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Madeira Sunset

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 20 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The spectacular view from the restaurant balcony of the "Ocean Gardens" hotel in Madeira as the sun sets over the city of Funchal

NIKON D40 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 200 84 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Fred from Manila, Philippines

absolutely wonderful! the Godbeams coming out from the clouds kissing the waters, wonderful! thanks for sharing!

20 Oct 2009 5:23am

@Fred: Thanks Fred!

Mike from Shell village, United Kingdom

A fascinating island and a beautiful shot.

20 Oct 2009 5:38am

@Mike: Thanks Mike!

Frida from Sweden

Absolutely gorgeous Ian, I think this is one of my favorites.

20 Oct 2009 7:27am

@Frida: Thanks Frida!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Superb sky... just beautiful Ian.

20 Oct 2009 8:03am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Fantastic atmosphere, gorgeous lan!

20 Oct 2009 8:54am

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

Naveen Bachwani from Mumbai (Bombay), India

Absolutely breathtaking, Ian!

20 Oct 2009 9:18am

@Naveen Bachwani: Thanks wife and I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights and each evening the sunset was spectacular!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Spectacular sight and photo, indeed! I love these 'Jesus rays'! :-)

20 Oct 2009 9:32am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

What a fantastic panoramic! I love the depth and these clouds filtering the light iven the sea. The changing light over the houses and the bay offers a vivid impression and beautiful tones.

20 Oct 2009 11:08am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful view from the balcony.. Great shot.

20 Oct 2009 11:18am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excuse me whilst I pick my jaw up off the desk... WOW! This is just amazing. Such a beautiful and dramatic land/seascape/sunset - and what a location for a restaurant. Bravo!

20 Oct 2009 12:43pm

Aaron Smith from Brooklyn, United States

absolutely beautiful.

20 Oct 2009 1:18pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Stunning sunset shot.

20 Oct 2009 1:27pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada


20 Oct 2009 1:45pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Spectacular overview Ian. Your capture of the sunset is amazing!

20 Oct 2009 1:55pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Hey, Ian, you've captured this amazing light so beautifully!!! The sunset atmosphere is such an appeal! Catch you later!:-)

20 Oct 2009 1:59pm

Sandra from Thoiry, France

Amazing shot!

20 Oct 2009 4:12pm

Ardan from Streets of, Philippines

wooooooooooow! this looks so unreal! so lovely!

20 Oct 2009 4:16pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

looks like paradise ; a postcard really !

20 Oct 2009 5:13pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking shot, what a place to have your tea

20 Oct 2009 5:48pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

simply heavenly! :)

20 Oct 2009 7:39pm

Mags from Paris, France

So beautiful light !

20 Oct 2009 7:44pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

absolutely stunning Ian!

20 Oct 2009 9:24pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Stunning effects of gold here . . what a sunset !

20 Oct 2009 10:43pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


21 Oct 2009 12:15am

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

What a fantastic light!!! Stunning.

21 Oct 2009 12:59am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

perfect moment captured here just as the sun rays peek from behind the clouds! excellent golden tones make this really worth seeing! i also like a good lighting/exposure balance - you still retained a lot of detail in the foreground, which makes this even better!

21 Oct 2009 1:42am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


21 Oct 2009 2:19am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Wonderful sunset

21 Oct 2009 4:41am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A spectacular photo, truly breathtaking. Life's rotten sometimes, having to sit on a balcony looking out over this view :)

21 Oct 2009 6:45am

Rosa from V.N.Gaia, Portugal

Beautiful shot from the island!
Did you visit Ponta do Sol? That's where my mother was born :)

21 Oct 2009 9:13am

@Rosa: Hi Rosa! we were only in Madeira for a few days and mostly stayed in the area of Funchal although we walked a couple of Levadas.

k@ from Paris, France

God speaking. Wow !

21 Oct 2009 6:07pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Every adjective that comes to mind - fails here, Ian. I'm just grateful to have seen this grand image and for the opportunity to say hello to you - it has been a while. An inspirational image. Five enthusiastic stars!

21 Oct 2009 6:23pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

great shot ,so beautiful :)

21 Oct 2009 6:41pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Thanks to all of you for the great comments on this one!

21 Oct 2009 10:31pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

VERY beautiful Ian -- just lovely!

22 Oct 2009 2:41pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

A powerful shot.

22 Oct 2009 6:39pm

Marie from France

c'est splendide !

26 Oct 2009 2:27pm

lare from kangasala, Finland

well, what to say anymore; gorgeous, marvelous, fabulous...etc...etc... prowork and an art works.
A heavenly feeling, like waiting for the christ stepping down from heaven.
Very artistic image and a good on canvas.

7 Dec 2009 2:43pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is spectacular!

15 Jun 2010 9:09pm

@Tracy: Thanks Tracy!

Mj.Onsori from Rasht, Iran


4 Feb 2012 8:56pm

1/125 second
ISO 200
84 mm (35mm equiv.)