Sunset over Donegal Bay by taffy

Sunset over Donegal Bay

Friends invited us for dinner last night and at the last minute, I decided to take my camera. I'm VERY glad I did! This was taken from their deck. Only two more nights on the island so am treasuring the sunset opportunities.
Tried to learn to layer in PS today using Lynda tutorials. The tutorials are great but oh my gosh, it's complicated! I have total admiration for all of you who are able to use this system/tool!
Update: Noted as one of Ross' "Photographic Highlights of 2015"!
Incredible picture and processing.
August 16th, 2015  
Wow this is amazing ... what a sight to behold..
August 16th, 2015  
Fav!
August 16th, 2015  
This is awesome!
August 16th, 2015  
This is stunningly gorgeous!
August 16th, 2015  
Stunning. Love it
August 16th, 2015  
Wow! Amazing! Gorgeous sunset, rays, and silhouette framing! Fav
August 16th, 2015  
What a MAGnificent capture!!! WOW oh WOW!!
August 16th, 2015  
Beautiful capture with a nice frame. Lovely colors and detail! Fav!
August 16th, 2015  
FANTASTIC!
August 16th, 2015  
Gorgeous light rays and colors in the clouds.
August 16th, 2015  
This is just breathtaking!!! It makes you sigh!!! FAV!
August 16th, 2015  
Stunning!
August 16th, 2015  
This is beautiful! I love the framing and silhouette .. and the rays ... oh my.
August 16th, 2015  
Fabulous colours, great framing. Layers are actually very simple once the penny drops. They are also such a powerful tool to have at your disposal.
August 16th, 2015  
Fantastic, immediate Fav
August 16th, 2015  
Stunning
August 16th, 2015  
what a vision!!
August 16th, 2015  
Marvellous light rays and conifer silhouettes.
August 16th, 2015  
Great rays
August 16th, 2015  
holy cow, amazing.
August 16th, 2015  
Looks a wonderful sight tAffy.
August 16th, 2015  
beautiful
August 16th, 2015  
Good heavens this is awesome. fav. Cannot believe how fast time flies and that you are almost due to leave the island.
August 16th, 2015  
Quite magnificent a fav
August 16th, 2015  
surreal!
August 16th, 2015  
wow Taffy this is gorgeous!! Love the framing!
August 16th, 2015  
So glad you took your camera - what a wonderful shot!
August 16th, 2015  
This is wonderful shot Taffy. Your pictures are awesome. Fav. I'm struggling with layers too. I can use PS if some kind soul has told me exactly what to do. Trouble is I don"t always understand what I've done and that is so frustrating. I like to learn from what I'm doing so I try to keep adding to the little bits I do understand.
August 16th, 2015  
Another outstanding capture, Taffy. Instant fav. I do not have the patience to read tutorials and sometimes I don't even understand what they are talking about. I experiment on my own and very often, like Joyce, I forget how I did something I liked.
August 16th, 2015  
Fabulous capture, great framing and beautiful bands of light - fav
August 16th, 2015  
Magical issimo and FAV issimo
August 16th, 2015  
This is awesome! Instant fav!
August 16th, 2015  
Great shot.
August 16th, 2015  
What an awesome sky! Lovely tree silhouettes too.
August 16th, 2015  
Just wonderful.
August 16th, 2015  
Brilliant colours...love the framing. Stunning capture. Fav
August 16th, 2015  
Inspirational!
August 16th, 2015  
Spectacular sunset! So glad you decided to bring your camera. Faved
August 16th, 2015  
What a spectacular image! I love the natural framing,and the color is amazing.
August 16th, 2015  
Extraordinary capture xx
August 16th, 2015  
Wow and fav!
August 16th, 2015  
Beautiful.....
August 16th, 2015  
Another WOW for me - instant fav.
August 16th, 2015  
What a shot! Fav.
August 16th, 2015  
Stunning
August 16th, 2015  
Would have been a shame to miss THAT!
August 16th, 2015  
Wow again, Taffy! This is another stunning shot. I've done some reading on layers but somehow haven't translated it into practice yet ...
August 16th, 2015  
My mouth dropped when I opened this - it's fabulous!! Against black it is spectacular - fantastic pov and the colors are unbelievable. Fav
August 16th, 2015  
Beautiful shot, the rays are wonderful
August 16th, 2015  
The colours are just absolutely gorgeous, and the silhouettes! fav!
August 16th, 2015  
Hello Get Pushed partner. My challenge for you this week it to take a picture through a window where the subject on the other side, and the reflection are both elements of the image.
August 16th, 2015  
fav...
August 16th, 2015  
Two words.
1. WOW
2.FAV
August 16th, 2015  
BIG BIG FAV
August 16th, 2015  
Beautiful scene!!!
August 16th, 2015  
Simply stunning!!Those light rays are so beautiful!! FAv!
August 16th, 2015  
Beautiful shot. Fav
August 16th, 2015  
fav! gorgeous shot Taffy
August 16th, 2015  
Sooooooooooo beautiful! Wonderful capture! Fav
August 16th, 2015  
Picture postcard perfect
August 16th, 2015  
WOW!!
August 16th, 2015  
That's really beautiful
August 16th, 2015  
Wow this is super Taffy, love how the dramatic sky is framed by the greenery and the way those crepuscular (?) rays echo the branches of the conifer. Big fav!
August 16th, 2015  
Wow you had a awesome sunset, love the rays of light spreading out from the cloud...............I like the tree in the foreground.
August 16th, 2015  
Very pretty- especially with the trees framing the entire edge of the picture.
