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Narrabeen Sunset

Narrabeen Sunset
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Copyright: Peter Wall (phwall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 989 W: 187 N: 1771] (6785)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D90, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X Pro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-18 3:09
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Favorites: 3 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sometimes the sunsets over the lake at the back of my house are so beautiful I can't help sharing them with you.
And yes, to all of you who know me I was drinking a nice cold beer while I was sitting there watching the sunset unfold before me.

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Hi Peter,

Loving the way the clouds and the reflection draw the eye to the center of the image.
Great use of the light with a slighly longer shutter opening.
The colours are great. Maybe the sun itself on the horizon is making the left hand side a bit on the bright side, none the less still a great shot


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  • borax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 73 W: 0 N: 32] (1732)
  • [2010-12-18 3:23]
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Very nice colors, but where's the foreground ? Too much darkness too.

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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2010-12-18 4:09]

Hi Peter,
from the icons I understand your style and your favourite landscapes: this one is an explotion of colors and amazing reflections. A small horizon line for a fantastic view without border between the earth and the sky.
Nice WE

Hello Peter,
A great rendering of this wonderful fiery sunset. The composition is well framed with the tree on the right making a good anchor point as well as creating a fine sense of depth. An amazing blend of colours. Who could ask for a finer view from their back porch?

evocative colors from sky you captured.

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2010-12-18 4:45]

Hello Peter,

wow, what an lovely capture, like such burning skys a lot, great depth, fine reflections and beautiful colors at all..

thanks for sharing, see you around, Bernd

Hello peter,
A beautiful view, the sunlit clouds fleeing ot the horizon and doubles by the reflection.


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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2010-12-18 15:42]

Hi Peter!
A great moment for sure! Colours are great, especially the sky and the symmetry is perfect!

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  • SteveH Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 90 N: 968] (6429)
  • [2010-12-18 16:45]

Hi Peter, I'm envious of your location, to be able to sit out the back drink a cold beer surrounded by this scene - magic. the still water has provided a wonderful relection and the wide angle works well too. Cheers, Steve

Dearest Poit

I think your "from the verandah sunsets" are the equivalent of my "red rocks" ;) I'm so bloody jealous that you can sit there half sloshed, not move from your verandah and come up with a stunner like this. Damn you, damn your verandah...evil laugh. Have a good one, bit overcast today...got any of those photos?


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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2010-12-19 1:50]

Hi Peter,
It's beautiful, this star of colours made by the sun and clouds and their reflections.
Wonderful well balanced composition.
regards,. Gerrit

Hello Peter,
magic atmosphere, here!
Very nice reflection of the sky over the sea, providing symmetry and greater color tone to the photo.

Very well! TFS!

Hello Peter
Truly amazing sunset and equally stunning reflection with superb colouring in them clouds...but wait do I see a slight dip in the horizon? An eye catcher! beautiful work. TFS
Cheers Peter, hope you had a great weekend.

Hello Peter,

I am so jealous that you can see such a view from your home, and you should be envious of yourself. This is astonishing! Of course, in a point diametrically opposite you on the globe, right here in Virginia, 80 km south of Washington, I am looking out at a snow covered landscape. It might even portend a White Christmas.

Warm regards (not to play on words),


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24623 W: 523 N: 41333] (177614)
  • [2010-12-20 3:17]

Hello Peter,

Splendid mirror image, strong colors but pleasant for look at.
Of course is these picture extraordinarily quality.
Sharpness and clarity are superb
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2010-12-20 5:15]

Dear Peter,
the colors and the light are breathtakingly beautiful!. You have composed another wonderful impression of the Narrabeen sunset from a very well working POV. And I do not care at all about the lacking foreground (I am just kidding!) My compliments.
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!
Warm regards

Hello Peter,
The sky and reflection are fantastic. What a colorful display! The colors and exposure are excellent. Congratulations.
Have a nice day

Australia and New Zealand certainly take a front seat in landscape photography and they are in my top list in the next few years' travel plans.

The colours here are just marvelous, OK, but the real joy for me was the almost frozen sharpness of the reflections on the lake. Considering the beauty of the lake and the pleasure of having a glass of two, I think I would rarely be sober if I were living there Dear Peter. :-)

Unique suggestion I could bring would be to burn the white areas on the left, but that's a minimal thing.

