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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 23 April 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This was the first of many sunset photos I had taken where I thought of the idea to put my camera directly on the sand just outside the waterline. I love the detail in the waves. Many sunset photos don't have so much detail in the waves as seen at the horizon. The water is usually seen as a straight line at the horizon. Somehow it makes the sun seem very small; like a fisherman's bobber in the water.

On a side note, I was happy to see that the compressing of the photo did not lead to "patchy" gradients in the sky. Photo taken March 15, 2009.

Canon PowerShot A630 1/250 second F/4.1 30 mm

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dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

beautiful color and pov!! its like the sun is going for a dip to cool off! :)

23 Apr 2009 5:15am

Ravi from Bangalore, India

So lively. The angle at which you have captured the shot is very innovative.

23 Apr 2009 5:25am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

I hope you didn't get sand in your camera, really lovely shot and i really like the angle, worth the risk

23 Apr 2009 5:34am

@Alun Lambert: This was one reason I was glad my DSLR camera was left back home and I brought my "point and shoot." There were a few instances where it seemed the grains got into the projecting and retracting of the lenses.

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

nice shot , vivid colors :)

23 Apr 2009 6:54am

301 from tehran, Iran

excellent

23 Apr 2009 8:05am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Super shot and vibrant colours. I love the details of the waves too!

23 Apr 2009 8:22am

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Hi Steven, I entirely agree with you, the low POV in this shot has give the waves extra height, and the color is just right. Good work !

23 Apr 2009 9:53am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Fantastic capture, Steven!

23 Apr 2009 12:58pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

They gradient tones in the sun make it look like the bottom is getting wet. Wonderful colours and very dramatic.

23 Apr 2009 3:36pm

alex centrella from United States

WOW...WHAT A GREAT PERSPECTIVE !

23 Apr 2009 4:16pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

The PoV has really cranked up the drama in this one . . looks fully like part of a Climate Warming message !

23 Apr 2009 8:24pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

lovely sunset! good composition, superb colours and i love the view just over the top of the waves!

24 Apr 2009 3:24am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

So beautiful!

24 Apr 2009 12:34pm

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

very beautiful, very creative about the ground level, really makes it different. the waves look so huge

24 Apr 2009 4:48pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Interesting angle, gives me ideas!

27 Apr 2009 12:51am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Oh! This is an inspiring perspective, I'll have to try it, thanks!

27 Apr 2009 8:11am

Eric from Bartlett, United States

great idea and great shot!

27 Apr 2009 5:33pm

Colors Inc from Zürich, Switzerland

interesting composition, first time I see a capture like that. beautiful! also the color gradient in the sky is nice...

28 Apr 2009 7:09am

Jany from COMPIEGNE, France

Sublime tout simplement...

26 Jul 2011 7:26am