Fire behind the hill

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 22 February 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The sun had just dipped below these hills. This is one photo, processed twice: once for the sky, about as shot; and once for the foreground, about two stops overexposed.

SONY SLT-A77V 4/5 seconds F/18.0 ISO 200 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! This is stunning! the light, the curves - amazing!

22 Feb 2015 5:52pm

Tatiana from Paris, France

Superbe ciel, de jolies teintes

22 Feb 2015 8:07pm

calexcyou from United States

beautiful colors . .

22 Feb 2015 9:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, clouds, colors, lighting & textures!
Lovely tree!

22 Feb 2015 10:34pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic work! wonderful light and tones...

23 Feb 2015 2:11am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image! What a spectacular view!

23 Feb 2015 2:20am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel ciel et vue quel rendu des tons avec ce vert sueprbe.

23 Feb 2015 4:19am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


23 Feb 2015 10:56am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain


23 Feb 2015 7:31pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a lovely study this makes - everything looks 'right' about it - no surprise with the Spotlight !

23 Feb 2015 7:32pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie.

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

23 Feb 2015 7:47pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great scenery, congrats !!!

23 Feb 2015 8:39pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Beautiful sky and lines on the hills.

23 Feb 2015 9:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!!! WELL DESERVED!!!!

23 Feb 2015 9:08pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wonderful softness of the tones, love the sensual undulation of the grassy ground. Bravo for the spotlight!

23 Feb 2015 9:29pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning image ... the wavy hills and the sky are magnificent !!!
Congratulations on the Spotlight ...

23 Feb 2015 11:44pm

estel from bastia, France

Félicitations pour ce spotlight!

24 Feb 2015 5:34am

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

A perfect image, Congratulations on the Spotlight.:))

24 Feb 2015 5:58am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Wonderful picture (I didn't saw it) ; congrats.

24 Feb 2015 8:33am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaa!! Superbe photo! Bravo pour ce spotlight

24 Feb 2015 10:58am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


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24 Feb 2015 4:30pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! Congratulations!

24 Feb 2015 5:21pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice composition with splendid colors. Congrats on the Spotlight !

24 Feb 2015 7:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Harry! Very well deserved!

25 Feb 2015 2:57am

Marie-France from Angers, France

Splendide ! félicitations pour le spot ... j'aime !

25 Feb 2015 8:49am

Babzy from Besançon, France

such beautiful tones ! :) congratulations :)

25 Feb 2015 10:39am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

This is excellent, I can't believe I missed it before. Congratulations Harry a well deserved spotlight

26 Feb 2015 7:48am

Sylvie from France

Perfect and very beautiful landscape

26 Feb 2015 10:31am

@Sylvie: Thank you.

marie-france from Mesves sur Loire, France

Tout en douceur ! magnifique

26 Feb 2015 11:49am

Shahab from Rasht, Iran

Spectacular shot!!!!~~~Bravo!

27 Feb 2015 11:02am

Marie from VILLEJUIF, France

superbes couleurs.

28 Feb 2015 10:34pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A gorgeous landscape. Congratulations on the Spotlight.

1 Mar 2015 12:33am

Ranita Imposible from Palma de Mallorca, Spain


1 Mar 2015 3:16pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

The result of the processing is a fine landscape with unusual colors. Very well done.

1 Mar 2015 3:55pm

B.O. from Versailles, France

A great view.

6 Apr 2015 4:45pm

Jean-Benoît Maréchal from Namur, Belgium

Simply perfection !

11 Sep 2016 6:57am

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