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Nantucket Sunset

June 3rd, 2009

Yet another beautiful sunset looking East over the Atlantic from the Nantucket shore.

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Comments from the Community

about 8 years, 10 months ago
WOW!, great sunset, I wish I could be there instead of school :).
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Posted By: Mac Man
about 8 years, 10 months ago
Very pretty picture! The colors are stunning! Love the clouds.
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Posted By: amprenta
about 8 years, 10 months ago
it really is something nice but not quite my taste wallpaper pic, im sticking with the Elementary by emats @ the moment. the thumbnail looks better than the full size image maybe :)
Posted By: Royce Fast
about 8 years, 10 months ago
Someone has a really good eye...
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about 8 years, 10 months ago
Normally I would say this is just another photograph of a sunset, but what really makes this one stand out is the halo effect the clouds are creating. That, and the color gradiation between orange and blue is nearly perfect.
Posted By: mredpopo
about 8 years, 10 months ago
I agree with chogangraphics3.0, I've always found sunset pictures to be a bit banal, but this one is fantastic. The colors just make it. Great work!
Posted By: REPENT_OF_SIN
about 8 years, 10 months ago
Finally...GREAT wallpaper...thank you thank you thank you
Posted By: claytontullos
about 8 years, 10 months ago
What kind of lens did you use? There seems to be somewhat of a fisheye effect (the sun is at the lowest point in the horizon).
Posted By: krayon
about 8 years, 10 months ago
If I am looking east it is a sunrise.....west a sunset.
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Posted By: s1ipp3ry
about 8 years, 10 months ago
Bloody beautiful !
Posted By: Dhaman
about 8 years, 10 months ago
Looks like a beautiful painting. :]
Posted By: Tim H.
about 8 years, 10 months ago
lol w/serenity: so I take it you like this one, eh? hehe I don't blame you, though: this is one really beautiful photo. I mean, yes, sunrises are beautiful with the naked eye, but this one is even better than that. It really is good enough to have wonderfully enthusiastic comments like yours. I can't stop looking at this one!!! Like Royce Fast said, ckcallen: you certainly have a good eye!
about 8 years, 10 months ago
i've never been to an Iranian web site, but i would imagine this is what it must look like. If you're disagreed with you're ostracized, shunned, blacklisted. i wonder how many twits realize that clicking the "disagree" button isn't a merely an expression of their disagreement, but essentially a vote to expel, eradicate, ban. i dont understand why a wallpaper site needs this kind of idiotic policy............anyway, regarding this picture: it's more boring than baseball, more generic than britney spears and just blinking your eyes will make you forget what's in it, before you open your eyes again........i've seen some amazing, incredible pictures on this site, and then there are many a little less amazing, but still a very impressive images here. how pictures of this kind slip through is beyond me.......but it makes me wonder, with all the people here complaining about their submitted work being ignored...how bad must that be, that even the today's shot beat them.
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Posted By: magere-hein
about 8 years, 10 months ago
I just love such photo's, very nice!
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Posted By: lcg
about 8 years, 10 months ago
Beautiful sunset! It's one of my favorite ones posted here.
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Posted By: Ezoxu
about 8 years, 10 months ago
OHHHH YES!!! This is something Special!!!
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Posted By: Tim H.
about 8 years, 10 months ago
I have reported Burn Baby Burn 2.0 to the webmaster. It's only a matter of time now.
about 8 years, 10 months ago
wow Timmy, you must be so proud of yourself :)
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Posted By: InterfaceLIFT
about 8 years, 10 months ago
Hi everyone. There seems to be a lot of off-topic discussion in the comments lately so let me clear up a few things about how we operate the website and how we hope for it to be used by the community. Our primary goal is to make InterfaceLIFT a friendly place to visit. You may have seen that reflected in the content we post (and more specifically in the types of images we choose not post). That's the easy part. Much harder is cultivating a community around the site that shares in many of those same values. Our intention when we created the comment system was that it would be used to provide feedback to the artist about what people like about the image, what they dislike, and how it could be improved. Ideally, the comments would be constructive and on-topic. This doesn't mean that you are expected to blindly applaud each work that is posted. Quite the contrary. Constructive feedback, opinions, and suggestions for improvement are far more valuable than empty congratulations. Both for the artist and for us as content editors. The only thing that we ask is that you take care to express your opinions in a thoughtful and appropriate manner. The vast majority of you do and we thank you for it. There are plenty of other outlets for immature and incendiary comments on the Internet. To the extent possible, we'd like to keep those to an absolute minimum here. We would like our family and friends to to be able to enjoy this site. Likewise, we'd like for you to feel comfortable recommending the site to your friends and family. Eventually we had to modify the commenting system to hold back the tide of automated spam. That's largely been effective. More recently we've added community moderation. Those thumbs-up and thumbs-down buttons you see next to each post. We enjoy following the discussions that pop up around each image we post. Your textual feedback (along with "favorites" data and more importantly the actual download statistics) directly impact what content we decide to feature. What we don't like to do is to baby-sit the comments. It's almost inevitable that due to the anonymous nature of the internet, coupled with the fact that some people are more tactful than others, that there will be some amount vulgarity, obscenity, hate, and other fairly extreme forms of immaturity. For those outliers, which represent an extremely miniscule number of comments, we do manually remove them. Both to keep the site a safe place to visit for all ages and cultures, and to prevent those discussions from snowballing into massive off-topic arguments that don't add any value to the site. That part is fairly black and white. Obviously there is a large grey area of other comments that are rude, immature, or otherwise emotionally unintelligent that we largely choose not to moderate ourselves. That's where those thumbs-up and thumbs-down buttons come in. They are intended to help you shape the discussion on the site. To reward those who provide insightful, constructive, and on-topic feedback and discussion, and to gently remind others that there are more mature ways of expressing their opinions. No system is perfect and it's been pointed out that the "Agree" and "Disagree" labels next to those buttons may be interpreted differently by different people. So i've changed them to "Insightful" and "Unnecessary" and would welcome other ideas on how to improve this feature. Currently if you get the thumbs-down too many times, future comments are held in a queue and not immediately visible to the community. They must be approved manually by a moderator. When appropriate, these comments _are_ approved and if the community finds value in what you've said (by clicking the "Insightful" button), your comments no longer require moderation, they will appear as soon as you enter them. Unfortunately some of the more egregious offenders bypass this system by setting up additional user accounts and continue whatever behavior it is that got them moderated by the community in the first place. I'd like to point out that very few people actually earn enough negative points to require moderation. Maybe a half dozen people a month, out of well over a million users. In that sense, the comment system is a success and the community as a whole is wonderful. We do notice when people set up multiple accounts and largely choose not to act. In most cases, the problem corrects itself. By the time someone is on their third or fourth user account and are still the only person getting negative feedback, they eventually realize that most of the negative points their comments received were deserved. Some move on to non-moderated sites, but a surprising number learn how to communicate more effectively and are welcomed back into the fold. Let me end by saying that feedback on how the website is run and how community-moderation works are welcomed. Please save anything longer than a sentence or two for the "Email Webmaster" link at the bottom of the page. This discussion (including the unfortunate need for my own comment) does not really belong in the comment section of this image. In the coming weeks i will set up a blog section where we will address issues that crop up and allow you a place to publicly comment on them. Thanks for listening and thanks for making InterfaceLIFT the great community that it has become. --Jeff
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about 8 years, 10 months ago
the way i see it, well over 90% of positive comments are without substance, while the vast majority of the negative ones are constructive. at the same time, no matter how constructive the negative view is, it almost always gets thumbs down. from those who disagree and just love the photo. this is a sick premise to begin with, and as long as people will have the option to SILENCE others they disagree with, they will do so. Solution? If you want to run a lalaland, do away with forum and replace it with a number or star rating. to have a forum is to have a discussion with everything it comes with. flames, vulgarities (honestly haven't seen that many on here), insensitive, rude or immature critique. that's what forums do. but when you ban people for disliking a photo - AND THAT'S ESSENTIALLY WHAT'S GOING ON - you make it worse, not better. you conceded it yourself.
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Posted By: Tim H.
about 8 years, 10 months ago
But Burn, your comments have been very immature. Actually, to be quite honest, they have been pretty arrogant and high-minded. One example is the comment in which you said "the words that come to mind looking at this photo: blah blah blah, blah blah. blah. next!" regarding "Sunset Over the Clouds". I mean, seriously: are you genuinely surprised that you received 12 Disagree ratings for that? And yet here you are with your 3rd account (that I know of) doing the very same thing the admin just spoke about in his comment right above yours. Did you even read it? If not, then read it and then understand that it was posted because of people like you. Yes, I know that it's really long; but I read it, and I did so quite carefully. But oh well. You will figure it out sooner or later.
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about 8 years, 10 months ago
My fellow Interfacelift members, please here me out. I do not wish to take away anymore attention that has already been taken from this beautiful photograph, but I would just like to show my support for both the Webmaster and Burn*. I admire the webmaster's decision in modifying the point system to read "insightful" and "unnecessary". I think it gives a more precise definition to what this community is asking for when comments are posted. Let me continue by apologizing for some of my more recent comments. I have been harsh to some in the past, perhaps out of jealousy that their artwork or photography was picked over mine. That is beside the point, my point is that I too share similar feelings and beliefs about the point system with Burn*. I feel that I have been a victim like a few other regular members here, of being shunned or punished for giving what I truly whole heartedly believed was constructive criticism to the artist, yet I still received negative points. There have also been times when I along with other "well respected" members, have received point crushing scores for simply sharing an opinion and speaking their mind. Burn* is right, as long as people have the option to silence others at their choosing, they will do so...sadly, more so in the case of grudges between members. From the time I joined to now, I have been through three screen names, three! I truly enjoy commenting and critiquing peoples works but one big difference I have noticed in this community and in the real world is the difference in how other people respond to constructive criticism. I myself am a Graphic Designer, I just graduated from college and yes, I was an Art Major. One of the things all Art Majors got used to was class critiques. In these critiques we practiced constructive criticism, learning how to identify the positives and the negatives of someone's artwork, learning how to identify what's working, what's not working, and what the artist can do to improve their work. Even when a student gave negative feedback, it was always said professionally and NO ONE nor the teacher ever gave the person the boot or a slap on the wrist for pointing out the negatives in someone's work. The negatives were welcomed!! The negatives showed the artist what they needed to go back and work on so that they could grow as an artist and learn from the experience. The difference I see with this community is, it's almost as if you are not allowed to have a negative opinion. I've sort of gotten the vibe from many people in here that the attitude goes a little something like this, "gasp, he is not with us, he must be shunned!" The way this system has been modified is satisfactory I think, but I am with Burn*, we should have a separate forum for open discussion, a place where we can joke around a little in a mature manner. I tried to being humorous and getting a few innocent laughs in a recent photograph discussion and got nothing but negative points. This is my third screen name, I intend on keeping it. I did not create multiple accounts out of rebellion or retaliation, but because I felt I had been a victim of one of the weaknesses in the point system. If I receive negative points for this post, it will only go to prove my point that people here have a tendency for punishing other members with honest opinions at their choosing.
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about 8 years, 10 months ago
@chogangraphics: thanks buddy. actually it was seeing you getting crap and thumbs down for an innocent and a very tactful critical comment that really ticked me off...............@Tim H.: that comment i made was an honest expression of how i felt about the picture. i suppose i could have said it was dull, mundane, uninspiring, a dime a dozen, but so what? i said what i felt looking at the photo, and that's what a forum is usually for. i want to be able to say anything about a photo. as long as im not vulgar or attack the author (havent done either) i don't see why it should be a reason for getting banned.
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Posted By: Simtech
about 8 years, 10 months ago
I like this photo. Nice colors and contast.

