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Late Afternoon Light

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 11 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

"Let the body think
Of the Spirit as streaming, pouring
Rushing and shining into it from
All sides."


The Digital Photography School's blog lead article yesterday was titled "Stop Wishing for that Amazing Camera and Appreciate The One You've Got." Right on!! Are you paying attention, Jack??

NIKON D300 1/100 second F/8.0 ISO 200 93 mm (35mm equiv.)

Barbara from Florida, United States

Exceptional! Well composed. I like how the scene fades into the fog or haze.
Beautiful area.

11 Feb 2009 5:11am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! The lighting is just amazing! I like how the wind (my assumption) has gathered momentum from the right, changing the hue and contrasts of the frame as it move left. Stellar!

11 Feb 2009 5:22am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

This is a definite "WOW!" Really. Wow! The lighting is absolutely gorgeous. Well done, Jack.

11 Feb 2009 5:51am

Didier from somewhere, France

Beautiful light on this beautiful landscape I also like the treatement

11 Feb 2009 5:57am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

So so serene:-) I could stare at this image forever and drift into my own world....lovely!!

11 Feb 2009 6:00am

rem_la from Villiers, France

un belle couleur !

11 Feb 2009 6:02am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Very nice panoramic picture. I like the warm colors.

11 Feb 2009 6:40am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Stunning shot

11 Feb 2009 6:46am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Oh my, Jack, this is exquisite. I think it's my favorite in your portfolio. To quote Sharon, Stellar!!

11 Feb 2009 6:47am

@Suzanne: Thank you, Suzanne. The light was exceptional.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Une lumière magique...I like much

11 Feb 2009 6:50am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

excellente et si douce lumière .................. c'est très pur !

11 Feb 2009 6:53am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love the lighting. And looks like very strong wind indeed.

11 Feb 2009 7:02am

Shirin Moosavi from Tehran, Iran

Lovely haze over there!

11 Feb 2009 7:05am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Splendide lumière!!!! Une image de toute beauté!

11 Feb 2009 7:06am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

The light is fabulous, and the colours too!

11 Feb 2009 7:23am

zOOm from Paris, France

Light is really gorgeous, a warm atmosphere from sand to sky.

11 Feb 2009 8:12am

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

This Is Lovely Misty Shot...Loved The Tone And Dreamy Landscape...
Superb !!!

11 Feb 2009 8:33am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Fantastic landscape, lovely romantic atmosphere!

11 Feb 2009 8:34am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Wow, stunning light and tone, so peaceful, I love it!

11 Feb 2009 9:01am

k@ from Paris, France

Wonderfully soothing pic and scape - so soft ambered light*

11 Feb 2009 9:49am

Julian Kilsby from Birmingham, United Kingdom

Great light and tone and that mist.

11 Feb 2009 9:52am

dan from Paris, France

It is the hour when we can admire the most beautiful day colors.

11 Feb 2009 10:04am

Manel from Girona, Spain

Nice this ton of color. Awesome shot!!!

11 Feb 2009 11:01am

Mobius Faith from Akron, Ohio,, United States

Such a beautiful capture. First impression is an amazing serene scene. Great lighting.

11 Feb 2009 11:20am

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

I am trying Jack, but I so want a D700........ ha ha

I love this photograph, so tranquil and calming, I am lost in the peaceful harmony of the light and colours. Gorgeous work

11 Feb 2009 11:20am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Quelle lumière, John, quelle perspective et comme la teinte sépia va bien à l'image, elle traduit la chaleur et peut être la pesanteur d'un jour d'été, j'aime beaucoup le traitement.

11 Feb 2009 11:27am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Terrific mood in this shot. The foggy atmosphere is wonderful and the coloring is beautiful.

11 Feb 2009 11:57am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Gorgeous, nice colours

11 Feb 2009 12:13pm

Mathilde from Paris, France

I love this picture! Beautiful light of dawn!

11 Feb 2009 12:20pm

Marcah from United States

Beautiful light and wonderful composition.

11 Feb 2009 1:05pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

superb panorama

11 Feb 2009 1:13pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

A real beauty, Jack ... I'm particularly drawn to the subtlety of the tones ... ron

11 Feb 2009 2:09pm

Ajay from Pune, India

You last response will help to curb my desire for D300. Thanks and don't worry... you secret will now go with me only.

The panoramic view of the shot is beautiful and that sepia tone is just perfect.

11 Feb 2009 2:24pm

@Ajay: Actually the sepia tone was created by the light itself; it was not done in the digital darkroom, Ajay. Thank you for your kind words.

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Love the atmosphere in this one. a great house in the background. Location, location, location!

11 Feb 2009 2:38pm

@dogilicious: You couldn't be more right. Not far behind is timing, timing, timing.

Ninni from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Wonderful, I like the colour and the softness...

11 Feb 2009 2:39pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Fantastic location+ Beautiful light+ windy and foggy atmosphere+ great photographer = Splendid shot

11 Feb 2009 2:56pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful light ! peaceful landscape !

11 Feb 2009 3:00pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

amazing light - really sublime......

