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the fire and the wind came to the sky

the fire and the wind came to the sky
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Copyright: carlos serrano (coco) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Exposure: f/2.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My own favourites I, Great athmospheres, Impressive Shots, More than 300 points to 400 - (photos) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-17 3:45
Viewed: 12196
Favorites: 9 [view]
Points: 352
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First, I am going to promise that I won't post again any photo like this one.

Let me say why.

In the postprocessing what I've done, has been increase the contrast; but before I've added brightness in the houses, the street and the tree. After also a bite of sharpness.

And it's true, there are noise in the photo. But the problem is not the noise (sometimes doesn't dislikes to me).

The problem is that I have a problem with the brightness of my computer and probably the photo that I can see is different than the photo that you see.

And if I see an unreal but, for me, nice photo, perhaps in another computer won't be (and the brightness could be a reason).
And I am afraid...

Anyway, like I've said, I hope that you can see an unreal but nice landscape, in a stormy afternoon in Quintanilla del Coco. And remember: the sky is real!

And let me say that I am glad, because I share with you the last rays of one day in my village...

The end of the day.

I hope you like.

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Well it's obvious you've done some PP here, but all to good effect. The main plus with this is the inclusion of an interest street scene to go with the dramitic sky.

unreal sky.. wonderful.. so hot color.. nicely made

Bonjour Carlos
Belle composition avec ce ciel tout enflammé.
Magnifiques couleurs.
Merci pour le partage.

Hola Carlos.

Excelente fotografía. Ya te lo dije cuando la vi. Los colores muy vivos. Has conseguido en este gran postprocesado una bonita, aunque algo irreal, foto. Pero bonita al fin y al cabo.

Un saludo, Oscar

hola Carlos

Superb muy bonito... that's a great shot the sky is amazing and the foreground is very sharp.
that's perfect to me

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  • cessy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 90 N: 2350] (13647)
  • [2006-01-17 4:00]

yes it is very sureal, and dramatic
very nice capture of the sky, Carlos

Hi Carlos,

Good composition, good ligth. Compliments.

Levent ALBAS

Hi Carlos,
This one is awesome !!!
I love the angle and the composition..
You did the right thing to put those trees on the frame..
I love this kind of shot, my friend..

Unreal indeed but still very nice. If it is not thankds to you, than it is thanks to yuor computer ! I would like mine to be as gratifying....

All the best to you,


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  • sixTL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 650 W: 0 N: 638] (8596)
  • [2006-01-17 4:19]
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Hi Carlos, very dramatic sky. Very excellent scene. I like the colors and light. Well done.

Regards Artur

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  • jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3162 W: 831 N: 3819] (58603)
  • [2006-01-17 5:06]

Crazy colours! Excelent moment. "The great gig in the sky" (Pink Floyd).

Hello Carlos,
Sky is very dramatic and unreal, makes the whole scene very interesting.Good work and

Hola Carlos,
Guuuuuuaaaaaaauuuuuu! Vaya cielo más espectacular! Me encantan los colores. Buena composición y punto de vista. (Pero me queda una duda.... es real o no? jajajaja)

Hola Carlos

bueno cielo y buenas colores aca, me gusta la composicion



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  • kelo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 39] (523)
  • [2006-01-17 6:28]

Increibles colores Carlos, el cielo en llamas parce que llega a incendiar el arbol. El postproceso crea una imagen fantasmagórica. Impresiona el contraste entre el cielo y la tierra. Muy bien creada, hay que saber ver la toma sobre el terreno y saber como quedará al final del trabajo que has operado sobre ella. Perfecto amigo.

  • Albrecht Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1667 W: 141 N: 895] (11283)
  • [2006-01-17 6:42]

Hi Carlos
An excelent picture and a beautiful coloured sky; right time, right place.....
-greetings, Albrecht-

Carlos, a mi me encanta, básicamente es alucinante...


Hola Carlos,
Espectacular atardecer de fuego, muy buen tratamiento digital.
Te animo a que no sea la útima.

Hello Carlos

I have the same problem with my laptop and the brightness.
Concerning the pic it is at least worth for 2 smiles :-)

All the BEST
Sakis Panagiotopoulos

Un cel espectacular. Quina pena, però que aparegui el cotxe aparcat del final i la gent. O potser ho vas fer expressament?

