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Fijian Sunset

Fijian Sunset
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron AF28-300 XR
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Fun in the Sun in Fiji
Theme(s): 100 points or more !, Sunset, Harpya´s Theme ( favorite ), Fiji views, colors of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-11 4:52
Viewed: 11017
Favorites: 16 [view]
Points: 162
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
'Bula' from Fiji...

Of course you would expect a tiny island in the South Pacific to have spectacular sunsets, and Mana Island in Fiji does not disappoint.

There is a beach on the western side of Mana Island that is known for its sunset and it is named Sunset Beach, surprise, surprise! So off we went at 5.30pm, camera and tripod in hand. Yes, notice the word, “tripod”.

The sunset was timed for 5.58pm and we reached the point at the end of Sunset beach in plenty of time and I set up the camera. I loved the changing colours as the sun was setting and this photo was taken at 5.56pm, 2 minutes before the sunset. But the colour of the sky at the actual sunset time was quite disappointing. But 15 minutes later it was quite amazing – like the sky was on fire. I will post a photo of that at another time.

Mana Island is a 300 acre island nestled among the western string of islands that make up the Mamanuca group just west of Nadi International Airport, Fiji. Beautiful white sandy beaches, amazing live coral reefs and crystal clear waters, surround Mana Island and it does have spectacular sunsets.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To boomcat: FijiJanice 2 11-28 01:32
To fff: ThxJanice 1 01-04 16:52
To NukaNka: Second SunsetJanice 1 11-21 21:42
To technogran: ThanksJanice 1 02-01 02:29
To samr: 100!Janice 1 02-01 02:24
To harpya: SunsetJanice 1 12-23 23:18
To ajnviper: ComplimentJanice 1 09-15 05:27
To letr: Thanks LeonJanice 1 09-12 06:18
To gaylen54: Thank youJanice 1 09-12 06:08
To puffy: Thanks SweetyJanice 2 09-12 06:07
To Dingo: Thank youJanice 1 09-11 16:07
To frank: Thanks FrankJanice 1 09-11 16:04
To Fisher: Thanks MikeJanice 1 09-11 16:01
To JohnTulip: Kia ora JohnJanice 1 09-11 15:59
To ruudblok: No rain!Janice 1 09-11 15:54
To NINIX: Kia oraJanice 1 09-11 05:50
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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-11 4:56]

Merveilleux couché de soleil et bonne prise de vue, Janice …
L'Océanie, c’est le paradis dont en rêve souvent, mais on le voit rarement …
Merci pour ce plaisir …

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2005-09-11 5:19]
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Well Jansje,

Bedtime now.
Beautifull. One to hang above my bed for the bad days.
Looking forward to see the next sunrise.
I make this one my favourite!!!
Good night sleep tight.

Bye my dear photo friend,


Nice colors, nice clouds and sky
Perhaps a little bit too centered ?
Bravo Janice

Sea, sun and sky! But what a sky, really nice, I think the nicest I have seen since a lot of time!
Very well done, Janice, I like all your shots!
See you.

This is just breathtaking, Jancie! I love the dramatic sky so much, and the colours are superb!

Superb sunset Janice. You do have a knack catching very good sunrise/sunset pictures. One would surely love to see more from you. TFS!!

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  • frank Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 14 N: 101] (764)
  • [2005-09-11 9:47]
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Jancie, this photo is really amazing...
The other day I made the remark to Wallie that I didn't like sunset photos with the sun directly in the photo, but here it works well, maybe because it's only half the sun, and there is not flare in the photo...
The clouds keep the light still under control, and so the reflections on the water are very beautiful...
The clouds give the photo a really special quality... One of your best photos, Janice!

Hi Janice,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition.

Tip, F12-14 is good for landscape shots. The sun could be over more as not close to center. The USM, is a bit much judging by the water. USM does not have to be heavy in landscape/seascape, start around 90/03/0. IMO. :)


Excellent composition, the clouds are amazing! I like the colours of the sky very much. You did a fantastic job here, Janice, I'm looking forward to the other picture you're referring to!
Kind regards,

Dear friend
Always a pleasure to see your new postings and
I am not disapointed today !
You know how to pleasse a spectater .
Compliments !

what is ?? Kia ora?

Hi Janice!
Excellent composition! Place beautiful, beautiful capture! excellent colors, perfect illumination!

The color is very beautiful. And the clouds are amzing.

Wow! I love the colors. So sharp and so detailed. This is breathtaking. Very well seen, composed and captured.

What a beautiful sunset the clouds carry some rain. Evening red tomorrow will bet wet.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2005-09-11 14:45]
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Wow Janice, this is a very beautiful sunset. This comes as close to perfection as you can get ;o). Compo, colours, sky, reflection, saturation... spot on! TFS, TFS² (truly fantastic shot).

