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This is another shot from my recent trip with John, Paul and Ioannis, and is probably the last I'll put up (as I messed up the rest of them). And as I mentioned one of John's shots yesterday it's Paul's turn today. Ioannis has also put up a shot of me and John.

Update: I've entered this shot in the Photo Friday Orange challenge.

9.58pm on 23/6/05

Canon 20D

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40mm (64mm equiv.)



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C1 Pro

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3x2 + fylde coast [scenic] + photo friday
comment by Weston Boyd at 07:18 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005


comment by Robert at 07:19 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

Nice colors - those blues are amazing. How much are you playing with the saturation? Generally, how much post-camera work goes into the images you post?


comment by djn1 at 07:32 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

Robert: it varies, each shot is different. For this one the saturation is more a consequence of increasing the contrast with the Curves tool, but I do use Hue/Saturation, Selective Color, and so on.

comment by paul at 07:57 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

such a great sunset, we were blessed with such a range of colour and diversity in the clouds, this shot portays that perfectly.

comment by Jonny at 08:01 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

Wow. Great colors!

There is an odd line going down the middle of the photo -- what is that? Just part of the cloud formations?

comment by djn1 at 08:07 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

Thanks Paul. And Jonny: yes, the line was part of the clouds.

comment by Oversleeped at 08:12 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

The colors in this picture are absolutely beautiful. Great work.

comment by Kyle at 08:12 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005


comment by SteveO at 08:25 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

Thats one amazing sky, i wish i had been on the beach that night, my shots from that night all have buildings and lamp posts in the way.

comment by Paul at 08:30 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

Wow, what amazing colors.

comment by John Washington at 09:10 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005


comment by moscon at 09:41 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

Sorry mate, I prefer yesterday's. The sunset is BEAUTIFUL and Very VIBRANT. But I like seeing the fellow photographer. It adds alot of meaning to a typically overshot subject. *Still nice*, so keep up the good work.

comment by owen at 10:17 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

simply awesome.

comment by Fellow Eskimo at 10:31 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

Beautiful :) Im quite jelaous of the types of landscapes you get to photograph! Much more varied than most. I like this one, has alot of nice contrasting colours.

comment by Ryan Rahn at 11:15 PM (GMT) on 25 June, 2005

The colors are even better than yesterday's...that sky's amazing! You still managed to capture detail in the water. Very nice!

comment by Juice at 04:14 AM (GMT) on 26 June, 2005

Holy Moly. That's an exceptionally beautiful sky. Not to mention the beautiful coast. All in alll, a beautiful shot.

comment by rsk at 06:32 AM (GMT) on 26 June, 2005

I see faces in the clouds. scarry.

comment by ps at 10:38 AM (GMT) on 26 June, 2005

beautiful :)

rsk: faces? don't smoke this any more ;]

comment by zoomvienna at 10:55 AM (GMT) on 26 June, 2005

Wow. As this loaded up I was thinking oil and water rainbow at first...the colors are unreal. The striations / modelling in the clouds are/is also intense. Strong. Regards from Vienna, -T

comment by pierre at 02:46 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2005

Nicely done, you've got my vote

comment by Rodentia 157 at 03:25 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2005

Thank you for your photoblog. I so greatly enjoy the images you present. The colors of this image are so intense. Which program do you use to treat your images? Is it Adobe Photoshop 7?

If you have interest, please glance at my photoblog. I would greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Rodentia 157


comment by Ed at 03:30 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2005

Did you use any filters in the original photo (pre-saturation)?

comment by djn1 at 04:18 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2005

Thanks everyone.

Rodentia: yes, Photoshop.

Ed: no, though I am thinking of getting some ND graduated filters at some point as it would probably make the post-processing much easier for some of my landscape shots.

comment by dandyna at 04:47 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2005

thank you for your wonderful pics. you made my sunday full of beauty, and i linked your photoblog. :)

comment by SteveO at 06:03 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2005

Im starting to get very curoius about a fish head that seems to be called Fred now, im hearing a fair bit about him so i would like to see some posts of this please, it sounds hilarious :-)

comment by Josh at 09:21 PM (GMT) on 26 June, 2005

Oh, wow. I've never seen a sunset like this one. Striking...

comment by Roberto at 08:24 AM (GMT) on 27 June, 2005

Hi Dave
Great image! Mainly the sky with those clouds.

comment by audrey at 08:33 PM (GMT) on 1 July, 2005

what can I say? it's the sunset sky everyone dreams to see once in the life. wonderful. as all your pics! really good photoblog, I'll come back.

comment by Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA) at 01:39 AM (GMT) on 2 July, 2005

Whatever scale is used to rate photos, this one is OFF THE SCALE. Absolutely amazing work. Thanks so much for brightening my day!

Photographically yours,

JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com = NudeCreations.com

comment by jazz at 02:53 PM (GMT) on 24 July, 2005

this and the previous one: wonderful color. gosh i wish i had a camera like that. mine can barely register shades of red and purple. :(

comment by Nicole Hamilton at 04:32 PM (GMT) on 25 August, 2005

I think this picture is so beautiful...I want to go into photography when i graduate high school.I'm a senior!! and i love taking pictures of sunsets and sunrises.