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Taken during my July trip to Kusadasi, Turkey. My friend was hiring out a car so I waited patiently outside whilst he filled in the paperwork. I spotted the sun setting over the other side of the road. I got my 70-300mm lens and using the longer end zoomed into this children's climbing frame. I fired off a couple of shots then this young girl just stood in front of the sun - magic! I just happened to be in the right place at the right time! Taken just off Ataturk Boulevard.

One of my favourite shots of my holiday and indeed of the whole year.

Pease vote if you like it and all comments will be very much appreciated, if you have the time.

Many thanks for looking.

Andrew.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300 (at 300mm end)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Sunset Girl
Username:Andrew_Hurley Andrew_Hurley
Uploaded:12 Dec 2010 - 1:41 PM
Tags:Ataturk boulevard, Climbing frame, Contre jour, Girl, Kusadasi, Landscape / travel, Low light, Night, Night / low light, Park, Pictorial, Play, Play area, Playground, Silhouette, Specialist / abstract, Sun, Sunset, Turkey, Twilight
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 1:45 PM

Great timing achieved a very stylish shot.

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Andrew_Hurley
Andrew_Hurley e2 Member 871 forum postsAndrew_Hurley vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 1:51 PM

Thanks Lynne,

My photographs have never been described as stylish before!

Andrew

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debu
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12 Dec 2010 - 2:04 PM

Great work.
debu

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PaulJD
PaulJD e2 Member 6PaulJD vcard United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 - 2:26 PM

Lovely shot, well done!!

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andy210966
andy210966 e2 Member 7andy210966 vcard Wales119 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 2:27 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A nicely captured moment Andrew. The warm tones add to the appeal of the composition and the eye is led straight to the sun and the child on the structure @Just one more slide before bedtime'.

There is also some nice detail here too which could have easily been lost with this sort of shot.

Well done!

Andy

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Andrew_Hurley
Andrew_Hurley e2 Member 871 forum postsAndrew_Hurley vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 2:37 PM

Thanks Debu, Paul and especially Andy for your very kind comments.

Andrew.

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Andrew_Hurley
Andrew_Hurley e2 Member 871 forum postsAndrew_Hurley vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 3:13 PM

Thanks Phil for the modification, maybe the image can do with a slight crop and warm up. Thanks for taking the time to upload a mod, much appreciated. I agree Kusadasi is great for Aegean Sunsets (and silhouettes!). I hope you enjoyed your holiday there.

Andrew.

Last Modified By Andrew_Hurley at 12 Dec 2010 - 3:16 PM

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 487 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 3:13 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nothing at all wrong with this shot but I always feel compelled to try a mod. I cropped the left to lose the trunk and then warmed up the shot to intensify the colours.
A different take on sunset shots beautifully executed. We were in Kusadasi last year and treated to a lovely sunset every night.
Well done.
Phil

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dusfim
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12 Dec 2010 - 5:36 PM

Just on the right time Andrew, well captured. Dusfim

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mishu78
mishu78 e2 Member 5mishu78 vcard Canada
12 Dec 2010 - 5:41 PM

Fantastic image! I love it.

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 5:48 PM

A wonderful, perfect shot Andrew. I love everything about it.

Sue

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jeb2012
jeb2012 e2 Member 5jeb2012 vcard United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 - 7:32 PM

An excellent capture

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TonyWatson
TonyWatson e2 Member 4TonyWatson vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2010 - 7:32 AM

Excellent ~ As you say right place at the right time.
Doc

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diamondgeaser
diamondgeaser e2 Member 5diamondgeaser vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2010 - 1:08 PM

Super shot, best i have seen in a while. Well done...JIM.

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Andrew_Hurley
Andrew_Hurley e2 Member 871 forum postsAndrew_Hurley vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 1:33 PM

Thanks Dusfim, Milena, Sue, Topdog (Jeb2012), Doc (Tony) and James for your kind comments.

Andrew.

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kazzy1963
kazzy1963  5 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2010 - 12:14 AM

that fantastic

kaz

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Andrew_Hurley
Andrew_Hurley e2 Member 871 forum postsAndrew_Hurley vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2010 - 4:33 PM

Thanks Karen, glad you like it.

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kiddsta1
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22 Dec 2010 - 1:40 PM

So good mate top class shot

Paul

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peugeot406
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23 Dec 2010 - 1:25 PM

Super well captured image
Brian

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bromley-smith
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23 Dec 2010 - 10:34 PM

Excellent shot Andrew, 10/10.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a superb New Year.
Tony

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Andrew_Hurley
Andrew_Hurley e2 Member 871 forum postsAndrew_Hurley vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2010 - 1:40 PM


Quote: Excellent shot Andrew, 10/10.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a superb New Year.
Tony

Thanks Tony, I always appreciate your votes and comments,

Have a White Christmas and Monochromatic New Year!

Andrew

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stevieasp
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16 Jan 2011 - 10:16 PM

Super image Andrew, I reckon this will do well in the annual print comp

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17 Jan 2011 - 1:39 PM


Quote: Super image Andrew, I reckon this will do well in the annual print comp

Thanks Steve I certainly hope so!

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davey_griffo e2 Member 5213 forum postsdavey_griffo vcard England165 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2011 - 12:17 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

There is often a large slice of luck involved in our hobby. Of course you still have to be able to capture the moment when it presents itself. Nicely shot.

Just a very small, nit-picky point. I don't quite understand what went on with the stripe down the left side. I know Andy Hale insists on shots being exactly 1024x768, but if you'd simply got the black wrong, I'd have expected to see a corresponding one down the right side. I'd be inclined to crop it off, or make it black so it doesn't show up.

Hurray for serendipity!! Smile

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