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2005-09-11 15:52]
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Beautiful sunset with those warm colors and the composition, the clouds add to the depth , veruy nice structures

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  • mwebr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 448 W: 141 N: 666] (3402)
  • [2005-09-11 16:00]

Hi Janice,
Oh WOW this is truly a fantastic capture of nature and it's beautiful displays it shares with us on wonderful occassions. Love this shot and the clouds are absolutely great.
The almost centering is not to bad, however the water is a little too sharp for me.
Wonderful shot! The coloring and contrast and an interesting mood.
Great catch!


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2005-09-11 16:36]
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Ah...beautiful Sunset... excellent shot my friend, love those colours, sky and the sea, nice composition, POV and great colours... just beautiful. Very well captured Janice, great shot. Thanks for sharing...:)

Gee, what can I say? It looks like the opening to Heaven! The sun and the light and the clouds are spectacular, but I really, really like the sharpness of the water! Perfect composition and perfect catch, Janice. I know you hated for your vacation to be over!

Gayle :)

beautiful sunset photo Janice :)
good colors and composition

Oh my.... This is Wonderful Janice!!! Those clouds are amazing... you know how much I love clouds!!!! Uhh, I could stare this sunset for hours!!! Great one, thanks for sharing!!!

ps: thank you, I noticed the word "tripod"!!! :))))))))

Fantastic, truly and utterly fantastic. Amazing sky, amazing colours and an amazing picture. Goes straight to my favourites :)

This is beautiful. I like the darkness of the clouds against the bright yellow of the sun.
And there's diamonds on the water. WEll worth the effort.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2005-09-13 6:28]

Hi Janice

Wow! Excellent sharpness, colour, graphism, silhouettes & reflections. Nothing to nitpick here!

Wow, what a beautiful sunset photo, Janice! It has quite a 3D feeling, specially the clouds. A spectacular view, very well rendered! This is one to be framed in your living room!

I missed this one when you first published it and now I am back to it because it is a stunning sunset. I agree with Pierre, this is one for framing. Everything is just great. Well done!

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  • luloto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 9 N: 190] (2031)
  • [2005-09-13 10:46]

This one is a spectacular sunset. It seems an unreal sky. Congratulations

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  • egerie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 643 W: 135 N: 266] (1968)
  • [2005-09-14 12:13]

Superb sunset, the colours and reflection are so beautiful... Very well done...

The is most propably the best sunset pic I have seen. Congratulations on a master effort!

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  • monks Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 21] (206)
  • [2005-09-15 8:52]

Hello Janice
It's a very clear photo, Its a relaxing photo of a fijian sunset too,(i don't know what too say, it really suprised me at frist), you know what, I love the saturation. I love all your photo around the island you must love it there, i wish i was there, there must be heaps all things to take photos of, yer! The clouds are also intersting.


What amazing beauty, just lovely.

Well done.


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  • wallie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 467 W: 0 N: 485] (2552)
  • [2005-09-17 13:38]

But this one I even like more. Very nice picture with very good colours. I will add this to my favorites.


The colors are awesome and the shy is great!

Just love it!

Wow! this is truly an amazing shot. I like it so much especially the clouds. It's so low and I feel like I can catch with my hand. If there's a sailing boat just inside this picture...I believe it will be excellent.


Simply superb. I can hear the sound of water. TFS.


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2005-09-22 4:45]

This is one of the best sunsets I have seen.. its fantastic Janice..... Well Done to you !..everything is just so beautiful, the clouds, the sea, the siloutte of the land..
Thank you for sharing such a beauty..


Amazing sundown, Janice !
Simply beautiful with that cloudy sky.

Such a beautiful picture, Janice! Wonderful colours! Absolutely professional!
I love it!
Take care

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  • bzees Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 23] (366)
  • [2005-10-05 7:54]

The sky looks angry Jancie,

Very nice composition and colour.


Wow! Absolutely stunning


Hi Janice

Fantastic shot. Great soft colors and lighting. The clouds are superb and the framing excellent. Very fine work.

Amazing shot Janice, it has 3D and i feel like as im there, wathching the sunset..:)



Hi Janice
I just found this gorgeous sunset on the main gallery page. Absolutely stunning.

oh, I can't believe my eyes!

Awesome sunset!
Having something in the foreground would bring more depth to the composition.

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  • Rita Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 87 W: 54 N: 46] (492)
  • [2005-12-02 16:34]

Splendide coucher du soleil. Met en perspective et emolduramento parfaits. Félicitations.

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  • LegaL Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 23 W: 2 N: 11] (1336)
  • [2005-12-09 3:43]

Oh my god! this is really wonderful shot, thanks for share


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2005-12-13 3:56]

Great capture.

