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Sunset over Cozumel

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 17 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A perfect ending to our week-long Caribbean cruise was this sunset we captured as we were walking along the pier in Cozumel, ready to re-board our cruise ship. We had just returned from our shore excursion to the Mayan ruins of Tulum, Mexico.

What's interesting to note here is how the monstrous cruise ship is dwarfed in this composition.

The previous nights when we were in the various ports, there never was that perfect sunset to capture, whether it was cloudy, overcast, or the sun was setting over land.

Photo captured November 18, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/11.0 ISO 140 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Rick from Toronto, Canada

Brother, that is spectacular. Bravo !

17 Feb 2012 5:17am

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Appearing like a revelation to me, what a masterpiece ! The glorious light breaking though
from the breach in the clouds, Gods blessed light shining through, the light from above the
horizon continues to the sea, shimmering magnificently on the still water, nothing could be
more heavenly than this, for your perfect view of the awaiting cruise ship, shrunken by the
dazzling glory of the sea and sky ! 5*****'s !~

17 Feb 2012 6:21am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is the cloud shot of the day. 5*

17 Feb 2012 6:24am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Glorious perfection!

17 Feb 2012 6:35am

Rupesh from kudal, India

‘’ Beautiful image. Wonderful composition and light. …..’’

17 Feb 2012 7:30am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Stunning sunset - well done

17 Feb 2012 7:42am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful colors & lights!!!!

17 Feb 2012 9:07am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A magical sunset with marvelous light, colours and composition. Beautifuly captured. Well done !!!

17 Feb 2012 10:26am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Extraordinary !! Very beautiful !

17 Feb 2012 11:59am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful ! sky is brillaint

17 Feb 2012 12:59pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

That is stunning, so glad the ship was there on the horizon, just makes it look so much better!

17 Feb 2012 1:15pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Well you for-sure got a perfect sunset here; well worth the wait. Beautiful!

17 Feb 2012 1:16pm

Florence from Paris, France

Sun rays are divine here ! A fascinating moment, it truly delivers a peaceful mood to the scene. A successful image Steven !

17 Feb 2012 2:42pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Beautiful rays and backlit clouds and I like how there is separation just above the horizon.

17 Feb 2012 2:49pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful sunrays and scene to experience, a great capture and post! This warms the soul!

17 Feb 2012 3:13pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Gorgeous, Steven! Those rays are just incredible, especially the way they play off the water. Wait . . . What is that I see in the distance . . . a Carnival cruise ship, of course. :-) Great shot!

17 Feb 2012 3:36pm

@Jason Politte: Thankfully it wasn't my ship that left me there! ;-)

Michael from Sioux Falls, United States

Glorious imagery, Steven!

17 Feb 2012 3:50pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wooow! Brilliant (in any sense you like). Gorgeous image.

17 Feb 2012 4:20pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, great sky!

17 Feb 2012 5:35pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning, really impressive image. The sky and the sunlight are fabulous!!!!!

17 Feb 2012 5:42pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... That light is amazing ! So beautiful... Fantastic image Steven, have a lovely weekend :)

17 Feb 2012 6:59pm

Craig McCord from Kansas City, United States

Nicely done, perfect timing.

17 Feb 2012 7:37pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

That is one spectacular sunset. Love how it shoots off from the center, and, yes dwarfs the ocean-liner. What a cool catch!!!

17 Feb 2012 7:59pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, this really is stunning, love the rays

17 Feb 2012 8:02pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Exceptionnel ! Quelle photo !

17 Feb 2012 8:42pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely gorgeous! A fantastic sunset!

17 Feb 2012 11:36pm

Francine from Grand Island, NE, United States

Beautiful radiant light and colors!

18 Feb 2012 12:08am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

simply wonderful!

18 Feb 2012 12:14am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


18 Feb 2012 12:52am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! unbelievable shot
well done

18 Feb 2012 8:31am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

yea, a classic! some people here call this effect the "eye of god", and you found a perfect eye!

18 Feb 2012 9:58am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

brilliant light!

18 Feb 2012 12:28pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Stunning and radiant panorama - the sense of scale certainly shows the vast wonder of sea and sky.

18 Feb 2012 2:16pm

franz from Baden, Austria

yes, this definitely IS perfect !!! 5 stars at least for this spectacular scene !!

18 Feb 2012 4:25pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Cette lueur vespérale est d'une beauté divine ! Félicitations pour cette magnifique réalisation Steven ! 5*

18 Feb 2012 8:25pm

Hamis from Iran

well done ... perfect... LIKE

18 Feb 2012 8:51pm

Crash Ryan from Weehawken, NJ & NYC, United States

nice capture! excellent light !!!

18 Feb 2012 9:45pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

that's a Carnival ship in the distance - I can see the whaletail. ;-)

19 Feb 2012 1:36am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Well, you got your gorgeous sunset. This is gorgeous.

19 Feb 2012 2:55am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Impressive! Excellent capture Steve. I love this photo. I wish I took it :)

19 Feb 2012 9:37am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

simply fantastic! 5**** and a favorite for the spotlight!

19 Feb 2012 4:46pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Wonderful. Really very good.

20 Feb 2012 6:13pm

C. Intempor'elle from Paris, France

Amazing light, splendid picture !

17 Apr 2012 7:58am

L'angevine from Angers, France

bravo pour cette lumière et l'effet aussi sur l'eau

15 Jul 2013 5:58am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Oh Steven, I shouldn't be surprised to see an image of yours in this collection it is magnificent!

21 Jul 2013 1:48am