Pacific sunset

Was not too sure about this one. There’s something in the color and reflections that appeals, but a bit off-putting at the same time…  I’m tossing it out for opinions from the viewers:sunset-0265I think nighttime is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction. 
― Bill WattersonThe Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes


65 thoughts on “Pacific sunset

  1. I am definitely no expert but a longer line leading out to the shore’s edge would have been lovely, however, it sounds like that was not possible. I do love the previous shots you did in this area a bit better, but any coastal shots done by you Gunta are a feast for the eyes. 🙂


    • I’ll see what I can do about that leading line next time 😉 In case it wasn’t obvious, I liked the previous shots better, too. But that pink edge in the foreground was what kept me from deleting this one. I’ll play around with some of the suggestions when I get rid of this cold from hell.


  2. Hardly off-putting, but maybe more contrast than you usually work with? And maybe if the top were cropped a little more – say, just above the shelf rock on the right? Then the eye would be drawn more to the distance and that lovely curve in the foreground? Hey, you asked! 😉 And Gunta, if you ever have any suggestions for me I’d be most happy to listen!


    • Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll have to try playing with all the suggestions I’ve been given here as soon as I can shake this damned cold. Just trying to reply to a couple of comments has me about worn out at the moment. It’s been a long time since I’ve been this sick. 😦


  3. Magnificent!

    The quote, though, I can’t relate to because I love the night.

    Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive.
    When the destructive analysis of day is done,
    And all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again.
    When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.

    —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


  4. I basically like the comp. I don’t know if it was possible–probably not–but I would have looked to see if there was anyway to include the length of that foreground water trail into the surf. I’m always looking for a contiguous line…

    Thanks for the reminder of the fabulous stimuli that is Bandon Beach. I really have to figure out a way to get back to the Oregon Coast one of these days…


    • I can’t imagine how I could have pulled off the contiguous line in this case without losing that bright pink reflection in the foreground and that was essentially what drew me into that shot. If my memory serves, that puddle is in an indentation that curls around the base of the rock and doesn’t lead out to the surf.

      Please let me know if you plan to head this way. I’d be more than happy to show you around and then leave you to it. 🙂 The weather has been a bit strange, but in general the sunsets have been quite interesting and usually continue that way through about Feb. Of course there are the occasional heavy rain squalls that show up now and then. On the other hand it’s shaping up to be a dry winter, so your chances of good shooting weather could be quite good.


      • Sorry, I evidently missed the notification of your reply to my note. Your description of the indentation makes sense; when I was at Bandon a few years ago, I don’t recall seeing a single instance of a water trail leading into the waves. (There were several at Cannon Beach.)

        I should have been more clear about my longing to get back to the OR coast. By “one of these days” I meant “some day.” Much as I’d like to, there’s no way I’d be able to make it out there this winter.

        Regardless, thanks for the offer and if/when I do manage to arrange to get out there, I’ll definitely give you a heads up.


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