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Cosmic Photo Challenge – Hot Beach


This picture was taken at sunset on a dull, rainy night at Jolly Beach, Antigua, January 23, 2013.



By first lightening the photo, and then enhancing the reds and blues, and decreasing the greens, I ended up with a much more stunning sunset than I saw in reality.

beach sunset

On fire

Which do you prefer?

This post is part of K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge! This week’s theme is beaches. Click the link and learn what to do to join in!

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

23 thoughts on “Cosmic Photo Challenge – Hot Beach

  1. i tend to gravitate as a general rule towards expressions that are atypical – the mundane shown as not mundane, the non-mundane shown as mundane. so i would go with the first one…the second being typical of what we think when we think tropical beach.


    • Your preference certainly is the more thought-provoking. Funny you should say that though – I was there for a week and didn’t get a single decent sunset. I stayed on the west coast of the island just for that… πŸ˜›

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  2. Definitely the second. Evoking a tropical sunset. πŸ™‚


  3. depends on my mood: tonight the second one :-). Well done!


  4. I prefer the original because I am in to rain and fog. πŸ™‚


  5. The filtered photo is beautiful but I prefer the original simply because it is the original. If I had been standing there I would have seen the first one – and that’s what I want from my pictures : what I would see. When I went to B-school, they taught us how to make presentations look more attractive than what they really were. Especially graphs and charts. It is possible to, for instance, change the apparent growth slope of an investment simply by changing the intervals on the axes – without lying or cheating or misrepresentation – it just looked better. I have developed an aversion to representing reality in any manner other than what it really is.


  6. Ha! That’s awesome!


  7. I like the edited one better, for sure πŸ˜€ . The lack of color in the original makes it a little… drab, haha.


  8. I hate them both, cause palm trees, lol! But the real one looks cooler and like I don’t need sunscreen, so that one is a bit better πŸ˜‰
    Playing with photos is fun stuff!


  9. I love the colours of the filtered one better!


  10. I prefer the first knowing that’s the real one. The filtered is imagination πŸ™‚


  11. Oh very nice, I prefer the filtered version, the contrast against the reds is sharper and I love the silhouettes.


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