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Sunset Cliffs

Sunset Cliffs
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Copyright: Gilbert Isaacs (gcifromsocal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 361 W: 0 N: 661] (2406)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-19 6:18
Viewed: 1457
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another shot from two days ago. this time from the other side of Point Loma. I raced there to get the sunset, but just missed it. However,I thought that the colors were nice in this scene. Point Loma separates San Diego Bay from the Pacific Ocean. It points out into the water like a crooked finger (as seen from a map). At one time, it was populated by a large Portuguese fishing community. Now, it is mostly upscale homes. The large rock in the foreground is usually home to cormorants and pelicans, with a few seagulls thrown into the mix. Occasionally, some hardy souls climb to the top to affix some whimsical sculpture - one year it was a giant red crab, another a Christmas tree.

This is another shot with the Canon G5 5MP P&S camera. I cropped and resized on iPhoto. On Picasa I worked with selective lighting, brightening up the water and darkening the sky.

I am heading to Arizona for a couple of days. If I can get on the net, I will try to post some shots. Unfortunately, where I am going in Arizona (Phoenix) is not the most photogenic part of the state. I hope everybody has a safe and fun weekend!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-12-19 6:24]

Hi Gilbert,
Splendid landscape. Details and top colors, congratulations.
Have a good Saturday,

Have a good trip, Gilbert ! see you back soon.
This photo is made in a photogenic part as I can see.
Super colors, good composition and a good note.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-19 7:04]

Hi Gilbert,

This is beautiful! I like the way you composed this, with the rock being a key fg element. I tried something similar when I first got my DSLR, but it didn't come out anywhere near as good as this. Fantastic colors as well, particularly the sky. Have a safe trip!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-12-19 7:32]

Hi Gilbert

Superb warm cold color contrasts in this attractive sunset. The orange skies contrast well against the blue sea & sky. Good sharpness & graphism. Tfs!

Lovely capture!
The colors and the light is amazing!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-19 8:09]

Very impressive Gilbert, there is so much details and different tones of blue and orange. Well composed image, great exposure. A dandy, well done!


Hi Gilbert!

I still get excited to visit your site. Lovely capture here. Beautiful colors with a smooth transition between them. Great note!!

Question: I've admitted that I'm a little ignorant about some things, so don't be surprised that I have no clue what a cormorant is. What is it?


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-12-19 16:44]

dear Gilbert,
calm and beautiful sunset scene of wonderful coast,
the mild orange sky and the wavy blue sea make touching contrast,
I can listen to the cheerful sound of waves through the screen,
thank you,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-20 2:32]


merveilleus image de ces belles vagues, avec un ciel de rÍve, a coueur, les formes, ce gros rocher en noir, grandiose.

Bravo et amitiť


Ciao Gilbert

Great visual, beautiful colors and super
reflexes slightly blue in the sea!
I love your horizon is magnificent!
What a depth and perspective, splendid panorama view.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect,
Very well composition,

Nice sunday,


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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-12-20 8:10]

Hi Gilbert,
A lovely sunset shot with enchanting
colours. I like the soft blueish tone
of the water. Lovely fine warm colours
of the sky as well. FG with the rock
adds a nice detail.
Enjoy your Sunday.

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