 3000] (19483)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-13
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm/4-5,6 IS USM, Hoya Cir Polarizer 67mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-06-25 1:41
Viewed: 4544
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 206
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another picture from my holiday in Turkey, 13th May 2009.
Incekum (Avsallar) is a seaside resort in the district of Antalya Province in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey, situated in the Turkish Riviera, 100 km west of Antalya and 20 km est of Alanya.

I took this picture at sunset, showing the refection of the sky in the sea.

In my WS you can see a different point of view from the same place.

I changed the gamma in both pictures.

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Hi Liliana
good composition with beautiful colours
great moment of nature work in the sunset
well framed
have good day

Hi Liliana
Its like some one dreaming the colors,the POV, the wave patterns all are from some other world.Its a great post for which i congratulate you.TFS

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-06-25 1:48]

Hello Liliana ;)))
Wonderful purple mood...nice feelings, TFS
Best wishes,
J ;)

Nice rich colour Lili - the silhouettes stand out clearly. Usually a 50/50 split with the horizon doesn't work well but with the sea and sky the same colour it's not a problem here at all.

nice work


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-06-25 1:54]

Asta-mi place tare mult !
E absolut minunata.


Good morning Liliana,
Beautiful shades of pink and purple in this delightful sunset! Very good sharpness and framing.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-06-25 2:08]

Hi Liliana,
A fantastic sunset shot with a marvelous reddish cast all over!
A very warm atmosphere depicting tranquility and calmness!
A pleasing composition with a glorious sihouette of those fishermen.
A clean presentation in an elegant frame.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hello Lili,

THis a superb photo and presentation. Congratulations and well done! Neautiful soft colours and amazing lighting on the water. Stunning abstract created with the people fishing. Perfect POV!

Well done and TFS,

hello Liliana
how are you?
nice shot with wonderful hue, the tones are wonderful, a perfect moody shot
a nice moment to capture
thanks for sharing

Manuj Mehta

Wonderful point of view and excellent color tones, dear Lili.
Beautiful silhouette abd presentation. Very goodd work! TFS!

Warm regards,

Hi Liliana
unique and splendid tones of sunset.
good pp work.
nice presentation.
good capture of silhouettes.

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2009-06-25 4:09]

Hi Liliana
Beautiful color and nice composition.Nice sharpness and Great POV.
Tin Soe

Bonjour Liliana,
Beautiful composition and presentation,
lovely details and silhouettes,
Nice colors and light.
Beautiful sky colors and reflection in water..
My compliments

Wonderful capture of this sunset with beaatiful colours tones and nice composition.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-06-25 6:41]

Hi Lili,

the pink purple tones and are very appealing here
especially the contrast between the warm light
and the dark silhouettes, moment is absolutely perfect
clarity and ambiance and calm ripples in the water
and lots of beautiful elements are composed
and presented here in an outstanding work..
impressive ..

best regards

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-06-25 6:43]
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Aha !
Asa arata un apus de soare in Antalya.
Superb, bravo.
Asteptam continuare .... un rasarit ...
O zi faina,

Bonjour Liliana

Très jolie photo avec de belles couleurs et un joli fondu de rouge rosé.


Hi Lili,
Moody summer sunset photo indeed, the pink-purplish sky works great here and it's nice to see that it is also reflected by the surface of the water. Good composition of the fishing people at the shore, calm and tranquille scene. I like your simple framing, too. Well one, TFS!
Friendly greetings,

wonderful colors in this, such nice hues, great sillouettes, beautiful work, take care, thanks scott

Ciao Liliana,

This scene gives such a great summer feeling!
I adore the colors and silhouettes, fabulous!
amazed with the beautiful horizon,
Rich colours and the scene is well framed!



Hello Liliana,
Incredsible silhouettes and sunset tones
I loved copper colored riples also...
Good frame...
Selahattin E

Good evening Liliana,

this is a marvelous sunset shot and right now I would give anything in the world to be on such place with someone special. Truly wonderful shot and place.

Sunset is always an attractive subject to capture with the camera and this one is a little masterpiece regarding composition and colours. Beautiful warm colours and good clarity make a very appealing image.

