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Greyhound Rock Sunset

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 6 July 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Northern Santa Cruz County Coastline - California

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Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

So good to see a sunset (fabulous) together with good foreground interest. Good work.

6 Jul 2008 7:59am

@Ted: Ted - Thank you.

Marie Le Corre from Voiron, France

Oh yes, joy of light !!!

6 Jul 2008 8:30am

@Marie Le Corre: Thanks, Marie - good to hear from you.

Observing from Local, United Kingdom

Gorgeous sunset, but what I like most of all is how the grasses are being highlighted.

6 Jul 2008 8:44am

@Observing: Thanks, Mike. I was driving north along California Highway 1 and could see that a magnificent sunset was in the making - the only question for me was where to be as it happened.

I was so glad I chose this spot. It is a fairly steep hike down to the beach - and this image was taken about half way down. I proceeded all the way to the many tide pools and got nearly two dozen images - all of them really good. More will follow, here. It was well worth the climb back to the car in near darkness - an unforgettable sunset.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Definitely joy of light! Beautiful, and I love the backlight on the grass!

6 Jul 2008 11:43am

@Betty: Hi, Betty - yes, I was definitely pursuing 'The Joy' here. May you find a generous serving of your own.

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Beautiful lighting, lovely colours, superb composition... wonderful sunset capture!

6 Jul 2008 12:36pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

THis is gorgeous, Stephen. Love the light and perspective. The grass in front is great...

6 Jul 2008 12:58pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Oooo, I particularly like how you crouched to include the weeds in the forefront. Beautiful composition.

6 Jul 2008 1:03pm

@sherri: Sherri - thanks. Allow me to say there was no crouching. My tripod was at full height. In winter, these grasses can grow to 10 feet or higher. This image was taken this last December 13th.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Super silhouette! Wonderful colors - this is a compelling image! Very well done.

6 Jul 2008 1:43pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you, Ana Lucia - nice to hear from you.

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece

So beautiful!

6 Jul 2008 4:07pm

Baz from Teglia, United Kingdom

Beatiful image.I love the peaceful atmosphere it conveys

6 Jul 2008 4:41pm

Thomas Griffioen from Bocas del Toro, Panama

Fantastic! The grass in the foreground, the light. Beautiful!

6 Jul 2008 7:43pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

marvelous job here Stephen! simply gorgeous! i went to UCSC and we use to have a good number of full moon beach parties out here... brings back memories of the sun coming up! hope your weekend was awesome!

7 Jul 2008 3:15am

kurt from Austria

how beautiful - perfect light and composition.

7 Jul 2008 7:38am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Nice shot,nice angle and composition.Well done.

7 Jul 2008 8:53am

Andy from United States

Really nice sunset. I like the dramatic clouds and the reeds in the foreground are great too!

13 Jul 2008 2:44am

Frank from Germany

Great sunset. A dream-away-image.

14 Jul 2008 6:43pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Love it! Beautiful portfolio, Stephen!

10 Aug 2008 9:49pm

@Magda: Thank you so much for all of your kind words and comments.