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Sunset on the Coast

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 8 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is the first of a series from our recent overnight to the Coast.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

- James Baldwin,
writer and civil rights leader.

NIKON D300 1/6 second F/8.0 ISO 200 78 mm (35mm equiv.)

Hema from Bangalore, India

Beautiful snap to start the series. Like a nice painting

8 Feb 2009 5:19am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

là où le rêve rejoint la réalité ! somptueux !

8 Feb 2009 5:32am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Oh, this is so beautiful. The colours and the lines of the waves, horizon and light on the beach is incredible.

8 Feb 2009 6:01am

@bluechameleon: It absolutely took my breath away! A very spiritual experience for me.

Mathilde from Paris, France

Woua! simplement sublime! cette réalité là, n'existe pas, merci de l'inventer pour nous!

8 Feb 2009 6:13am

@Mathilde: It was incredibly special to be there!

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

I'm on the BA website now, booking a flight, Jack ha ha
This is simply magnificent, and I can see why it took your breath away. Wow!

8 Feb 2009 6:42am

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life from United States

Wow, vibrant colors.

8 Feb 2009 6:47am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Magnific colours, vibrant.

8 Feb 2009 6:48am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Wow...totally spectacular (that's the "valley girl" coming out of me). The colors and contrasts are amazing.

8 Feb 2009 6:49am

@Suzanne: We have reservations in March and April!!

kerfendal from Paris, France

simply gorgeous, I would like to have close to me in my office to dream sometimes

8 Feb 2009 6:51am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

so beautiful

8 Feb 2009 7:00am

rem_la from Villiers, France

sympa ce ciel tout rouge !

8 Feb 2009 8:24am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Beautiful lines, shapes and colors!

8 Feb 2009 9:14am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Un festival de couleurs! Splendide image! J'adore!

8 Feb 2009 9:26am

star_cosmos_bleu/marcel lemieux from Canada

Stunning capture!...superb colors ..i can hear the waves rolling to the shore....very beautiful...

8 Feb 2009 9:38am

zOOm from Paris, France

The majesty of this landscape is really impressive, a serenity itself.

8 Feb 2009 11:03am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

You were so lucky to have witnessed such a beautiful sunset! Stunning!

8 Feb 2009 12:48pm

@Betty: You are right, Betty; according to the weather forecast, it should have been totally gray (like it was the next day).

Barbara from Florida, United States

Magnificent! The colors add to the romance of it. Just in time for Valentine's day.
If I could get there by the 14th I would! Beautiful capture.

8 Feb 2009 1:06pm

@Barbara: It was very special to be there and share it with my Valentine! (Our wedding anniversary was the day before.)

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Beautiful light and color. Must have been a great trip.

8 Feb 2009 1:22pm

@dogilicious: The time on the Coast was less than 24 hrs., Jeff, but it was indeed a great trip. (We are just over an hour away from the Coast.)

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Amazing colors, a sky on fire. and i love the waves rolling in. Beautiful capture

8 Feb 2009 1:41pm

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Absolutely gorgeous colors! What a glorious evening to be out with your camera, well done!

8 Feb 2009 1:59pm

@Eric Fry: Thanks, Eric. The trick, of course, is to allow the camera to be a means of deepening the experience, and not a barrier to it. It is at a time like that that total familiarity with your equipment is so vital. The reality was that the sunset, the camera and I all became one; it was a quite mystical experience.

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Beautiful colors and great calm atmosphere. We want to be there...

8 Feb 2009 1:59pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

wow this is spectacular, wonderful colors, a great start to the series look forward to what we have awaiting us in future shots

8 Feb 2009 2:15pm

Ajay from Pune, India

So beyond-this-world shot. Like from a planet where humanity still has to put its foot on.

8 Feb 2009 2:20pm

Llorenç from Salt, Spain

Bonita puesta de Sol....

8 Feb 2009 2:59pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States


8 Feb 2009 3:30pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Awesome capture, very well seen. The reflexión of red sky on the water give a special dramatic character at the photograf.

8 Feb 2009 3:47pm

Cricket from Huntsville, United States

Simply serene. A place to sit in total stillness.

8 Feb 2009 4:02pm

@Cricket: Exactly!

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Fantastic colors!

8 Feb 2009 4:50pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

a sablaze sky for a wild coast and sea waves in the distance, very wonderful shot.

8 Feb 2009 6:16pm

@Alivia: Thanks, Dane. With a scene like that, all you need to do is point and shoot!

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

This is beautiful for the colours but also all those lines (from the clouds, the water, the shoreline) really add so much interest -- beautifully captured

8 Feb 2009 6:36pm

@Diane Schuller: It is so easy to get mesmerized by the colors of a gorgeous sunset; to the extent that we forget about the importance of composition. Thank you for your kind words, Diane.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is simply gorgeous.

8 Feb 2009 6:39pm

Craig from United Kingdom

Beautiful image, the sky is on fire, a riot of colour but in a peaceful way!

8 Feb 2009 8:03pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

amazing sunset!

8 Feb 2009 8:22pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

vivid colors

8 Feb 2009 8:30pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

This fabulous image is as good as any artists painting.... wonderful shot and frame.

8 Feb 2009 8:40pm

@Observing: Thank you.

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway


8 Feb 2009 8:49pm

baobab from Cambridge, United States

stunning sky and I like the slow-mo blur of the ocean.

8 Feb 2009 10:51pm

Ninni from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Stunning sunset!!

8 Feb 2009 11:10pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

lovely horizontal bands of colour and a superb foreground that adds a lot of interest to the shot - nicely composed!

9 Feb 2009 12:21am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Absolutely gorgeous!

9 Feb 2009 12:33am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Wow, beautiful composition and colors. Very well done!

9 Feb 2009 12:47am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so jealous of your trip to the coast. It has been several years and this really makes me want to go back!

9 Feb 2009 1:04am

@Toni: Toni, We are just a little over an hour from the Coast; so it's an easy day trip. We spent the night because we didn't want to be rushed.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

WOW that is stunning....I can't believe those reds and such a great composition!

9 Feb 2009 3:43am

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

Stellar image. Looks like an impressionist painting. I like that it is almost a silhouette, but there are nice hints of detail present.

9 Feb 2009 12:52pm

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

What a sky!

9 Feb 2009 1:14pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Amazing colours

9 Feb 2009 3:42pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Magnificent ...

9 Feb 2009 4:20pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Fantastic colors... like a painting... almost abstract...
my new blog (on my personal pages) with only abstract paintings of my mother HERE

9 Feb 2009 5:20pm

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Spectacular tones for a fantastic sky.

9 Feb 2009 7:23pm

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

whoah..... such amazing colour and sky!

10 Feb 2009 1:57am

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

Simply stunning

10 Feb 2009 8:55am

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States

Outstanding capture!

11 Feb 2009 8:17am

Denise from Perry, United States

Just amazing the beauty we can see all around us, I need to remember that.

13 Feb 2009 10:48am

el desdichado from Paris, France

the colours...

14 Feb 2009 11:51am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

GOrgeous lines and light - well done!

16 Feb 2009 8:24pm

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States


12 Apr 2009 10:20pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


27 Apr 2009 5:01pm