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janper44



Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,666
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I was driving north along Highway 101 back in the early 1990s when I happened to see the sun starting to set over the Pacific and I thought I would like to get a closeup view of the sun. Drive like a fool up 101 and then west along some side roads until I came to a state park and just managed to catch the sun as it started to dip below the horizon line.


I was just south of the Oregon border in coastal California.


CS3 levels


Virtual Photographer classic 10 (applied only to the sea and sky).


Kodachrome 64
· Date: Tue April 10, 2012 · Views: 536 ·
Keywords: Pacific, Highway 101, northern California
Camera Make / Model: Canon EOS 650
Lens Make / Focal Length: Canon 50mm
Filter / Type Used: n/a
Flash / Type Used: n/a
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: holidays
State / County / Area Image Taken: northern California
Country Image Taken
United States of America
Processing Software Applications Used
CS3, Virtual Photographer

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Tony Mil

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 138
Tue April 10, 2012 2:41pm

Hi Jan
Brilliant warm colors you have captured in this beautiful scene. Just a suggestion but have you looked at this with a crop from the top to just a bit above the the red tones?
Pat Mark

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 12
Tue April 10, 2012 5:50pm

You made it at the perfect time. Very pretty colors.
Phil Bolton

Registered: March 2011
Tue April 10, 2012 10:46pm

Lovely subtle feeling to the scene, I feel a little crop off the bottom works for me as the detail is lost a little in the foreground, I feel this image is very strong to the sky and sea.
PhotoSteve

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 64
Tue April 10, 2012 11:50pm

Both crop suggestions seem reasonable-- as long as you're dealing with a digital image. Such things were not as easily accomplished back in the old days (1990's!) of film and slide. The treatment adds a misty, dreamy effect.
Richt

Registered: October 2010
Posts: 92
Wed April 11, 2012 12:39pm

Good job getting there in the nick of time to get the shot.
sjalfano

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 183
Wed April 11, 2012 1:21pm

Caught this sunset at the right moment.
There is a slight softness here that adds to the image, giving the colors a nice glow.
Diane

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,503
Thu April 12, 2012 3:53am

Glad you made it...and just in time. Love the gentle softness - a lovely romantic sunset. Hope you had your best girl with you.
olddingo

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,783
Fri April 13, 2012 10:36pm

LOvely image Jan, the subtle colours much more meaningful than blazing lurid ones,
David

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