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Contest Finalist in Dear Trees Photo Contest
People's Choice in Beauteful Tree Photo Challenge
Winner in TREE-LINED SUNRISE/SET SILHOUETTE Photo Challenge
Winner in Best silhouette Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Sunsets in colour Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Unusual Trees in Colour Photo Challenge
Winner in Evening Sillohette Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Trees Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Silhouettes Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Fields Trees Sunsets Photo Challenge
People's Choice in One Tree Photo Challenge
Winner in The natural scarecrow Photo Challenge
People's Choice in One singular tree Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Trees alone or groves Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Sunset chaser Photo Challenge
Winner in Sunset Silhouettes Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Weathered Trees Photo Challenge
Winner in Unique sunsets Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Golden hour of each day Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Silhouettes Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Twisted Treeline Photo Challenge
Winner in Amazing sunrises and sunsets Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Sunrise Silhouette Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Tree Of Ages - How Old Is Your tree Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Show your most colorful landscape Photo Challenge
Winner in Lone Tree Photo Challenge
Winner in Silhouettes at Sunset Photo Challenge
Winner in Forest and trees Photo Challenge
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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Sunrises Photo Contest MysteryTop 20 rank week 1
Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Sunrises And Sunsets Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Sunrises And Sunsets Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
One Tree Photo ContestTop 10 rank
One Tree Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Sunsets Photo Contest MysteryTop 30 rank week 1
Summer Nights Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Summer Nights Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
The Tree Lover Photo ContestTop 20 rank
The Tree Lover Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Trees And Silhouettes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Trees And Silhouettes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Orange Tones Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Orange Tones Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
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Tree Silhouettes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Tree Silhouettes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Sunrise Or Sunset Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Orange Is The Color Photo ContestTop 20 rank
A Lonely Tree Photo ContestTop 10 rank
A Lonely Tree Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
A Dry Tree Photo ContestTop 20 rank
A Dry Tree Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Backcountry Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Backcountry Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Backcountry Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Pastel Tones In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Pastel Tones In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
The Golden Hour Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Pastel Tones In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Dusk Or Dawn Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Dusk Or Dawn Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Dusk Or Dawn Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Silhouettes And Negative Space Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Silhouettes And Negative Space Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Silhouettes In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Silhouettes In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Sun Behind Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Sun Behind Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
The Sun Behind Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Dramatic Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Dramatic Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Silhouettes Of Trees Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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32 Comments |
Parallel
 
Parallel October 11, 2016
Great work! You are still the best! :))
yourlily
 
yourlily October 19, 2016
Exquisite light. TY
dvierno Platinum
 
dvierno October 30, 2016
Congratulations !!!!
SuzMDixon
 
SuzMDixon October 31, 2016
Beautiful composition!
nina050
 
nina050 October 31, 2016
Lovely lighting and silhouette!
Cavanrose
 
Cavanrose January 04, 2017
Beautiful !
Madi_patub
 
Madi_patub February 21, 2017
love your angle to capture this one!
Bruz Platinum
 
Bruz March 09, 2017
Gorgeous colors and silhouette.
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography March 31, 2017
gorgeous golden light and awesome silhouette !!!!!! congrats on your award as well !!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole April 02, 2017
Gorgeous!!!! Love the silhouettes against that golden orange sky!! Congrats on your People's Choice Award!!!! : )
richardsly Premium
 
richardsly April 24, 2017
sweet as photo.
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz May 09, 2017
Congratulations Eelco on winning People's Choice in "Tree Of Ages - How Old Is Your Tree Photo Challenge for May, 2017. Well deserved.
Gayde
 
Gayde May 19, 2017
Nice peaceful shot :)
jtwphotos PRO+
 
jtwphotos June 23, 2017
Magnificent!!!
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke November 17, 2017
Great composition & another great win. Well done.
JM18Photography PRO+
 
JM18Photography July 24, 2018
Gorgeous capture! Thank you for entering my challenge, good luck!
JM18Photography PRO+
 
