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Purple Sunset

Purple Sunset
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Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Nocturnal, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640, WC-DC58N 0.7x
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-04 4:05
Viewed: 3461
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Purple Sunset
My 2nd post for 2008, played with the fish-eye lens effect :)

Before the sun dips to the horizon, I managed to capture a nice decent sunset with lovely cloud formations. I like the serenity of the calm water, reflecting some colors from heaven. The purpose of this excursion is to have a bonding time between 2 families. It's my other brother's wedding in 2 weeks! :)

BTW, I'm off for a pool party tomorrow night. It's my college reunion! Another water fun! I'm excited! :)

Model: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure Time: 1/159
F-Stop: f/4.0
Focal Length: 7300/1000 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern

Pp work:
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
1. Use some tweaking of colors, Layering, HDR, and Orton imaging for tone manipulation
2. warp the sides for a fish-eye lens effect
3. Use NeatImage on some parts, sharpening on the other parts
4. resize for TL

Quote of the Day:
"When I was around 20 years old I began to take pictures. It changed my world. The sky was no longer just blue or red, rather an infinite spectrum of colours. Things which I had never noticed began to obtain form and life. Travelling, even just the short distance to school, became an experience. Sparrows which sat flocked together on telephone lines were like notes on paper, forming a song which I saw and wished to give others the opportunity to hear and see -- a picture." -Páll Stefánsson

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To Trigger: Curverewshearer 2 01-08 22:06
To norenastramus: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-08 07:55
To vandana2923: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-08 06:24
To shelbeesmom: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-04 08:41
To LordPotty: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 01-04 06:20
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hello! beautiful colours! excellent place to relax! TFS

Merhaba Fred,
Çok güzel bir günbatımı.Renkler, atmosfer ve yansımalar süper.Eline sağlık.


Hi Fred,
As I look at this I can just feel the excitment of being there and shooting shooting shooting! Wonderful colors and POV...perfect sharpness.

beautiful shot with beautiful colors

really lovely shot...
good sharpness & fish eye effect


Hi Freddie,
A beautiful sunset.
You've captured this so nicely too.
The high cirrus clouds and the figure in the water finish it off perfectly.
A great image.
Love it!
Have a great 2008 !!!

Hello Fred,

I like the composure you have captured alot well composed and and captured photo excllent details very crisp well balaced photo great colors and PP

TFS Kyle

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2008-01-04 6:11]

Yes Fred, the colors got my attention. It is great. TFS my friend.


Hie Fred,

Very unique color of the sky you've turned into. I have seen such color before, near purple. Nice and attractive view.


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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-01-04 7:15]

Dramatic sunset, well captured and presented. A fine start for the new year!

WOW!! What a shot Freddie! Nice saturation here! Superb Angle, although I might would have taken out the curve of the horizon and straigtened some. Nice!

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  • ilya (46)
  • [2008-01-04 9:12]

Fred, this has a great spectrum of colours across the sky divided by the clouds. The fisheye gives an interesting curve to the horizon which blends in well with the shot.
I like it alot. TFS
Ilyana Dianne

I really like the dramatic colours here. May I ask how you got the curved horizon?
Best regards

Fabulous the colors. Good composition super view.. Réal.

Isa na namang matikas na litrato. Salamat po!

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-01-05 1:06]

Hi my friend,

Amazing shot, great purple sky and the composition is amazing and spot on...I am speechless.



Hello Fred

Very deserved the theme for this pic.
amazed with the beauty of the colors and scenery.
I like like this, in the way of like you it captured the sky.
Beautiful presentation and very well composed!

> ((((º>

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  • viawia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 32 N: 858] (3893)
  • [2008-01-05 12:34]

What amazing colours! I have never seen this particular combination of colours before!


hi! great display of colors! :) excellent shot! :) like it!!! congrats :)


Beautiful sunset Fred. I miss this kind of scene especially at this time of the year. Cheers! Danilo

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-01-06 6:27]

Hello Fred, very nice sunset shot with unusual colors ! Good composition with the silhouette at right, well done my friend !


Lovely, really lovely and inspiring shot, Freddie. I am impressed with the colors. The lens effect was nicely making this sunset more interesting. And, the guy was added LIFE to this shot. Thank you for sharing,

Just have to love those colors Freddie!
Amazing capture , great work my friend.

Very nice, Freddie. Love the colors. Strong composition and excellent exposure.


Hello Fred.
Beautiful shot.Amazing colours and composition.Well done.
Best Regards.

* Piotr *

Hi Fred..)
What a lovely and beautiful sunset you captured here my friend.Very nice effect applied..Beautiful!!...

Good shot my friend..


superbes couleurs
une belle présentation

Hi Fred,
What a fantastic shot....
nice colours and excellent compo. Tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hello Freddie.
Stunning sunset here. Wonder the horizon line.
Its opposite what the globe should show, haha
Best regards from Jan

Hello Freddie,
Beautiful blast of colors here.
Nice DOF and composition. TFS

Hi Fred,
Excellent sunset, a beautiful composition and very nice atmosphere.
Well done.TFS.

Hello Fred
You offer a very dramatic sky and a stunning sunset. The colors are marvelous as well as the point of view.
I like it

Hi Freddie:
The colours of this sunset are spectacular,very rich and also very dramatic...the PP work is very interesting and what you did with it......thanks Roman:0)

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-01-16 6:43]

Hi Fred,
Love the three bands of rich colours and the subtle reflection in the water. Very nice fish-eye effect too.


Beautiful sunset colours and I love the additional detail of the silhouetted person in the water. Looks so peaceful and tranquil.
Thanks for sharing

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-01-20 12:31]

Hello Fred,
What a fantastic view! Excelent panorama with the fish eye, great composition, colors and atmosphere. TFS!

What a photo !! It's beautiful !! The cOlOrs are sO interesting !!
Thanks for yOur cOmment !!
See yOu sOon, I guess.
Ciao !

Hi freddie great sunset
very good colours and nice pov
the landscape is beatiful isnt it?
I like the man of the right site as composition
tfs Toba

Marvellous colours on this fantastic photo!


WOW ! LOve it.
Amazing purple sunset, delightful atmosphere, superb tones & lighting.
Love the solitude of the person and the magnificent sky.
Well balanced scene.
Love purple.

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