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The "Phoenix Rises".....

By mikedf      
A late afternoon run along the Coast road from West Bay (or Broadchurch as it has becme known!)

The evening was drawing in and I happened to glance over my shoulder as we were driving home - I saw this sunset and it was going fast. I was able to pull over and took several shots - THIS one surprised me!

NO manipulation apart from a slight contrast change and there is that "bird" flying up!

1/125 @ F4, ISO 200, SanDisk Extreme 8Gb Card

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 4:07PM
Great title very apt. Lovely composition. Peter.

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Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 4:56PM
Oooooo...terrific shot !!!.....impressive color & clouds !!
mikedf 4 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 4:58PM
THANK you very much both of you - this was a bit of a lucky shot! But I AM pleased with it!
Thank you
paulbroad 10 123 1238 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2013 7:58AM
Well, I normally think these are just pictures of a nice sky, but this is really a bit more than that. Huge impact and very well technically handled. All of you that put sunrise/sunset images up for crit. If you are not going to put a subject in, this is how they should look.

mikedf 4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2013 9:51AM
Hello Paul

Many thanks for your comments - very much appreciated as I had a feeling this was a pretty fair attempt. It seems to often be the case that timing and luck" is everything in some cases!

Thank you

21 Oct 2013 8:39AM
What a stunning image mikedf. Clearly you are an accomplished landscape photographer. You have captured the sheer power of the sunset.
mikedf 4 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 7:45PM
Hello Pichound

Good to hear from you - I see you're a new member like myself.

I read a photo booklet yesterday and it said that being in the right place at the right time is key to a lot of the best and THAT is just what happened here!

Many thanks

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
22 Oct 2013 7:41PM
Welcome to the site Mike and thanks for popping in to my P/F and I hope you will visit again.

This is a great looking sky. - gary
mikedf 4 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 9:06PM

Hello Gary - Thank you for your kind comment and yes - I'll be back!!
18 May 2014 8:11PM
wow !! wonderful shot

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