With friendship,


G'Day, Peter,
What an idyllic setting, this is, magic.
Great colour, love the sky.
Merry Christmas to you, and all the family.
Looking forward to many more of your fantastic photo's in the New Year.
Regards Mike and Gail.

Hi Peter
so this is taken from your front steps eh?
while sipping a cold one..hmmm aren't we the lucky one!
is it just me or is the horizon line a tad tilted downward to the left? were you still drinking when you uploaded this? haha..dont wanna bug ya too much.
seriously though, you have to admire the blue hour and orange light here. the best part for me are the ripples in the water, and the reflection.
the treeline far into the BG makes for a great contrast for the blue and orange.
lots of depth, lots of colour
great one

Hello Peter,

Amazing colours and a great cloud formation!
Not the worst backyard view I have seen hehehe...
Interesting to see how the clouds shape an X, with some help from the reflection..!

Pablo -

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14073 W: 0 N: 16143] (171698)
  • [2010-12-23 0:49]


Merveilleux ciel, quelle compo une merveille, ces couleurs, cette fuyance, fantastique iamge un vrai ręve.

Bravo et maitié


Hi Peter,
a picturesque impression with beautiful colours and reflection, TFS!
Merry Christmas!
Boldog Karácsonyt!
I wish you and your family happiness and health!
Boldogságot és egészséget kívánok Neked és a Családodnak!

Brilliant my friend... magnifisque!!!


Hello Peter!
Amazing susnet. Amazing seascape and landscape.
Fine refelction, excellent mirror.
Superb light and bright, marvelous shadow, excellent colours.
Good exposure.
Well done! Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Petre and congratulations for this superb, creative nad well coloured shot. A rela festival of vaaried color wiich arise very well. An impression od depht but too of symetru with the incredible reflections.

Nice WE,

Hi Peter,

You (we) live in a beautiful part of the world. Scenes like this remind us that Australia is a dynamic, inspiring place. The fiery skies are a delightful riot of colour set against the stillness of the water. Your house is well positioned to make the most of nature, I envy that, living in the city. I think your composition is fine, FG is not always required in photography as some have suggested below. The dark shadow and ripples are plenty. I’ll return to your gallery with some green smiles soon.


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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2010-12-29 23:34]

Hi Peter. A real stunner. As it is in Heaven...I must reaffirm a much earlier comment I made and that being that you are a lucky man having an ever changing "canvas" to look at from the back porch. All the best for 2011. Klaudio.

Hello Peter,

The warm tones of this shot make it so fantastic. I like your idea to do such a framing and light management. Well done!

Happy new year,

Hi Peter.
Not quite a new year's day shot, but striking enough to mark the passing of time. Stunningly brilliant, in fact. The colours are simply astounding. You've done a range of quite different shots over this lake, all the while drinking beer, if my memory serves me correctly.
I trust you had a good new year's eve. Best wishes for 2011, and hope to see you some time. Perhaps I'll come up to Sydney before long to visit some rellies.

Hi Peter,
Allthough I'm not a friend of sunsets, this one is not only a sunset but more likely a modern artwork !
TFS and best regards

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2011-03-29 2:39]

Hi Peter, It is truely a magnificent natural work of art, and no entry fee. Good spot to be with a glass of wine at this time of the day. Good to see on TE. TFS. Murray

Hi Peter, What a stunning sunset throwing out those really warm colours, the reflections are superb, slightly rippling but a mirror image, a truly great shot, kind regards Wilson.

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-05-06 11:01]

This sunset is just amazing and the reflection on the water too. Thanks for such a good shot Peter!


Hi Peter,
A very eye-catching view. The bold colours are perfectly exposed, and the ripples in the foreground really add to the effect.

Amazing colors and symmetry. The hot colors really add to the final effect.
Cheers from Rio !

Hi Peter

I'm beginning to think I need to visit your part of the world - we just don't get light like this in (old) South Wales. Far too often we just get grey cloudy skies.

The composition of this photo is perfect - lighting, reflections, shapes, composition. All helped by fabulous colours. Please don't stop sharing such beauty with the rest of us.


Neil Lewis

Hello Peter,
Another great shot.. I like the color of sky and the sky line too.
Like the clouds reflection in the water..
Best of luck..

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