Have a nice weekend,


Hi Lilli
Excellent title, the tones are so pleasing to the eye and that fisherman right to the left is strong for this image. Excellent presentation.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-06-25 13:38]

Hello dear Lili,
It is a wonderful warm picture by the beautiful colors, wonderful picture and composition with the beautiful moment of sonenuntergang.
Best regards.

Hi Liliana,

As usual wonderful photographs... Congratulations my friend !

Do you like Turkey ? :)

Warm regards.

Haluk Derinöz

Hello Liliana,

A great picture with fantastic light and wonderful colors!
I love the perspective and the contrast between lights and shadows!
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Lili
The colours are superb and you caught these people enjoying the end of the day. Very nicely done.

Hi Lili,
What a stunning sunset vith amazing minimalistic shot.TFS.


Wow Lili, what a purple colors !!
Super capture. The mood and atmosphere is captured very well. Good exposure too, making the people silhouettes.
Well done, TFS,

Hello Lili,

A great composition of horizontal layers and beautiful co-ordinating colours.
Usually a central horizon does't work but you have proved that rules can be broken!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-06-26 1:33]

Hi Liliana,

Very nice sillouettes, the gradient colours is beautiful
and eye catching. Very composition and presentation.


Bonjour Liliana,

Magnifique contre-jour avec un très beau jeu de couleurs, la photo rend une atmosphère particulière.
Bravo pour ce cliché !


The sky is painted with fantastic palette Lili. This is so beautiful. The silhouetted fishermen and the outline of the land mass are the highlights. Congratulations for this well compsoed image. regards.

Hello, Lili -
Wonderful moment beautifully captured. The sky and sea colors are magnificent. Excellent mood conveyed here. Well done.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-06-26 5:27]

Ciao Lili.
Questa immagine è fantastica.
La tonalità di colore che hai scelto rende magico questo tramonto.
Ho visto anche la versione nel WS. Personalmente preferisco questa.
Ciao e buon week end.

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2009-06-26 6:59]

Hi Liliane, wonderful capure and I love the mood there.
Regards Rose

Waw, Lili! Superbe culori in imagine asta, cum mie imi plac foarte tare fotografiile cu apusuri de soare, m-a "lovit" tare postarea ta, de asemenea compozitia e foarte interesanta. Felicitari!

P.S. Si tonurile din WS sunt la fel de frumoase. Ambele versiuni au atmosfera super.

Mai are rost sa vorbesc despre culori si siluete despre claritate si lumina
despre faptul ca este superba?
Nu o sa zic doar atat PERFECT si sper sa cuprind toate in el:)
Un weekend cat mai frumos!


Bonjour Lili
Superbe ciel parfaitement rendu , avec des variations de tons bien équilibrées; belles ombres chinoises aussi
Bonne journée

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-06-27 16:04]

Hello Lili.
Wonderful composition and beautiful moment of the day captured.
Great shot and very well presented.
My compliments.
Janek Kloss

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-06-27 17:11]

Hi Lili,

I would love to walk the beach with a sunset like this. The red sky usually gives rise to good weather, or so the sailors say. The silhouettes of the people fishing are striking against the sky and its reflection in the waters below. Very nicely done and your choice of frame is excellent.

Best regards,

good composition with beautiful colours.silhouettes stand out clearly.Your PP work is perfect.TFS

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  • djw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 63] (987)
  • [2009-06-27 19:26]

Hi Lili,
Amazing color and silhouettes. Thanks, Dave

Hi Lili....nice shot...great details and tones.


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  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2009-06-27 23:00]

:D si io vreau :D :)))
oarte tare :) culori superbe
imi place si rama tare mult :)

O zi buna!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-06-28 2:50]

Hi Liliana

Superb sharpness and sunset colours. I like the monochromatic pink magenta colour. Good graphism & attractive silhouettes of the fishermen. Tfs!

