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my personal favorite shot of 2009

my personal favorite shot of 2009
Photo Information
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: 2009-03-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX, 0.6 ND grad
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The first of the day.(start20/10/09), colors of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-01 3:24
Viewed: 4482
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 124
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My favorite shot of 2009. I spent an evening camping in this island. I had so much fun as we went fishing, swimming, and snorkeling. The Pacific water was warm and still. I particularly remember the evening, there was no moon but the sky was full of stars and intensely blue. I have never seen so many stars except in the movies. The boy shown is Robert, the son of a friend. I wish I were back here.

Taken on a bright early morning. Pp work included for contrast and exposure adjustment in photoshop followed by sharpening and resizing for posting.

Happy New Year.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-01-01 3:32]

Hello Danilo,
An exceptional image, an excellent start to 2010!
Happy New Year for you and your family!!
Have a year full of joy and accomplishments in 2010.
We present further new pictures and other beautiful and pleasant to receive comments.
Thank you for your time visiting my gallery and for comments you've written!
Best thoughts,

Hello Danilo,
Nice landscape wonderful capture. I liked story of photograph too.
Amazinf reflections of trees and clouds on beautiful sea.
Outstanding my dear friend...
Happy new Year to you and your family
Selahattin E

Hola Danilo! Amazing beach, wonderful seascape. Very fine boy. Good colours. Superb effect. Well done!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2010-01-01 4:14]

One of your best pictures overall DAnilo,the beach and the people walking around are giving the picture all the power it needs.


Hi Danilo
Happy new year
Take care

Wooow, I understand why this is your favourite, Danilo, a wonderful place - like in paradise ...
Very well done, thanks and have a wonderful year 2010

Hi Danilo,
What a peaceful shot...
Depth and clarity are excellent.
Complet silence and like a therapy!!
I love it.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-01-01 5:24]

Hi Danilo, and Happy New Year. A beautiful photo capturing the curvature of the beach and wonderful blues so nicely. I can see why it is your favorite.


Bonjour Danilo
Très jolie photo avec une impression du bout du monde...

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-01-01 6:29]

Hi Danilo!
Fantastic seascape!
Amazing blue colours. Superb POV and DOF.
Fine details and lovely lighting.
Happy new year to you and your family!
Ciaio! Vanda

Hello Danilo,

Yes, we love tropical beaches!
This one is just wonderful with lovely reflections, great colors, contrast and sharpness!
Congratulations and TFs

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2010-01-01 6:48]

Hi Danilo,
A unique shot. A lovely composition. Very inviting
atmosphere. I like your POV. Reflection and the white
sand cutting the image in two gives it a unique character.
Happy new year. Have a great 2010.

Dear Danilo
Now your favorite is main too!
What a great capture!
Wonderful colors light and details!
Have a great 2010!

Hello Danilo,

One can see why it is a personal favourite. Great.


Fantastic Danilo ... love the deep saturation of the colors and sharp contrast. Just a lovely looking spot .. I would love to be there too .. it's -34C here this morning ....brrrrrrrrr!
Danilo, I'd like to wish you the very best for 2010!

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2010-01-01 6:55]

Hi Danilo,

Wonderfull seascape, great reflections and colors.
The amazing blue sky and the child on the beach, very good clarity and light. Splendid composition, congratulation.
Take care.

Ciao Danilo

No doubt this a beautiful picture to close 2009!
The place is a dream and want to be there.
Very well quality of picture.
Pleasant is look at.
Sharpness and clarity are very wel.
Congratulations for such a beautiful post!

Have a nice new year,


Hi Danilo.great shot..wonderful composition and colors...excellent.


Hello Danilo,a beautiful composition with the palm tree covered sand just off centre.
The boy walking on the sand following the curve of the beach is a master stroke.
I love the thin line of the horizon just cutting through the shot.
Beautiful colours.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Ciao Danilo, great view of fantastic place, wonderful light and colors, splendid reflections, very well done, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio

Hi Danilo ,

Splendid shot with great clarity and vibrant composition,the POV is very professional with stunning location,the light and shades look very subtle here,the framing is terrific and so is the exposure my dear fiend and a wonderful contribution to the theme.

