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curves and contours

curves and contours
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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: 2009-04-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX, Hoya Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-11 3:54
Viewed: 2842
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 92
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The rice terraces of Batad shown from atop. Those shown in the foreground have just been transplanted with rice seedlings and then irrigated. The locals educated me about rice culture terminologies such as lowland rice (irrigated or flooded) versus upland (non-irrigated). 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. I lost my exif data during processing.

Thanks for looking.

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Hi Danilo
What a wonderful capture and perspective
Excellent sharpness, colors and symmetry
Thanks for sharing

Hi Danilo,

Another great contribution from you, my friend!
This time again a rice field, ut from a different POV...very well seen!
The colors and POv are perfect with great show of natural colors whereas, the person (s) and houses give great idea of scale in the shot. Nice play with light and shadows, in addition to the reflections in water.

Well done!

my best regards,

Bonjour Danilo.
Des points de vue extraordinaires de ces cultures en Asie.
Une image réalisée comme une peinture.
Bonne journée.

Hi Danilo,

Such a beautiful landscape!
Wonderful patterns created by hard work. Marvellous colors and reflections...


Hi Danilo
How are you?
Hope fine and enjoying the life, May you always with your family.
nice shot you got here, lovely composition and great point of view. Colors are great and beautiful use of light.
Well done and keep is up n up.

Hello, Danilo -
Fantastic image of these unique terraced rice fields. The standing water captured the light nicely, and the shadows show the unusual contours of the terrace walls. Warm colors and fine sharp details (the lack of a tripod was not a problem here). Very well done.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-11 4:32]

Hi Danilo

A spectacular aerial view of the terraced, green rice paddies, with wonderful reflections & good sharpness. Looks like Bali. Tfs!

  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-11 4:36]

Hi Danilo...
Beautiful shot with so nice perspective...
Beautiful texture...

Lovely light and repeating pattern composition captured with fantastic lighting and large DOF. The image is 3D like and the exposure has captured lovely details of the rice terraces. Well done and TFS!



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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-11-11 5:06]

Good Morning Danilo,
İncredible..What a beautiful place.Amazing view.Well taken.Beautiful sharpness.TFS.Necla.

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-11-11 5:13]

I am in the Philippines, but I have not taken a photo of this breath taking scenery yet... but one thing is for sure it may not come out as beautiful as this! your POV and composition Danilo is always impeccable... TFS

I like it very much,

congratulations Danilo,

dd, ile de la réunion

nice layout

These rice paddies are endlessly fascinating to me. Thanks for another great photo Danilo. Great the way you've composed this shot, with horizontals at the bottom and the vertical in the top 2/3's. Love the reflections .. especially the blue sky.
Great shot

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  • vbnv Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 1] (426)
  • [2009-11-11 5:36]

Hi Danilo,
Very unusual shot, very well captured.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-11-11 5:48]

Great POV for a wonderful compo.
Always amazed by this kind of scenery


Hello Danilo

Just an amazing image. The human spirit is amazing also. There is alot of skill here. Thanks for the info, very enlightening.


Bom dia Danilo
Your composition is so beautiful as the hard work to take car of rice terraces. It is so unique these terraces...You have hard work ytoo...I hope you get joy after all this walk.
Wonderful lines and poetic image of man life.
Thanks dear Danilo
Um abraço

it's truly Asia, Po'.
very nice one. well done


Hello Danilo,

Wonderful composition.
The POV is amazing.
Great sharpness and colors.

Best regards,

Hello Danilo,
Great panoramic wiew, graphic expression and good light
Selahattin E

Hi Danilo
excellent capture of those attractive rice terraces. amazing colors reflected on the water.
good pov and wide perspective.
interesting place fabulous image.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-11 8:54]


Fantastiqeu graphisme, ce cultures de risz avec les belles courbe, ces contraste de différent plans, grandiose image, de toute beauté.

Bravo et amitié


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-11 9:48]

Hi Danilo,

A superb capture of these rice fields. The high POV works well to show the various patterns and terraces. The first thought that came to mind when I saw this was, how can this be sustainable? Interesting, TFS.

