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Sunset Sky - Facing East

Sunset Sky - Facing East
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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: 2010-01-15
Categories: Nature, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-01-15 22:39
Viewed: 1848
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sunset Sky - but this is Facing East

Last night a friend rang me and told me to go to the beach to take some photos of the sky as the sun was setting.

Now I live on the east coast and we always miss the magnificent photos of the sun setting. But I think the sky here made up for that.

It started off so silvery and little by little it changed to orange and then this bright pink.

The night was hot. People were still swimming at the beach and here you can see the fishermen still trying to catch fish on the wharf...

Red Sky at night - sailors delight Yes, after that lovely hot sky last night we had a super, sunny hot day down here in Auckland today...

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To korbee: CloudsJanice 1 01-19 13:56
To Derona: ThanksJanice 1 01-17 11:16
To Royaldevon: Mint SauceJanice 1 01-17 11:12
To rewshearer: S/HJanice 1 01-17 11:09
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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-01-15 23:32]

Hi Janice

It was worth rushing down there for the sunset. Good colour, sharpness & framing. The pier is level too! Excellent pp work dodging the shadows. Have a nice weekend!

Kia ora Janice,
Wonderful photo, you have captured the colours perfectly.
Great composition, and I love the veiw of the wharf.

  • dcpixel Silver Star Critiquer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 47] (381)
  • [2010-01-15 23:58]
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Hi Janice, I like the dynamics and the hues of the clouds.

Carefull on sharpening, the halos are showing in the esdge of the trees. Perhaps a little more saturation and curves on the clouds would would make it pop out further.

Also, I see some sharp demarcation between light and dark, which looks like a slash.

Lastly, for landscapes, try apertures of f/8 or smaller to capture more details. You may have to use a tripod, though.


PS: Ok for me to download your photo and make a workshop out of it?

Hi Janice,
It's so funny to see your pictures from Murray Bay...it's if I took them my self :-)
Wonderful view, perfectly captured! Stunning cloudscape, although I would have thought rain is on it's way. The wharf is a perfect detail in this shot. Great composition, magnificent colours.
Kia ora!

Hi Janice

Nicely composed shot of the bay.
Like the colours and detail of the sky.
Have added a workshop using your original, nothing wrong with this shot just me trying some PP work.

Regards Derek

Hello Janice,

A really well composed shot full of 'mood'!
The jetty makes a fine divide to emphasise the composition, with the trees to anchor it nicely.
The sky is a 'must' for photography!

I had to laugh at your saying 'Red sky...'
In the U.K. the version is 'Red sky at night, shepherds delight' which I would have thought even more appropriate for N.Z!

Have a good w/e,
Bev :-)

Hello Janice! Superb low horizon. Very interesting pier. Excellent sky. Fantastic colours. Good capture and frame. Good luck!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-01-16 5:20]

Superb clouds&colours.
Beautiful compo.


Oh we were watching this one too - out on the balcony pointing at the rainbows and the glowing clouds ... it was one spectacular night. We provided a great feast for the mosquitoes in the process. :)

Didn't think to take any photos though.

I like the composition of this one. A litttle 'halo' around that headland on the left, did you do some dodging to lighten?


HI Janice..nice shot...well composed..nice tones and details...well done.


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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2010-01-17 11:35]

Hi Janice,
great clouds and well captured, my friend said he almost phoned me to tell me about the sunset, so I missed it.
Like Bev, I was brought up with 'shepherd's delight

Hello Janice,
Perfect sunset colors and texture of clouds...
I liked eye actching composition also..
Selahattin E

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-01-18 5:01]

Hello Janice! Nice end of a great day with that warm light and darkening sky, well composed, good technique. Very well done! Can't wait till summer! :-)


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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2010-01-18 15:41]

Great soft colours
nice comp

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2010-01-19 13:23]
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the photoshopping is a bit over the top janice,but what an amzing view and atmosphere ,love it.


Hi Janice ,
I love the warm colors sky, excellent POV. and details,
nice sunset well presented and composed,
Excellent with the Pier,
very well done.

  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2010-03-07 9:27]

Hi Janice! Beautiful tones and colors of the sky. Good timing. Best regards Csabi

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