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At Noon in Tondaligan

At Noon in Tondaligan
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Copyright: Pierre Ante (peetol) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 51 N: 694] (5745)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-20
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
Camera: Canon EOS D60, Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Exposure: f/19, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beach views [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-10 21:05
Viewed: 3511
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was taken along Tondaligan beach in Dagupan City. It is the city's premiere beach spot where most locals would go during weekends and on holidays. The beach front is lined up with small restaurants equipped with video karaoke (videoke) machines, where Filipinos can belt out their favorite songs.

The road beside the beach is also lined with bigger and quieter restaurants offering seafood feasts that are sure to satisfy everyone.

This shot was taken at high noon, which I normally would not recommend because of the glare created by the water and lack of contrast. But because of the digital age, one can easily remedy the situation in post process.

Hope you like it! :)

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-04-10 21:20]
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ang linis ng kuha Peets. ganda ng lugar.


Hi Pierre.
Great pleace,Amazing colours,compo and nice POV.Well done.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

hi pierre,

Very nice and wonderful portrait.
can find the words to critique or comment, just one word " Perfect "

Hi Pierre!
Your making me miss home with this beautiful picture of yours! I have been there, and we have rented out one of those small little huts with karaoke machines inside. Where are the kids though? Usually there are lot of kids playing with the waves.. Great shot, maybe crop some of the blue skies because it is very blue and overwhelming that it makes the brown areas on the right a bit look awckward. Other than, great shot. great pov.

Hayuf sa view pre. I like the colors of the sky. Nag add ka ND Grad layer?

Ganda ng kuha, sharp na sharp! tfs


galing ng komposisyon at ng pp a. di ko inisip na high noon.. naover nga lng yata na blue ang sky..pero subjective naman yon, depende sa tumitingin.. =D

Nice shot. Ganda pagkablue sky. Warm ang kulay..TFS.


what a great and bright picture with lot of holiday feeling. great composition and the colours are just awesome

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  • Noslo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 70 N: 117] (920)
  • [2007-04-11 0:54]
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Beautiful light! What a gorgeous place. The only gripe I have with this photo is the horizon line. It is much too centered. In this case a little less sky would have been better. If there had been more clouds, then less beach would have worked. This is the number one landscape No-No. Even so, I find the light in this photograph exceptional.


Super sa ganda!

Anlinis pati nung beach. I miss Philippine summer so much. Next vacation, God-willing

It's a great shot!

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  • rio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 134 W: 4 N: 64] (940)
  • [2007-04-11 6:13]
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ang gaganda ng mga views na pinapakita mo tol! sana meron nyan dito! galing!

Hi Pierre, a beautiful photo, the sky looks not real, the blue is impresive. TFS


sarap magbeach sa pinas! i like the saturated colors of this photo. very good selection of pov as well. gumamit ka ba ng grad filter sa sky, tol?


  • jingmag Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 66 W: 57 N: 17] (307)
  • [2007-04-11 19:15]
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hi Peets, nice pic. I noticed may mga patak na sa sensor mo. they're mostly in the middle horizontal line of the image, in this photo, just above the mountains and clouds, the most prominent being the one on the left just above the mountain and the one in the middle where the blue hue changes from light to darker. judging from the way they look, parang they all fell on the sensor at the same time, looks like water stains. ako palaging ganyan after going to the beach or near the sea. di maiwasan eh. I already cover the cam with a towel when changing lenses pero ganun pa din.

hello Pierre! this is amazing place! wonderful colours! very relaxing view! TFS
greetings Aga:)

Nice beach, I love the clouds and mountains in the BG. Great colors and crop.
well done,

I like the composition. The boat was balanced by the huts/establishments on the right. Love the colors although the sky feels like a "hot" blue instead of a cool "breezy" blue - not that there's anything wrong with that. :)

POV and composition here is superb.
The shoreline excellently leads the eye in to the distance.

Well done and best regards,

OMG !! you have a wonderful shots here ^^
Dito me sa Dagupan but i never seen Tondaligan
like this before !!! ganda pala :D

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