On evening I decide to go and try some sunset pictures on our local beach. I stood with about five more photographers trying to get a good sunset. When I turned around to see the cliff behind shining bright off the sunset Took a few shots and looked at all the other photographers trying to fight and control the sun at that point camera in bag and home I went job done.
Where have you been all these years :)))) This is a new era with "Rob" on-line. The yellow stone in the otherwise dark sand, well it is something tiny but a wonderful detail. As so many times, it is not the big things that make THE difference but it is something "minor" that attracts us. Okay there is more like the beach village on the far right or the wonderful light but this is what I saw first, two "golden" stones, let's call them "nuggets" ... have a wonderful weekend, got to run, Mr. B. is waiting, he will drive me to my mountain (the one you saw in Linda's upload - okay the cottage is deeper down in the valley) ...
robfeath (2014/02/28 21:14:04): Hi Barbara.
Thanks for the gold spot .
Have a good weekend Rob.
Nice to see you on PF. Your image is even better than when I saw this view in real life. Your framing is masterful with the detail of the water in the FG and the red cliff reflected in the glassy sea. I also love the clarity of the colors.
Wishing the two of you continued health, love & joy, Pat
Gorgeous shot, love the warm sunset light, when I say warm, I meant the color. I'm pretty sure it is not that warm in temporature :) I like very much how the pattern of the sky and the low tide all seem to draw toward the horizon.
I think showing a sunset in this way is more inventive than struggling with the exposure of our central star. The colours caused by the setting sun here simply are a feast for the eyes. I especially like the contrast between the cold blue of the sky and this warm red of the sunlit cliffs and the "glowing" stones in foreground. The impression of wideness is rendered here wonderfully. I would like to step into the picture now ... ;-)
Greetings from springlike Germany! Have a nice weekend!
I really think that your inspiration b&w theme is a huge success and it's fantastic to see your color images too. This is a really special one - with that GLOW on the cliff and the rocks. Absolutely awesome. I love it and I have to agree - it's a good thing to look behind you. Sometimes you get much better photos and sometimes you also save your a$$. :-))
I have a friend who used to be a camera man for the local CBC TV station and that was his sage advice as well. Always look in the opposite direction from the setting or rising sun. The colours can be amazing. You really nailed it here Rob. Even those FG rocks are glowing. The sand is very black so that really brings out the colours from the sun. Great stuff.
robfeath (2014/03/01 08:46:34): Hi Phil .
Thanks for the gold spot.
Really outstanding photograph with so many of the features in the proper location. The colors are beautiful and the sky is truly overwhelming. Something about sunsets with water is like magic. The darker foreground provides a real anchor for the picture. Well done. I am afraid it would be favored over a black and white shot in this particular location. Wunderbar. Regards
It is good to see you on PF. EXcelent framing and superb light management, making full use of the warm colours.
robfeath (2014/03/01 11:32:29): Hi John.
Thanks for your comments. I have being thinking for awhile now I should join so when I was asked to do the B&W inspiration article I thought why not.
Thanks for the gold spot too.
Rob......the red light on the cliffs make the magic, although the clouds add that extra what you need here to make it work in depth, drama and composition......foreground is well balanced with detail and contrast........shows that you also control the colors to show to magic in a landscape.
Congratulaion to this very great shot!!
Its such a beautiful image and so well done of you!
I like the title as well,
(someday would liek to have a NIKON D700 one day, I have to save money)
cheers from GIGI :-)
What a colours you have captured! And what a gorgeous sky! This hour is magic to me, and I often prefer to turn my back to the setting sun to focus on the warm light on the other side like here. I love that stripe of very warm colour on the promontory in background and its reflection and those two small stones shining like jewels in foreground are very good focal points. This is a seascape just the way I like.
Lovely colours shades in this sunset shot. It was a good choice to shoot to this direction. The warm colour of the sun lit vliff and the contrast to the dark and bluish foreground are gorgeous. Attractive textures also on the foreground and the sky is beautiful too. A fine seascape!
robfeath (2014/03/07 08:51:19): Thank your for your comments and the gold spot.
I was looking at your gallery and I noticed this spot is the same you took "winter sunrise". Wow! what a spot!
Sometimes itīs just a matter of turning the head to where the photo is waiting, isnīt it?