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Oh the Stress of it....

Oh the Stress of it....
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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: 2009-02-25
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM, 77 mm circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): PLAGES ET COTES DU MONDE [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-03 21:58
Viewed: 3339
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
What beaches!! What pure white coral sand!! What clear sky!! Oh the stress of it all LOL.......

RAW, cropped slightly, saturation increased. And this time I'm sure that the horizon is level - if not it is the lens distortion at 10mm focal length (at least that's my excuse)

EXIF - 1/50,f10,ISO100,+1.0EV,10mm

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Wow, book me a spot under the palm :) Lovel wide angle with pin sharp detail David and very natural colours. A fine image.

Regards Mark

Perfect shot. Good use of wide angle, lovely composition and great exposure - contact their tourist board and flog this beauty for all it's worth. Really very good - be proud of this one, David.

You poor sod. This looks so miserable.

Nice crisp details and beautiful saturation, though it almost looks like rain in those clouds behind the coconut trees ...


What a zen beach, beautiful place to relax.
Excellent pov. I like the tree shadow and the holiday atmosphere.
Thanks, ... here, today, it's raining.... So, THANKS a lot for this shot. ☺


Hey David,

always nice to see your technicaly perfect shots and your "hunting eye" that captures always interesting scenes and "shapes". Beautiful and refreshing!

Have a nice day!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-03-04 2:52]

wow, what a place, what a shot !


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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-03-04 3:39]

Hi David,
What an amazing tropical picture!
Beautiful colors, contrasts and shadows.
Wonderful sky and composition.
Well done!

TFS and greetings from Netherlands,

Hello David.
Trying to make a new business as holiday seller ?
If so, this is a good start for it.
Wonderful Holiday picture.!
No shower in the villas required, just walking into the sea, haha
Congrats for this result.
Cheers from Jan

Yup, looks like a perfect place to be. I could plant myself on that beach for days and be quite content. Interesting leaning palm tree - it's definitely the focal point - the tree and it's shadow. Fantastic shot David.

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2009-03-04 5:19]

And you have been here????? Wooooooow!!!

Great point if view!! I think this weather will change, you can see the dark clouds between the trees, so enjoy this moment!
I love the photo and I envy you!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-03-04 5:39]

Hi David

Looks wonderful. I particularly like the vacant hammock, hanging from the diagonal coconut tree. Good sharpness & saturation. Tfs!

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  • Dai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 56 N: 247] (1214)
  • [2009-03-04 6:36]

Hi David
Ok, I've got my passport, suntan lotion, swimming trunks, suitcase packed and flight booked... I'm gonna sit myself down on the lounger in the middle of the shot...

Hi David,
WoW!! What a beautiful place, Excellent POV./DoF.
Supers seascape with great colors and sharpness,
Lovely scene of Palm with a great perpective view.
All my compliments,


Great shot.

Lovely shot David! The swing adds personality to the entire scene as well. Needless to say, I'm ALL about the beach. lol
This is a very nice comp...angle. And the shadow of he palm frowns is beautiful...and of course the tiki huts are perfect off to the side. very nice post!

Olá David,
Very good use of great angular. Superb an paradisiac beach. Very good DOF.

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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2009-03-04 14:48]
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Hi David,

You are making us all jealous of your Zanzibar vacation - look at those folks hiding from the sun under those cabanas! Disgusting. Oh well, it's starting to give a hint of spring here in Missouri.

This is a beautiful representation of your stress. I think I speak for everyone else when I recommend you take two mojitos and try again later, maybe you can achieve a more laid back state.

I don't see any horizon problems or lens distortion, this photo looks as perfect as anyone could get it. Great job, all kidding aside.

Reed Radcliffe
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Hello David!
What a lovely holiday place!
Wonderful colours, great atmosphere!
Perfect sharpness in your picture!
Best regards!


I need this to be a reality!!! OH my gosh...what a peaceful setting, warm ocean breeze, etc...

You have a picture postcard perfect vacation shot here David. I really like the shadow of the tree on the sand.

thanks for the mini mind vacation! Lisa

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-03-04 23:43]

David... you remind me many things!!! similar picture as a big poster I had on my wall in my apartment in Greece... only that palm tree was like mirrored against to your shot.
This scene is so beautiful, should be honored in Outdoor Photographer:)

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  • MYLZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 74 W: 7 N: 42] (622)
  • [2009-03-05 23:47]

This another postcard shot.
Everything is wonderful..


Ciao David

Sure, they are real paradise
this place with all the attributes
dedicated to them.
The beauty is unmistakable, there is just so kind!
A fine composition with good details, the rich colors are attractive to my eyes!



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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-03-29 21:08]

This looks like a perfect vacation spot! WOW! Awesome scenery and a great picture. Nice pov and the lighting and detail are great! TFS OH and the LIGHTING! WOW!

You butthead! What a glorious photograph to share with all of us who are possessed with a dull and disparate weather time of year. Wish I was there! I'm green and blue and white with envy!

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