Color Contrast

Challenge #1 in the Different types of contrast series. Hosted by myn.
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Objects of different color in a picture can sometimes create a combination that draws attention. This challenge is about finding the right combination of very different hues that can make a good picture.
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Golden Brown Sky over a Calm Blue Ocean
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Sunset over the ocean. I was awed by the incredible colours in the sky and their reflection on the sea due to the brownish braided clouds which were so thick that the sun, still relatively high in the sky (thus still very bright), was tinted to an intense reddish hue which gave the scene those wonderful colours. That amazing combination lasted just a fleeting moment, seconds later the sun came through the clouds in full strength and would have damaged the sensor so I had to frame and shoot fast.
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Submitted: Friday, 18th December, 2009 21:50 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 7th August, 2009
Focal length: 135 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 80
Notes: Taken handheld, absolutely unretouched and unprocessed, straight out of the camera
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