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pastoral side of Belize ( b&w theme )

pastoral side of Belize ( b&w theme )
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2012-02-10
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Sony HX100V
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos that I would love to be mine, Friday Theme 2012/06/29 'Black and White' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-29 6:36
Viewed: 2653
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
West of Belmopan the capital of tiny Belize is a region of pastoral beauty called Cayo . This photo was taken in the vicinity of Spanish Lookout a large spreading village some 5 miles north of the Western Hwy itself leading to the Guatemala border. All around the village are gravel roads that will obviously take you to dead ends by a river or some dense jungle as much as it can be flat and almost deprived of ( human ..) life but it is certainly not and mostly given over to fields of corn or what ever can be grown .
Anyway here is a photo of one of the narrow lanes criss-crossing the landscape of Cayo District . I have a color version but prefer it in black and white . My contribution to the theme of this week .
Thanks for looking,

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Oooo I love Belize! Nice work here Carol! Excellent composition, almost looks like Africa! Nice levels here!

A superb view with such a wonderful shape of tree in such vast plains, Carol!

Great details and mood is immense in the scene.
The sharpness and POV are excellent, and light is very well handled.
A well suited entry to Friday's theme!

Have a nice weekend.


Hi Carol
wonderful landscape with nice shaped trees.
splendid composition. the road is a fine lead-in to the depth of the scenery.
splendid B&W version.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-06-29 8:54]

Hi Carol

Good daily life scene from Central America with a great tonal range & excellent sharpness & graphism. A more than suitable entry in the Friday b&w theme. Have a nice weekend!

Awesome capture of this beautiful scene although looking at the dirt road makes me feel so lonely, maybe because of the absence of people. Great composition and good dof with nice contrast. Well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-06-29 11:32]

Excellent composition of this photo with the road and the tree in FG, great entry for the Friday theme

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-06-29 12:30]

Hi Carol.

Amazing textures and detail to this tree, its forced to stand out against your backdrop, love it. tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Carol, I like the large tree on the side of the white road, you really want to follow that white ribbon. Fiona

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-06-30 14:37]

Hi Carol,
A nice capture of the view from a good vantage point. I like the feeling you captured here, an endless road cutting through a lonely landscape to the distant hills. Good one.

Bom dia Carol
I don┤t resist to tell somewords about this photo. The first is I liove it. a " regard" to a world...it is Belize but it could be in some many places, Very well composed leading our minds to the things we care and really amazing of this world.Love your B/W choice, Fine sharpness , good play with light and shadows...the tree has an artist shape and that road...everything can be so symbolic. It is as your camer trough your eyes had touch the place and now it is our turn to be touched. I love it.
um abrašo

Dear Carol

Lovely landscape post in B&W with good tonal range. Good DOF. Nice detail and character on the tree in the foreground. The long, narrowing path adds to the sombre mood of this post.

Excellent entry!

Kind regards,

Ciao Carol, lovely B&W composition, excellent clarity, fantastic perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-07-19 4:36]

Hi Carlo!
Lovely rustic scene, very well composed.
Excellent POV and DOF. Nice play of light and shadows.
Very well done : congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda
Many thanks Carol for your nice comments to my pictures :)

Hi Carol,
Interesting image, looks like an old black & white print. The road draws one deep into the scene wondering where does it lead too?

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