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    Buttrock Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    Shot this image on Folly Beach just outside of Charleston, SC last week. Hurricane Irene can be seen looming on the horizon, and this scene was anything but peaceful and serene the following morning...


    The Calm - Folly Beach Sunset, Charleston, SC by Dave Allen Photography, on Flickr

    Can't wait to go back to the area as I found quite a few other things there I'd like to capture as well...
    Last edited by X Racer; 09-05-2011 at 08:15 AM.

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    Default Re: Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    Nicely done. I had to comment when I saw that in my flickr contacts stream.
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    Default Re: Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    That is as good as I've ever seen. In movies and literature trees represent souls, and this pic speaks volumes.

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    Default Re: Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    Great photo! Added you as a contact.
    "What that thing needs, is more power." - Tim Allen

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    any post processing? what was the shutter speed?

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    Default Re: Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    Thanks guys!

    @gtjonathan - Nothing changed in this image, just minor contrast/color tweaks (which is always necessary since I shoot RAW). Shutter speed was about 2.5sec to get the water movement in the foreground.

    Here is another image showing the last few minutes of this amazing sunset a little further down the beach:


    Folly Beach Sunset - Charleston, SC by Dave Allen Photography, on Flickr

    For those of you who dig landscape stuff, I've got another image on the front page of www.outdoorphotographer.com again (the 4th time this year!)

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    Stunning! Can I post it elsewhere since it has your info on the bottom?

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    Default Re: Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    I'd say you know a little about getting it right. Damn.

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    Default Re: Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    Sure, feel free to share it as long as credit is given ;-)

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    Default Re: Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    This is the image that is being featured on the front page of Outdoor Photographer right now www.outdoorphotographer.com


    Highlands Sunrise - Whitesides Mountain in Highlands, NC by Dave Allen Photography, on Flickr
    Last edited by X Racer; 12-09-2011 at 01:14 PM.

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    Really nice pictures X racer. Well done with all the magazine covers too.

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    The photos is so amazing, it looks like something from a calender

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    Default Re: Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    Wow -- these are beautiful! Almost unreal looking. Nice job!

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    Default Re: Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    Dave,
    These pictures are AWESOME. You have the gift my friend!

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    these pictures are really of wonderful beauty.
    May I ask what aperture setting you used for the second one?

    thanks!

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    Default Re: Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    Amazing shots dude! keep em coming! I was just wandering,how many shots do you take of the same "frame" to finally end up with each of those pictures or do you only take single shots as opposed to choosing from multiple pictures? I'm assuming your also using a tripod.

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    Default Re: Incredible Sunset at Folly Beach before Hurricane Irene

    I'll butt in to say that the mountain sunset photo is obviously an HDR montage. But it is very well done.
    "What that thing needs, is more power." - Tim Allen

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    Great shots. It's hard to beat a sunset shot for drama and intensity.

    Jim

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