Hola Carlos,

me gusta mucho esta imagen, de verdad algo surealista pero el efecto es estupendo!
No se lo que tu vees en tu monitor pero la luz del cielo que aparece en el mio es muy particular y el contraste con la casa vieja en media sombria es muy impresionante.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24614 W: 523 N: 41315] (177552)
  • [2006-01-17 12:50]

Hi Carlos,
This picture do think my, at the forest burning the last summer.
Impresive sky through thre red and yellow colours at sky!
Very well done.

¡cPozo!!! ¡la FOTOGRAFÍA HABLA .. LA ATMÓSFERA asombrosa!!!

Fantastic! Wonderful light and colours. Well done, Carlos. Best wishes, Nino

Hello Carlos,
It really looks unreal and fanastic, these colors in the sky.
Nice framing with the house.

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 415 N: 1878] (11858)
  • [2006-01-17 16:30]
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Vaya, foto con fuerza y contraste y me gusta, los colores calidos, que digo cálidos, abrasadores del cielo y los fríos de la casa dan una imagen como dice Cessy surrealista.

Un abrazo ....... Paco

This post is a really magic view and composition that you captured so well and framed. Splendid light, amazing sky, orange-golden colors are stunning.

Curiosa foto que no te deja indiferente...
El resultado aqui justifica los medios(eso si ,al limite) y por tanto si que se merece una gran sonrisa.

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  • jossim Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 2 N: 107] (1480)
  • [2006-01-17 22:32]

Fantastique ciel aux couleurs merveilleuse.

Félicitations et merci!


Hey Carlos. I think you need to work on finding more dramatic lighting in your shots, lol! Obviously I'm being sarcastic. I think the PP is good and not overly done by any stretch of the imagination. I saw a sky like that once but by the time I got my camera it was gone. :( Awesome shot Carlos!

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2006-01-17 22:53]

Hola Carlos.
Has hecho un gran trabajo, lo que se es que esta es una excelente fotografia, la composicion esta muy buena, tiene unos colores muy vivos en el cielo que contrastan muy bien con el resto de la foto.

Wonderful PP, I love the colours & perspective, each complimenting each other!...
Secondly, thanks for explaining the PP for novices like me.

you know i am really unfamous for having noises in my pictures, so i don't mind the noise in this picture much.Quintanilla del Coco shows a great sky and i gues it is a warm good-bye from mother nature.
i think brightness is just right and the color complements the mood.

Hi Carlos
To me this is a fantastic photo. The sky is unbelieveable and the impact dramatic. I like the house and street in the shot as it is a good piece of perspective. Great work indeed!

Hola carlos
Pero bueno de donde has sacado ese cielo??? Es realmente bueno. Parece que en este llegando el fin de los dias, jajajaja.
Nos vemos

Hola Carlos, déjame decirte que no debes preocuparte acerca del brillo, proque la fotografía se ve genial. Muy bien, llena de color, me encantó el temeroso cielo en unión a los colores y contraste de la calle y sus casas. Excelente. 100 puntos!

Hi Carlos
Graet picture for the light, the colors in the sky and the composition.
The effect is irréal.
NIce work !

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2006-01-18 10:46]

Hi Carlos,
I agree with some of the other remarks, that the PP does not appear excessive. You certainly created a fiery sky that well represents your caption. Its a great effect and helps create an unusual ambience. The clarity and sharpness levels moreover are superb, with little PP softening. Well seen and captured.

PP is ment for this, to improve the overall effect, and you have achivd it. There is nothing wrong in doing so. This picture looks great, with an excellent sky, overall shade of sunset and the tall wall. well done.

