"Fire in the Sky"

by Tsoi Wilson

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Gallery: Travel, USA, Pacific Northwest

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Category: Travel

Published: Friday 15th of July 2005 03:17:12 AM


Lee Jianmin
Wilson, do you travel often? I love the sky and the lighthouse. Very original.

Julio Segura Carmona
7/7 Fantastica Wilson,,, una belleza de imagen,, con un perfecto encuadre y una bellisima luz,,, enhorabuena,,, saludos.

Vicki Huynh
Not sure, but I find the flag pole(?) to the left of the building a little distracting. Would it have been possible to move further to your right and cut it out of the shot? Other than this, the colors and sharpness of the sky and building are very eye-catching.

Christopher Appoldt
I disagree re the flagpole, Wilson - Iin fact I think it balances the comp nicely (not to mention it's a staple facet of lighthouses). And yeah - how do you get to travel so much!? I'm envious!

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY
What a wonderful sky! Merging photos at it's best!

Jim McNitt
A dramatic image from an incredible portfolio. Compositionally, there may be some argument for leaving the signal pole out of the image. But to me, it is part and parcel of the story here. That story begins with the old addage of "red sky at night, sailor's delight." Perhaps this is no longer a working light, and just a well maintained landmark. But to a sailor's eye, the absense of warning flags flying from this pole is a reassuring sign that undercores the peacefulness of the scene. And your compositing skills are nothing less than remarkable --jim

Henri Manguy
Wonderful sky and wonderful photo. I think it is even better than the previous, from the same view point, that you took some seconds before (as it seems).

Howard Dion
Wilson, where is Mukilteo? I think everyone should move there. Another great shot.

Sondra Kicklighter
Lovely sky and setting, nice job. Cheers, Sondra

Kim Slonaker
Beautiful exposure. I'm torn about the flag pole - I think I would prefer without, but I don't hate it with it in the shot.

Gul Chotrani
7/7... Green with envy... ;-}}

Shawn Shawhan
Howard, Please don't believe Google when it says that Mukilteo is in Washington State near Seattle. It is really somewhere in California and that is where I would encourage you to relocate and look for it.

Wilson, we've grown to expect perfection from you and you don't disappoint.

Scott Jenkins
Wilson Art Just another wonderful shot. The exposure, crop and adjustments are right on. Great Job Wilson, Thanks Scott

Maurizio Rocco
7/7. Great technique and wonderful composition.

Colin Carron
The flecks of red in the sky are superb and I can see how you would want to record and use it. I wonder whether the colour balance of the light house might be nudged a bit to the warmer side to go with the sky? just a thought!

Ken Beilman
More magic from Mukilteo. Marvelous merging!

Wilson Tsoi
Thank you all for your feedback, VICKI: Noted your comment with thanks. Moving to the right would pretty much smack me against the side of a building. ^_^ Please view my other lighthouse images (in same folder) which I managed to exclude the flag pole. Appreciate your feedback. SPENCER: Thanks. Actually, this is the year that I travel the least in the past 2 decades! Only 2 domestic trips to Chicago and San Jose. CHIRSTOPHER: Always appreciative of your feedback. Previously had to do lots of overseas trip, but none at all this year. JAYME: Thanks for checking this out. HENRI: Thank you much for viewing the lighthouse series. Your opinion is always valued. JULIO: Mucho gracias! HOWARD: Thanks, Howard. Mukilteo is where I live. The lighthouse is about 10 minutes from my house and just about next to the ferry dock. SONDRA: Thanks for looking! KIM: Well put, Kim. Thanks for your take on this. GUL: Thanks! SHAWN: Very funny, Shawn! Certainly grateful for your kind comment. JIM: Thank you very much for your kind words, Jim. The lighthouse actually still flashing its lamp every single night. I'm not sure if it would categorize it as a working lighthouse. Whether or not ferries and boaters use it as a navigational tool or not, I'm not certain. MAURIZIO: Thank you, sir! SCOTT: Thankful of your feedback, Scott. KEN: Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback! COLIN: Thanks, Colin. I can see it toned toward the warm side as well, but for now, I'll just let it be. Wilson ^_^

John Seward
I love the balance. Everything about this photo makes me want to run out and find a lighthouse.

Lou Ann Aepelbacher
Probably too late to weigh in ... but I like the pole IN the shot ... it adds to the seaside ambience!

Wilson Tsoi
"Fire in the Sky," Mukilteo Lighthouse at Sunset Just wanted to share one of the more interesting sunset these past few weeks in Mukilteo.

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