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Goree Island

Goree Island
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-29
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM, 77 mm circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-03 1:56
Viewed: 3174
Points: 34
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Another trip to Senegal, sandwiched between Christmas and New Year. This time though I had a full day so was able to visit 'Goree Island', 3km off from the port of Dakar on a ferry...

The colours on the island are superb, especially with a CP filter. A photographer's paradise. This is a view in the little harbour. A single RAW photo, no PP except the frame and clone out dust-bunnies.

1/40 sec at f9 and ISO125, +0.7 ev...

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-01-03 2:17]

Hi David

Looks hot, the way I like it! Good warm vs cold colour contrasts between the blue sky & red brick façade of the building & the red tiled roof. A scene that resembles Indonesia with its slightly run down tropical look and feel. Tfs!

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  • an-so Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 38] (298)
  • [2012-01-03 2:28]

Hello David,

Magnificent mixture of colors...


Happy New year Dear David.
Love the vibrant color of the water so cool greenish tones while the BG details is well recorded with superb sharpness and very good DOF and the wide angle framing is as usual works well.
Best Wishes

Hi David,

Lovely scene,super colour on the sea,I am sure it is just slightly warmer than it is here in Scotland right now. All the best for 2012.

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  • Dai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 56 N: 247] (1214)
  • [2012-01-03 4:32]

Hi David
Lovely shot, fantastic colours. Very pleasing to the eye.

wow, really nice light here David. The colors really pop ... the orange of the buildings and the greens of the foliage and the water. Glad you had time to visit this island.
All the best to you and your family for 2012!

Olá david
You are right..colors are very attractive. Good sharpness. inteesting angle ( i like a lot thw water texture). World has amazing places.
have a good New Year
um abraço

Hello David,
Ce qui attire l'oeil d'abord, ce sont les tons vert de l'eau et rouille des bâtiments. Les autres tons, plus pastels, relient ces deux points forts de la composition.
La barque posée sur l'eau semble en lévitation et donne un aspect paisible à l'ensemble.
Best wishes and kind regards

Love the harmony of colors from such a well thought POV, DAvid!

The picture is razor-sharp and clarity is nice.
Good natural colors and the green of the waters gives nice contrast to the orange colored facade of the buildings located on the river banks.
Well caught light and exposure!

Thanks and regards,

Marvelous levels David! I hope you are there to find those dastardly fake accounts from Senegal! lol!...there is someone there who plays with TL..... LOVE the colors here, the red building is so nice against the green water! I could live in a place like this! LOVE the boat, perfect!

Hello David, this looks like a very special place; with good, clean air and light.
The DoF is excellent, everything is crystal clear.
The contrasting colours make for an eye catching shot.The green sea is wonderful.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi David
Excellent sharpness and details in this well composed shot
The colors are well managed and faithful
Some clouds on the sky will complete your capture!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-01-03 11:10]

Hi David,
A lovely capture. The water looks amazingly green and the red buildings and the blue sky complements each other very nicely.
A happy new year to you.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-01-03 11:19]


super compo et iamge fantastique quel rendu sur ce maison cet ocre avec les palmiers et ces rochers au pied du mur, superbe.

bravo et amitié


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2012-01-03 13:46]

Hi David,

First, I wish you a prosperous 2012 with health and love! The rest you can to do what you want! :) As some kind visits to this paradise for example!
Pretty post-card from Senegal!
I like the vivid green water well contrasted with ochred color of buildings. The placement of the boat in the composition is just perfect!


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2012-01-03 15:57]

Hi David,
Beautiful composition. The colors & contrast are well managed. Great sharpness & details. Well done & TFS.

Hi David...indeed fantastic colors ...this could be a great painting. Nice work.


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