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  • ALSOM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 91 N: 596] (6616)
  • [2006-01-19 4:31]

Wow, wow & wow, that's hot, very hot, amazing sky in fire. It looks like a real fire on the area, but no really as the people don't look in panic. Ver impressing.
TFS, Alain -

Hola Coco! Me gusta mucho el color de esta fotografía, y también que sea de Quintanilla del Coco. Leí en otra fotografía por qué te gustaba ese pueblo. Lo entiendo porque yo también tengo una relación muy especial con el mío, también en Castilla León. Gracias por la foto

Very successful PP. Without brightening the houses there would be too much in silhouette and this wonderful sky deserves to be seen. I don't see enough noise to be troubling and I don't like noise in general. A lovely image of your favourite place.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1131 W: 162 N: 915] (3985)
  • [2006-01-19 6:38]

hola carlos, un dis que falto me cuesta ponerme al dia con las fotos. :-) Que cielo tan espectacular. la verdad que pense que habia un incendio metido de por medio. me encantan los colores. nunca vi algo asi. buen contraste. un saludo. gabriel

- Of course sky and what a sky, magnificiently amazing, very good clearness of the unit, cheer!

hola carlos, i do like the final result, i also have similiar problem with the screen: i prepare the photos on one comp, and search trek earth on the other - the results are sometimes surprising;
and - as i said - i like the result here, the "shouting" colours, very aggressove (in a positive meaning), and still - the shadowed areas are exposed properly;
nice work, really;
best wishes, jerzy

A wonderful, wonderful, expressive shot, Carlos... so powerful with such a flaming sky! What drama!
sarolta (sasa)

i am always a bit anxious about my photos too. what bothers me is not the color but the shadows of a picture. when i postprocess a photo when there is bright sun behind the window photo sometimes goes a little or more cripy

Hola Carlos!
Un cielo realmente espectacular, con una composición interesante.
Debia ser tremendo estar 'in situ' para poder observar este fenomeno.
Un saludo

Hello Carlos,
Also got the same problem, may be I can find a device for better calibration: I thibk there's one in the market.
In the other part light or dark what I see here on my computer is very pleasant, perhaps the building cout support to be darker a bit: But very nice as it is.
Today we have snow in Istanbul-

Wish you a nice week - Izzet

Hi Carlos- please post more like this, this is incredible, the fiery sky looks fantastic, another interesting idea maight be to convert everything except the sky into B&W. I see no problem with brightness on my monitor either.

Where is the fire?
Hello Carlos!wonderful...amazing sky.very sureal shot.Good composition, good ligth.
Well done in did.
I wish you BEST.Sandra

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  • DLM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 2 N: 489] (6479)
  • [2006-01-24 12:26]

Hi Carlos,
Delightful image great composition and pleasing colour contrast .

Hola Carlos,
I can see that you're still posting almost daily!

Here, you have a very interesting work. I can bet, that you were not expecting this sucess. Usually I don't like much of photos with too much postprocessing, as they radical alter the true mood of the moment of the shot. But sometimes I'm attracted to some nice results. And I like very much this one, kind of surreal and artistic result, as a painting. It's very impressive that the sky is actually real! Indeed, amazing to see a sky on fire.
Muchas gracias,

Hi carlos! I haven't much to say. I don't care about the postprocessing. The result is absolutely fantastic! The sky is unique! Very good!

Hola Carlos
No savia que se te habia quemado el pueblo! y mira que no hablaron de esto en la tele(que porcierto apenas veo).
Muy beuna composicion, espectacular forzaste un poco la saturacion o realmente era asi?????.
Muy bien

It's a stunning image - the PP work really compliments the scene. The noise in the image isn't too noticeable & isn't a problem for me! Great work!

Devastatingly impressive... the sky the angry colours and the solid geometry of houses under a threatening sky. Well done

  • yogi32 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 119 W: 0 N: 11] (823)
  • [2006-02-04 17:04]

wonderfull sky, excelent composition, regards Igor

Hola Carlos, I see you have been quite active on TE while I paused. This picture is quite spectacular and nice. I must also have a bright monitor :) because I like it. But obviously I'm not the only one. Of course the liquid fire in the sky is great but I also like the grainy rendering of the facade. Nice work.

Hi Carlos.So dramatik skene.Beautiful framed picture,warm colours.Good perspective and balance!!
Nise composition!
Friedly Yiannis.

C'est terrible de voir çà et en même temp çà dégage de belle lumiéres.

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  • elBud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 40 N: 161] (2237)
  • [2006-02-16 18:02]

cielos, que Cielo... se esta quemando!
oye, gran captura, un juego de colores increible, una hermosa composicion, de verdad hiciste una tremenda fotografia.

