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Smokey Sunset

By freckles
This photo took a bit a effort last night...

I was still at work and thought I might quickly race home for the sunset as I heard there were a couple of fires yesterday. The whole way home I could see the beautiful red sun through the smoke, going down every metre I drove Sad

Anyway got home, grabbed my camera and ran to the beach and this is one of only two photos I got before the sun disappeared Sad

Hope you like it...

All comments welcome Smile

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: sunshot, NicolaH, martinproe and 52 more

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sunshot Plus
13 24 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2005 1:11AM
excellent shot-very-well done indeed-click-

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martinproe Plus
12 293 5 England
18 Nov 2005 1:32AM
Beutiful colours in this Andrea. Wonderful image.
TelStar Plus
12 116 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2005 5:44AM
It's gorgeous Andrea, well caught!
18 Nov 2005 6:34AM
Amazing shot, lovely colours. Well caught.
wyvern Plus
12 16 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2005 6:40AM
Hey, it looks just fine - no need to worry. With it being so low, it's only enhanced the fiery redness.

I might have tried zooming in/using a zoom lens a little on the sun though, just to get it to fill more of the picture.

Still, a lovely image Smile
Even after the sun has set the light can be brilliant. twilight is my favourite time of day right before and right after the sun has risen or set you can get the best lighting effects. Another thing i have noticed is when the sun is setting always look behind you - you never know what is being lit up. Sometimes the best pictures can be just behind you!!

netherless...i do like this shot there's something about it that draws me to it but i cant think what...i'll just go with the "it looks good" comment!

thanks, mikee*
18 Nov 2005 7:55AM
Lovely shot.
18 Nov 2005 12:37PM
A beautiful image - great colours - a delight to view!
18 Nov 2005 7:46PM
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments...

I do agree, you can get some beautiful shots just after the sun goes down, and I did get a couple that night too (as I was already late to met for dinner though, I didn't stay long). The sun was just amazing in the sky Thursday night. I will be sure to turn around next time and look around.

Thank you again for your help and comments again Smile
User_Removed 12 32 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2005 12:38AM
Super shot. The small glowing sun gives a sense of distance and lonliness to the scene. Good shot - welcome to epz
19 Nov 2005 3:48AM
Like the colours well done.
19 Nov 2005 5:46AM
Another great picture Andrea, sometimes you can get a great pic when you do it in a hurry, lovely colours, and perfect position, well done, click,
oscar Plus
14 4
19 Nov 2005 5:56AM
Stunning shot, you obviously have a good eye for an image, this is very good, welcome to EPZ.
oldham Plus
14 198 England
19 Nov 2005 12:44PM
Stunning well worth the effort welcome to the site Gordon
Saderi Plus
13 2 1 Malaysia
19 Nov 2005 8:59PM
Beautiful scenery comes from beautiful people...Smile Welcome to EPZ
MikeA Plus
13 1.3k England
20 Nov 2005 7:06AM
Lovely colours and textures.

Gavin Plus
13 17
20 Nov 2005 8:35AM
A beautiful capture!

Cristian Plus
13 950 1
20 Nov 2005 9:26AM
Great sunset shot.

(click no.29 - Hopefully an "RC" will appear soon!)

20 Nov 2005 10:23AM
Andrea it's a beauty and the RC in on me, great detail on a beautiful composition. Stunning sun set! Deserves 30 more!!

stay well!
20 Nov 2005 11:58AM
nice one,
lovely for my holyday next jear, vivian
20 Nov 2005 12:58PM
Brilliant! Well done
johnjrp Plus
13 432 5 Australia
20 Nov 2005 6:36PM
Hi Freckles. Caught the sun just at the right moment. Great colours. Well taken. click. John
20 Nov 2005 8:31PM
Yeah you done real well here.....worth the effort
owp 13 168
21 Nov 2005 3:08AM
. . Hi Andrea . . great looking beach and the sun just about right . . . thanks for your recent comments . . .

How was London? cold & wet by comparison no doubt? LOL Smile

glazzaro Plus
13 70 23 United States
21 Nov 2005 6:33AM
Love that sunset, the horizon is so deep and rich in color, nice work indeed! Spot on! Click!!!

21 Nov 2005 6:48AM
Thank you again everyone for you lovely comments.

Mike.W - believe it or not, the month I was over there (Ireland for 5 days, France for 3 and the rest in London) all weather was beautiful except for 2 or three in London! I even got sun burnt in Ireland hehe. I thought it was rain rain rain there... but no; someone loved me enough to give me a beautiful holiday!
21 Nov 2005 11:49PM
Lovelly shot Andrea, has a mystically wuality to it. I would suggest maybe including the either the rock on the left or right for some foreground interest and even try a low viewpoint or portrait composition.

Still, I'd prefer to be on that beech than in the cold and frost.

You've some really good shots in you p/folio too.

TonyA Plus
12 11 Spain
22 Nov 2005 5:57AM
Beautiful sunset like the way the sun illuminates the receding water on the beach.

22 Nov 2005 6:46AM
Glorious especially in large + F11.
StrayCat Plus
13 19.0k 3 Canada
22 Nov 2005 4:42PM
This is a beautiful shot Andrea, timing is everything in photography.
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22 Nov 2005 9:13PM
Beautiful Andrea, the setting and the warm sunshine tones combine to make this a quality exposure.
PatrickSmith Plus
13 1.2k 2 United States
23 Nov 2005 11:28AM
Yes, I like it too. Fires can make the best sunsets. We have a lot of them near the end of the dry season in California.
georg Plus
13 4 South Africa
28 Nov 2005 11:46PM
Just in time!! Lovely shot.
paulcr Plus
13 1.5k 9 Ireland
30 Nov 2005 12:57AM
Nicely taken Andrea, well done. PAul

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