My Best Wishes and Happy New Year
Mushtaq Hussain

Fantastic composition and very nice reflection in this image. The details in the clouds are superb as well. TFS

Hi Danilo,

Wow, what a wonderful capture from this child on a walk to this beautiful place! You have a captured a great moment. I like the glory of the shot, the perfect sharpness and very well chosen POV, along with exceptionally well maintained clarity in ths capture, make it an outstanding composition, my friend!

best greetings,

Hello Danilo,

Extremely good photo.
This place is like a paradise :)
Excellent POV/DOF and sharpness.
Light and colors tones are amazing.

I wish you a Happy New Year with much health, happiness, love and with many beautiful photos posted on TrekLens,

Hi Danilo,

nice composition, huge DOF, detail and colour

happy 2o1o


Oh la la Danilo :)

this is splendid! you drive me crazy with your blue sky in every capture
extremely beautiful place and nice blue tones for the see and sky
wonderful reflections with a spectacular contrast with white sand
Great POV and DOF with accurate light control
One of my favorites too !
Have a great year !!!
Cheers my friend
Oana :)

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-01-01 11:05]

Hi Danilo,
Amazing...Really favorit shot.Amazing depth and light.TFS.Necla.

Textbook composition with outstanding colours and tones.

A touch oversharpened perhaps - there is a white halo around the distant coconut palms - but that's minor. This is a stunning photo and I'm sure the full-sized version is even better.


Hi Dan..:)

Perfect choice for PF shot 2009..Bravooo !!
A really wonderful image i love the colors and of course the reflection and textures of this photo...
Stunning and outstanding image...well done my friend.

Best Regards,

Hello Danilo!
What a lovely blue and great ewflection!
Wonderufl place!
Happy New Year 2010!

Aw Danilo....
What I would not give to be walking along this beach right now.
What a stunning shot with the reflection of the clouds in the water.
Well chosen.
Happy new year to you, Joni

Hello Danilo,

beautiful capture - lovely colours, reflections, and gradient of the sky. The composition with the boy walking to the side is really effective.

- Jan

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2010-01-01 21:38]

Hi Danilo,
A fine scene indeed. I like the color combination of blue and white. Inclusion of figures in the photo make it dynamic.

Hi Danilo,
Wanderful tone of blue colors ,
great reflection on water and nice perpective ..
wanderful place too.

merhaba my dear friend danilo
happy new year 2010 for you and your family.
friendly greetings from Istanbul.
gürkan akçakır.

Hello Danilo!
I love walk along the beach specially when the sand is white. Never had a chance to be at such a beach.
Nice POV and great look of my life, THE SEA, nice CUMULUS and ALTO STRATUS clouds and beautiful reflection of the objects around over the water.
TFS, indeed an attractive shot!


Hello Danilo,

This is truly an important, personal aspect of photographs. It is not just their well executed qualities but the deep memories that they evoke.
This shot has that dreamy quality, it goes on forever, and ever ..., and the little boy, he is walking into the dream.
I wish I was there, too!

Best wishes,
Bev :-)

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-01-02 1:45]


quelle eprspecvie, fantastique, ça avance dans l'image avec ce jeune homme qui se promène sur ce beau sable, cette vuyance et reflets, ces couleurs, la bande qui coupe es plans, grandiose.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Danilo,

It realy is beautiful! The reflection in the water and the curve of the beach into an horison is very beautiful! The boy makes it all complete. Very well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

Hello, Danilo -
I can easily see why this is your favorite shot of last year. Intensely sharp with fantastic whites and blues. The wide angle conveys the broad space across the water and sky. Your POV looking down the curved shoreline is superb. Great work, and Happy New Year, my friend!

