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Amazing Light

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 22 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

If you look closely on the right hand side of the photograph, you can see some of that golden light of the earlier posts.

A really neat website is TWIP stands for "This Week In Photography." You might even want to check their archives.

To see your own drama clearly is to be liberated from it.

-- Ken Keyes

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

Magnifique ....... l'oiseau est le relief de la photo dans (encore) un cadrage parfait !) ...... Bravo !

22 Mar 2009 5:50am

@Jean-François: The bird does indeed make the shot.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's golden everywhere. I like the bird. Great shot.

22 Mar 2009 6:06am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Simply stunning again j4j!! I adore these tones!! Beautifully composed:-)

22 Mar 2009 6:07am

rem_la from Villiers, France

le sable s'embrase, c'est bien !

22 Mar 2009 6:20am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Un petit peu dommage que l'horizon penche mais l'image et les couleurs sont magnifiques

22 Mar 2009 7:04am

@Marie LC: I fixed the horizon line for you. Thanks. Sorry for being sloppy.

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

very golden, beautiful
listen to twip also, great while shopping or doing other boring stuff :-)

22 Mar 2009 7:20am

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

Whoah! I'm not going to make a comment Jack, just drink in the majesty and tranquility of such a divine scene. Amazing......

22 Mar 2009 7:26am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

and colors of the sky and the sea combine to a beautiful image! I like

22 Mar 2009 8:01am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

John is so beautiful that we should remain silent, it is a wonderful series.. gold .. gold ..and bird. and waves ... words go away ..but ...but beware, the sea pours on the right .. lol

22 Mar 2009 8:36am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands


22 Mar 2009 8:59am

zOOm from Paris, France

This kind of image is really enjoyable. Allows us to be free for a couple of minutes or hours from our awful common urban life.

22 Mar 2009 10:21am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Minimal tones in this work superbly, the lighting is indeed wonderful, the bird makes it

22 Mar 2009 10:28am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

It's a glorious nature composition.

22 Mar 2009 10:39am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

What I like in this image are: the smooth water in the foreground, and the bird.

22 Mar 2009 11:01am

Christmanimages from Collegeville, United States

Golden Light for sure! Beautiful scene.

22 Mar 2009 11:23am

Don from spokane, United States

I like the beautiful light and the general coastal view. The bird flying helps make the image even more effective. Nice work.

22 Mar 2009 1:48pm

lydia from Paris, France

Oh !! How beautiful this one is , just in time to get the bird !! Great !

22 Mar 2009 1:50pm

Ajay from Pune, India

So surreal. Amazing composition.

22 Mar 2009 1:50pm

marie from perth, Australia

Hi Jack, another breathtaking view and great photography here. I have loved the last few days with these photos, the golden tones are gorgeous. Looking forward to what comes next.........?

22 Mar 2009 1:59pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

The entire setting is just perfect. Beautiful light, gorgeous water, lovely powdery sand. Rocks and that beautiful bird adding to the effect. Fantastic....

22 Mar 2009 2:35pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

This one is just incredible,,,definitely my fave of the group...the composition, the light, that single bird in flight...oooohh....this is just terrific!!!

22 Mar 2009 2:44pm

@Susan: My favorite of the entire series. Thanks, Susan.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful landscape beautiful light and colors

22 Mar 2009 3:41pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a beautiful scene, such lovely golden tones, I love the bird in shot

22 Mar 2009 4:03pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Beautiful light and the bird as an awesome catch! Wonderful composition and light - beautiful.

22 Mar 2009 4:49pm

Véro from Peisey-Nancroix, France

I believe that I could remain hours to contemplate this kind of landscape ! It is absolutely divine !

22 Mar 2009 5:17pm

willow from United States

I am speechless - this is absolutely gorgeous! Knowing how little you "play" with your images I can only imagine that it must have been an incredible scene in person, too. Thanks for sharing this perfect moment with us.

22 Mar 2009 5:20pm

@willow: Thank you, Willow. When it comes to playing around, you are right about my not doing too much with landscape shots. However, from time to time on other stuff, I can go nuts with processing; it really depends on my mood at the time.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

really great with the bird ! such wonderful golden tones !

22 Mar 2009 5:29pm

oncho from granada, Spain

buena foto,me gusta el reflejo que deja la marea cuando baja y el constracte del color claro y el oscuro,buen trabajo jack sigue asín.

22 Mar 2009 5:49pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Amazing phtoto! I like the texture of the sand

22 Mar 2009 5:55pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle composition avec cet oiseau planant au-dessus de la mer! Magnifique lumière!

22 Mar 2009 5:57pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

What a great light here. The composition is excellent and the bird give the final touch!

22 Mar 2009 6:06pm

Donna from anywhere, United States

what an amazing place, you did it justice!

