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Sunset Girl

By Andrew_Hurley
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.


Tags: Sunset Park Play Sun Night Silhouette Twilight Girl Turkey Low light Specialist and abstract Pictorial Playground Contre jour Climbing frame Kusadasi Landscape and travel Play area Night and low light Ataturk boulevard

Voters: LynneJoyce, danob, debu and 24 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 1:45PM
Great timing achieved a very stylish shot.

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Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 1:51PM
Thanks Lynne,

My photographs have never been described as stylish before!

debu 8 India
12 Dec 2010 2:04PM
Great work.
PaulJD 10 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 2:26PM
Lovely shot, well done!!
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
12 Dec 2010 2:27PM
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!

Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 2:37PM
Thanks Debu, Paul and especially Andy for your very kind comments.

Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 3:13PM
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.

Philo 8 99 83 England
12 Dec 2010 3:13PM
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.
dusfim 8 Malta
12 Dec 2010 5:36PM
Just on the right time Andrew, well captured. Dusfim
12 Dec 2010 5:41PM
Fantastic image! I love it.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
12 Dec 2010 5:48PM
A wonderful, perfect shot Andrew. I love everything about it.

12 Dec 2010 7:32PM
An excellent capture
13 Dec 2010 7:32AM
Excellent ~ As you say right place at the right time.
13 Dec 2010 1:08PM
Super shot, best i have seen in a while. Well done...JIM.
Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 1:33PM
Thanks Dusfim, Milena, Sue, Topdog (Jeb2012), Doc (Tony) and James for your kind comments.

18 Dec 2010 12:14AM
that fantastic

Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2010 4:33PM
Thanks Karen, glad you like it.
22 Dec 2010 1:40PM
So good mate top class shot

peugeot406 11 7 1 England
23 Dec 2010 1:25PM
Super well captured image
23 Dec 2010 10:34PM
Excellent shot Andrew, 10/10.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a superb New Year.
Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2010 1:40PM

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

Thanks Tony, I always appreciate your votes and comments,

Have a White Christmas and Monochromatic New Year!

stevieasp 11 7 England
16 Jan 2011 10:16PM
Super image Andrew, I reckon this will do well in the annual print comp
Andrew_Hurley 12 71 73 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 1:39PM

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

Thanks Steve I certainly hope so!
davey_griffo 9 213 165 England
5 Mar 2011 12:17PM
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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