Tonight's sunset

We went to Kangaroo Point Cliffs this arvo for Rich's 40th as a bit of a surprise.

While there I noticed the high level clouds and figured we'd get some colour, so whacked on the ND400 and came away with this.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 20th September 2009, This photo: 5:51pm


  • christographyy said:
    was a great evening aye, awesome clouds
    nice shot.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Nice work mate!! Love the colours in the sky & the light on the river.
  • Simon Diete said:
    Very nice David, the colour is beautiful.
    I went out looking for a nice shot this afternoon after noticing the high cloud. Unfortunately it had passed by the time the sun went down.
  • chooks! said:
    Very pretty David :) nice reflections on the water.
  • Margot- said:
    Beautiful! I like the color of the water as much as the sky.
  • Shaun Johnston said:
    Nice one :)
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Yeah nice work Dave. I chased these on the way home from HB but not as good as in Bris.
  • SkattyKat said:
    very nice David, love the colour..
  • cookie_c73 said:
    Very nice work - just wondering how much difference is there between an ND8 and a ND400? Is it really 50 times?
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    top shot David... better than what I was playing around with before we started to eat! lol
  • sjmc1 said:
    Great tones dave,it did'nt produce as much colour as i thought it would but there was a nice crecsent moon.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, yeah 'twasn't bad.
    And the beauty was, it's straight out of the camera, haven't touched saturation, or anything (well ok, conversion from raw to jpg for uploading).
    Yeah it doesn't last long.
    Thanks Tim.
    Came up nicely in the long exposure - didn't look anywhere near as pretty on a shorter exposure.
    Thanks :)
    Yeah, it was only a small part of the sky that had the clouds, just had to be in the right place at the right time.
    Thanks Kath :)
    Well an ND8 is 3 stops of light loss, while an ND400 is 8.5 stops. It's a logarithmic scale, thus the numbers increase rapidly (for instance an ND1000 is 10 stops).
  • David de Groot said:
    Not too bad for a bit of playing around while chatting really ;-)
    Yeah the crescent moon was nice, I have a later shot with it in there.
  • anitabromley said:
    It was a lovely one tonight wasn't it? I got some pics but only from my balcony so not that flash!
  • epecpage said:
    Wonderful colors! Well captured.
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye it was indeed :)
    Thanks :)
  • Thea M said:
    Lovely colours. Gotta love the ND filters.
  • Millisynth said:
    beautiful smooth image here... well captured.
  • Madiator said:
    Wow man, this scene is so so good! It feels like I want to be there!! Look at the skies! I am jealous of you!
  • Madiator said:
    I wish there was a double fav button :)
  • accesser said:
    Very nice true colors I like it when they are soft and not over done, That same sunset I went for a drive to the Mt Mee lookout and walked over the road for a bit of a shoot was good to give the filter kit a workout.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed Thea :) Handy little pieces of glass.
    Thanks Milli :)
    The sky definitely played well :)
    Yep. I tend to go for minimal processing most of the time.
  • - Greg - said:
    Once again Dave, great shot. Love the smooth flow of colour from the sky to the water. And I agree that the rocks lend to the fact that you took the photo from land.
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Beautiful color this sunset was. Captured really well and 'smooth'. Natural Density makes the Brisbane River look great
  • David de Groot said:
    Alas, you were stuck at the bbq during most of it. Most appreciated though :-)
    Indeed - can't even tell it's brown here ;-)
  • SkattyKat said:
    Congrats on Explore Dave !