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2010-01-02 6:28]

a fantastic work master Danilo! what a way to start the year! a beautiful composition worth a thousand points! including the boy made a beautiful scenery more spectacular! wonderful lines leading that leads the eye to the entire photo! bravo! TFS

Hi Danilo,
Wooow!!What an amazing seascape vith superb reflection.A peaceful atmosphere.TFS.

Hi Danilo,
Beautiful presentation with the domination of blue and white.
The clarity and vastness are nice.
The boy walking and the reflection of the sky and trees are really nice.
Happy New Year 2010.

Hi Danilo,
It had to be yours this brilliant image of a paradise almost untouched and apparently that is renewed every moment.
Marvelous picture,

fantastic image Danillo no wonder its one of your favs
tfs bryan

Hi, Danilo. Your personal favorite is deserves special mention. Nice POV with lovely saturated colors very representative of the bright early morning. The figure of the little boy adds to the visual impact. cheers and TFS.

Wonderful photos with so nice colors details and reflection.
Happy new year 2010 for you and your family.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2010-01-02 18:43]

Hi Danilo,
great composition and colour, a beautiful image with excellent Dof

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2010-01-03 0:34]

Hola Danilo,
wonderful scenery,
with attractive colors and excellent pov / dof.
happy 2010,

nice scenery! very sharp details. i love the reflections on the trees. still far even though that far! thanks for sharing!

cheers and have a great year

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2010-01-03 11:55]

Wow, its almost like a mirrow despite off all those things in the water...!
What a beautiful bleu colours!
Great composition in this photo!

Well done, Danilo. I can imagine why you want to go back!


Hi Danilo

Superb composition in this beautiful scenery, great seashore
Wonderful colors and lighting with dramatic sky
The present of the child in FG really makes it interesting, bravo and happy new year

TFS, Alireza

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-01-04 3:44]

Have an amazing 2010 !!!

Cear Danilo
Happy New Year
a problem with my keyboard has trouble me last days and I haven´t come as usual to TL.
This is a beautiful composition from a wonderful place where life seem to have a genuine mood and energy.
Dear Danilo I wish you and your family A very Happy New Year
Um abraço

Hello Danilo,
Magnificent view!
Fantastic reflections, beautiful colors.
All the best in the New Year 2010

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-01-06 6:54]

Hello Danilo

Missed this one. I flew over Bohol, but didn't have time to stop. It's nice to see what I missed. A tranquil tropical beach scene with good sharpness & color. Tfs!

Hello, artist!!

Wonderful work, my dear friend!
Perfect POV and great colors.
Reflection and light are very nice!
Congratulations and many TFS, Danilo.

My best wishes,
Bruno Santana

Hi Danilo,

Your 2009 favorite shot is really great, excellent color tones and clarity, also very good perspective, I like very much this capture.

I wish you a very good year!


Hi Francis
heavenly place, fascinating image.
outstanding capture of seascape and sky. perfectly composed and presented. amazing reflections.
the little boy enhances the peaceful ambiance of the scene.

Olá Danilo

Esta foto é simplismente fantástica!
O cenário é maravilhoso e o ponto de
vista também. O verde da ilha e o
branco da areia contrastam de uma
forma linda com o azul do céu e do
mar...Linda composição incluindo o
garotinho em primeiro plano; a luz
é ótima. Parabéns pelo trabalho.

Incredible scene, a real tropical paradise-the blue transparent water, the white sand beach, the distant island with its green palm-trees, the people on the beach, the child on the FG, the dramatic sky.

Dear friend!
Its simple fantastic!
I agree with you!Thanks.
All my copliments and tfs

Hola Danilo
Magnifica imagen de este paisaje que parece fundirse el cielo y el mar , perfecta luz color y nitidez , merecida imagen favorita del 2009 , gracias por compartir esta impresionante imagen

Buen trabajo
Buen fin de semana

wonderful , it's true Danilo,

congratulations for your galery,

dd, ile de la Réunion

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