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Moody sunset

By PaulLiley  
Another from yesterdays session at Jenny Brown's Point overlooking Morecambe Bay. Thanks for all your comments on last upload. Very very much appreciated. I managed to catch the wading birds feeding on the sandbanks as the sun went down. Darkness descended quickly. I took both cameras one fitted with the standard 18-70 and the D90 with the 70-300mm. This was taken with the longer lens. I just kept swapping between the two using the telephoto to pull in the more distant sandbanks. I had a really fun time working quickly as I had very little time left of usable light. I used manual setting and underexposed by 2-3 stops to retain detail in the light areas around the sun and used Photoshop Elements to lighten the shadows in the fg. and of the mid areas around the sandbank. Shot in RAW to give me more control in processing and to improve the quality so I can print large if I need to. Apologies I don't usually get this technical in description. Paul

Tags: Sunset Birds Sand Morecambe bay Landscape and travel

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16 Nov 2011 7:41PM
Nice colours and reflections


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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2011 7:43PM
wonderful colour and light paul a belter nice one Wink
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
16 Nov 2011 7:56PM

Porthos Plus
7 14 1 Northern Ireland
16 Nov 2011 8:19PM
Lovely shot Paul. Spot on exposure with great light and colour....Derek
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
16 Nov 2011 8:32PM
Beautiful reflected light, Paul.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
16 Nov 2011 9:05PM
Another beauty Paul.


EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
16 Nov 2011 10:20PM
Such lovely light and tones.

16 Nov 2011 10:24PM
Beautiful lights and tones.A lovely capture Paul.Well done..Lin
16 Nov 2011 10:55PM
Wonderful image and it's great you got the birds in there too, the light is superb.
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
16 Nov 2011 11:35PM
I think I prefer this if the sun is cropped out. The beautiful light and colours on sand seem to sing more
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Nov 2011 11:35PM
Most attractive sunset shot, Paul: beautifully exposed and capturing the light and colours so well.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
17 Nov 2011 6:34AM
Perfectly timed and captured, Paul, a beautiful image. Carol
zapar40 Plus
7 66 5 Wales
17 Nov 2011 6:36AM
beautiful tones. love the gentle colour of the light.
superb capture paul,well done.ray
gingerdelight Plus
11 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 3:24PM
This is stunning Paul.
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 4:53PM
Superb !!!!....I love these minimalist images, especially when they have as much impact as this beauty !!!!!!!!
17 Nov 2011 9:25PM
A beautiful image Paul, the sun reflection colours are amazing. Love the waders dotted about.
Are you uploading an image from your 18-70 lens?
18 Nov 2011 8:45AM
this really is so good ... worth all that effort
18 Nov 2011 9:02AM
Lovely image with stunning reflectio,
well taken too,
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1986 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2011 7:33PM
This is very effective, and the birds add a lot to the image. I like the way the shape of the second layer of the foreground seems to echo the shape of the clouds.
Great job Paul, it was worth to play around a little with your lenses!
have a nice weekend,
superb shot paul,well captured indeed.ray
20 Nov 2011 2:32PM
another wonderful shot.
xwang Plus
8 56 8
20 Nov 2011 4:57PM
Beautiful shot, Paul. Wonderful writing up.. Only one question here: ' Why the F number is 4.8?' Rather than 16, 22..
Amazing image, well done.

26 Nov 2011 10:12AM
Thats a lovely shot Paul. Regards John
BarbaraR Plus
11 17 1 England
13 Dec 2011 10:32AM
Excellent, very lovely indeed.
Well done.


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