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Prairie Sunset

Prairie Sunset
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen 62mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2006
Theme(s): Mother Natures Recognition Award, Sunsets, Yellow [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-01 10:50
Viewed: 2275
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On our way back from a shopping trip in Great Falls we noticed that there was a large storm front in development above the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Later that evening more storm fronts developed causing to disturb the air too much and eventually killing each cell. We ended up with a really dark sky and some amazing colors inbetween the clouds and the ground. At first the sun was blocked by the cloud formation, but then for only 20 minutes the sun reappeared. It gave everything a kind of golden glow. That is what you see in this photo Soon after the sun set behind the foothills and gave us this beautiful sunset.

Tech talk: Shot in RAW converted to JPEG and added a bit of contrast and sharpness. The colors and lighting are real and as I remember them.

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Ooooo Ahhhhh! Nice shot! Great colorS!

Very nice. Good simple comp with everything in the proper thirds. Good colors.

Hi Niek, good work, nice colours. Congratulations.

Hi Niek!

What a beauty! The sky is just amazing. Truly an eye candy! TFS


Whoa! Now there is some bright color! Just a thought and I'm not sure how to explain it because it is just a feeling. To me because the top of the sky is so dark and there is a full third of the bottom of the frame in clipped black, it FEELS like the sky is being squished up against the frame. Did I tell you about the article I read by the professional sky photographer? He said if the subject of the picture is the sky, then give it the lion's share of space...leave only a sliver of ground to act as a foundation for the image. I tried it out and I think it does make the sky FEEL more expansive. See what you think.


Evelynn : )

Nice view, great colours.

Well done.

hi niek,
there is something eerie in this photo, the clouds seem to rush to the light... darkness are coming in fast. great colors and composition. tfs.

Just simply love this one its simpilicity but very effective and pleasing. Cheers Niek.


hi! mr suntoucher wow wonderful creation... thanks for sharing (",)

this is amazing sunset, niek.
beautiful colors.

points tomorrow

Very nice sunset. I love the cloud texture towards the top of the photo. Very nice clean horizon and silhouette. The break in the horizon on the left works very well. TFS.

Amazing colors.
before I started photography, I never really saw a sunset.
Now all of them are truly amazing.

Hello Niek,
Strange minimalism.... But you convey the atmosphere well!
Great colours....... The vastness of the prairie is awesome!
Pablo -

splendide coucher de soleil, couleurs orangée parfaite


HEllo Niek,
very nice and clear with fantastic colour. I like your three thirds compo with different frame sizes.
TFS Thomas

Fantastic shot! Well noticed, right moment, right composition (the 'high' horizon makes it exciting). Wonderful colours indeed!
I think a larger black frame would express these colours even more. But that's my personal taste!
TFS, Mariët

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