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A Subset of Sublime Subtropic Sunsets

ceg4048

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I decided to take Dave Spencer's advice and to resume shooting even though things were hectic with work and moving. Luckily i didn't have to go any further than the backyard. Here's a sequence of sunsets over a few days. The violent storms that blow through here are a drag if one gets caught in them but they help produce some spectacular colors as the sun retires.

"Barbecue"
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"Shimmering Isle Blues"
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"Fire in The Sky"
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"Burning Embers"
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That`s a terrific series of photos Clive.

At the moment, I think I would go for the more subtle colours of the first one, but I`ll have a proper look on my monitor when I get home, instead of relying on this crappy one at work.

Dave.
 

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Glad you like em guys. :D Yep, there's nothing subtle about this place. Everything around here is "in your face". Hey Graeme I just give names as an emotional response to the images, kind of like those ink blot images the psychiatrists use (at a fraction of the price)... :D

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Gorgeous mate!

Love the thread title too...

Any post-processing? Is it me or is the horizon a little skew on a couple?

Stunningly beautiful captures.
 

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Cracking photos! That last one reminds me of Florida when I was there visiting my grandparents as a kid, I'd never seen a sunset like it in my life!
 

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George Farmer said:
Gorgeous mate!

Love the thread title too...

Any post-processing? Is it me or is the horizon a little skew on a couple?

Stunningly beautiful captures.
Cheers mate! Probably there's some pincushioning, especially in the "Fire in the Sky" shot where the zoom was set at it's widest - 28mm. I didn't process it it out because the water reflections tend to distort the line anyway. I didn't take out any of the left corner vignetting either, which I should have. Other than the usual levels and a bit of sharpening they're pretty much "out of the box".

aaronnorth said:
i like them all :)

Love the thread title too...
yeah, took a bit to get my mouth around lol.
Hahaha, yeah, I thought I'd do the old "word play ploy". Too many hours listening to Jethro Tull lyrics I guess...

stuworrall said:
Very nice pcitures Clive, im so jealous this is your back yard!

"Burning Embers" does it for me :D
Thanks mate. The only problem is that I'm always late for any appointments (like work) 'cause I just stare out the window and lose track of time...

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Decided to add some more shots including Winter scenes (Saintly, G.Farmer and Mr. Spencer set the photo standards around here so I dedicate these shots to them). Enjoy!

"Tender Thunderclouds"
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"One Mile Island"
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"Doom & Gloom"
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"Calm versus Storm"
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"External Diffuser"
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"Sunglasses"
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"Mushroom Cloud"
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Cheers,
 
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