Hello Liliana
wonderful silhouettes and sunset.
very beautifull Turkey. So I look at paradise
incekum and cirali,olympos.
Welldone my friend.TFS

Buna Lili,
Superba compozitie simpla, imi plac mult aceste tonuri roz si siluetele negre. Varianta din WS parca arata si mai bine, nuantele de argintiu sunt mai accentuate...
Toate cele bune !

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-06-29 5:56]


quelle doucuer, une merveille et ces tons, ces reflet rosé sur l'eau ces pêcheurs en ombre chinoise, fantatique, graniose image.

bravo et amitié


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-06-29 9:33]

Hola Lili,
adorables colores y siluetas...
fino pov y encuadre.
exquisita presentación.

Hi Liliana:
A stricking composition of horizontal lines and red and magenta shades.I like the punctuation of silhuettes here.... thanks my friend......Roman:0)

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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2009-06-29 16:08]

HI Liliana,
Wonderful sky, lovely sunsent. Nice place. The frame its perfect. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,

Superbes couleurs et belle composition minimaliste pour ce très beau coucher de soleil.

wow awesome colors! perfect mood... amazing shot!

Hi Lili,
Turkey wonderful place ...you have certainly caught the mood with this sunset bonanza ..and the silhouettes genuinely enhance the composition

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-06-30 6:29]

Hi Liliana,
A wonderful sunset shot. The silhouetting and coloring is amazing. Congrats on this fine work. TFS Julie

Hi Lili

Absolutly fantastic
This pink sunset is so wonderful
A masterpiece.

Well framed too.
Lovely atmosphere

Kind regards

Excellent POV and lovely composition.
Wonderful tones of colour and good sharpness,nice reflections.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-07-01 6:33]

The purple and the glow in the water are a lust for the eye Lili,The fishhing people are exactly on the right spot.


Ciao Liliana. Un controluce spettacolare con colori e riflessi da favola.


Wonderful atmospheric shot. Wonderful pinks and purple against black silhouettes. Must have been wonderful to have been there. TFS
warm regards

Beautiful shot Lili! I love the tones in this scene, the silhouetted fishermen look great too! Well composed, the horizon is nice and straight :). Excellent work.


Hello Liliana,what beautiful colours, you were lucky to be there and see this for real.
The PoV is excellent,with the breakwater just below the horizon adding to the composition.The silhouettes complete the scene.
Good contrasting textures of the sky and the sea.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Excellent photo painting. Good tones. wonderful silhouette effect.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-07-02 7:47]

dear Liliana,
you look enjoying the light show of colors so much.
an impressive stage between the sea and the sky,
also between the orange and the purple,
in this very short moment, we can find extreme happiness or not?
but the show is timeless on your image recorder.
the still moment surely endures forever in your shot.
thank you for your excellent shot,

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-07-02 10:21]

Hi Liliana!
Incredible beauty from the nature!
amazing sunset colours and pink purple
tones,fine lighting and silhouettes
great mood,in an excellent compo!
Regards and tfs

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2009-07-02 10:28]

Hello Lili,
Excellent quality. It does well such a photo to see. Beautiful colors. Light and contrast perfect.Well framing.
Best regards.

great sea scape.
the colours are just outstanding.

Very beautiful composition, beautiful color and good exposure.

Hi and Good Morning Liliana,
A splendid sunset capture with excellent colours, great POV and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice day!


Hello Liliana,
are you sure this was Turkey? Could be a tropical island as well. I never use polarizer filters in low light - thought they would not show any effect and just steal the light. What purpose did you use the filter for?
Have a nice WE,

stunning work! the color of the sky is amazing and the silhouttes of the fisherman add alot of interest! nice work!

I like the colours, the framing, the subject of course.

Maybe a little oversharpened? There's "ghosting" along the black silhouette of the rocks - a slight white line.

The shapes of the fishermen are superbly captured.


Ciao Lili, magnifico tramonto rosato, ottima composizione con le piccole silhouettes delle persone, splendida foto, bravissima, ti auguro un buon week end, ciao Silvio

My God, Lili, how great this shot is, very nice color hue, i like the scene its so calm and relaxing,nice silhouette of the fishermen, i just love it, lili you are such a pro. photographer, Thank you for sharing.


