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Old Jun 30, 2011, 5:32 PM   #1
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Default Magic/Golden hour - Yorke Peninsula Coastline

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Here is my first contribution to this bi-weekly shoot out (I hope to submit a few).

These 2 photos were taken only minutes apart, and demonstrate the rather dramatic difference in light at magic/golden hour, depending on which angle you're facing (and/or where the sun is setting / has set).

Both are actually HDRs (3 photos blended together, to capture the dynamic range better).

Photo #1 Looking west (the sun is behind that cliff, setting over the sea there). I particularly like the clouds in this photo.
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 5:34 PM   #2
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And for this 2nd photo I had turned around, and faced east (perhaps east/south-east) - and captured another bit of water on the sandy beach, and another cliff in that direction.

You can see an island in the distance that was still being bathed in the very late setting sunlight... as it was far enough away from the cliff in the previous photo, so the sun wasn't being blocked any more.

The clouds and sky in this photo are dramatically different, yet still soft and 'magic/golden hour-esque'.

Hope you enjoy the photos!

Paul
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Shades of home Paul! Home in my case being the Fleurieu Peninsula. where on Yorke Peninsula? The first has the moody look of a storm approaching from 'way out'. Love them both.

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#1 is lovely and I agree the clouds make it an interesting shot
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The reflecting pools in both says its all, beautifully captured.
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@Bernice... thanks for looking and I'm glad to bring back 'shades of home'. This photo is actually from the far west coast (tip) of the Yorke Peninsula, deep in the Innes National Park (where the remains of the Ethel Shipwreck are... just only a few bits of metal left now).

@Banksy, I appreciate (again) your kind post. The clouds in the 1st one are lovely, aren't they - and I'm glad I took the time to make it a HDR, as a non HDR wouldn't have captured the vast dymanic range as well.

@selvin, thanks for stopping by and posting! The two pools indeed helped give some 'foreground' interest and added some highlight by reflecting the sky. I value your comment

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I second Selvin's comments, great composition!

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I also agree with selvin. The reflecting pool is really beautiful...it draws the eye.
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Wow a fantastic capture! The first one is terrific. Like a hole in the ground into another world!
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Bob, Vanessa & Saly

Many thanks to each of you for your gracious and much appreciated comments.

I will keep in mind to have such 'interest' and often beautiful features like the reflecting pools again! (sounds like a good idea from the feedback).

I certainly did add it with intension, glad to hear that it has such a positive outcome).

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