Hi Carlos,
i 've seen this picture many times, just wanted to give 2 extra points cause its beautiful, everything else has already been said
well done!

Hola Carlos,
I've miss this little masterpiece,the sky is realy burning!the noise is not so ugly,you've taken a real decisive moment,congratulation,

Hi Carlos

Amazing photo and amazing sky. Excellent framing. Good lighting and vivid colors.

The sharpness and exposure are very fine at my monitor (Samsung TFT 17''), very well balanced.

Excellent work. Well done.

Hi Carlos, this is an incredible sky, full of energy and drama. It's not surprising it made you think of fire. On one hand this is very beautiful but maybe the end of the world looks like this too...

Trully amazing...
Nothing less

Hi Carlos, your picture looks in my PC wonderful, you made a great work here, bravo and thanks.

Hi Carlos,

WOW! I coldn't find the words how to describe this great piece! Excellent sky and the picture as well!!
very well done! Regards, Radim.

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  • kLe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 113 N: 540] (2196)
  • [2006-03-13 17:50]

Tremendo cielo. No se si has hecho mucho post-proceso o lo que has hecho está dentro de los límites permitidos en estas páginas, pero el efecto es estupendo. En mi ordenador la foto queda bien, quizás algo demasiado clarita. Enhorabuena por esta vista de Quintanilla, un clásico.
Espero que después del periodo que he estado por una terrible falta de tiempo (mudanza de casa y trabajo consiguiente), pueda visitar más a menudo TE.

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  • adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7346 W: 5 N: 12720] (57114)
  • [2006-03-14 19:21]
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Hola Carlos.
Una explendida foto, vista entre cien, la vista siempre se iria a ella, destaca por la fuerza de sus colores, el cielo es grandioso y dramático. Enhorabuena.
Un saludo.

Very impressive sky, superb colors, nice depth. I like the warm-cold colors contrast!

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  • jjbach Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1870 W: 57 N: 1761] (9326)
  • [2006-03-15 14:01]

Wow Carlos......!!
Wonderful shot with amazing colours !!!
I like the low angle that leaving a lot of room for the burning sky. Very impressive work! Congratulations!!

Regards John


Esta es una de tus imágenes que más me gustan. Me gusta ese cielo rojo y amplio y la toma que has elegido de la casa, con la gente sentada y charlando al fondo. Es típicamente un "Quintana" burgalés.


Bonjour Carlos,

L'effet est saisissant: l'atmosphère créée par la complémentarité des tons est très réussie. Bravo!



Hello! Would you mind sending me this photo or giving me the rights to print this photo for my home. I love it! I have visited Spain but never Quintanilla Spain. I love this photo! Great job!

Thank you,
Mona Quintanilla

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  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2006-04-13 21:03]

Olá Carlos,
Depois de tantas críticas, não tenho muito mais para dizer. Um céu magnífico, sem dúvida.

Hi Carlos,

Very good composition..

Really wonderful subject to write on!!
Lot can write on after scene..

Stormy sky with lot of actions Vs bit dark, stagnant life down the earth..

House & surroundings are bit nervous...bit puzzled & probably waiting for something to happened in red burning sky..
May be showers...
that can change the whole mood..
a new , golden sunrays..may bring new hope...
some action down the earth..

wonderful smell of wet soil, some roadside small flowers, & sudden appearance of colorful butterflies..

Life..really wonderful ...every moment..some thing new...new colors.that brings the change of mood.

Thanks for sharing

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  • faubry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 340 N: 4524] (35447)
  • [2006-05-11 5:35]

wow! very impressiv shot!!! very great work! wonderful sky, red colors, light, bravo

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  • bebel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 67 N: 1115] (7588)
  • [2006-06-12 8:28]

beau travail, univers fantastique et jolis contrastes entre le ciel et les maisons.

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  • nika Gold Star Critiquer [C: 455 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-06-19 16:44]

Hola Carlos!

