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Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640, WC-DC58N 0.7x
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-15 1:21
Viewed: 2965
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Philippines, with 7,107 island (low-tide), you can have a long stretch of beautiful and prestine beach just for you and your family and friends.

This is in Nasugbo, Batangas, still within the southern part of the largest and major island of the Ps. Seen here is my bro (second from left) and his friends, monkeying around on top of a leaning coconut tree trunk :)

Model: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure Time: 1/1244
F-Stop: f/4.5
Focal Length: 7300/1000 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern

Pp work:
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
1. add border and shadow with 50% opacity.
2. flatten images
3. resize and sharpen
4. resize for TL

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"The camera captures light, our minds capture images." -Anonymous

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2008-04-15 1:27]

Hello Fred, kumusta na? Its another fantastic shot by you. The coconut trees gives dramatic and precious moments to the guys over there. I like your composition here.

Very nice bro. I like the composition and tonality.
This is one of those beach photos that makes you want to go there with your family. Cool.

* Very funny quotes of the day! The first one made me laugh so hard.


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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-04-15 2:10]

nice capture
good pov
well done

Hello Fred! Amazing scene. Good point of view. Original light and colors. Good take. Well done!

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2008-04-15 2:25]

Hi bro. Beautiful work. I particularly like the dynamism in the photo. Mabuhay ka.


Hi Freddie,
Very nicely titled... you really make me wanna go out for fun on the beach this weekend. :)

Nice composition with very good handling of exposure. I like the happy faces, too. :) Nice shot, Freddie.


merhaba dear fred
wonderful palms and lovel children.beautiful colours and composition.well done.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi, Fred,
A merry shot with lovely mood and nice composition.
Palm trees are so artistic,indeed:)

hello Fred
beautiful portraits
wonderful scene
nice capture.
i have just finished all the smileys just be back to award one.
take care
manuj mehta

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-04-16 7:07]

Hi Fred, A wodnerful idea well executued. Very nice compsition.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-04-16 9:29]

hi Freddie

Very lovely shot of the slanting palm and so nice to have children sitting on its trunk for you to shoot. Nicely composed view.

tfs, bill

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-04-17 21:22]

Amazing shot with excellent composition and clarity. Excellent detail and good p.o.v. Well done.

Hello Fred. Very nice pose on this swaying palm under excellent light. Well done and thanks for sharing. Regards. Jusni

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-04-18 14:35]

ummmm.. that's a hard question isn't it... doesn't seem like it want me to save the person at all... lol...in that case, I choose Digital! (I have no heart..lol, photo come before life)

Nice shot, I like the colours and details here, it look fantastic, and a pretty strong coconut tree too, well captured,

Have a wonderful weekend,


A very nice vacation shot
Nice place to enjoy life

Hello Fred,
Remind me my childhood.
Well composed shot.
Natural colors. TFS

Hey there Fred..
A lovely capture and most unusual.
Nice to see the subject comes out of side of the frame and enjoying the open air,
so do the boys
Love it.. great catch my friend

** be back

Hello Freddie :)

Thanks for this exotic shot ! A real sunray in my night :o) Very well captured with nice lines and great smiles :o)
Best wishes

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-04-20 10:10]

Hi Fred,
Very good and dynamic POV, here!
This image renders the warmth and the joy of the South!
Congratulations! Annie


Hello Freddie!
Haha great pose of your models pare!
i love the overall compostition!

Ollie DLC
Later ;)

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  • fkokol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 0 N: 147] (1502)
  • [2008-04-25 10:54]

Great timing! nice composition and colours. greetings,


Hello Freddie,
Some of those palm trees grow in funny ways!
The tropical atmosphere is well recorded, the spacey beach and the fine white sand are attractive...
Situation is well framed, but is there a possible CCW tilt?
Pablo -

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-05-10 18:48]

Hi Fred, The balance and dynamics work well here. The curvature of the palm enhances this. Good work. TFS. Murray.

Hi Fred,
You really captured this very well.Great composition and colors. Nice depth of field too. I love your shots like this that tell a story.
Great done mate.


Thanks for the wonderful critique on my "CAT Episod 1" picture...:)

Hi freddie boy! musta na! ganda nman nito, the image looks familiar so i was not mistaken when i read that this was taken at nasugbo. ive been there once, sa munting buhangin. wondferful place.
i was not so keen at snapping that time but i believe i had one take looks like this.

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