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-07-04 12:30]

Hello Liliana
Very good silhouette capture, excellent contrast and sharpness, and a very beautiful light and colours.
Best regards, mb

Bonjour Liliana.
Très beau couché de soleil avec un contraste sombre qui donne tous son effet a cette belle image.
La mise en page est aussi bien adaptée à cette photo, bravo.
Bon dimanche.

Doamne ajuta Liliana!
Wonderful composition and nice idea!Nice colours.Well done!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-07-05 12:49]

Hi Liliana...

Very pleasant Sunset capture and view..!
Great colors, contrast and & presentation.
Very nice PP work - Bravo...

Hello Liliana! Excellent seascape. Amazing colours. Wonderful minimalistic composition. Perfect shot. Great effect. Good luck!

Beautiful warm colours in the sky, The silohettes of the fisherman are great and the overall simplicity of the photo works very well.

Love the colours
nice comp

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-07-08 16:42]

Hi Lili,
This is a romantic image full of softness and serene ambience!
Total harmony with the black silhouettes against the pinky/bluish sea and sky.
Excellent result with your work on the colors.
My compliments! Annie

i love the colours, Lili.. well taken of this sunset.. really beautiful at this time.. excellent work.. good one..

regards, terry

Effective post processive and gamma corrections. Still the mood is very natural, as we see those colors at times at sunset here. Lovely results here Liliana.
Well done !

Hi Lili

Amazing colors sunset. :)

Hi Liliana
Gorgeous after sunset colors, Magnificent!
The present of those guys really a bonus of its composition's beauties
The image quality is wonderful, and the frame belong to your special style
Best wishes
Alireza :)

colours are a beauty here.. a soft changing of wonderful tones..
also an excellent silhouette at sunset!.. forms are so definited and effective!
many thanks Lili
ciao Marco

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2009-07-18 14:16]

Beautiful scene...and well handled. I especially like the silhouetted figures and features against the sunset colors. The black borders enhance the visual impression and the mood. Nice work!

Hi Liliana,
Very beautiful silhuet and composition.

Hi Liliana,
What a wonderful sunset with lovely colors and nice point of view. Black silhouettes looks excellent.
Good work.

Best regards,

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  • S-moon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
  • [2009-10-09 11:31]

Hi Liliana,

The colours and silhouettes are very beautiful! Realy a perfect composition! Very piecefull mood. Well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

Bonsoir Liliana
Quelle superbe ambiance !
Des couleurs très reposantes, et une très belle composition avec ces personnages au centre. Bravo !
Merci du partage.

Fantastic color and scene captured here. The sky is such a nice gradient of color. The people really add to the scene and make this a complete image. Conveys a calming mood to me.

I love this shot. I like the phot with black siluoetta and violet colours.
It's elegant and the central POV is very beautiful.

Bellisima imagen de suaves colores relajantes en la que apetece mirar duranta un tiempo
Buen trabajo
un saludo

I don't know wich one of the three latest I like the most. I saw that the previous I already gave comment so the last two are left over
Great sferish with lot of mood
Well done

Hi Lili!
You are the great artist !
Amazing ambiance and faboulus colors
Best regards

Hello Liliana,

Beautiful composition with great light and colors tones.
Great POV.

Best regards,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-11-21 15:30]

Hello Liliana :)

Very pretty composition...beautiful, interesting colours and light.
Congratulations...it pleases me very!

Best wishes

Olá Liliana

Bonita foto e composição atraente!
Cores muito bonitas e belas silhuetas.
Bela paisagem, ótima captura.


A lot has been said about this lovely photo. I want to add that breaking the 1/3 rule, you did very well not sacrifizing the sky neither the sea colors.

Have a great week,


Dear Lili,

More than my words and smiles, this image journeys far....

Take care, dear friend.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-24 11:16]

Hello Liliana! What a peaceful and nice composition, great colors and textures, very well done as always. Happy Christmas time my friend!


Hello Liliana,
Wonderful sunset, excellent composition, a job very well done. beautiful scarlet tones.



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