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Copyright: Ali Raza (MARINER) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 512 W: 70 N: 934] (3533)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-08
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Sanyo Xacti C4
Exposure: f/6.7
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-19 3:05
Viewed: 1751
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* HELLO DEAR FOLKS *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*


After I came down the mountain from a hike, I waited here for some time to have the right moment and a good position of the sun behind the clouds. Keeping the rocks in FG and keeping exposure and ISO at minimum I captured this moment. Was very nice time as I could see the rays in sky that spread in very beautiful way while the golden color at the horizon was fascinating.

Thanks for visits and your helpful ideas,

Best Regards,

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Hello Ali,

Indeed golden moments.
Very good chosen point of view to capture this sunset.
Excellent light and colors tones.

Best regards,

This photo works well Ali because you've put a fair bit of thought into the composition - as you explain in your notes! The silhoutted mountain sets the scene and the sun's rays fill the image nicely..

A well taken photo.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-04-19 4:03]

Hi Ali,
Ahh- to see a sunset like this. A wonderful ending to the end of a nice hike. Well composed with nice natural colors and sun rays peaking thru. Nicely done and TFS Julie

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2010-04-19 4:13]

Ya Ali Salaam,

It is the perfect time you choose, many evening like this we passed but our company don't see at such nice scenery but all they do is to beat arround the bush, a worth less discussion and desires.
Well shot, TFS.


Dear Ali,

To be very honest, the moments seem to be very golden but I am specially concerned about the large bright spot (the Sun) which is hirting my eyes when I look at it. On the other hand, the clouds and the sunrays peeping through the clouds to make their way into the open sky, gives a great feeling indeed!

Unfortunately, in this nice shot, the negetive aspect (too big and too bright oversexposed spot) overpowers the positive aspects of the picture. Hope you don' mind.

Best greetings,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-04-19 5:44]

Hi Ali!
Marvellous sunset and perfect title.
Very good the POV with the black silhoutte on the left.
Excellent management of the light. The reflections through the clouds are fabulous!
ciao! Vanda

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-04-19 6:43]

Hi Ali,

A well-timed and nicely thought-out composition. The sun is a tad bright, but overall this works well. A good balance of hill and landscape, which yield very nice silhouettes. I particularly like the sunbeams emerging from the clouds.

Best regards,

Ciao Ali

These are my favorite in this category
The sun's rays no longer beautiful visual landscape in warm
silhouette of the mountain and complete the scene.
Splendid picture with a wonderful subject.
Very well captured and good composed.

Warmest regards,


Merhaba Ali Jan,
Çekim zamanını iyi tayin etmişsiniz.Günbatarken harika bir atmosfere tanıklık etmişsiniz.Özellikler bulutların arasındaki ışık hüzmeler nefis görünüyor.Güneşteki ışık patlaması daha az olsa mükemmel olurdu.


Ciao Ali, mi dispiace ma la devo scrivere in Italiano, che il mio Inglese è troppo povero per commentare adeguatamente da un punto di vista tecnico e rischio di veder cancellate le mie critiche, o trasformate in commenti, la luce della foto è fantastica, bellissimi i raggi che salgono sopra le nuvole, ottima la composizione con la silhouette della montagna che occupa lo spazio giusto, bravissimo, complimenti amico mio, ciao Silvio

Salam Ali,
Good POV chosen but the sun is strong which should as its a direct shoot to the sun,while the rays makes a good texture here,the silhouettes is captured and framed very well.
Best Wishes

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-04-19 11:09]


merveilleuse iamge, quel ciel, fantastique, avec ces rayons filtrant, ce couleur, la partie sombre et la parie éclairée, mangigique.

bravo et amitié


Bonjour Ali,
Superbe rayon de soleil et composition,
Jolies couleurs chaudes et détails.
Excellent point de vue.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-04-19 20:56]

dear Ali,
a beautiful shot of wonderful sunset scene,
the contrast between shining sun and dark silhouette of fore ground is vivid,
and radiating sun light and lighted cloud and mountains are nicely captured in those,
a touching ambience is wonderful,
thank you,

Hello Ali Raza,
I liked diagonal main line of composition. Radial sun rays and silvery clouds add dynamism to shot,
Selahattin E

Hola Ali
Buena imagen de este bello momento dorado captado de gran forma en esta imagen compuesta de una parte iluminada y otra oscura que se complemntan a la perfeccion como el ying y el yang , luz bien captada con la nube en la que se filtra la luz solar formando un halo que parece magico , en mi opinion una composicion excelente y resuelta con maestria

Buen dia
Un saludo

Hi Ali,
The sun has not gone below the horizon.
The cloud has quit takarásból, wonderful colors and magic radius of us.
Wonderful shot, Thank.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-04-20 15:27]

HI Ali
Definitely a nice mood to this shot with its mountain framing the sun poking its way through the clouds.

The rays are great but the sun is rather oe, but not to the point it ruins the shot.

To overcome this type of problem in the future if you cannot use a filter... use your sunglasses to cover the lens

ASAK, Ali. Indeed a golden scene my friend.Excellent POV and perspective,a fine composition. Lovely colours and good sharpness,wonderful sun rays captured at the right moment.
Very nicely done.

Hello Ali,

You have captured a magnificent moment and I just love how you have managed to capture the land at different levels of shadow, making a pleasing composition.
The escaping sun rays add a lot to the overall effect.
However, for me, the intensity of the light is a little too overpowering. Such a shot needs vegetation to partially shroud it, or filters to reduce the intensity.
Still, I, like you, would have been unable to resist this shot, even without filters!!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Love the rays filtering through the clouds. I like the golden colors. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

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