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A Day's End

August 17th, 2009

Taken at Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida just after sunset. I had just finished eating dinner in town and I noticed the incredible cloud formations and rushed to the beach to get some shots. I had tried all week of my vacation to reflect the scenes I was seeing at the beach, and I believe I accomplished representing this scene with this photo. Taken at f/10 for 30sec on 100ISO with a Cokin P 2 stop GND filter.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Actias Luna
about 14 years, 11 months ago
I love it - so beautifully dramatic. I love too see that detail in the sand too... a crisp and sharp image; which is what I crave for my desktop backgrounds. ;)

Thanks for this wonderful submission. :)
Posted By: josephwm
about 14 years, 11 months ago
Nice picture, however I feel that the long exposure has too much of an oil-painting effect on the ocean and the clouds, unless that was intentionally done in post-processing. The cloud boundaries in the top left hand corner show a bit too much colour banding for my liking.
Posted By: cjfortune
about 14 years, 11 months ago
Love the shot man, like josephwm said, but also i see alot of noise maybe lower the ISO and bring in a longer exposure to even it up. 4/5 bro keep up the good work!
Posted By: Tim H.
about 14 years, 11 months ago
Whoa. Those ARE some incredible cloud formations. I especially like the one in the left-center. I have never seen anything like that before!

This is a great submission, and I can see why IFL posted it. It's very high quality, and the subject and composition are excellent!
Posted By: EastTN
about 14 years, 11 months ago
Nice pic. I love the colors.

@ cjfortune: Bring the ISO down and longer exposure? This was shot with a 30 second exposure and ISO 100. On my 40D ISO100 is the lowest setting. I know other cameras are capable of lower ISO's but I believe the noise you are referring to is caused by Post Pro not ISO.
Posted By: Beginning
about 14 years, 11 months ago
Nice work..
Posted By: Divyansh
about 14 years, 11 months ago
gud but.....lacks something dnt know wat.....
Posted By: Chris.Anderson
about 14 years, 11 months ago
very nice! Siesta Key is one of my favorite beaches, and every time i've visited, the sunsets have been AMAZING. I just moved from Florida to Boston a few months ago, and I'm really pining for a place like this.. Thanks for your submission!
Posted By: tommy_swade
about 14 years, 11 months ago
Finally someone posts a picture from my hometown beach - Thank you. Out of curiosity, where on the Key was this taken? Kinda looks like one of the private beaches.
Posted By: cjfortune
about 14 years, 11 months ago
ok EastTN, seemed like the ISO was on 600+. Anyways it wouldn't hurt to maybe cover it up a little with a blur filter, thats just me anyways, cheers for the comment.
Posted By: IXS
about 14 years, 11 months ago
waow ! really beautiful shoot ! you have the technic and the result is here ! congrats !
Posted By: stubulman
about 14 years, 11 months ago
Holy sunsets, Batman. Great shot. Whatever you had for dinner; it certainly worked!
Posted By: sofaraway731
about 14 years, 11 months ago
That's the beach I spent the first 16 years of my life going to. I miss it every day. I will be back, oh yes. I will be back.
Posted By: lerch84
about 14 years, 11 months ago
stunning pic! that sky looks almost unreal!
Posted By: King_Belleauh
about 14 years, 11 months ago
Don't see too many shots from America on IL.

Great capture!
Posted By: WhiteDog
about 14 years, 11 months ago
Great photo. Can't complain about a thing. Is it perfect? Not quite. But we don't know what camera was used - some are better in low light than others. And with a 30 sec exposure, the clouds may actually have moved, causing some of the edge artifacts that folks have noted. But I love it anyway. Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: Coolerman
about 14 years, 11 months ago
Great one. melancholic one
Posted By: yawnP
about 14 years, 11 months ago
whats up with all these lake and ocean views all the time like seriously pick something thats good to the eye and not water water and more water.
Posted By: Delacroix
about 14 years, 11 months ago
Outstanding, thanks.
Posted By: KevMaverick
about 13 years, 11 months ago
I love the contrast of colours - makes this shot so dramatic, and wonderful. This is a picture that you could wait years to capture, and still be proud of when you finally capture it.

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