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  Mini#43 Best/Favourite Photo of 2019
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Beach Sunset       ©2020 GardenGirl
Canon EOS 7D       2nd place, 136 points
1/100s, f7.1, ISO 200, 79mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Adobe camera raw. Selected adjustments to highlights & shadows. Crop to 16:9.       Extra Info: None
 
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ysal
Jan 8, 2020
    Congrats, terrific image!

GardenGirl
Jan 7, 2020
    Thank you all so much for your votes and comments. This was taken on Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia during a family holiday. As soon as I saw the branch on the beach I thought it would make a great foreground. Luckily we got a nice sunset to go with it. Thanks again.

Mepo
Jan 7, 2020
    Loved this one. Congrats.

Lo
Jan 7, 2020
    Absolutely beautiful and a well deserved placement.

mrsawyer
Jan 6, 2020
    Congrats on your 2nd place finish among a tough field of superb entries. You should be priud!

babysister
Jan 6, 2020
    Well done Garden Girl. This was my top pick!

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Lo
Jan 6, 2020
    The composition is really lovely. Despite the horizontal aspect of the driftwood, the shadows draw me into the photo to that lovely sunset.

Old Finn
Jan 6, 2020
    Beautiful colors. Nice view.

wrosenthal
Jan 5, 2020
    I tried to imagine this shot without the branch. It becomes nice but not exceptional. With the branch and your treatment of it, plus the lighting, it turns into a fine composition. I like it very much.

aoc46
Jan 5, 2020
    Nice composition - good exposure on the sunset.

jomari
Jan 4, 2020
    Beautiful image, lovely light. The soft, blue shadows add a lot of interest and contrast with the warm sunset and sand.

babysister
Jan 4, 2020
    This entry stands out to me. Excellent in every way.

Thivi
Jan 4, 2020
    Great framing with the sun between branches. I love the pastel colors also

Maike13
Jan 4, 2020
    I like the composition. While sunsets are often very attractive, the sheer number you see tends to make them a bit boring (to me). Here though, the branch and its shadows in the foreground, add an interesting extra element. Well done.

RobertLavker
Jan 4, 2020
    I am not a great fan of sunset images; however, this one is marvelous. I love the way you have captured the shadows of the driftwood as well as the texture of the wood itself. Great job.

ysal
Jan 4, 2020
    Oh my, this is beautiful! The beach and the setting sun are gorgeous but the fallen branch and especially the shadows it is casting is amazing. Foot prints are an added bonus too. Well done.

davev
Jan 3, 2020
    Very nice, in my top 5.

Mepo
Jan 3, 2020
    Well done. I love the shadows!

Please take a look at the three opinion polls in the Forums under 'Site Talk'. They are only open for another three days. Even a vote for 'No Opinion' or 'None of the above' would be helpful. Thanks.

My apologies if you already received this invitation in the Main challenge. I'm simply trying to get everyone's opinion registered before the polls close in three days.

forkcandles
Jan 3, 2020
    very difficult to comment on a challenge where there is no defined subject just people's personal choice.......
well done and thank you for the entry

cookiejar
Jan 2, 2020
    Lovely peaceful composition with plenty going on to keep the viewer interested.
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