** As far as the commenting goes. No, you do not get 'punished' for leaving negative feedback. You get voted 'thumbs down' when you leave imature unneccesary comments. Just look at the previous submission: http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1920/sunset_over_the_clouds.html There are several negative (constructive) comments that have positive rankings.
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Posted By: Tim H.
about 8 years, 10 months ago
When their work gets submitted by IFL, I'm sure they really enjoy comments like "the words that come to mind looking at this photo: blah blah blah, blah blah. blah. next!" I mean, yeah: that's really constructive; it's really professional; it's really helpful! Is it not? Of course not. Put yourself in their place and then pretend like you received that exact same comment: how would YOU feel? Yeah, you can SAY "then I would thank them for being so open and honest.", but you and I both know that you would be offended and would much rather have a person making such comments like that removed from the website. I mean, do you really think the "blah blah blah" comment is helpful, constructive, professional or anything LIKE that by any means? I think it's quite the opposite.
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Posted By: Tim H.
about 8 years, 10 months ago
nunyazz: thank you. I forgot the adjective "immature", because comments like the "blah blah blah" one are very immature. I have a 2 year-old niece who's more mature than that. And again, I thank you nunyazz because you made an excellent point about how people get plenty of Thumbs Up votes when they post their negative critique in a respectful, professional way - not in a destructive, immature way.
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Posted By: Bojan Marsetich
about 8 years, 10 months ago
come on....... These are no comment, barely fuc'=9 Essays. Have you gone mad :)))))))

