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Sunset Beach 2

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 27 March 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual.

One more abstract attempt at a composition - a long exposure as well.

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Fantastic shot, Scott! The multiple layers are just incredibly exquisite! The water is phenomenal! Bravo!

27 Mar 2009 5:35am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

How does the saying go..."you can never step in the same river twice"? Well, you can never photograph the same ocean twice, either. This is an exceptionally beautiful and unique capture.

27 Mar 2009 6:27am

marie from perth, Australia

Scott this is truly gorgeous, I could look at this for ever. Stunning colurs and the most amazing beach view ever. Well done again.

27 Mar 2009 6:58am

Veronelle from Lens, France

wunderfull sunset, i like a "painting"

27 Mar 2009 8:52am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A decisively superior processing to this great composition Scott! I can all but experience the gentle swelling of those waves!

27 Mar 2009 10:16am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is just amazing! The layers of the waves, their softness and the hint of the sun are fantastic! Beautiful colours.

27 Mar 2009 12:13pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Fantastic! 5 stars from Eleftheria!

27 Mar 2009 1:18pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Beautiful, Scott. I love the effects of the long exposure on the water.

I'm thrilled to see that the sun's effect on the waterline makes it 'dip' for you as it has for me. I'm guessing it must have something to do with the amount of light right at that line; any ideas?

27 Mar 2009 1:22pm

@Judy: Judy, thanks for the comment! In this photo it was taken with a zoom lens - there are two lines - the dark one is the sea/sky line and that may vary due to the use of a zoom lens and the ocean itself with the swells, the second upper dark line is a fog bank wich is where the sun is setting - behind the fog bank of clouds - I think this dips due to the sun rays blowing out the darkness in that area(overexposing) so in that area all you see is light vs. a nice straight horizon line - that's my deep thought on it??

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Every time the page of your blog opens under my eyes, it's always the same delight... Long exposure effect on water is just wonderful, like a painting.

27 Mar 2009 1:30pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Looks like a painting. Very nice work.

27 Mar 2009 1:33pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

Man, that's a gorgeous shot. Yes, like a beautiful painting. Fabulous work, Scott

27 Mar 2009 2:20pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Really great capture, TOP!!!

27 Mar 2009 2:28pm

raha from Iran

i like it

27 Mar 2009 4:03pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

An exceptional image, Scott. Breathtaking.

27 Mar 2009 4:03pm

Tony Duque from Raleigh, United States

Another beauty, Scott... just terrific on all points!... maybe the better of the two (today's vs the 24th's)
I like (and agree w/, on a makes-sense basis) your explanation re the apparent dip beneath the sun. Here's a follow-up question: do you think the relative "softness" of the cloud/sun interface (compared to the presumed "harder" ocean/sun interface, in an optics context) would reduce the chances of seeing a green flash or of that phenomenon's formation? I'm hoping Sunset Beach 3 will be a shot of said phenom.

27 Mar 2009 6:19pm

@Tony Duque: Tony, I am not sure if I can answer the question - maybe two parts - if I understand it?? - however, I think the cloud/sun layer would never show a green flash because the angle of the sun is higher in the sky and would not produce the same angle of light rays through the atmosphere in comparison to the ocean/sun horizon line - and I think, from what I have read on green flashes you need a very long horizon line and a "clearer" atmosphere - thus the ocean would give you a much better chance of catching the green flash - since it is due to the rays interaction with the atmosphere just before going below the horizon line. I also read that a zoom lens would work better to actually try and photograph a green flash. I have read these are difficult to catch with the human eye - however, I also read that the moon and stars can also sometimes show a green flash just at the horizon before dropping all the way down - I will have to watch for this. I guess one other thing that helps is a lack of amtospheric haze - which along the Northern California coast is a challenge due to the fog bank. I will keep my zoon lens handy and be ready next time! I shot the sun all the way down into the clouds and have a couple of just the last sliver of sun - I will review and post if it shows anything interesting.

Francisco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It`s like a painting. Me encanta esa combinación de colores, con el agua casi grisy el sol asomando como en un dibijo. Buenísima.

27 Mar 2009 7:01pm

Nathan from Los Angeles, United States

Love the warm colors and the blured motion of the waves. Beautiful capture!

27 Mar 2009 11:54pm

Jen from St. George, United States

Wow Scott! I like this one even better than the one you posted a few days ago. I really like the vertical orientation, and the really strong contrasts! The effect of the long exposure is just too cool!

28 Mar 2009 1:12am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Delicious shot. Love it.

28 Mar 2009 3:38am

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

This is a gorgeous shot. Very nice.

28 Mar 2009 5:14am

Miguel Almeida from Lisboa, Portugal

Amazing photo a beautifull paint

28 Mar 2009 10:11am

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

Lovely and ethereal

29 Mar 2009 2:00pm

John P. from United States

Very surreal. The water and colors are extraordinary.

30 Mar 2009 8:00pm

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

This is one of the most beautiful and stunning sunset photographs I have seen (for my taste anyway). It makes me think about (how wrong ) and advice given during a beginner's photography class I took long time ago, where the instructor said: "don't take sunset pictures, they are beautiful but they will never get you a prize") Yours is certainly a prize-winning photograph!

8 Apr 2009 5:49pm

Kirk from San Clemente, Afghanistan

This is a killer sunset. If you can pull the waves in crisper at the lower part of the photo to catch the clean lines of the waves.

12 May 2009 1:41am