Es una foto muy buena, los colores del cielo en mi ordenador son preciosos. Me gusta mucho el contraste entre la casa y el cielo de fuego. El ultimo es increiblemente bonito!
saludos desde Budapest

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2006-06-26 9:34]

I just say great. what a wonderful colours and framing. congratulations. I like it very much. have a nice week from the Istanbul .
Meaning Sense :-)))
Framing :-)))
Idea :-)))

Hola Carlos,

Soy Hirak y vivo en nuevo delhi en India.. Hace dos meses que estudio espanol solo :-) My spanish stops here .. This is such a wonderful photograph. I am new to Photoshop, can you tell me how you separate a portion in a photo and play with it and not touching any other portion (like you did with the house etc.).. Shall be glad for an early reply. My email is < HIRAKDUTTA@hotmail.com >


Hi Carlos
Beautiful photo with a Wonderful sky there ! It looks like a
big fire ! The exposure is well done even in the street.
Congratulation. Cheers

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
  • [2006-07-06 6:16]

Hola Carlos!
This a dramatic photo - like a real fire... After some glancing at it I realize with grteat releif that the fire is not real and that nobody is in danger...

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  • Teten Gold Star Critiquer [C: 101 W: 0 N: 1] (582)
  • [2006-07-06 7:17]

Wow, vaya foto Carlos, impresionante el pueblo que has encotrado para tanta foto preciosa. Creo que utilizas de manera genial los tiempos de exposición y los encuadres. Enhorabuena, de verdad, me encanta.

Hi Carlos
Excellent shot and fantastic view.


Bonjour Carlos,
Le titre de ta photo colle très belle à l'image.
La couleur du ciel est saisissante et l'immeuble en premier plan donne également une belle touche à la photo.
Bravo pour cette photo!

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  • mire Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 15] (88)
  • [2006-07-12 14:16]

¡¡Me gusta mucho ese cielo!!

Well done !

Red and yellow colors make the sky splendid !
The color mix in the sky is amazing !



Hi Carlos!
Amazing 3D effect.Light and colors are also fantastic.Good motive and composition.Bravo!

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  • ryno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 766 W: 0 N: 281] (6861)
  • [2006-07-17 2:21]

Hi Carlos, I visited your gallery and thought it was really impressive. This is one of my favourites (though by no means the only one). Everything has probably already been said about this shot - but let me repeat that the colours of sky are truly surreal here. Exceptional photo! Regards, Ryno

Wow, what a photo! I know that it has already been said but I love the way the colors of the sky and the house compliment each other. Very well done!


Olá, Carlos.
Eu gostei e muito dessa sua foto!
Fantástico esse céu...
Parece mesmo que está em chamas!

Um grande agraço,
Luciana Serra.

On a l'impression que le ciel est en feu, c'est grandiose!

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  • huynt Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 847 W: 15 N: 931] (5079)
  • [2006-08-22 9:56]

Hi coco
It is very impressive. I will visit your charming city from 3-6 sept. Best regards. huy

Increidble shot! The sunset colour is fantastic! The constrast is really good!
Take care Ana:)

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  • pady Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 880 W: 60 N: 445] (4800)
  • [2006-09-07 4:50]

Beautiful shot. This sky is incredible.
Very well seen.

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  • Turki (0)
  • [2006-10-10 5:08]

Very dramatic colors and great composition. I don’t think it was over done at all… it looks great! Good job!

I like too...anybody does?

hi carlos
Good compo and colors.
Very beautiful .I realy like this shot.
Thank you !

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 458 W: 115 N: 422] (3004)
  • [2006-10-20 5:38]
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bonjour Carlos,

tout à fait exceptionnel ce ciel, c'est 100% naturel ?!
en tout cas c'est "énorme".


Ow yeah..I really like this one!
The low POV comparing to the level of the buildings give them some more strength.
I like that street scene, and ofcourse the sky is the main ingredient here...or atleast..a very necessary topping on the desert. Without the terrific sky colours I think this photo would not have this great appeal.
Inclusion of trees was a good idea for the left side.
So very good composition too.

This picture is so hot. Great photography! Sothy

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  • Isab Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 20 N: 100] (865)
  • [2006-10-24 22:13]
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c'est vraiment une photo très impressionnante. j'aime beaucoup le cadrage.

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  • carod Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 12 N: 53] (364)
  • [2006-10-28 1:12]

Hello Carlos,

Wow... wow et wow.