JM18Photography July 29, 2018
Gorgeous, thank you for joining my challenge. Good luck!
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography September 04, 2018
Well done Eelco on your award for Sunset Chaser Challenge
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke November 04, 2018
Great silhouette. Congratulations
ashley_renee_0408
 
ashley_renee_0408 July 12, 2019
Love the simplicity👌
JayneBug Ultimate
 
JayneBug September 23, 2019
Outstanding light and silhouette. Love the feel to this image. Congratulations on your award.
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal November 18, 2019
Hi Eelco, You keep on winning with beautiful photos. Congratulations!
NatureCoast Ultimate
 
NatureCoast May 05, 2020
Congratulations! Beautiful silhouette and tree. Kathy
shellymaan
 
shellymaan June 20, 2020
I've been amiss I do appologise for not thanking you for entering my challenge. I actually forgot I had them.......old age I think!
ppls6
 
ppls6 August 02, 2020
A superb composition with perfect light.
Tammysauve71 Premium
 
Tammysauve71 October 17, 2021
Congrats on your People's Choice award! Well deserved!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole October 18, 2021
Beautiful...wonderful light and silhouette!! Congrats on your challenge award!!
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 September 25, 2022
Congratulations on your challenge win!
Craig-101
 
Craig-101 April 30, 2023
I love this photo
Craig-101
 
Craig-101 May 12, 2023
Congratulations :-)
JayneBug Ultimate
 
JayneBug September 08, 2023
A gorgeous capture of this golden moment. Congratulations on your award win with this beauty!
mcampi Platinum
 
mcampi September 08, 2023
'Congrats on your challenge win.. wonderful shot..
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Behind The Lens

Location

This summer we went to the Alentejo in Portugal, a wonderful provence with lots of nature and night skies filled with stars... When the sun sets, you see constantly changing colors, I waited until the sun was allmost gone for this beautiful copper color.

Time

It was in the early evening, about nine o'clock when my wife and I went for a stroll into the red hills covered with cork oak trees.

Lighting

When the sun sets she spreads her wonderful golden light, this special moment is called; "the Golden hour" When shooting landscapes, this short period of time is the best for taking warm colorful photos with a fairy tale like glow.

Equipment

I only have a Lumix DMC TZ100, all my photo's are taken with this little miracle of a camera... It shows that you don't need an expensive camera with a lot of equipment to take interesting photo's., The best thing of this camera is that it is very easy to take with you, because it practically fits in your backpocket. I like to see what comes along to photograph spontaniously and don't like to carry a lot with me...

Inspiration

The Alentejo is a beautiful Portugese provence with lots of nature, wave like hills, old cork oak trees and dry red sand. It's very hot in summer and by then the vegetation has all dried up giving this region a wonderful and typical authenticity. I wanted to capture this dry and hot landscape in a single detail...

Editing

I did some post-processing in Lightroom, I cropped and stretched the photo a little bit and played with light and shadow, that's all.

In my camera bag

I don't have any equipment in my bag (yet) I am a beginning photographer and I am learning to use a camera, to look for the good light, composition and point of view. One day when I know how to use and set the camera well enough, I will start to think about a bag filled with technical things instead of the need to understand how it works first...

Feedback

If you want to take a photo like this one you have to wait for the "Golden hour" when the sun sets and be amazed about the beautiful warm colors the low sun creates... Make sure the light comes from the right direction, depending on what you want to achieve. If you want to take a silhouette it's better to shoot into the direction of the sun but if you want to take a photo of a landscape with warm soft fairy tale like colors, it's better not to shoot into the sun but choose a position with the sun in your back or sideways. You have to plan carefully where you want to take your photo from as the sun sets, because you don't have much time. Colors and light change quickly at this time of day! If you are at the wrong side of the hill... tomorrow is allways another chance! And most of all, take more shots with slightly different settings so you can choose the best one once you get home and open your laptop, the magic of today's world begins... I allways crop it later into the size and composition I like best. Crop the photo in different ways, so you can choose the best one the next day when you can have a fresh look at them!

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