22 Mar 2009 6:14pm

@Donna: Thanks, Donna.

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Oh ! It 's magnificent ! I am speechless there, a vision of the paradise the light which you caught is a dream!
I am moved. Bravo.

22 Mar 2009 8:03pm

@Peggy M.: You are so kind, Peggy; you embarrass me.

missparis from PARIS, France

Grandiose !!!

22 Mar 2009 8:08pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Love the capture of the bird in this one.

22 Mar 2009 8:34pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Exellent picture!

22 Mar 2009 8:44pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

Excellent with the flight(theft) d well seen bird

22 Mar 2009 9:13pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

such a beautiful shot and the bird is the perfect accessory

22 Mar 2009 9:27pm

@jamesy: I didn't even see the bird when I took the shot! It was a very, very nice gift.

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States


22 Mar 2009 9:44pm

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

You were blessed with such a glorious lighting for these shots, fantastic.

22 Mar 2009 10:29pm

@Richard_Irwin: Yes I was, Richard. Blessed is exactly the right word.

Darin from Seattle, United States

I like how you captured the bird. I think I like the light in this one better than the previous one. It's a little more subtle.

22 Mar 2009 11:40pm

@Darin: I agree, Darin; this is my favorite shot of the entire series.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I know it's been said before, but I love the bird flying right into your shot ... good timing on your part!

22 Mar 2009 11:58pm

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from bedford.Quebec, Canada

What a terrific capture ..nice timing..awesome light..nice rolling waves coming in..this is so beautifull...

23 Mar 2009 12:12am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States


23 Mar 2009 12:17am

observing from North West, United Kingdom

This shot has just about everything, and I think it's the best up till now !!

23 Mar 2009 12:25am

@observing: This is the best of the entire series.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This gets my best "WOW!" rating for the day.

23 Mar 2009 12:27am

@Viewfinder: Thank you.

Barbara from Florida, United States

"Amazing" to say it mildly. Absolutely stunning. The timing to capture the bird in flight is perfect. Your images are like those beautiful PDF files that go around with meditative or inspirations messages. Having said that your images are deserving of somewhere better than that. Like a gallery.

23 Mar 2009 1:14am

@Barbara: Thank you, Barb; there are times that photography is a form of meditation. Shooting that late afternoon was one of those times.

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

More golden light! This one is spectacular, Jack. I love the bird in the shot, for added detail.

23 Mar 2009 2:04am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Amazing Jack. Just simply amazing. Definate winner. Well done.

23 Mar 2009 2:05am

nadia from Canberra, Australia


23 Mar 2009 2:13am

Kyle from Manhattan KS, United States

Oh, what gorgeous light! The bird silhouetted in that beautiful sky really sets everything off. Wonderful wonderful job with this one.

23 Mar 2009 2:16am

@Kyle: The bird has become the star of the show!

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The bird is a perfect finishing touch. That is a gorgeous sht.

23 Mar 2009 3:00am

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you, Michael.

Barry from Kingwood, United States

Perfect in every detail. Love the waves breaking in the distance. You can almost hear this one! Take care. :)

23 Mar 2009 4:07am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The light is just superb! I really love the light and colour on the sand in the foreground, along with the footprints :)

23 Mar 2009 4:42am

@bluechameleon: You are the only one who picked up on the footprints, Sharon; I've been waiting on it all day; well done!

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Quelle merveilleux paysage et quelle lumière, c'est beau.

23 Mar 2009 5:02am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Magique.... et cet oiseau apporte la touche en plus.. j'aime bcp

23 Mar 2009 8:12am

Line Lamarre from Montréal, Canada

D'une grande beauté.
Image parfaite.

23 Mar 2009 5:38pm

@Line Lamarre: Thank you.

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Very beautiful. The sky is amazing. I usually only see orange skies.

23 Mar 2009 7:02pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States


23 Mar 2009 8:44pm

Jen from St. George, United States

Simply stunning! The bird is just perfect for bringing it all together! Great composition, great warm colors!

23 Mar 2009 9:23pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I could live in this image...

24 Mar 2009 1:38am

Momo from Montpellier, France

I think I like this one even more the day before...nice work Jack...

24 Mar 2009 6:11pm

Christian from Mantes La Jolie, France

Yessss!!!! Really beautiful!!!!

24 Mar 2009 6:50pm

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Great landscape !

24 Mar 2009 6:52pm

@Isabelle: Thank you; it was a special moment.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

This picture is quite dynamic with all the lines leaning to more or less the top of the rocks on the right side. Very nice picture including the bird.

24 Mar 2009 11:38pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic composition and colour

26 Mar 2009 5:02am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

I adore the light in this -- splendid. And the seagull adds such life and interest to an already beautiful scene

27 Mar 2009 1:22am

@Diane Schuller: Thanks, Diane. I look forward to seeing your photos.