Gaetan Manuel  

Setting Sun by Gaetan Manuel

May 2023 - Setting Sun

May 2023 - Gaetan Manuel


About the Image(s)

The photo was taken during sunset on a beach in the south of Mauritius. The camera used was a Nikon D700 fitted with a 24-70mm lens at 24mm. The shutter speed was 1/20s at f/18, ISO 200. Processed in LR, using mostly Tone and Presence.

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8 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Very cool shot with that upward shadow cast on the bottom of the clouds. I have only seen that once before.   Posted: 05/05/2023 16:26:00

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Your editing really improved the image. It is a beautiful sunset and my eye is drawn straight to the people at the water's edge. Like Stephen said, the shadow on the clouds is rare, and did catch my attention. I would not change a thing.   Posted: 05/14/2023 16:49:35

Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Brilliant PS work. The colours have added so much depth and richness to the image. The slow shutter speed lent that soft fluffy feel to the clouds. Love the silhouette of the two persons on the beach. Super image.   Posted: 05/17/2023 11:30:45

Paul Bradley   Paul Bradley
The shadows on the clouds are interesting, haven't seen that before, but it sure frames the photo. I like the sunset colors and the beach activities help center the
photo. I would crop out part of the beach foreground as I think there is a lot of dead dark space there.   Posted: 05/18/2023 11:47:57

Gaetan Manuel   Gaetan Manuel
Thanks you guys for your comments. I will crop the bottom part and perhaps enter the photo for competitions.   Posted: 05/19/2023 23:00:36
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Please let us know how it does.   Posted: 05/22/2023 06:32:14

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Gaetan, by making a change to the hue from cold to warm, by adding overall contrast to accentuate the detail, you have made a wonderful photograph. Definitely having the couple in the center also makes your image.   Posted: 05/21/2023 17:32:09

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
Rather than cropping out the foreground, maybe just lighten it. I would use the shadow slider in Lightroom and see what you get. The slanted river pulls the view to the photo as well as the strong sunset colors. I m so glad those people were there.

  Posted: 05/26/2023 18:42:36