Sunset in Virgin Gorda

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Daily Photo – Sunset in Virgin Gorda

I’m having a great time in Virgin Gorda! I took this a few nights ago while waiting on the Supermoon! I was here on the rocky coast (Savannah Beach) all alone when I took this photo, and I had an idea for a photo plus processing… it turned out to be much more painstaking than I originally thought, but I learned a few things along the way… the light and the motion of the water was so… intoxicating… that I wanted to bring it back to life here for you all…

Sunset in Virgin Gorda I’m having a great time in Virgin Gorda! I took this a few nights ago while waiting on the Supermoon! I was here on the rocky coast (Savannah Beach) all alone when I took this photo, and I had an idea for a photo plus processing… it turned out to be much more painstaking than I originally thought, but I learned a few things along the way… the light and the motion of the water was so… intoxicating… that I wanted to bring it back to life here for you all…- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Some Details

I know most of you don’t zoom into 100% on these photos, so I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the details of this one in particular.

HDR Photo

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRUZYIT5ASYXVXKFIVWVXFTL4U Susan

    awesome….wish I was there – it looks sooo beautiful – just like how you imagine a beach with nobody else there!

  • Paul Jennings

    Topaz Adjust, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Green/100000141420121 George Green

    I often zoom into 100%.  Love to see all the details in your photos.  Besides the water, the rocks up close are fascinating.  And I never noticed the sailboat on the horizon in the smaller picture.  I could imagine the postprossing would be quite tricky for a shot like this.

  • Casper van Zyl

    I’m glad you did this, not all see the beuaty of the pattens the water makes when photographed at a slower speed. That lens of yours is so sharp I never get that greater results but then I only use Aperture and iphoto,not much of a computer man and 7D I feel is more soft focus than most,  my wifes canon G10 even seems sharper. Out of all my lenses the 24-105L is about the best that I have.

  • http://twitter.com/PeteHalewood Pete Halewood

    Fantastic landscape picture today Trey. I do like to zoom in at 100% sometimes to see particular aspects and details of a picture. Interesting look to the sea. You’ve applied Topaz Clean on this I take it?

  • http://500px.com/antonsievert Anton

    Looks like the Pixelbender plugin for Photoshop (Oil painting preset?)!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4N3U5UT4VPUPB2O3YNMKW46VBY Gail M

    Beautiful photo, Trey.  Did you get to see the super moon??  It sure was spectacular!!  Have a great Monday :-)

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    I did – when it dodge out of the clouds!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Yes yes Anton exactly

  • Trey Ratcliff

    thx – no – pixel bender

  • Bogdan Ghita

    Great sunset.

  • Matthew Lusk

    Wow Trey, how long did this one take to process? The water is awesome.

  • TheRoamingLama

    Trey the detail in this photo is awesome. Very wonderful shot and post-processing takes it over the top.

  • http://www.nikonbaby.com/ Nikon Baby

    Totally speechless ! Great shot Trey

  • Vincent Randal

    Just gorgeous, Trey! This is indeed how I see the world too!

    By the way, I got an iPad for the purpose of running Stuck on Earth, and I’m having some trouble. I can’t see any of my photos on the iPad in Stuck on Earth. The support link in iTunes/App store brings me to the top of this blog, then a link back to StuckonEarthapp.com, and from there I joined the Stuck on Earth Community in Flickr (where I read some helpful stuff in the FAQ).

    So, I’ve uploaded 5 photos to Flickr, geotagged them, and added them to the Stuck on Earth community. The last thing I did was to make sure there wasn’t a problem with privacy or licensing (the photos are public and noncommercial). And still I don’t see my photos in the Stuck on Earth app. Also, the photos do not show up in a Yahoo image search. I did all this late Saturday night May 5/6. Are these steps correct and how much longer should I wait for my photos to show up in the Stuck on Earth app?

    Also, I had to use the process described above to upload my photos, because the up arrow in the lower right in Stuck on Earth app does not do anything. Another person in the Stuck on Earth group on Google+ confirmed he is also having this problem.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luke-Lakatosh/100003338319491 Luke Lakatosh

     Hi Vincent,

    It takes some time for your images to show up, because there are so many moving parts.  It can be anywhere from instantaneous to two weeks to show up in the app.  This is unfortunately something we don’t really have control over, as a lot of it relies on Flickr’s internal machinations.  Just be patient for now – and let us know if you don’t see them after about 14 days has passed.

  • Vincent Randal

    OK but 14 days is too long. I will return the iPad 2 for a refund before then. I probably will order the new iPad instead. Maybe by then my photos will show up in Stuck on Earth. Otherwise I will return the new iPad also :(

    By the way, Stuck on Earth has unanswered bug report questions in the Stuck on Earth community or Flickr.

  • http://blog.ahles.nl/ Patrick Ahles

    Trippy!

  • http://photoventures.wordpress.com/ Jeff Peterson

    Savannah Bay was one of my favorite beaches in the Caribbean.  We visited there on an excursion coming from Tortola.  We got there early in the morning and were the only people on the beach, it was so beautiful, a little chilly but amazing.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks everyone! :)

  • Trey Ratcliff

    A loooong time! :)

  • http://www.batteredluggage.com/ W Brian Duncan (aka IPBrian)

    Interesting processing Trey…the “strokes” in the water look a bit like Van Gogh.  

  • Jon Burns

    I spent a week sailing in the BVI’s a few years ago, and loved every minute of it. Virgin Gorda and the Baths were among my favorite spots that we visited, although we didn’t get to spend much time there. Thanks for taking me back!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Burger/559635852 Dan Burger

    nice composition, but the colors are too off. nature never looks like this.

  • Vincent Randal

    Dan, some of us do see it this way. I’ve seen colors like this for a few minutes right after sunset after a storm.

  • http://twitter.com/MetroDCPhoto Metro DC Photography

    Nice use of the filter, really like the effect!

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