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Pastels of Sunset

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 22 September 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

So much to photograph along the coastline - the hills, inlaid waterfalls, seaweed, fog..... but always remember to turn around! The light and color behind you may take your breath away. The pastels of this subtle sunset did just that. And, I'm partial to pastels so this was much to my liking! After turning around, I took many images while I watched the light and color change. I also loved the patterns of the water during the ebb and flow of the surf.

NIKON D300 1/4 second F/16.0 ISO 160 40 mm (35mm equiv.)

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john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite! You don't see many pastels of this coastline.

22 Sep 2011 5:42am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Unbelievable. This is fantastic. I hope you will post others as well, showing the slowly shifting kaleidoscope of colors. And great advice: turn around. I have been amazed too many times by what I have seen.

22 Sep 2011 7:48am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This is so painterly. The colors are lovely in the soft light.

22 Sep 2011 9:54am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Beautiful !

22 Sep 2011 10:23am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Like a wonderful watercolour painting this is fabulous Barbara! Soft and seductive it slowly envelopes your senses! Bravo! ;-)

22 Sep 2011 11:53am

Linda from Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

It gives a romantic feel, beautiful :-)

22 Sep 2011 1:18pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

I like this beauty...Texan coastline, I presume, not what I'm used to seeing. PS: I'd like to see some of your wonderful textured flowers on 1x.com, you belong there, barbara! :O)

22 Sep 2011 1:39pm

@janina: Thanks, Janina! No, not in Texas. This was captured on the northern California coast during a recent trip. I'll check out 1x.com. Actually went to www.ix.com and it wasn't correct. Another link? Thanks.

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

This is gorgeous Barbara. I have rarely seen such a soft look at the Big Sur coast. You did yourself proud with this shot!

22 Sep 2011 2:42pm

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

Totally Rad. Did you use any Snapart3? It would make a wonderful painting.

22 Sep 2011 2:59pm

@Jim: Thanks photo buddy! No Snapart on this one but I have been playing with it on other coastal images. Stay tuned! :)

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I love the scalloped edges of the surf. They go so well with those gorgeous colors.

22 Sep 2011 3:19pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful coastline and pastel colors! Wonderful image!

22 Sep 2011 4:49pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a beautiful range of colors that you've captured here! I love the "terraced" cliffs as well.

22 Sep 2011 5:34pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Beautiful pastels. I like how they go from the sky to the water.

22 Sep 2011 7:00pm

Craig McCord from Kansas City, United States

Very nice image Barbara. About your admonishment to turn around I would just caution when close to the surf, particularly on the west coast. It has a habit of catching you off guard. Other than that, your words are so true.

22 Sep 2011 8:12pm

@Craig McCord: Thanks, Craig! And..... I left with wet feet - just lifted the tripod up. :)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Lovely...great shot and process! Two thumbs up!

22 Sep 2011 8:55pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful seascape! i love the soft, smooth light and the subtle colour tones! the mood is fantastic!

23 Sep 2011 1:27am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great pastel colours!

23 Sep 2011 7:16am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

The colors are intoxicating...I especially love that little bit of translucent green in the water where the wave meets the shore - gorgeous shot!

25 Sep 2011 2:52am

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Une photo tout en douceur dans des tons pastels et soyeux, c'est beau!

25 Sep 2011 8:03am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is so wonderful! I love the foreground wave motion, and the soft glow....You have captured the essence of this place!

25 Sep 2011 3:09pm

Mike from California, United States

Lovely image Barbara...I like how you pulled the "pink" out of the image...Ready to come back out ?

25 Sep 2011 8:05pm

@Mike: Sure! Love your north rim shot too - might want to go there too! Thanks for stopping by, Mike.

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent composition..great shot and tones with superb title to accompany it.

25 Sep 2011 9:59pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Before I saw your title, as it scrolled I though - wow, this looks like a pastel painting. Lovely.

25 Sep 2011 11:33pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

hi barbara; The link is a number one, not a lowercase i. So, 1x.com, or try onexposure.net, same place, some wonderful Artists, with a capital A, and you are an Artist! Hope to see you there! best, :O)

27 Sep 2011 5:18am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A wonderful pastel, indeed. Gorgeous soft light. You are doing a marvelous job with these coastline shots.

27 Sep 2011 7:37pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

i love these landscape

1 Oct 2011 7:15pm

NIKON D300
1/4 second
F/16.0
ISO 160
40 mm (35mm equiv.)

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