By the way. Great photo.
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Posted By: Eoin
about 8 years, 10 months ago
It's a fantastic piece of work, well spotted, but it's just not something I'd like to use as a wallpaper! Keep them coming though.
Posted By: Royce Fast
about 8 years, 10 months ago
Is Jeff the founder of interfacelift???if he is i am glad he found it...i love the pictures on it..
Posted By: Mac Man
about 8 years, 10 months ago
Bojan Marsetich that comment was unnecessary. They are just trying to get people straitened out. In fact I appreciate them saying something.
Posted By: Mac Man
about 8 years, 10 months ago
Also ckcallen, I like your photo!
Posted By: brizkit
about 8 years, 10 months ago
I kind of enjoy a little heat in the comments. Keeps things interesting. That said, this is obviously a private site and the owners can do what they please. Jeff, I just have one request: please bring back the paragraph system! Those text blocks up there are scary. :-)
Posted By: Tim H.
about 8 years, 10 months ago
I agree with brizkit: I would also love the ability to format my text a little bit. But I admit that a paragraph system would be more than enough, and I'd thoroughly enjoy it.
about 8 years, 10 months ago
WOW lotta drama for a wallpaper site! haha funny
Posted By: ckcallen
about 8 years, 10 months ago
First of all, thanks to everyone who enjoys the photograph and to IFL for providing the best wallpaper site out there, bar-none.

Second, cableFUZZ and krayon is right, and I'm an idiot - this is a sunset looking West from Nantucket (but its still the Atlantic!)

Third, to Burn - although I personally think you've been hypocritical in that you your own comments are as nonconstructive as the "love the pic" comments, I mostly agree with your view on forums. If my "blah blah" photo creates an argument in the comments that becomes more important/creative than the photograph itself, I'm all for it. That being said, I find there is no difference between s1ipp3ry's "bloody beautiful!" comment and your "its more boring than baseball." I'm not a photographer by any means - I shot this 3 years ago with my point-and-shoot Sony DSC-N1 - so I would very much appreciate constructive criticism. If you instead told me I over saturated the image or set the noise reduction level too high, that could have been helpful to me and others interested in photography or creating hi-res wallpapers.
Posted By: absolut
about 8 years, 10 months ago
nice
Posted By: RDoctr
about 8 years, 3 months ago
While the photo is certainly beautiful and interesting, it should be noted that a sunset cannot be seen by "looking east".
Posted By: dobie050
about 8 years, 1 month ago
Just an observation: If you're looking East over the Atlantic, wouldn't this be a sunrise, as the sun sets in the West? But whatever...it's a truly wonderful picture.

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