11 Feb 2009 3:19pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice warm tones - great shot

11 Feb 2009 3:35pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Two golden shots one after another and both very good.

11 Feb 2009 3:50pm

Cricket from Huntsville, United States

Really amazing picture. So soft but so vivid.

11 Feb 2009 4:03pm

@Cricket: Tammy, this morning I printed it using a Fine Art Mat template on Matte paper. The problems with these kinds of photographs is that they generally require custom mats and frames. This is clearly my favorite of all of the beach series (there are more to come), and actually one of my favorites of all time. Taking the photograph was a holy moment; it was very much being in a different dimension of reality. It needed almost no processing. Pretty much, what you see is what I saw (it was more of a mystical seeing). In times past, I have tried to re-capture such moments. Now I know that that is futile. One simply gives thanks and realizes what an incredible blessing life is.

alex centrella from California, United States

beautiful panarama..............

11 Feb 2009 4:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fabulous! The light in this one is spectacular. In fact, I like everything about this super image.

11 Feb 2009 4:31pm

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Lantastic light, I like very much this soft processing.

11 Feb 2009 6:45pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

This is exquisite -- pure gold! Wow, absolutely stunning. The composition of course adds to this but wow did you get this right!

11 Feb 2009 6:53pm

@Diane Schuller: Thanks, Diane; this absolutely is as good as I can do; no, it is better than I can do. The entire experience was a phenomenal gift. The exquisite quality of light and the way that it reflected off of the windows was very brief. I felt like Ansel Adams must have felt when he took his "Moonrise Over Hernandez" photograph (how's that for hubris!!); his son Michael, who was with him, said that by the time he got a second shot off, the light was off of the cemetery. Somewhere recently, I heard a photographer speak of two essential ingredients, preparation and patience. When the moment of opportunity is so brief, you can't be thinking about your equipment and your settings. It all felt incredibly intuitive. If I can get one photograph a year like this, I will consider myself blessed.

peter from new york, United States

excellent composition really beautiful shot!

11 Feb 2009 7:13pm

Aurélie from Bretagne, France

What a magnificent view!! Magnificent lights and colors.

11 Feb 2009 7:36pm

baobab from Cambridge, United States

lovely light... I really like the way the scene melts away into the haze of light.
your description makes the shot seem like a transcendent moment: lucky man.

... and don't go wishing for a different camera. light, patience, timing, and the D300 are what made this happen :-)

[the D300 really does some interesting things in extreme light conditions - both Diane and I have had it reveal to us images with a similar sepia tone]

11 Feb 2009 9:04pm

@baobab: You are absolutely right! I have found the D300 to be a magnificent camera. Most of my low light work is done with a tripod such that noise is not an issue. When I do hand held photographs in low light, I have 3 different excellent noiseware plug-ins. Plus, and this is a big plus, I am drawn more and more back into black and white where I tend to like a little bit of noise. I simply need to pay attention to the quotes that I have been posting. The desire for a D700 really as zip to do with need.

Marcia from Glendale, OR, United States

Lovely image showing the golden hour and light.

11 Feb 2009 9:09pm

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Beautiful scene and an awesome shot! love it!

11 Feb 2009 11:12pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

It's such a beautiful shot.... the light and color are excellent, couldn't add anything to it.

11 Feb 2009 11:16pm

marianne from France

Eden is here ... what a mervellous picture ... a dream , it's a dream ...

12 Feb 2009 12:22am

Fishit from Tealtown, United States

The golden hour, it is good morning or evening, I like the scene.

12 Feb 2009 12:41am

Sarah Schneider Photography from Lancaster, United States

Magnificent! What else is there to say that hasn't been said? I feel like I was actually there. =)

12 Feb 2009 1:44am

Sharon from Los Angeles, United States

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L..... What else can i say!! :)

12 Feb 2009 1:50am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

WOW love this, the lighting and the haze give a super mood to this, Brilliant

12 Feb 2009 2:00am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Wonderful composition. The sepia tones work well for this image.

12 Feb 2009 2:55am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

you captured the day. best...jerry

12 Feb 2009 3:31am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful composition and lighting and the atmosphere is very serene! Great shot!

12 Feb 2009 4:31am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Excellent panoramic, with a great atmosphere an tones.

12 Feb 2009 12:11pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

beautiful shot... Love the tones and feel of it.

13 Feb 2009 2:04am

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

Excellent composition and framing. Very soothing picture.

13 Feb 2009 2:09pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Dreamy quality. Very nice.
Do you think you would take better photos with your dream camera?

13 Feb 2009 10:24pm

@Anita: No.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

You have some nice pictures with golden light.
I like this one because of the beautiful atmosphere with the fog. Excellent composition.

15 Feb 2009 2:25am

@akarui: Thank you.

Rachel from Charleville-Mézières, France

Magnifique composition.

15 Feb 2009 6:48pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I love the way the haze breaks up and reflects the light. Well done.

24 Feb 2009 5:41am