L'effet du ciel est magnifique et le bleu de l'édifice fait resortir le reste de la photo.

bye !

Bonsoir Carlos
c'est une très belle photo mais je ne suis pas le premier à te le dire ;o) Les couleurs sont très belles et l'exposition superbe. Bravo pour ce post

Thank God its not an atom bomb dropped!!!!!!!!!.
Powerful shot my screen is burning!!!!
Wonderful composition TFS

Hello Carlos,
Tu as photographié l'enfer ,quel ciel de feu,les couleurs sont très chaudes.
La compo est très belle.
Amitiés Joseph

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  • plimrn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
  • [2006-11-17 5:15]

Hi Carlos,
I was looking for the comments about Quintanilla del Coco that Nikki mentioned and this wonderful sky drew mw like a magnet. The light, color and detail are indeed your title, "The wind and Fire came to the sky." I'm sorry to hear you have no plans to post more of such beauty :-)

Hola Carlos,
Wonderful sky with amazing colours. Very well managed the light. Excellent sharpness.
Great work indeed!
Have a nice weekend,

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  • m_s_s Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 54 N: 146] (1687)
  • [2006-12-05 8:15]

Hello Carlos,
undoubtly one of your best photo. excellent composition, colours are extraordinary. great work.

hi carlos

what SKY!

fantastic colors in this composition


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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 4002] (27524)
  • [2006-12-21 5:53]

Uma linda fotografia, com excelente POV e muito interessantes cores. O jogo de luzes está realmente bom.


Hi Carlos,
An incredible sky and colors!
Everything is fine, colours, DOF, POV, sharpness... I like it, great work!
Have a merry christmas.

Carlos, I really like this shot, the grey tones of the buiding contrasting with the bright tones of the sky. Great job,
Regards from NZ

Pareciera que el cielo comenzara a arder...

Buen trabajo en la foto.
Y eso de que hablas del brightness lo he vivido con mi ex computador. :P

abrazos y espero que hayas tenido un lindo anho nuevo !


great shot, fantastic skyline. so surreal.


great color of the sky in this photo.

i like the composition and framing as well.

nice job.

Hi Carlos,

Fantastic job!
So wonderful sky, very nice and vivid colors.
You captured it very well.



Hola Carlos,
Me gusta mucho. El efecto de tu pos-producción es agradable, y puedo apreciar los colores y tonalidades. Claro, la pos-producción suele cambiar fotografías en una manera muy artificial, pero en este caso se me parece natural. Además, aprecio tu nota acerca el trabajo y tus temores.
José Luis

Like a color explosion, this shot shows how a good photographer sees the things in a different and artistic way. Well done.

dramatic sky against this small village. as if god is angry and about to lash out at man kind :)

Dear Carlos,
Amazing colors of the sky.lighting are beautiful.congratulation

Hi Carlos,
splendid landscape and well made. Your comment is instructive, I like it.

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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2007-03-07 5:33]

It looks like a real fire lit the sky. Seems HDR to me, if so, it's quite successful.
Well done!

Nice effect on the sky. The colors and lighting are great with excellent DOF.
Your POV and composition are great!

this is an amazing picture very good pp work on this one ! the contents are nice and the colours fit so well ! good work on this show us more


Well, maybe you did quite a lot of PP to this, Carlos, but the point count shows that many have appreciated you posting it. It looks like there is a firestorm in the sky - perhaps you should have titled this 'The End of the World?" Cheers . . . David

Carlos a mi me encanto, me parece que te divertiste mucho haciendo la post!
saludos desde argentina!

Hi Carlos,

Really impressive sky! Wonderful warm and vivid colors.



I try and avoid commenting on photos that already have tons of posts, but this is the second time this shot has caught my eye and i cant resist....that sky is amazing! and such an honest note accompanying it....

a big difference of light that is making the photo unreal, indeed, but a nice picture
for the sky, i believe you, my first post is an as incredible sky as this one

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  • Yffic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 927 W: 18 N: 1256] (6106)
  • [2008-02-01 11:21]

Hi Coco,

What an impressive shot...
The sky is so colorful, so dramatic.
Your PP is very good too.



