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Summers' End

Summers' End
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Copyright: Ian Barredo (tracer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f3.5-4.5G ED, Sigma UV 77mm
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/15 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-20 8:32
Viewed: 2160
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TL Folks!

It's the end of long hot and humid summer here in the Emirates. Finally, gone are the sweaty days and the scorching sun.
The days are getting cooler and sometimes by stroke of luck, you get blue skies and some clouds but are still a bit of chance.
This was taken on Dubai Int'l festival city sometime a bit back.

I used a 4 stop grey Cokin ND graduated filter handheld over the lens. Just enough to tame the brighter sky.

PP: levels, sharpened,a bit of dodging, framed and re-sized.

Thanks for the peek!

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This is really beautiful Ian. Love the way the clouds have formed the "V" shape .. really drawing the eye into the shot. Colors in the sky are fantastic, as are the warm reflected colors on the water - love the gentle gold waves. In this case, the birds are maybe a little distracting .. I might have cloned them out.
I'm glad that you're weather is moderating a little :)

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  • basma2 (0)
  • [2009-10-20 8:41]

Hello Ian.
Belle image qui met en valeur ce port de Dubail avec la vue sur le Burj en arrière plan.

Superb sheen on the water Ian. Ang galing ng exposure management. Regards...

The "Million" dollar view and shot all in one! Glorious!


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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2009-10-20 8:45]

The grey/purple clouds brings us to the boat!! And the boat is surrounding by beautiful warm colours! The skyline in the BG is sharp and full of little lights.

Well done, Ian!! A great shot


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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-10-20 9:17]

Hi Ian,
A lovely creation.
Warm cozy atmosphere.
I like the Dubai sky line
on the horizon. I can even
see the silhouette of Burj.
Well done.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-10-20 9:46]

Hi Ian,

Today we are neighbors. This splendid picture. What more, what clarity! My warm congratulations.
Best regards,

Hi ian,
You captured some amazing rich colors in both sky and water. Especially the total golden glow on the water is a nice touch especially since it makes the blues stand out even more. The use of the grey grad is great and gave you good details in the darker parts of the photo. The placement of the main boat is probably a bit centered, but its not bothering at all.

Fantastic colors.

hello Ian
how are you?
interesting shot, lovely mood, great hue and fine reflections
great view and fine placement

Manuj Mehta

Hi Ian,
very well managed colors, exposure and composition.
Lovely atmosphere you've captured.
Warm regards,


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-10-20 11:00]

Hi Ian,

The marina is nicely captured, sandwiched within the colors of the sky and reflections in the water. The ND filter seems to have done its job well, letting you reduce the brightness in the sky and use a slower shutter. Nicely done, TFS.

Best regards,

how are you.
great photo to celebrate the end of summer. I love the light and it the softness and colour of summer end.LovelY!
My regards

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-10-20 12:55]

Hallo Ian,a fine looking evening you have captured here,sky and water are playing a big part in the beauty of this picture.


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-10-20 16:18]

Ciao Ian

What a beautiful view my friend ...
I love these colors and these details,
a great postcard of this place!
You create a very nice perspective and depth.
Very well composition and real colors.

Best regards,


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-10-20 17:32]

Hi Ian,
A great view of the marina. I like the ghostly view of the Dubai Tower on the left horizon. Overall, very nice photo.

Hi Ian,
What a great composition and warm colors ,
Excellent point of view and silhouettes,
great colors sky and reflection.
well done.

Fantastic golden hue reflecting off of the water. I really like that there is a nice mixture of blues in the sky as well as the gold from the setting sun. The boats and dock are well placed in the frame. TFS

Hi İan,
What a superb sunset shot vith excellent colours, light and reflection.TFS.


Hi Ian - I'm with you on being happy that summer seems to be nearly over at last. Been too hot for too long!!

Nice shot, great colour and good use of the ND grad.. Nice wide shot.. I think I'd clone the birds out too.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-10-21 0:27]


fntastique iamge, une merveille quel ciel fantastique, ces couleurs, ces formes nuageuses, avec le bâteaus, grandiose image.

merci et amitié


Hi Ian,
Wonderful shot!
The colours are very pretty and your composition is very nice.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-10-21 5:48]

Hi Ian

Fantastic reflections, with good graphism & light contrasts. Superb sharpness & amazing sunset colours. Striking warm cold colour contrasts between the orange & blue. Tfs!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-10-21 7:19]

HI Ian
I am always impressed with those grad filters, and once again you show us what a great difference it can make to a sunset.
The colors are awesome and the formation of the clouds add to balance the composition.
Well done as usual.

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-10-21 12:51]

Never been in this area Bro, nice scale of sky against FG and a good placement of Burj too. Good to see those clouds starting to show-up and a good sign pra sa mga adik. Well captured. hmm un pla effect ng ND Grad ha... paturo nman.



HI Ian
beautiful sunset with natural colors
lovely lights and reflection in the water
well done

Bonjour Ian.
Magnifique coucher de soleil sur cette scène maritime, les couleurs sont parfaites.
Le cadrage est aussi bien réalisé avec le Bourj en arrière plan.
Bonne journée.

Hello Ian!
Another wonderful composition!
Excellent colours, reflection, atmosphere!
Perfect sharpness!
Good job!
Best regards!

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  • ynkieh (34)
  • [2009-10-23 7:16]

ang galing talaga

Hello Ian :)

Hummm ... a dreamy landscape ... i would like to be there now, so wonderful colours !
Silence and serenity, it inspires me ... TFS my dear friend :)

Hi there!
A superb shot. I love the rich colours and the light on the water. Really good capture. TFS!

colours are just fantastic.
it is your great success.

lovely sunset and composition Eng'r. Gorgeous colors and exposure

Hi Ian,
Superb colors and reflections, a sea of gold and the distant cityline...

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