Best regards,

  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-11 11:53]

Hi Danilo,
A wonderfull downward perspective.
Fine patterns with lovely shade
of colours. Salute to this hard
working men for their creation
through hard work. Sorry, My stock
of smileys is used up today.
Best regards.

A beautiful scene - when in the Philippines I was blown away by how entire hillsides were carved into rice terraces, testimony to the vigilance - and perhaps the destructive power - of humanity.
Composition and construction of this shot is exquisite.

Hi Danilo,
What a perfect landscape vith superb POV, colours, light and graphism..TFS.


Great curves and contures.
Grat photos, I like it.
Regards Zoran

Olá Danilo

Excelente trabalho...interessante
e lindo lugar. Bonita composição
e cores em harmonia.
Parabéns pelo lindo trabalho.

Excellent shot, interesting landscape!
Perfect sharpness, great POV, natural colors.

Ciao Danilo

The drawings on the ground here are fantastic!
Wonderful contrast picture, capture and perspective.
What a beauty, soft and very fine picture.
Nice perspective through your good choice of your angle.
A lovely are captured and composed very well.

Have a nice day,


Hello Danilo,

A most unusual scene for people, like me, who have never visited this region of the world.
I cannot help but notice the similarities between this and a Roman amphitheatre! The descending steplike contours suggest that there should be a stage at the bottom!
Closer inspection dispels this analogy as the reflected light denotes the presence of water on each terrace.
A most informative shot!
Sharp detailed and interesting.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-11-14 21:55]

Ola Danilo,
Imagem Esplêndido! Nice composition com alguns detalhes nítidos e algumas cores muito interessante.
Um bom domingo,

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-11-15 9:31]

Hello Danilo.
Interesting palce. Good looking layers here, well composed.
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

merhaba my dear friend danilo
how are you?
excellent colours and composition.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

di nakakasawang tignan ang ginawa ng ating mga ninuno. Pulido ang kuha mo dito Dan. Marahil, kaya nila ginagamit ang low yielding varieties ay dahil mas matibay ito sa mga peste at patubig. Pansariling gamit lang nila yan at preservation sa Hagdan-handang palayan ng ating ninuno. Mabuhay.

Hello Danilo

Great graphism with curves, so artistic result.
I like this little blue house in the corner.

Beautiful view, very good capture.
Best regards

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-11-17 3:57]

Hi Danilo,
Wow- what interesting landscaping. Nice job on this. I love the lone palm tree in the foreground. Nicely seen and composed, TFS Julie

Hi Danilo!
wow! this is amazing! when i saw the thumbnail i thought it was some kind of macro:s....excellent composition in this one, sharp and clear details...wonderful light and colors...
best regards

Superb colors, lines play and textures.

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-11-17 8:09]


Excellent capture of this historical monument.
The leading curves is fantastic, impressive details.


Bonjour Danilo,
Excellent point of view and details,
lovely landscape of a birdeye view,
nice perpective and curves,
great colors and light.
Thanks for sharing,
Michel bonne journée

Hello Danilo,
a very good pov for a magic landscape.
Very esthetic shot. Well seen and captured.
Best regards Siegfried

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-11-17 17:45]

Hi Danilo,
Almost an abstract image when we look at the thumbnail!
Very good composition with bright colors and sharp details. What strikes me here, is to think at the fabulous labor behind these harmonious rice terraces. This knowledge provided by several generations of workers. I hope this artisanal way of life doesn't disappear with the new paradigms of industrial society.
Bravo! Annie

Great shot, Danilo,
Nice curves, peaceful waters anda nice reflections. Very good geometrical repetition and effects.
Great one,
All the best,

Bella imagen de estos bancales que desde el encuadre efectuado hacen un efecto impresionante con un gran brillo y color
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Ciao Danilo, amazing composition with wonderful graphic, fantastic colors, magic atmosphere, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Dan,

Ganda ng POV sir tsaka perfect ung composition mo naipakita mo ung bahay na nasa gitna ng palayan.


hello Danilo,
Great POV here to really capture the sense of the curves and terracing of these rice fields. Well worth the hike, even without your tripod.
Have a good WE, Joni

So many interesting textures, shapes and colors and an interesting caption describing this difficult, yet rich culture and livelihood.



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