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7.29pm

By ChiliMan
Alrighty…I’ve had my fun dipping my toes into Downing Street (refer description here for clarification) for the sheer novelty of it…and came away learning nothing.

Back to the normal voting system, which was never broke and never needing fixing.

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Now here’s something which ain’t too sharp ‘cos I took it handheld at 1/10sec. I took several of this view and this was the sharpest and levelest. You know yesterday’s shot taken at 7.33pm? Well this was taken at 7.29pm. I know I know…how WOULD you have cracked the code of the title, eh?

Now I didn’t wanna process or enhance the pic too much ‘cos I wanted to convey as closely as possible what I was presented with that evening.

So the processing for this has been limited to increasing contrast by 15% and brightness by 5%.

The original image details are: 1/10sec handheld, f3.1, EV –1.0, ISO 100

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Not the sharpest and punchiest of images, but those rays are pretty cool, huh? Linda, yep, you would’ve definitely enjoyed being sat there for the sky that evening Smile

A.

Tags: Sunset Sky Park Water Reflections Colours Reservoir Landscape and travel Night and low light

Voters: bliba, andylea, saeidNL and 53 more

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Comments


bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
26 May 2010 7:42PM
wonderful Andrew

cheers 4 sharing

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 7:42PM
WOW fantastic colours and tones brilliant light love the reflections a STUNNING capture love it Wink
andy
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
26 May 2010 7:43PM
My pleasure, Ollie, and thanks, Andy.

Smile
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
26 May 2010 7:45PM
Wonderful and beautiful sunset,love the colour in this one,
saeid
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
26 May 2010 7:45PM
Holy cow...make that a BIG thanks, Andy!!!...lol

Wink

And thanks, Saeid Smile
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
26 May 2010 7:46PM
I would like to sit and watch this sunset, too!
JEnnnnnn
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
26 May 2010 7:48PM
Wish you could've, Jennnn. You would've been wowed the way my dad and I were.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 7:56PM
Yes and for this one toooooo - I just love it when the rays show and you have a double wammy here with the cool reflections too.... I wana be right there right now.

Fantastic light

Linda Wink x
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
26 May 2010 8:00PM
gorgeous colours and rays, its a treat to look at. congrats on the user award too. lesley x
26 May 2010 8:05PM
Beautiful shot - wonderful colours, well taken !

Chris
baclark 8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 8:25PM
Wonderful rays and colour here Andrew, just beautiful.
Barbara
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
26 May 2010 8:25PM
Beautiful colours and glow in this image....Sandy
ColouredImages 12 47 35 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 8:29PM
A gem of a shot Andrew. I love the sunbeams and the rich colour
Mike
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 8:51PM
How amazing Andrew! Such a beautiful shot, very well captured.
Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1689 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 9:07PM
Those rays are definitely the strong point, the simplicity of the composition too. But 100 ISO? you could have upped it just a bit... But full marks, you have a steady hand.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 9:09PM
MMmmmm - an atmospheric abstract in warm tones. Who needs foreground interest, after all? Very lovely, all warm and cosy.
Bill

7°Celsius this afternoon, ignoring wind chill: dammitall it's SUMMER Sad
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
26 May 2010 10:28PM
Just stunning! What a way for you and your Dad to end the day, as indeed it is for me viewing such a wonderful sunset tonight!

Ann
shandoor 8 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 10:49PM
Beautiful image wow superb colours and lighting
Alexa
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
27 May 2010 1:14AM
Stunning image and looks really sharp to me Andrew!
Rgds., Jim
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
27 May 2010 5:15AM
An amazing sunset, Andrew, and you have captured it perfectly. Carol
franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2010 8:50AM
Works for me.

Ken
Joline Plus
11 27 53 United States
27 May 2010 11:56AM
Beautiful, soft, serene sunset.
Jekaro 8 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2010 1:53PM
A stunning shot, Andrew, just love the tones captured.
Roy
27 May 2010 2:11PM
Wish I was in your piccy now
Lokks wonderful
bricurtis Plus
12 2.1k 49 England
27 May 2010 8:58PM
Lovely golden sheen on the water Andrew.
Brian.
28 May 2010 7:48PM
A beautiful capture, love the colours.
Christine
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
28 May 2010 9:24PM
A beautiful sunset Andrew, such stunning serenity
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 11:17PM
wow superb, love it
bunSmile
Brilane Plus
11 5 12 Wales
29 May 2010 3:37AM
Nice one Andrew.
I agree with your thoughts re. the down vote, if I don't like a picture I don't vote for it. This down vote option is akin to sending an anonymous letter to someone, and this system gets my one and only down vote.
Regards, Brian
RobinF 10 83 1 England
29 May 2010 2:36PM
Just beautiful Andrew. Wish I'd been there to gaze in awe! As stated above you have a very steady hand!! Looks pretty sharp to me, but I always wonder how much sharpness matters with sunsets as a little 'blur' adds to the dream like quality of the best sunset images I think?
kind regards,
Robin
CaroleA 11 5 3 England
29 May 2010 6:31PM
Looks just perfect to me too! Surprisingly calming image, given those zingy colours!

Carole
Suehh 10 39 6 England
29 May 2010 11:06PM
Outstanding image.

Susan
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
30 May 2010 6:32PM
One superbly captured sunset! wonderful colours Andrew,
so peaceful
Lillian
1 Jun 2010 4:58PM
superb great rays of light captured not to mention colours and tones excellent work click
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
1 Jun 2010 9:42PM
awesome
Canadiann 7 2 Canada
2 Jun 2010 10:08PM
I really love sunsets and sunrsies, this is beautiful and I love the reflection. Sorry to be too far behind.
Regards
Ann
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2010 7:13PM
Superb and well deserving of the award
Helen
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2010 10:32PM
A very dramatic shot. excellent work. paul
thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
14 Dec 2010 6:35PM
Love the title and the tones,beautifully slick workSmile
16 Aug 2012 9:23AM
Super shot for hand held and slow shutter speed

Tony

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