Exploded - Lands End, Cornwall, England

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Well, I not really sure how to describe the light here. It was one of the most intense sunsets I've have photographed. There was 30 minutes of incredible light that was constantly changing, getting more intense by the minutes. When I left, the light was still going off. I seriously thought the sensor in my camera was going to explode. The dynamic range of colors this evening was unbelievable. There were so many different shades of red, orange, magentas, pinks, it was so intense. I hadn't seen a sunset like this on the coast in a very long time, and probably won't for a while either. And believe it or not I had to desaturate the image quite a bit.


My trip to the UK was awesome! The landscape there in the UK is a photographers dream, and can be your worst nightmare. Out of 9 days, there was two days of great light , the rest of the time it was grey skies. Between the rain and strong winds along the coast you never know what type of conditions that you are going to get. But nonetheless I still had a great time. I had the opportunity to meet Joe Rainbow, Raymond Bradshaw and Tony Armstrong. These guys are awesome and a great group of photographers . They have some of the best images of the UK, and if you get a chance go check out their work. I can't wait to get back there sometime in the future.


Looks like the fall colors are in full swing. I'm hoping to get out soon and catch some of the color if possible, but it's that time of the year when the Southwest starts getting really interesting and fun. Hope everyone is doing well, and hope to see some of you guys out and about this fall. Peace!

  • Ian Turner PRO 3y

    Absolutely stunning David!
  • Alfredo G Nicieza PRO 3y

    Explosive composition and tones! Brilliant!!
  • anrapu PRO 3y

    >>>seen on ☆The Power Of Now ☆ group.
  • Katharina Giesler 3y

    Wonderful sunset, wish I could sit there and watch...
  • Justin Smith PRO 3y

    Fantastic light at this classic location!
  • Nick Pound 3y

    Glad you a good time here in the UK David. I know what you mean about our weather, though I will say that this hasn't been the best of summers for sunshine, and that's an understatement.
    Looks like you got a killer sunset down there at Land's End. Terrific shot!
  • Tony Armstrong PRO 3y

    Fabulous piece of work David. You were lucky to get two good weather days! April, May and October are the best months for Cornwall.

  • Hadrian Frankland PRO 3y

    Stunning image, you are obviously charmed to witness such light in the UK!!! We usually get 150 shades of dull grey....
  • Leigh Langman PRO 3y

    Awesome!!! ( did you mean explored or exploded?) lol
  • Paolo Corsetti PRO 3y

  • © Steve Hoyle 3y

    Beautiful capture. Wonderful light. Have a great weekend. Steve
  • Cesare Consoli PRO 3y

  • ACREMAR 3y

    Amazing colors :)
  • Thanasis Kolotouros 3y

  • Photography by Steven Frudak PRO 3y

    The reflection of the sky on the water is truely amazing, rocks are well contrasted to make this an excellent compostion!
  • Ayan kumar ghosh. 3y

    a-1 colour.
  • Russ D 3y

    Such pleasing light and colors.
  • Scott D Hunt 3y

    Incredible shot, David. And awesome gallery! Really looking forward to seeing more! Cheers
  • Julian Barker 2y

    Glad you enjoyed Cornwall David - I found your profile via Raymond. This is a superb shot.
  • Tony Prower PRO 2y

    Amazing light and colours!
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Taken on September 10, 2012
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