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Fading embers

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 27 April 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The last of the sun has disappeared over North Shields fish quay, this was the only bit of brief colour left before the sky returned to dark blues and greys. Shot from the Groyne pier in South Shields.

I'm now starting to get a better handle on the controls of this Fuji Finepix HS30EXR, especially the exposure compensation control, which I now use quite extensively. All of the adjustments for this sunset were made in Adobe Camera RAW.

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FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR 1/300 second F/5.6 ISO 100 26 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Gold-colored sky behind the castle and its reflection in the water is a great combination.

27 Apr 2013 5:18am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful bit of sunset...:-)))

27 Apr 2013 5:36am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Wonderful colour!

27 Apr 2013 5:42am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid capture

27 Apr 2013 5:50am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

That is a glorius sky, with the same warmth as embers.

27 Apr 2013 6:23am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

The sky is beautiful but you should straiten it up a bit.

27 Apr 2013 6:23am

@Veronique: Just ran this through Photoshop again and went view>show>grid, and the verticals of the two towers look good, as do the horizontals of the rooflines. Possibly the angle that I'm facing across the river and the slight bend in its course help to provide a wrong impression.

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

I love the details in the sly and on the water.

27 Apr 2013 6:30am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain


27 Apr 2013 6:31am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Really lovely, beautiful gold

27 Apr 2013 6:32am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

super image

27 Apr 2013 6:51am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I love this, beautiful light Curly

27 Apr 2013 8:25am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendides tonalités, superbe reflet. Great shot. Bonne journée. *****

27 Apr 2013 8:46am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

There's a real stillness to the shot

27 Apr 2013 9:00am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beautiful limited palette

27 Apr 2013 9:07am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

stunning gradation !

27 Apr 2013 9:53am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Took my HS30 out tonight and took several lowlight and sunset pictures and get the same golden sunset your is getting.

27 Apr 2013 10:56am

saran from shiraz, Iran

Beautiful bit of sunset...:-)))
very nice and very extera . thanks for shot

27 Apr 2013 11:41am

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Another beautiful golden sunset :)

27 Apr 2013 1:11pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom


27 Apr 2013 1:36pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Beautiful, with just enough light on the foreground.
My first reaction was like Veronique's. The angle across the river and that everything drops lower to the left must create an optical illusion.
The colors are wonderful, Curly!

27 Apr 2013 2:23pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

It's still so beautiful !

27 Apr 2013 2:44pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An extraordinary and very beautiful image. Thanks for the text ...! congratulations Curly! Best regards, Adela...

27 Apr 2013 3:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I adore the golden light and tones.

27 Apr 2013 5:13pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Register incredibly beautiful and amazing! 5 *****

27 Apr 2013 6:15pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Tremendous light and tones. I love it.

27 Apr 2013 8:36pm

Maria from California, United States

it might be my eyes (which are not very good, by the way), but isn't it a bit crooked? I mean unleveled, in terms of "horizon line" which really isn't a horizon line in this image - would be wrong to use this expression, but...you know what I mean... :))
regardless, it's a beautiful sunset and with minimal ACR adjustments you obtained a very good result that draws attention immediately even from the thumbnail view

27 Apr 2013 10:39pm

@Maria: It does look that way, but the river has a gentle curve here and I'm shooting at an oblique angle from an opposite pier. I'm also conscious of the slope in the land on the opposite bank but I think I've managed to keep the verticals correct for the two towers. I think it made more sense to keep the verticals correct in this scene as there is no natural horizon line and the sloping land tends to fool us all.

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous color. This is just beautiful!

27 Apr 2013 11:44pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

lovely golden light and tones!

28 Apr 2013 3:40am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh super cette lumière d'or

28 Apr 2013 7:03am

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

very nice, i like the sunset color ☺

29 Apr 2013 6:39am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

superbe ce ciel et ce reflet dans l'eau...

30 Apr 2013 5:30pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Beautiful sunset.

1 May 2013 5:22pm

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ISO 100
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