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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
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XT (350D), Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, 72 mm UV
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vandana's Favourites III, TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-09 23:17
Viewed: 2599
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken during our coastal holiday in April.

I took a lot of shots this morning, but the clouds and colours really came together nicely for me in this one.
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  • philip Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 31 N: 186] (1350)
  • [2008-10-09 23:21]

Hi Jacques!

Beautiful shot! I'm not sure if there is added noise or if it's a result of sharpening, but I would have done my sharpening on a separate layer, then use a layer mask to remove the sharpening from the clouds/sky. Other than that, it's perfect!


Hi Jacques beautiful capture. What a dramatic mood. Great sunset and location. Amazing colors in this image. Well done. Regards - Adil.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-10-09 23:38]

Hi Jacques...
Beautiful sunset with so beautiful colors...
Nice view...

salut Jacques,
majestueux grand angle et superbes couleurs

Great use of the wide angle, Jacques - it really has produced a nice effect. The composition with the rocks in the foreground and the jetty coming into the shot is excellent. Very attractive image.

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  • Nagel Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 69 N: 57] (374)
  • [2008-10-09 23:46]

Hi Jacques,
I love your picture.The colours are freaking. IT's a quiet yet disturbing mood. WEll done and thanks for sharing,


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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-10-10 0:14]

Hi Jaques,
This a marvelous picture!
Wonderful wide angel effect!
Great colors, light and composition.
Well done!

TFS and greetings from Netherland,

Hi! Jacques,

Wonderful colors and composition. The formation of clouds and rock are perfect. Nice work!



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  • JoMo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 4 N: 125] (788)
  • [2008-10-10 0:32]

Incredible image Jacques. The perspective produced by the wide lens is very dramatic and the tones are complimentary to the drama.
Some notes on your pp and exif data would have been nice to see how it was acheived.
The composition is well thought through with the rocks on the right and the pier on the left leading to the vanishing point.
Great work!

Hi Jaques!
Very beautiful shot! Great colors, composition and POV.


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  • Chang Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 61 W: 7 N: 30] (439)
  • [2008-10-10 1:04]

Hi Jacques!

Excellent sunset shot! wonderful composition!
yah the clouds and colours really came together nicely for you.. :) gr8 shot!
well balanced exposure! Nice POV

Muhammad Hasnain

beautiful sky and effect
colours are really wonderful

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-10-10 1:38]

Hi Jacques
What a colourful scene. The sunrise is pretty but the rocks and clouds give it an exciting look. The clouds are just awesome

beautiful colorful sky
really like the composition and style of this shot


Wonderful perspective effect in a great composition ! Nice work on the light and bright colours !

Hi Jacques
Powerful picture. the blazing colors are really fabulous, the POV equally so. A charming composition. very well done & TFS.

very nice pov regards

This is beautiful sunrose shot. The wide angle gave such a wonderful coverage. Good low POV and yes, colors and drama in sky is beautiful. :)

You get an award for this one Jacques! WOW! Over the top processing, and you aren't kidding! It SHINES! Love the multi colors, you did a great job preserving the foreground here!
I'm quite impressed with this! Superb!

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  • Rusty1 (79)
  • [2008-10-10 12:13]

I love the richness of the color and the way everything seems to gravitate towards the center of the picture.

Great shot.

Hello Jacques !

Heavy post processing but very effective. It would be nice to add the detauils on your note how you achieved that spectacular result..

I figure you played with shadows/highligths. I love the smart use of your wide angle, heeping the sun at the far right illuminating the coast line hotels at the far left.

Well done !

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-10-13 12:43]

certainly one of the best moods Ive seen the last times,Wauw Jacques.

Hi there!
What a brilliant shot.
I love the perspective, the colours are amazing, and the composition perfect. This shot can be on the cover of a travel magazine.
Well done and TFS!

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 178 W: 7 N: 28] (1328)
  • [2009-01-24 6:23]

wow! gorgeous shot!
fanyastic colors and dramatism on this image!

very well done and a strong visual impact!


nice spotting, a realy beautiful shot, lovely coloration

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