That is wonderful, big!
I love all this, they are my favorite ones
Congratulations for posting this grandiose marvel


This picture takes my breath away! The colors are so pretty and the water seems so peaceful! Great Shot.

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2006-01-31 16:29]
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Hi Janice,
This photo was featured in the treklens entry page. I missed it back in September, and sitting at 98 points, this excellent and beautiful work definetly deserves to be in in the 100 points theme. It is simply beautiful and very well captured. TFS,

Superb sunset Janice, wow the beauty of nature never disappoints does it? Those clouds are just perfect and the very low angle of the sun is also just right. What a mood shot....I only saw this one because it was on the opening page and now I must go and take a look at the other one shown there.
Cheers Joan

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  • rosana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 293 W: 2 N: 246] (3317)
  • [2006-03-10 21:09]

Hi Janice what a sensational shot this is, it's 5 minutes that I'm looking at it and I just wish I could have been behind that camera, excellent capture.

A lovely and very atmospheric sunset this is. The gradation of gray tones in the clouds above contrast beautifully with the warm orange glow around the Sun. Well captured!


WOW! look at that, GREAT stuff!!.
Amazing colours and very sharp too, i love the clouds well... i just love it all!!


your shot is very strong, one of the best sunset shot, the clouds speaks louder than than the sun


Great picture! I want there!!! :) Very nice combination of colours!

this is just magnificent, janice!ü the colors created by the cloud formation are amazing. nice capture!

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-07-12 19:02]

Hi Janice,
Excellent.Very interesting color. Good light, arrange very good the sunset and marvelous tendency.

Hi Janice!
This is so beautiful!The clouds and the sea are spectacular.And the colors are amazing. Bravo

Hi,Janice,this is AMAZING sunset,so beautiful and emotion!!!
Congratulations for great work!

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2006-08-02 20:21]

Hi Janice, What a wonderful scene captured here. The POV and colours make it great. Can almost feel the evening warmth from this photo. Good clarity, no doubt helped by use of the tripod. One of the best. Murray.

MARVELIOUS. It's like a treasure that if no one finds it to share with the rest is much as like sand... Worthless


You really got the right exposure, as everyone can notice. The colours are very interesting.

Would call it "EUTOPIA"

Hi, Janice.

Another beautiful sunset!! Great colors. Sharpness is amazing. I LoVE it!!!! (",)

Regards & TFS

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  • fff Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 600 W: 0 N: 40] (2738)
  • [2007-01-04 15:15]
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Hi Janice nice to hear from you again when the sun comes people come and every place is busy and full tourists sometimes i preffer to be a little wet and anjoy from free space like the wonderful place that you have been in Fiji great shot i understood that you have SLR camera for me it is to heavy to be carried if i will keep cycling bye Shimon

Wow Janice,

This is an incredible capture. TFS,


Beautiful view and colours.

Well done.

WOW, great sunset photo. Colors, composition, sky lovely. :) Vandana

ps: Hope you are recovering fast. Take care.

Wow, looks like a painting, quite remarkable.

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  • Ekata (66)
  • [2007-04-30 3:48]


  • Toba_O Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 128 W: 10 N: 64] (536)
  • [2007-06-26 15:09]

wow another magnificent sunset janice!
beatiful colours and composition!
great TOba

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  • stelli (72)
  • [2007-07-28 2:30]

Magnificent picture! Don't you love sunsets? This is an exceptional one! :) Stella

Guau Janice.

Fantastic view.
Very beautiful light.


Hello Janice.
Beautiful photo.
Ja em 2005 fotos tao bonitas.

Wow! This is very impressive Janice. Must have been a very special moment for you. :-) Excellent lighting and DOF.

TFS, Martyn

hi janice,

you're lucky to be in that place with splendid sunset view, i love this one:)tfs


wow Janice.. what a beauty.. i was looking into your work and curious to see what fiji look like and i found this haven.. amazing shot of this sunset.. gorgeous sky..

tfs and regards, terry

Hi Janice!
Very well done
beautiful sunset photo

Ciao Janice é veramente uno splendido tramonto Bellissime le nuvole
una luce Spettacolare nel riflesso sull' acqua


Hi Janice,
This is as beautifully captured sunset as I have seen. Colors, shrpnes, composition...aa all are outstanding. I am speechless!
Thank You for the experience of this image.
Best Wishes,

hi janice nice composition very crisp cloud...superb composition.Merry Christmas to you.


JUST LIKE A PAINT,romantic details,lovely colours,

One of the BEST sunset image on the TL. Wonderful tones and colours. Live feelings here. High class photography.

Its a gr8 capture. TFS

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  • AC362 (77)
  • [2013-04-26 14:14]

Beautiful image,I like the contrast in the clouds and how the sun peaks up from below them. Excellent capture.

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