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catching the light _2

catching the light _2
Photo Information
Copyright: Jacques Botha (c3101) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 0 N: 93] (1250)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-01
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XT (350D)
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-12 5:40
Viewed: 1672
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
early morning at Umhlanga
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I just LOVE this shot Jacques! Incredible pp work here! The details are so sharp I can see almost every grain of sand! This is excellent, would love to know your process here and would love to see the original photo!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-04-12 6:08]

I always look to see who my upstairs neighbour is in the TrekLens gallery and I must say I am delighted to see you there! This is a fabulously rich image. the colours are superb and the textures from sand, to water, to cloud, are all clear and beautifully rendered.
I think I might suggest a wee correction to the tilt of the horizon, but nothing major

Super sharp and color shot Jacques,
Wonderful effect and moody scene.
Well done.
- Vincent

Hello Jacques! Amazing seascape. Wonderful lightness. Original colors. Fantastic effect. Perfect capture. Good luck!

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-04-12 7:47]

Hello Jacques,
Wonderful picture with very nice colours and lighting! A splendid atmosphere here.
Greetings from Holland,

Hi Jacques
This shot reminds me an epic atmosphere. Wonderful colours, texture and light. Well done


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  • Rusty1 (79)
  • [2008-04-14 1:26]

Fantastic colors. Reminds me of a scene out of "War of the Worlds" or "Independance Day"

Great shot !!!

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  • viawia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 32 N: 858] (3893)
  • [2008-04-15 22:45]

This is wonderful I just love the shimmer of light on the sand and the soft water texture and even seeing the ship on the horizon. Beautifully done - Tell us how you managed to get this perfect composition please.
Kind regards


Hi there!
One of the best SA shots I have ever seen on TL!
The colours and textures are amazing, and that cloud bank in the distance looks like some doomsday fire approaching!
Well done and TFS!

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