The ocean is loud yet the world feels quiet. The sound of the wind and the waves is a great white noise that blocks out the world, the voices, the concerns. For a spell every voice and thought in my head is silenced, as I stand in the waves letting this wonder of Mother Nature instill peace in every molecule of my being: 

Broome-sunset-silence

 

 

I rarely capture sunsets anymore, I would rather just experience them as I have plenty of sunsets in the library already. When it is this awesome though it would be a shame not to click the shutter once or twice. We have been fortunate to witness some amazing sunsets the past week in Broome. The image is a 17mm cropped wide angle view of a much larger 180 degree sunset over the horizon. It is a simple manual Photoshop layer blend of two exposures, one for just the extremely bright highlights, and one exposure for the rest. I am still toying around with this image in Photoshop but I doubt it needs much more work.

PS. ‘Tyst’ – The title is a Danish (and Swedish) adjective for silence.

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  1. Tim Wootton 9 years ago

    Great image Flemming, 'Silence' is a great title! Like that dark area at the top of the frame, really sets off the rest of the image.

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Thank you Tim. Good thing you mentioned that, I did actually darken some areas at the top to contain the eye. Glad you like it.

  2. Nigel Gaunt 9 years ago

    See what i arrange for you in my absense, it's a good job we are mates.

    Just another wet season sunset flemming, pretty rare these days. It should get better if they put a gas hub here with all that pollution in the air, we will get one like this everynight! We could even taste it too!

    see you christmas day buddy…….. PS nice photo

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Thanks 🙂 I am grateful my friend for the clouds you send my way when you leave town for a bit. It seems you are like the anti-cloud at the moment, but we shall change that this weekend.

      I like your positive thinking about the gas hub, wonderful sunsets in all sorts of psychedelic colours with all sorts of wonderful smells that will probably also induce a psychedelic state of being (free drugs, woohoo)

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      Thank you very much Peta, 'silence' is golden, that is very good, did not even think about that when I wrote this post.

  3. Stephen Williams 9 years ago

    real beautiful sunset Flem, you would be crazy to not capture it in some way. this is a real nice take on it.

    Merry Christmas for the other day too!

  4. Tony Middleton 9 years ago

    Oooh this is nice – the occasional shot pointing towards is irresistible sometimes, this was surely one of those !

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 9 years ago

      cheers mate, yes it has to be bloody awesome for me to point the camera straight at the sunset, but this was!

  5. Lloyd Snook 9 years ago

    wow, this is a great shot. amazing sunset and the rolling wave is the perfect foreground. looks great!

    Cheers,

    Lloyd

  6. Karel Pramono 9 years ago

    Fantastic! Never get tired of panoramic shots like this, especially when its as sharp as this!