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Clearwater, FL Sunset - Photo by Justin Roberge

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 16 March 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

My Grandson Justin (16) Captured this sunset shot at Clearwater, FL on March 2, 2012 with his mobile phone. I did some processing of the image by cropping and making some, curve, shadow, and highlight adjustments in Camera Bag and Snapseed. This was the outcome. Justin did a great job! :-)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

You have competition from a budding photographer, great shot and nice processing

16 Mar 2012 7:39am

@Christine: He is a budding star of many facets ;-) Thanks so much Christine ;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

It's in the genes.........

16 Mar 2012 8:27am

@Nigel: Hi Nigel - Thank you very much ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Very nice result !

16 Mar 2012 8:36am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks so much, Gerard!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I can see granddad having to buy a new camera, lovely image

16 Mar 2012 9:44am

@Doug: He is a good one - thank you Doug :-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... Justin is a very promising photographer. He did a fantastic job, especially with a cell phone ! And you did also a great post-processing job. What a team !!! Congratulations to both of you ! Have a wonderful upcoming weekend, all the best :)

16 Mar 2012 9:54am

@Tamara: Thanks Tamara - I loved this shot when I first saw it - I actually only processed a little bit to get rid of a pole that was sticking out of the water and to add sone contrast! Thank you ;-) Higs - DJ

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Yes, you and Justin both did a great job here, Denny! I'm loving the textures on the water. Well done to you both.

16 Mar 2012 11:24am

@Jason Politte: Thank you Jason - And thanks very much for the lesson - I do not have Photoshop loaded but I think I can still do it in Aperture or iPhoto...Thanks again!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Absolutely cool, to view a very pretty collaborative effort like this. Kudos to Justin !

16 Mar 2012 1:40pm

@Rick: Thank you sir:-)

Cheryl from Texas, United States

you both did a great job! Good work grandpa on encouraging your grandsons creativity!!!!!

16 Mar 2012 2:48pm

@Cheryl: Thank you CHeryl ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful sunset. nice scene...

16 Mar 2012 3:15pm

@Lena: Thank you, Lena ;-)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Justin get a good eye ! Nice , really nice shot ! Phil

16 Mar 2012 3:37pm

@Phil: Hi Phil - Thank you very much :-)

christine from oelegem, Belgium

He took the photo at the right moment, when the sun just reaches the horizon. Well done! I enjoyed the ice cream yesterday. ;o)

16 Mar 2012 6:20pm

@christine: Thank you CHristine ;-) I enjoyed mine as well ;-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The waves in the foreground have a wonderful leaf-like feel to them! A wonderful capture indeed Denny! ;-)

16 Mar 2012 6:25pm

@Eric Cousineau: Yes he did a great job - thanks very much, Mr C.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beautiful!!!

16 Mar 2012 6:30pm

@omid: Hi Omid - Thank you so much ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very beautiful sunset, you both did fantastic work! Fantastic photo!

16 Mar 2012 8:18pm

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Beautiful picture.

16 Mar 2012 10:00pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

the decisive moment

16 Mar 2012 10:35pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic! He did an outstanding job! This is beautiful!

17 Mar 2012 12:08am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Justin's photo and your processing are wonderful. The only suggestion I would make is that Justin place his subject (the sun in this case) slightly off-center. Otherwise, this is a SUPER image! ♥

17 Mar 2012 12:18am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice work by the both of you.

20 Mar 2012 8:07pm

franz from Baden, Austria

three cheers for justin ... this is really well done !!!

21 Mar 2012 5:57pm