Clouds in the sky is one of my favorite subject, sometime we do pp for make it better, more contrast, more saturation but i think what have you done on your picture it stills ok, i like the dramatic athmosphere created from the last sun rays. Well done Carlos thanks for the shot.


Hi Carlos,
The sunset is always a popular view
to all friends of T.E.Beautiful
colors like the colors of a real
Good shot.

What a fiery sky and what a great note!
Energetic and dramatic.

Hi Carlos,
Nice picture with beautiful colours and good light.

Hola Carlos! :))
this image is very ver good, with a great atmosphere..
i like a lot the people in background and for sure there great colours and a great sky...
For my taste in your gallery there are images againg better...but this one has a dramatic feeling so powerful..

Very colorful Photo.Nice colors but shadows were opened a bit too much that some shadow noise is visible.
Why don't you calibrate your monitor?There are software and hardware utilities for specifically this problem.There is even a little and free program comes with most Adobe products called "Adobe Gamma" to calibrate your monitor,so other people can see in the same brightness and color temperature that you see.
Do a search on google and you will find out how to install that program.

Do not fear my friend. Your composition and PP is very nice. Yes it looks unnatural but this is what adds to the theme. Very nice positioning of your subject. I don't mind the grainy noise.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2008-05-02 11:37]

Hi Carlos
Of course everything was written about this great picture.
I add my humble opinion.
There is no noise in this composition.
Noise is comming only with long exposure more than one second and with high ISO between 800 and 1600 ISO variable with the differents models of camera.
Noise is comming also with very low cold temperature more than -5° C.
Noise is a multitude of mixing green,red and blue pixels points.
In your case, The two guilties is Sharp processing and Reduction pixels size.
Your picture looks alittle bit grainy but for my self it's not a problem.
Well done.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2008-05-03 13:58]

Geia sou Carlos,
Amazing photo with fantastic colors,excellent lighting and POV,
very well done,

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  • Nads Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 32] (130)
  • [2008-05-06 12:20]

C'est toujours très beau un ciel en "feu" et j'aime aussi le contraste avec le batiment gris

nice composition. the eye is lead from the icredible clouds to the people on the street. Well done.

Hi Carlos,
Beautiful SKY! Just amazig captured and very well chosen POV. The colors look stunning! Great Picture,
cheers and best wishes from sunny Arizona,

hola coco, como tú dices tal vez parezca irreal, pero la imagen lograda es preciosa. Ya es difícil encontrarse esos colores en el cielo, y encima, como buen fotógrafo, llevar la cámara a mano en el momento oportuno. Enhorabuena.

Hi Coco, it is a great photo. The fire in the sky is outstanding. CHeers, Momo

Hallo Coco,
it is very nice shot. The heaven is taking my
eyes into itself. By, Ivan

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 0 N: 1364] (7101)
  • [2008-07-25 16:38]

Hello Carlos,
it is a great play of the light and the other photographic elements that you could provide. It is a good leap to produce and it looks like you like to bee seen. I like this type of dramatic sky with great persepctive created.The location of the people is also nice as if they were also wandering what is happening.
Great composition doubled by great thought. A Nice and successful experiment.


Olá Carlos,
uma foto muito bonita essa, realmente parece que o céu esté em chamas. Gostei desse casarão velho também, ficou ótimo na composição.
Parabéns e Abraço

Bueno, es dificil hacer una crítica a una fotografia como esta…pienso que, está todo dicho…

Hola Carlos

Lo primero que me sorprende son los colores en el cielo, mucha variedad de color y buena limpieza…perfecto.

Lo segundo, el resto del decorado…pués a primera vista, muy sencillo, pero con buen POV, ademas creo que, el tono de color grisaceo de la casona, hace mas poderosa a la imagen.

Nada mas…que, muchas como esta.


PD: favorita

I would have prefer to esclude the cars in the compo, but the colours are great... fascinating shot!

This is a wonderful yet a little bit eerie shot. The fiery red sky with the desolate looking building in the shadows look attractive, and at the same time the lifeless nature of the building makes it look like a haunted one... to me at least. Thanks for sharing.

Indeed looks like fire is taking over the city. Fantastic effect - I like it a lot.

