Reviews from

Sunset Lake Chapala

Another Painting by the Master

32 total reviews 
Comment from avmurray

This photo has your name written all over it, and the sunset is just spectacular. I especially like how well the rays are captured, and the golden lining of the dark clouds. Above the distant hills it looks like the sky is on fire, and the colors from the sunset are so nicely reflected in the shiny water.

The silhouetted boats are standing out sharp and well defined against the sea, and the exposure is very good.

The cropping is perfect, and I think it is a good balance in the composition. Indeed a beautiful and well taken photo Steve, and with an excellent DOF.

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019

reply by the author on 16-Apr-2019
    Thank you so very much Annie for your most artistic and detailed review. Your comments and observations are always so instructive as I often don't see the things you point out. You are always very encouraging. Thank you again my dear friend ~ Steve
reply by avmurray on 17-Apr-2019
    You are more than welcome. Steve.
Comment from GaliaG

Very nice capture of the sun rays passing trough the clouds

good composition, presentation and initial impact

a pleasure to view, thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019

reply by the author on 16-Apr-2019
    Thank you very much for your review and comments.
Comment from Lucas Sizov

Wow!!! This is so cool!!! I like the sun's rays!!! This is an awesome photo of a sunset Steve!!! There are so many amazing and different colors that I like!!! Great contrast!!! Keep on sharing!!! Nice reminder of your vacation! Gorgeous and beautiful and peaceful and joyful and exciting and fantastic and amazing and fantastically amazing!!!

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019

reply by the author on 16-Apr-2019
    Thank you so very much Lucas for your wonderful review and comments. Always a pleasure hearing from you ~ Steve
Comment from alaskapat

Hi Steve, this is such a dramatic sunset scene you have captured, the moody sky with the dark clouds coming from the left to about the center and then again up in top left, the beams of light coming from behind the dark clouds and reaching up , that deep orange to red just above the mountains is just a spectacular vision to behold , the water is reflecting the rich warm tones and further interest is added by the several boats that are silhouetted against the light. This is well focused, the image is clear, exposure/ night lighting is well managed, the colors and tones appear natural, this is well composed and presented! It's wonderful to stand right where you were and witness this , I'm sure you felt thankful !

 Comment Written 16-Apr-2019

reply by the author on 16-Apr-2019
    Thank you very much Pat for your artistic and detailed review ~ Steve
Comment from Bruceiorio

Nice sunset with light rays piercing the clouds and sky.
Nice details and textures.
Good image of nature's glory.
Good silhouettes of the boats at sea.

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019

reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thanks a lot Bruce for your review and comments ~ Steve
Comment from supergold

the problem is to be at the right time at the right place and have a button to push;
a very beautiful capture Steve of this sunset with the rays emerging from the clou;

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019

reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thanks Fred. I had chosen this place well in advance and visited almost every day waiting for just the right sunset.
Comment from cleo85

I agree the master set the scene, but you are the one who pushed the button.
The push of that button is more important then you think. You show others the beauty of our planet because many people seem not to see beauty unless it is on a screen of their computer or phone. That means they might lift their own head and then see the sky themselves.
You photo has impressive colors. The rays, cloud shadows and silver linings are breathtaking. The dark silhouettes emphasize the scenery dramatically. Your style is easy to spot. I would know you are the photographer without your name on it.

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019

reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thank you so Very much Cleo for very encouraging and artistic review and comments. Yes I do push the button but I cheat a little. I always go out and say "God show me, please show me". Then I just start looking around and then suddenly There It Is. And always it seems HE takes over and I just keep moving around all the time pushing the button. I know it may sound strange, but it is as if I am not in control. HE is doing everything for me. So I can take partial credit for these wondrous scenes that HE sets up for me.

    Sorry, got carried away. I Truly do Always appreciate your reviews as you will always call it as you see it. That is So Important to me Cleo. Thank you ~ Steve
reply by cleo85 on 16-Apr-2019
    You don't sound strange to me. I feel sometimes just the same. :o)
Comment from Susan F. M. T.

A stunningly beautiful sunset with the sun behind the dark clouds colouring the sky beneath it in shades of orange while it's golden rays are radiating up into the heavens from behind the gold edged clouds up into the heavens. These glowing colours are reflected on the glistening Water beneath the boat's adding interesting points of view.. artistic composition framing and lighting taken with superb camera techniques and sharp focus.

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019

reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thank you so much Susan for your wonderful review and artistic comments ~ Steve
Comment from Stringbean

A dramatic sky so beautiful is the light peaking out from those dark clouds with those rays of light spreading across your sky and the mountains in the background. A gorgeous scene with good storytelling. Very well photographed with good lighting, beautiful reflection of colors across Lake Chapala and wonderful details and clarity in your image. Good initial impact. Photography and post-processing at it's best. Outstanding work and thanks for sharing!

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019

reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Wow. Thank you so Very much Mary Lynn. A review and rating coming from you is Very much appreciated. You are one of the best so this is Extra Special. Thank you again Mary Lynn ~ Steve
reply by Stringbean on 17-Apr-2019
    You are more than welcome Steve!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from shoregrass

You caught a real doozy here, Steve. Definitely shows the creator's hand at work as well as the photographer's. Perfect framing, lighting, and post processing. Well done!!! Ed.

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019

reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thanks so much Ed for your review and comments. Your extra sparkle really makes this special. Thanks again Ed. Hope all is well ~ Steve
reply by shoregrass on 15-Apr-2019
    You are sincerely welcome, Steve.