breaking skywave

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Comments (18)

~★Alex_G★~ on November 21, 2008

Wonderful colours!

Graham Hobbs on November 21, 2008

thenk-you ☆ℓ€χ_G, - it was quite a sunset!

jose vazquezjosedeme… on November 21, 2008

"Que bonita Graham",,,,

Un abrazo.

© Cafate on November 22, 2008
Graham Hobbs on November 22, 2008

Thank-you jose, thank-you Andreu - the sky really does look more like the sea to me here, with a massive purple wave breaking onto an orange beach. Graham

Steve Paxton on November 22, 2008

point in passing top shot. steve

Graham Hobbs on November 23, 2008

thanks Steve - you ever tried surfing the skywaves? ;) Graham

Liviu Chirilă on November 25, 2008

Wonderful sky! Absolutely magnificent! Liviu

Graham Hobbs on November 26, 2008

Thanks Liviu - sunsets are so tempting photographically that I - like everybody else - have have to be very strictly self-censoring to try to restrict myself to the ones that have some element of unusualness to them, but i love the wave-like effect in this. Graham

tino rovira on November 26, 2008

fantastica puesta de sol Graham felicidades, saludos Tino

Graham Hobbs on November 26, 2008

thanks tino I think the effect of careful framing with a telephoto lens can produce quite a dramatic effect. Graham

Tom Lussier Photogra… on November 26, 2008

Excellent vivid capture Graham. The trio of crows(?) add a touch of "life" to a surreal sunset. Lovely.

Best regards, Tom

Graham Hobbs on November 26, 2008

Interesting that you spotted the crows, Tom - I'd taken one just before they flew into the scene, and the difference they make in bringing the scene to life is extraordinary. Graham

Paul Ion™ on December 1, 2008

Very beautiful colours!

Graham Hobbs on December 1, 2008

Er - I'll repeat that, this time in English!(rather a lot of typos first time around)Thank-you paul.ion - yes, by using the telephoto lens to zero in on a small patch of sky you can also focus attention on an interesting patch of colour. Graham

kamalyn on December 14, 2008

I really love this one Graham - seems a bit like a Japanese woodblock of a breaking wave. Too bad about the birds ;) Of course, they really do make the shot.

Graham Hobbs on December 15, 2008

Thanks again kamaly - dang birds get everywhere eh? - I see what you mean about the Japanese flavour - hadn't though of it, but so often there's something lurking at the back of the mind when you frame a shot and it needs somebody else to point out what it is. Graham

Itallica II on February 7, 2011


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 21, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Graham Hobbs
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K10D
    • Taken on 2008/11/20 17:39:29
    • Exposure: 0.011s (1/90)
    • Focal Length: 400.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash