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a farming village

a farming village
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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-05-27 3:07
Viewed: 2736
Points: 83
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The rice terraces of Batad shown from atop. It is indeed amazing to see how over the years the Ifugaos have maintained these fields. It is even more amazing how they built the terraces. They don't use fertilizers or pesticides in the crop culture. They also use low-yielding varieties. I wonder whether this place can sustain their farming livelihood considering it is very hard work with meager returns.

It took a two-hour hike to reach this place. I do wish I carried my tripod and tried different tech settings. Except for sizing, no pp work was done. Well I actually tried sharpening (USM) but the sharpened version got larger than the allowed 300 kb file size. Please feel free to do a WS. Thanks for looking.

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you might have missed pangasinan but this is a worthy place to go to, a very nice aerial view, i like the symbolism, how nature dwarfs any human settlement, big or small...did you shoo the farmers away sir? i noticed that there are no farmers tending the fields..lol!..tfs

Hi Danilo,
What an awesome view, so well captured with the lush green paddies. Great composition too. A perfect impression of this beautiful part of the Philippines.
Great posting my friend.

hello Danilo
how are you doing friend
great shot of fine greens
nice step farmnig and it made an abstract shot
love theose houses down there and the very light of the hills are so lovely.
thanks for sharing a freshness of this place.

Manuj Mehta

Hi Danilo
Wonderful capture and perspective
Great shapes and landscape

good high POV, very nice patterns

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2009-05-27 4:08]

Hi Danilo
nice place of rice terraces in Ifgaos of mountain Philippine. I remember when I visit this area with my journalist colleague. Nice capture with detail and sharpness. Nice color and VOP and great landscape.
Tin Soe

Hello Danilo,you had an excellent PoV for this shot.I find these terraced paddies fascinating places to view.
The composition is very good showing the tiny settlement surrounded by the terraces.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Danilo

A superb high pov, with excellent repetition of the intricate patterns formed by the rice paddies. Good color, sharpness, & framing. I would darken about 30%, then boost contrast about 20-30%. I could try a workshop, if you like?

Bonjour Danielo.
Splendide couleurs bleu azure et très belle présentation de ce beau rivage.
Bonne après-midi.

Complements, Danilo.
Perfect looking picture of the rice terraces.
The sharpening is fine in it, but when you like to control it, use photofilter.com (free) there you can easely control it.
Have have done al the things you wanted to it, including the size of 800 pixels for TL. you can by cliking safe, or safe as, in the pop up menu with the preview set the compression on any Kb's up to 100% .
Soon you click OK, it in the file you safed it to.
Best regards from Jan

Hello Danilo,

Great perspective and lighting!
Beautiful colors and an ecellent shot!
Congratulations and TFS

Fantastic view from up there Danilo. I find these terraced fields to be endlessly fascinating. I"m glad you made the hike up there:)
I'm glad that you included that little cluster of buildings - it adds to the sense of scale here. Great shot.

Very nice landscape shot of this terraces. I do'nt know much on pp but I think this is well done alrealdy. The houses added some touch in the scene.


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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-05-27 5:51]

Hi Danilo,

I've seen those rice terraces in philippines before, I think I was on my way back from the Taal volcano area (my memory failed again, was in 2000), looked absolutely stunning and amazing just like this presentation and the layers of greenery is fabulous...the light and the little houses, clarity and your POV all is superb! excellent composition again!

best regards and greetings

ciao Danilo
wonderful image of this different landscape
well taken from the top with beautiful details
good note too

Hi Danilo,
Beautiful landscape in higt position,
Excellent POV. and details of this farm village,
good colors and sharpness.
nice details and light.
good perpective and lovely place..

Ciao Danilo

What a beautiful visual that Mother Earth is here!
I had already seen some documentaries this place.
that the look beautiful, so well care.
Lucky this town, taking all this beautiful view.
Great discovery my friend ..


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-05-27 7:17]

wow, what a view !
Superb picture; thanks !


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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-05-27 7:28]

Hi Danilo,

This is an amazing picture of an amazing landscape!
Great POV and composition.
Wonderful colors and lighting.
Well done!

TFS and greetings from Netherlands,

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-05-27 7:34]

Hi Danilo,
A lovely scene indeed. Reminds me of my boyhood times in Sri Lanka. The colours are a bit muted, you could adjust the brightness a bit I think.

Hello Danilo,
Breathtaking panoramic wiew of rice fields... wonder of nature... Greta graphism..
Bravo dear friend
Selahattin E

Hi Danilo
The rice terraces created a wonderful graphic image. good wide perspective. well composed.
perfect pov to include the small village.
nice soft green tone.
splendid presentation.

neat shot, cool pov and great colors and details, thanks.scott

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-05-27 11:25]

Hello Danilo,
a wonderful landscape and beautiful the village perspective are, beautifully with this Details.Die colors generally speaking picture are very good.
Best wishes.

Boa noite Dear Danilo
Superb landscape, great lines...These rices terraces are wonderful.
Beauty lives in your Land. Thanks.
My regards

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-05-27 17:39]

Hi Danilo,
This photo with the piled houses in the village, make me realize how all parcels of land are important for these people. They have many mouths to feed.
Here, there are many waste lands which can feed many children! The balance in the allocation of richness is not too good!
I admire these farmers who can make such beauties with their work! These green terraces compose a true abstract picture.
Excellent composition in dive.
Bravo! Annie

Hi Danilo,
What a superb POV and perspective.Great colours and graphism.TFS.


hi Danillo
a realy well worked shot the details are realy amazing with a grt pov nice colours very good presentation
regards bryan

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-05-29 3:41]

Hi Danilo,
so beautiful.I liked curved lines and gtreen tones so much.TFS.Necla.

Hi Danilo!
Wonderful landscape view!
great perspective,light
and a superb high pov!!
amazing green! an excellent
post Danilo !

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-05-30 7:04]

Hello Danilo
Wonderful POV and a great panoramic capture with a fantastic sharpness, colour, and light, and a very elegant composition.
Cheers, mb

merhaba my friend danilo
how are you;?.
excellent picture and interesting villace.wonderful composition and colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Danilo,
You had a splendid POV of this farming village, this view is just stunning. I like the different shades of green, and the irregular geometric shapes. Together with the houses, it seems a very interesting place. Fine presentation, TFS!

why Ws when the original is so wonderful.POv is excellent so are the colors and lights.TFS

Ciao Danilo, great POV on a lovely village, fantastic composition with splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-06-02 3:29]

Hi Danilo,
I thought you were in a plane when you took this ! I am impressed with your hike and even more with the photo. Excellent my friend, TFS Julie

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  • GLJ Gold Star Critiquer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-06-03 3:06]

Bonjour Danilo
Le POV met admirablement en valeur le paysage vert entourant ce village.
Bonne journée

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-06-03 5:21]


quelle vue sur ces plantations, une merveille ces différents plan fon un merveilleux graphsime.

bravoe t amitié


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-06-03 6:53]

HI Danilo
Looking like a cut glass creation this is really another one amongst your good creations.
Don't change a thing on this its perfect as is.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-06-03 21:24]

Hi Danilo,
a splendid graphical presentation in excellent rich colours.
The point of view is perfect in depicting this mighty scenery.
lovely lines, tones and hues and not forgetting your excellent skill in this presentation.


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2009-06-04 8:59]

Hello Danilo.
Interesting shot from good looking point of view.
Very effective post.

Best Regards
Janek Kloss

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-06-09 6:32]

Greetings Danilo,
Your 2hr.hike was well worth the effort,I like your composition,most of the images I have viewed of these fields have excluded the home of the farmers,I like how you have included their community a terrific POV & capture.


Hi Danilo:
That is a scene rarely observed by most,what a fantastic POV , the colour light and sharpness is top notch.I really like the layout of the composition here .... a bright Gem .................Thanks my friend for sharing this beauty..........Roman:0)

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2010-03-07 14:05]

Hi Danilo, A spectacular scene from this bird's eye POV. The stong tropical green tones and the curves of the banks holding back the terraces give it a surreal appearance. I'd like to visit this place one day. It looks similar to the Sapa area in Vietnam too. TFS. Murray.

Hi Danilo , wonderful landscape here, wonderful composition and pov.
Thanks for sharing,

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