August 16th, 2015  
Instant FAV
August 16th, 2015  
this is quite delicious :)
August 17th, 2015  
Kat
An outstanding result - congratulations! :)
August 17th, 2015  
@stephomy Thanks for the get-pushed challenge. I'll have to give this some thought!
August 17th, 2015  
simply stunning = fav
August 17th, 2015  
Gorgeous. Feel free to ask me re layers...not so hard once you get it
August 17th, 2015  
@jgpittenger Mmmm...maybe we could do a screen share sometime soon and you could walk me through a few basic things. I'm getting a little discouraged from being overwhelmed by the detail in the tutorials. Let me know what days might work for you (although with the move, for me it's probably tomorrow afternoon or sometime in the subsequent week as we leave Tuesday and it will be insane for about a week for the move-in.
August 17th, 2015  
You will have to talk me through screen share. I could do tomorrow afternoon our time between 1-3:15 or our morning between 10:30-12. The week after wont work cause I'll be in NYC for Jasmines show
August 17th, 2015  
Turned out great! Tutorials paid off
August 17th, 2015  
@jgpittenger Will send you an email...thanks!
August 17th, 2015  
Wonderful capture! I've used Lynda.com from time to time. Good tutorials, hang in there
August 17th, 2015  
Congratulations on making the Trending Page and the PP. Well deserved.
August 17th, 2015  
Amazing capture.
August 17th, 2015  
Spectacular capture! Love the sun rays and color! Fav
August 17th, 2015  
Wowser! Fabulous!
August 17th, 2015  
Wow, fantastic capture of a magnificent sunset! Such beautiful colours. And the rays above the cloud! Interesting hoe drastic the difference is between the parts below and above the clouds.
August 17th, 2015  
Taffy, this is just stunning! Those rays of light radiating from the clouds — those are spectacular.
August 17th, 2015  
FABULOUS
August 17th, 2015  
the framing the colours. gorgeous just gorgeous
August 17th, 2015  
WOW....just WOW!!! Fav!
August 17th, 2015  
Love the radiating light.
August 17th, 2015  
Wonderful. fav.
August 17th, 2015  
Well you've saved me a few minutes on Friday finding out who is number one on TT... I'm looking at it right now- Fav!
August 17th, 2015  
@vignouse I'd be ecstatic if it landed there! But happy just to make it to TT! Thanks for your kind thoughts and comment!
August 18th, 2015  
Stunning Taffy
August 18th, 2015  
Layers take practice and for me became easier because of scrapbooking that is all about layers. But it is the true strength of PS as lightroom is not destructive layers do not destruct the original or other layers. Understanding what you can do, blend modes and the importance of the way things are layered all takes time. And then adding mask to the layers so the affect of the layer with the mask only affects the places you want is so very important. Keep trying because you will be in love with it.
August 18th, 2015  
FAV -- spectacular processing to show off that sunset, beautiful framing, and memorable image!
August 18th, 2015  
What a gorgeous photo, Taffy. I love your processing. FAV
August 19th, 2015  
I've never seen anyone with so many favs before, so I had to add another one. gorgeous
August 19th, 2015  
Gorgeously captured and framed!
August 19th, 2015  
@taffy Told you so, but I looked to confirm it anyway... congratulations!
August 21st, 2015  
No 1 on TT!! No surprise there with all those Favs!! Congratulations Taffy this is an outstanding image!!
August 21st, 2015  
Woohoo! Congrats on numero uno for the week!!!
August 21st, 2015  
Congrats on No 1 on the TT this week Taffy. Hopefully a ray of light at the end of a stressful week!
August 21st, 2015  
@vignouse What a GREAT way to start the day! This is definitely such a thrill -- and I must say, I didn't believe you when you said this was where ti was headed, Richard. Thanks so much for your early vote of confidence!
August 21st, 2015  
@paulaw So cool to take a break from things, log on, and see my photo at #1. I can't tell you how much of a bright spot it is! Thanks for the kind comment.
August 21st, 2015  
The top of the Top! Congrats on this amazing capture!
August 21st, 2015  
Congrats on TT! What a gorgeous photo!
August 22nd, 2015  
This is magnificent. Everything about it-- the colors of the sunset, the rays of light above the cloud, the framing by the trees. FAV for sure!
August 22nd, 2015  
Wow, big congrats on the #1 spot on TT this week, and even though you are not lacking for FAVs let me add mine on to it, as late as it is!! This is truly a magnificent photo, for the framing, for that wonderful light radiating behind those clouds, for the colors and the light! You must be thrilled beyond words, and I hope this eases the transition into your improved digs back in the city!
Layers in PS are an interesting and extremely powerful concept, but they do take time to really understand and own!! Funny thing is I work with layers all the time in Autocad, and I thought it would be easy to transition to them in PS, but they are a different animal! Just keep practicing with the concept, and at some point the lightbulb will go off!
August 22nd, 2015  
missed this - gorgeous image Taffy
August 22nd, 2015  
Missed this one Taffy as have such limited internet access while we are on holiday in Wales. Congrats on #1 TT. Here's another fav!
August 22nd, 2015  
Congrats on TT, this is a stunner Taffy!
August 23rd, 2015  
Congratulations Taffy for not only your incredible photograph making it to the Top Twenty, but the number one position!
August 23rd, 2015  
more than stunning....fav
August 25th, 2015  
Wow, 90 fa's Taffy. Glad I have already fav'ed, this is great. Well done on TT
August 25th, 2015  
Congrats on such an amazing #1 on TT!!
August 28th, 2015  
Love this - stunning!
August 31st, 2015  
This has really taken my breath away. I am a beginner at photography and am so inspired by this. Thank you !
January 8th, 2016  
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