sheliahuntphotography PRO
sheliahuntphotography

River Passage at Twilight



Taken just after sunset on the Savannah River

Taken just after sunset on the Savannah River
Read less

Views

2544

Likes

Awards

Contest Finalist in Vessels Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Gorgeous Rivers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Industry Photo Contest
Peer Choice Award
Featured
Mystery Prize
Contest Finalist in Large Photo Contest
Staff Favorite
  View more
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
ivantereshko tipotas photolifejournal tamsfehrvri SASDONIA bobbytaylor71 Vyatkin +28
Superb Composition
Robert49 peterdfolk snapshots16 Dmitry1995 ravindrav7 dumbdrum K-Ban +25
Top Choice
Tdpaul edandaniphone tonybruguiere dwreid68 Imperfection606 dondurante terryacregan-leidigh +10
Magnificent Capture
Lanky44Lanky442 walterelliott anreuys gosmundson marydel donaldgbrown Manni +3
All Star
LucyCMorr picsofmyworld larryDEE ZeLuiz Neil-Walsh katyakarklisiyska johnmontgomery +2
Outstanding Creativity
Hood Herbert_A_Franke timboten nadezhda_gribanova bethanyeasling gaylesolis anooh +1
Genius
deletephotography albewitten
Virtuoso
magikalalpha ChitoAguilar
Superior Skill
embas javierinfante

Emotions

Impressed
harmeetsingh

Top ClassTM

Earth Day Every Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
Inspiring Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
All About Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class
artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 class week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Underexposure Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Underexposure Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Water And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Water And The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Bridges In The Night Photo ContestTop 30 class
Bridges In The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Bridges In The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Vessels Photo ContestTop 20 class
Vessels Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Commercial Shots Photo Contest 2018Top 20 class
Commercial Shots Photo Contest 2018Top 20 class week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Gorgeous Rivers Photo ContestTop 30 class
The Talent AwardsTop 30 class
Industry Photo ContestTop 10 class
Industry Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Industry Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 20 class
Large Photo ContestTop 20 class
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Large Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Large Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

Categories


13 Comments | Report
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq July 06, 2017
Wonderful shot! Congrats on your Large contest win! :)
sheliahuntphotography PRO
sheliahuntphotography February 23, 2018
Thank you!
darsanramasamy
 
darsanramasamy July 06, 2017
Congratulations
sheliahuntphotography PRO
sheliahuntphotography February 23, 2018
Thank you!
lang7119
 
lang7119 July 10, 2017
Beautiful lighting and strong image. Very moving. .
MKoelen
 
MKoelen August 24, 2017
Great light!
sheliahuntphotography PRO
sheliahuntphotography February 23, 2018
Thank you!
embas PRO+
 
embas August 25, 2017
Gorgeous shot
sheliahuntphotography PRO
sheliahuntphotography February 23, 2018
Thank you!
amanavinash
 
amanavinash September 01, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
sheliahuntphotography PRO
sheliahuntphotography February 23, 2018
Thank you!
amanavinash
 
amanavinash September 01, 2017
Write a comment
sheliahuntphotography PRO
sheliahuntphotography August 13, 2018
Thank you!
korinna
 
korinna February 17, 2018
Voted on industry
sheliahuntphotography PRO
sheliahuntphotography August 13, 2018
Thank you!
timboten PRO+
 
timboten July 15, 2018
magnificent image
sheliahuntphotography PRO
sheliahuntphotography August 13, 2018
Thank you!
brianbaitystudio
 
brianbaitystudio November 28, 2018
thank you for your title and description. I feel this is the right way to submit photos. well done!!
brianbaitystudio
 
brianbaitystudio November 28, 2018
thank you for your title and description. I feel this is the right way to submit photos. well done!!
Daniel78 PRO+
 
Daniel78 March 21, 2019
Shelia, This a great shot.
vivianagan
 
vivianagan August 21, 2019
Looks like Savannah port. Amazing shots.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the riverfront of the Historic District in downtown Savannah, Georgia. While we live in Northeast Tennessee where the weather is generally winter-ish in January, we noticed one weekend that the upcoming weather forecast for Savannah was predicted to be warm and sunny, with highs in the 80s! We took off on a whim, and were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful summer-like weather. Wearing shorts and T-shirts, we were blessed to spend Friday and Saturday evenings on the riverfront without even the slightest chill.
Time
We had enjoyed a nice dinner on the riverfront late Saturday evening, then took a stroll down by the river and enjoyed the beautiful sunset. I shot this image just before dusk, when everything was aglow and alive from the last rays of the setting sun.
Lighting
The light in the skies was gorgeous at this time of day, just after the sun had set to the west behind the city bridge. The sky lit up and caught my eye with its hues of pink, blue and soft yellows, along with the last rays of the setting sun as it cast a beautiful warm glow on the passing ship.
Equipment
While the shot was unplanned, I was carrying my camera with a wide-angle lens and a tripod... They truly are an extension of my arm! You just never know! And when you are not planning any particular photoshoot, and you happen upon a scene like this, you get so excited you wonder if you can even set your tripod up! You have merel seconds to catch that special glow, and you do everything in your power as you race against time to capture that image.
Inspiration
I was totally inspired by the serenity of the scene, and how soothing it was. It was euphoric and dreamy, and the whole scene transported me away from the hub-bub and stress of everyday life.
Editing
I always shoot in Camera Raw and process in Photoshop. My method of processing varies from photo to photo, so I'm not sure that I have a one-size-fits-all regime for post-processing. The thing that intrigues me most in post-processing is playing up the light as captured in Camera Raw. While editing can sometimes be a chore, it becomes sheer joy when you "look for the light". I often feel that every photographer should become their own "Master of Light" when it comes to post-processing.
In my camera bag
Normally, I carry a Canon crop camera and two lens: a wide-angle and a mid-range zoom. I do carry several different types of filters, but I find myself returning over and over to a good circular polarizer, even for a darker scene like this.
Feedback
Day or night, the charm of old Savannah is so inspiring that you can't really get a "bad" photo! It's important to walk the city, especially the riverfront, and allow yourself to become totally immersed in its charm. You can't go wrong, and you'll automatically have that inspiration!

See more amazing photos, follow sheliahuntphotography