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Bangui Windmills

Bangui Windmills
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Copyright: Ian Barredo (tracer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-10
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f3.5-4.5G ED
Exposure: f/16, 1/6 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-05-14 6:34
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Points: 32
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Hi TL Folks!

been out a while lately because of busy work and schedule.
Just last month i had my vacation and i visited one of the most beautiful and scenic spots of the country, the windmills of Bangui Ilocos Norte.

The place is totally breathtaking especially at sunrise and sunset. The beach is lined up with these electric windmills which takes the air out of you. =D

Fantastic place. The almost 15 hour ride from Manila is all worth it just to see the beauty of this place, get a whiff of the surf, feel the sand and wonder at these technology that blends so well with nature.

Marumi ND8 + Marumi CPL

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hi ian. i always dream of going to ilocos to shoot those enormous windmills but i never got the chance. great view from your wide angle lens. great warm tone and a somewhat silhouette shot on the windmills.


Hello Ian

This is by far one of the best images I have seen today. Love it. I would have still put the horizon up a little more. IMHO. The color and exposure made for a spectacular image.


Hello Ian

This is exceptional! Excellent sunset. I love the way the reflections carried onto the beach! The windmills are a great touch as well. Everything is lined up perfectly.

Well done and TFS,


What a lovely well executed shot Ian, Shooting into the sun is something a lot of people avoid but you do get some stunning results if it is metered correctly, as you have done here,perfect exposure and superb composition make this a wonderful capture ..

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2010-05-14 9:12]

Hello Ian.It is always a pleasure to see your beautiful images.The golden tones here as well as the textures (of the sand especially) are awesome.It is a great moody picture full of emotions,tranquility and peace.I must agree though that I prefer the workshop of JimmyJimmy regarding the new composition using a bit more the rule of the thirds.The sharpening is vey well done.Nice clear and precise details in the sand compare to the waters (the vagues) which are in movement (motion)and of course are a bit blurred which is perfect.This was nicely executed as usual.Bravo!


Bonjour Ian,
Quelles magnifiques couleurs. J'aime beaucoup voir les éoliennes à l'infini. La règle des tiers n'est pas respectée et je croyais que ce n'était pas grave mais après avoir vu le ws de Jimmy, je m'aperçois que la perspective aurait été différente.
Quoi qu'il en soit le tout est bien réalisé.

Ciao Ian

Miss you, kid!
Fantastic view and wonderful photo!
These are my favorites in this category, beauty
the colors here are fantastic!
Parabesn and have a nice weekend


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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2010-05-15 8:49]
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Very warm mood Bro, nice effect of filters here. Nka bkasyon k pla ganda dito ah? San mo iskor Marumi filters? BTW...Mabrook bro, sabit nlang ako pag may tsikot k n ha ha ha.


Bonjour Ian
Jolie composition avec une belle perspective donnée par ces éoliennes à perte de vue.Belle lumière avec un beau jeu de reflets et d'ombres sur le sable.Bravo Ian!Catherine

very nice shot warm colors very nice compo


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  • ikorz Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 1] (622)
  • [2010-05-16 7:59]

Very nice exposure. I would crop a little at the top to get the horizon somewhat higher.



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  • S-moon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
  • [2010-05-16 10:58]

WOW what an amazing view! Beautiful colours and I like the lower POV leading you into the photo. Perfect composition and beautiful capture of the moving water. Very well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-05-16 13:59]

Hi Ian,
This is a wonderful photo of this sunrise.
Fantastic place, indeed! Very effective POV!
I like the perspective of the windmills towards the sun. The warm light gives a dreaming atmosphere and the exposure allowed you to capture the movement of waves so nicely.
A pleasure to see your work again!

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-05-17 14:21]

Hi Ian,
I like how all your converging lines lead the eye to the centre of your image.I like the warm golden light you have achieved & the clarity of the electric windmills, foreground to background.Nice to view,the image tells its own story.

wow thats cool, great pov,

Hi Ian,
Beautiful golden tones and sunset light, I like those misty mountains, the reflected sun into the shining beach, the foamy waves and, of course, the surrealistic silhouettes of the windmills. The light is excellent and the vertical framing seems a good choice, but what impress me most is the atmosphere-a well captured moment between night and day, between modern technology and nature.

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