July 17, 2010

Golden path

It wasn't until I tried taking pictures of a sunset from start to finish that I realized that the sun's reflection on the water lasts for only a few minutes. Taken at the Manila Bay looking towards the hills of the Bataan Peninsula.

sunset at Manila Bay


See what's reflecting what at James' Weekend Reflections.
Weekend Reflections

34 comments:

Julie said...

It all happens so incredibly fast doesn't it. You have captured this scene with much dleicacy, Hilda. The backlighting on the top of the cloud is a joy.

bfarr said...

Very nice.

Sylvia K said...

Love those lovely reflections across the water -- sunset or sunrise, they're all breathtaking! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

ρομπερτ said...

What a peaceful sight after the strom. May all your steps be as bright. Please have you all a nice start into the weekend.

daily athens

Jacob said...

Superb, Hilda. And yes, sunsets go very fast. I'm always surprised at how quickly the sun sinks below the horizon. Or, conversely, how fast the sun rises above the horizon in the morning. Gotta be quick!

Ebie said...

Ah, what a grand entrance, the lights and colors are so soft and magical!

George said...

The reflection may have been very brief, but you captured it beautifully. The colors are gorgeous.

Dina said...

Nature knows what it's doing. A great system.
You caught the right moment.

Mike Rose said...

Hilda I always enjoy sunset plus the occasional sunrise. I think a lot depends on the atmospheric conditions whether the reds or orange colour shows through.

I sometimes find the camera(DSLR) doesn't do a good job in defining the actual colours viewed by the eye.

Nice photograph and like the others I like the reflection and highlight at the top of the clouds.

Misalyn said...

absolutely beautiful!

i always set my camera to continuous shooting when i watch the sun sinks below the horizon. Most of the time, it turns into a golden sunset especially on a moderate elevation shot.

Eki said...

THis is a remarkable photo, Hilda! Beautiful! One of your best.

Dave said...

stunning!

JM said...

I really like how you composed this! And, of course, the sun reflections are just wonderful.

eileeninmd said...

A gorgeous golden path! Great capture, Hilda!

Louis la Vache said...

What a beautiful image, Hilda.
;-D

Eden said...

This is so beautiful, Hilda. Fantastic capture.

Carol said...

Great shot, Hilda, you captured it beautifully.

Kaori said...

I was just down by the river and saw the sunset. But I didn't really think about seeing how long the reflection is on the water. I'm glad you caught it though. Beautiful how the sun shines through the clouds ;D

Gard said...

Lovely reflections in the water :)

Have a nice weekend :)

PHOTO RIAU said...

Interestingly, colors, images and a very good snapshot

Christian Lucas Sangoyo said...

So true!
Btw, Dune fan? =P

VP said...

Those amazing clouds are perfect for this sunset with (fast) reflection.

Gine said...

Très beau reflet ... très beau coucher de soleil. On en rêve ... (Pardon pour l'anglais ...)

Francisca said...

Magnificent capture, Hilda!

leavesnbloom said...

what a moment to capture! Fantastic shot

:) Rosie

http://centreofinterest.blogspot.com/2010/07/river-almond-perthshire-conglomeration.html

Tracy said...

Yes, so much changes in just a few seconds, doesn't it? This is a beautiful photo.

T. Becque said...

Very beautiful! I know what you mean, the other day I liked the way the sun was hitting an adobe wall, by the time I ran into the house to get my camera, the moment was gone!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous clouds!

Jilly said...

A stunning magical sky, Hilda. Oh well done. So much depth and beauty to this photo.

James said...

This is such a beautiful shot! Great capture of a fleeting moment.

Clytie said...

What a peaceful and stunning shot!

Regina said...

What a gorgeous reflections!

awarewriter said...

Lovely shot.

Marilla said...

Very attractive!