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Clouds, sky and sea

Clouds, sky and sea
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Copyright: Kyle Shelton (wkshelton) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1287 W: 0 N: 659] (8594)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 20 D, 24-105 4L IS
Exposure: f/4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-04 6:04
Viewed: 4505
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 144
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Clouds sky and sea, was taken over pensacola bay one night about 45 min after the sun had set. Exposure was 38 sec ot f4. the cloude formation and the silky look was appealing to me, Hope you all have a great Sund and great week.

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Beautiful picture, beautiful clouds :P :) :) :)

Hello Kyle,
Your photo caught my attention from the thumbnail. Amazing sky with awesome colors! Bright red horizon, but yet gives a pleasant & soothing atmosphere. Brilliant shot.

Best regards,

Hi Kile,
Beautiful composition,fantastc photo.
Best regards,

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-05-04 6:23]

The silky look of the water, the fluffy look of the clouds, that's what's appealing indeed, Kyle. The nice colours too, of course. Great idea to use a long exposure.

Hello Kyle,
Not often to see a sky with colours like this!
The sun has dropped below horizon, but leaves the most spectacular view in the sky...
Artistic work, well done!
Pablo -

Nice picture, the colors are great and the water looks like glass.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-05-04 7:02]

Hi Kyle,
Yhis is an exceptional photo. Lovely cloud formations and lovely colour. Well done.

Hi Kyle
great effect of the waves in the sky
colours superb and really great atmosphere
reflexion is perfect

WOW! What a view! Gorgeous long exposure here Kyle! Lots of purples and pinks! Really nice and I love the silke water... uh.. silky.

Hello Kyle,
WOW, the colors and amazing.
Like those patterns of cloud. TFS

Very beautifull composition it looks like an aquarella picture, love the colors.



beautiful effect on the water, colours are gorgeous

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-05-04 10:22]

Beautiful shot...
Beautiful colors...
Best regards...

Hello Kyle,
Amazing red as if an absrtact painting.
Highly impressive color trwnsitions
Selahattin E

Hi kyle,
WoW! Beautiful seascape nicely composed and presented with great colors and shapness, Excellent POV. and details, amazing colors and sky , Great shto and Excellent done,

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-05-04 12:13]

Hy Kyle:)
This is really spectacular sunset:)
Amazing clouds and picture all together look very nice.
Well done.

Hi Kyle,
What a superb capture.İmpressive colours and reflection.TFS.


Hola Kyle.
Preciosos colores los de este horizonte.
Excelente presentación y magnífico encuadre.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-05-04 16:31]

Hi Kyle,
Really this is a spectacular sky! The long exposure worked so nicely drawing the clouds like a big dark bird over the silky water. The colors resemble at the oriental style with the Japanese prints. Beautifuly done! Annie

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-05-04 17:44]

Hi Kyle, The clouds look like the wings of a huge bird and this composition has instant appeal. The calm sea and majestic colours of nature give a calming ambiance. TFS. Murray.

Hello Kyle,

WOW. Very imaginatine and dreamy picture. Great exposure! In the sky I can see a big flying bird ;) And the colors...amazing.....
Absolutely beautiful post! :)))

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-05-04 18:50]

How about thatl ong exposure and the silky effect of same. It's amazing how it transformed what could be a fairly normal sunset, colors notwithstanding.
Speaking of colors, those are wild, are they as shot or helped in post? That one highest cloud formation is impressive, looks like a big bird swooping down, really adds to the dramatic effect here as well.
Good eye and good mechanics, beautiful shot with a great lens as well.
Composition and presentation are excellent.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2008-05-04 23:24]

La forme des nuages est très spéciale.
Bonne journée.

Hello Kyle,

Fantastic colors and an excellent composition! Very well done!
Congratulaations and TFS,

on monday

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-05-05 4:14]

Hi Kyle,
Excellent colors, tones and quite abstract. I love it. TFS Julie

Beautiful painting.
Just love the view.
Excellent capture.

  • budgun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
  • [2008-05-05 6:06]

Hi Kyle,
What a brilliant sky you have captured here. The intricate cloud patters and varying shades of pink making a striking reflection in the calm waters of the bay. Excellent details sharpness and clarity to this fine image.
Regards, Tom

Hello my friend...

Grandiose your picture
him I think that was painted the hand!
I am amazed with the beauty and harmony
of the colors in this sky.
Wonderful presentation!
Congratulations Kyle


Hy Kyle,
Magnificent and unusual colors and forms! Marvellous sharpness.

Wowww Kyle,
what a stunning sky,
fantastic colours, shadows add very well on this wonderfull composition,

Surreal colours and shapes in the clouds - a very eyecatching picture. Considering that red is the prominent colour this is a very tranquil and peaceful picture.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Kyle :)

Wonderful ! The black cloud looks like a bird ! Excellent colours and amazing horizon ! All my compliments !

ciao Kyle..
a so strong combination of colours here.. light and the reflecion with these shaded colours are a beauty.. incredible forms of clouds.. excellent post indeed!! thanks
ciao Marco

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-05-05 19:17]

Hello Kyle,
what beautiful colours you have in the whole scene. And what interesting cloud formations too. You were lucky to be there,

Hello Kyle,
Excellent composition and great shot.
The view and reflections are very beautiful.
Well done.TFS.

