The last rays of light disappear after a wonderful Summer sunset over Speers Point in New South Wales, Australia.

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Live and Let Live – Saturday 01/01/2011

The image was taken as a RAW file with a Canon 450D and a Standard Canon 18-55 mm lens on a tripod:
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 10 seconds
ISO speed: ISO-100
Exposure bias: 0 step
Focal length: 49 mm
WB: Auto
Aperture Priority


last rays, sunset, water, lake, lake macquarie, australia, newcastle, speers point

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful and peaceful. Bravo, James!

  • Thanks for your encouragement Lori ! :) I’m exploring the local area and learning how to master taking sunset / after dark shots. I’ve spotted better places to catch lots of lights reflecting across the water too.

    – reflector

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 3 years ago

    SO beautiful and peaceful~ gorgeous colors!

  • Thank you Cheryl, it was a very nice scene !

    – reflector

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 3 years ago


  • Thanks Tara ! I’m waiting keenly for the very hot days when the sunsets will be even better.

    – reflector

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 3 years ago

    nice work James, love the color

  • Thanks a lot Larry ! The “As Is” colours are more orange/red but I thought this had more impact.

    – reflector

  • shallay
    shallayover 3 years ago

    Smooth and tranquil image in glorious colour.
    Happy soon-to-be New Year’s, James! :)) (blowing party streamers)

  • Thank you Shallay ! Happy New Year ! ♫:-))

    – reflector

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    What a stunning capture.
    Happy New Year for 2011.

  • Thanks Don ! I’m enjoying learning to take better dusk/after dark shots. Happy New Year !

    – reflector

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 3 years ago

    Absolutely magnificent! The colors are amazing! This is an instant favorite for me. XXSUEXX

  • Thanks for your very nice comment and for making this a fave Sue ! :)xx

    – reflector

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 3 years ago

  • Thanks Kim and friends ! Very much appreciated.

    – reflector

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaover 3 years ago

    Congrats of your feature…Renee

  • Thanks a lot Renee !

    – reflector

  • hastypudding
    hastypuddingover 3 years ago

    what a visual delight this is! the soft fading rays of light and the smooth water…so peaceful, it’s a “Wish I were There” photo….

  • Thanks Hasty, much appreciated ! The water was smooth, but not that smooth – the long exposure blurred it out.

    – reflector

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