Hola Carlos
Wonderful gallery, have never seen your work before, this captured my eyes especially, the fire in the sky, the perfect contrasts with the building perfected on the corner of the street.
Amazing sky, this is the eye grabber, well done

Hola Carlos!
Un cielo estupendo por un atardecer de fuego! El contraste entre la casa gris y el cielo encendido es muy efectivo!
Bravo por la tomada u el post-procesado!
Saludos Cordiales.

Hi Coco, An amazing fire in the sky offering real warmth to the shot, the simple house almost looks insignificant in comparison, the vertical framing is perfect, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

Hello Carlos, what for wonderful warm evening colors well contrasting with the cold house. Well done. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards, Michael

Exellent shot, composition and HDR of the sky '_ )

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  • antua Gold Star Critiquer [C: 90 W: 2 N: 3] (16)
  • [2009-06-27 9:22]

Geia sou Carlos,

wonderful picture with great colours,great POV and a great frame.I love it!


Bonjour Carlos.
C'est littéralement un ciel d'enfer que tu as posté. J'aime cette démesure et cette débauche dans les couleurs. La photo est un art qui doit transcrire ce qu'on ressent en face du sujet.
Excellent !

Hola Carlos!
Perfekt und wunderschön, gratuliere!!!
Viele Grüße

Excellent shot!
Beautiful colours. Amazing sky!
Great POV.
Have a good WE.

Ola Carlos ,
Este céu esta fabuloso parece fogo tem uma textura magnifica com estes tons de cor , gostei deste velho edifício ,parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

waho gr8 shot nice color of the clouds it seems they are on fire and the builidng realling creating the contrast.

Hi Carlos,

very amazing sunset photo! great sky...

Hola Carlos,
Dramatic (threathening??) sky, excellent contrasting with the building. Beautiful colourcombination.

The brightness is just right on my monitor. The sky is truly beautiful.

the good of this shot isn't the color of the sky but the light of the house.

ciao, giacomo

Hello Carlos,

Your photos are spectacular, and I appreciate how you manage the light.

On this image, the colors are wonderfull.

Kind regards from Switzerland - Franco

Hola Carlos,
Very nice colors in the sky !!
I agree with you concerning the problem with the brightness of your computer, I exactly have the same, because sometimes I send the pictures in my office computer and sometimes in my own computer ! so It gives differents colors !!
By the way , good composition and good light !!
Thank you for sharing

how is it possible my friend that I have never critique your most viewed shot. It's a fantastic one well composed with a sky in fire, good composition fine atmosphere, have a very good weekend my friend.
regard jaap

La composición de cores está magnífica, muy buena, parece el fuego sendo sembrado por el vento, me gustó mucho, especialmente quando contrastado con la vieja construcción. Congratulaciones y saludos desde Brasil.

The noise is probably caused by too much sharpening but it adds some old-fashioned grain to the picture so it's not bad at all. The sky is really amazing and I love the contrast between the colors of the two halves of the picture. Thanks for sharing!


This photo is simply awesome. It seems like places we see in dreams, because the colors, sharpness and lights of this image is truly fascinating.
It's really out of my mind, that how have you captured this scene with perfection.

Hello Carlos,
Sometime we photograph a pic. that it's explanation is beyond reality: It is real that sky can get such a "firey" composition ( see my post on Dec.18th'09, the "burning-cloud"), and no post-processing is requiered - best to leave it as is .
Beautiful pic. and most impressing.

Fire in the sky ,yes it is very sureal, and dramatic

Bonjour Carlos

Quel ciel! Les couleurs sont extraordinaires.
Une belle scène de la vie quotidienne enflammé par un ciel magnifique.


Hola Carlos,

¿Qué sería el mundo sin luz? No habría ni color, ni alegría. Me alegro de no vivir en las ciudades del Ártico en el invierno. Es deprimente. Este ciel es un regalo, magnífico, no hay palavras para describilo. Estas llamas son muy bienvenidas.


Hi Carlos. Excellent presentation of your topic. Beautiful and vivid colors of your photo. The sunlight in the clouds give the sky a brilliant result. You make a very good job. Good evening. Christos


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  • xramm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 66 N: 125] (1831)
  • [2010-07-11 22:55]

Helo Carlos,
This very well timed nice composition. Good view of sunset.Excellent POV!

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