Hi Kyle,

It's kind of a big bird up there . .
Beautiful presentation of colors gradation . .
Fantastic view here . .
Great shot


Many thanks for your kind words on No need to walk .

:-)) will be back this afternoon

Your long exposure has had some wonderful resulst with the clouds Kyle. Lovely silky effect on the water and well composed. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Turn the taps on’

Hello Kyle. Colorful sky with strange color. The red color close to the horizon is just amazing with dark cloud on top of it. Vibrant reflection on the surface making this pleasant to view. Thanks for sharing and well done. Regards. Jusni

Hello Kyle!
Fantastic colours in the sky and nice blurred efect on the water!
Excellent composition!
Best regrads!

Hi Kyle..great shot...perfect situation and timing..great technique.



Hi Kyle, amazing sunset with fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-05-06 8:32]

Hello Kyle
The most admirable cloud is "fast flying" above all and looks like a giant bird (even the beak and head are perceptible)!
And below that prehistoric beast, float the last warm tones of sunset that provide such a romantic hue to the sea!
Best regards.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-05-06 9:21]

Merhaba myfriend Kyle....
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and a very beautiful...

Hi Kyle,
lovely colors and excellent focus in the sky overall considering the very long exposure , gives the ocean its silky look too , like this one a lot,
TFS Kyle,
and thanks a lot for commenting my photo 'Ales Stenar' ,
Take care,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-05-07 0:30]

Hi Kyle,
amazing colours like a painting.TFS.Necla.:)later.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-05-07 5:47]

Hi Kyle

The grey cloud looks like a bird in flight in this superb sunset. Wonderful layering & reflections with superb ruby red color. Tfs!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-05-07 7:44]

Hello Kyle
The colors of this shot are really eye catching.
That black cloud looking like an eagle with spread wings.
Great shot that shows the beauty of an after sunset.

now that is what I call colorful .

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13342)
  • [2008-05-07 13:56]

Hello Kyle.
Great sky presented with good effect.
Looks great, great colors.
My compliments.
Janek Kloss

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-05-08 7:33]

Hello Kyle
Fantastic capture; the clouds seems a giant and mitical byrd. Wonderful colours and the water capture is amazing. Great photo and note.
Best regards, jmb
(: later)
Thank you very much for your apreciation in my «old way train.2».

Wow! great capture of this beautiful sunset. I love the calm of the water and the curves of the clouds in the lovely pink sky.
Nice composition.

Hello Kyle,

What an amazing shot!
Nature is quite unbelievable in its creations!
The bands of colour and their reflections in the wet sand, look like an artist's palette!
Truly beautiful!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

amazing effect of the long exposure Kyle, it is a beautiful natural abstract image.well executed that only photography can give.
well done....................andres
thanks fro you comments on "natures warp"

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-05-10 5:29]

Hi Kyle
beautiful manupulation of the sky and the sea.
Gr Jos

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-05-11 12:55]

Hi Kyle

Amazing bands of colour through the photo. The red/hot pink band is very dramatic. The water looks like silk



Hi Kyle
Colours are simply magical, I can even see a large bird formed by the
clouds. Very well seen.


Hello Kyle ,

Once again , the long expostion does work very well here . the effect is quite spectacular namely on the cloudy sky. The effect on the calm sea gives a metallic look to it.

Very artistic.

Excellent colours of the nature.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-05-15 4:58]

Hola Kyle,
hermosa composición,
efectos y tonos...
nubes, cielo y mar, forman una maravillosa atmósfera,

Hallo Kyle,
wunderschöne Wolkenstruktur mit ungewöhnlichen Farbtönen. Und dann noch die Relexion im Wasser... Ausgezeichnete Arbeit.


Hi dear friend,
quite interesting posting.
Amazing tones and textures.
Best wishes,
:) soon

Fantastic picture, colours and contrast is great, well doen!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-05-28 0:27]

WOW Kyle,

That's just superb!!! the reflection, colours and contrast are perfect, I especially like the clouds that look like an eagle spreading out the wings! Well captured,

Have a nice day,


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  • ralph Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 13 N: 255] (3807)
  • [2008-06-01 4:34]

Beautiful Kyle, wonderful cloud formation...a bird of paradise...above amazing water.

beautiful cloud formation, Kyle.. its like a pair of birds flying or unicorns flying.. so many layers of diff. colours.. wonderful seen and taken.

regards, terry

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-06-04 14:31]

Hi Kyle, really a moody picture! Beautiful contrast of dark clouds in pink tone of sky, great soft reflection on the sea.
Ciao, Cinzia

marvelous photo

Hi Dear Kyle,
Best Wishes,Have a nice week end.

AMAZING! Those clouds look like a giant bird ready to capture its prey...or better yet, a dragon flying. Fantastic colors and capture of the sunset!
Best regards,

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  • lion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 24] (5600)
  • [2008-06-30 14:40]

Your image is so amazing, unreal with that fantastic red and clouds. Great work my friend!!!!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-07-02 4:47]

Hello Kyle,
I like the skay and see of the amanzing presentation.Plasant atmosphere of the view.
Well done.

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 53 N: 58] (3371)
  • [2008-07-20 12:01]

hello Kyle

beautiful view with wonderful warm colours
the metal relections of the sky and clouds in the water is really nice

the composition is very good



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  • fkokol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 0 N: 147] (1502)
  • [2008-07-31 14:27]

Amazing shot. Unusual colours. Great composition.


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