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Children on the beach

Children on the beach
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Copyright: Sam Ramadan (samr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-30
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel (D300), Sigma 10 - 20mm f4-5.6, @ ISO 100, Hoya Polarizer
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beach views, Beach, Sun & Sky, Sunset, Sunrises & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-09 4:24
Viewed: 5923
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Costa Rica Allegro Papagayo Resort hotel beach sunset. Great time and a great people ...
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To Quark: Hans, it is an honour ...samr 1 07-04 11:02
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Not quite 'The Beach Boys' but you do have a beach in this one and I didn't bother. I also waited for a decent sunset but it didn't come. You have the beach GIRLS, which is better in one way.
Content and composition great but you KNOW that I hate white frames ;)

This has got to be one of the most beautiful photos on Treklens ever its awesome just perfect.
Thanks for sharing this jewel

Hi Sam,
that sky and clouds are beautiful... I like the "gold" in this photo

Hi Sam,
Great photo. The golden colors are really beautiful. Excellent POV and good idea to keep the sun behind the tree. The kids really seem to enjoy the last few minutes of sun on the beach. Their shades are really long.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-04-09 5:53]

Hi Sam

A fantastic sunset on the beach, with marvellous color & graphism. The people add scale & interest. Tfs!

hi sam, nice sunset scene you've captured here. the colors, pov, and blocking the sun's enormous light to the foilage are great. well done.

Hi Sam,
Beautiful beach at sunset in this nicely composed image, where every element works well together!
I can mention a lot but will restrict to the lighting of the girls... Awesome!
Well done, wish I was there...
Pablo -

A fantastic sunset on the beach, with marvellous color & graphism...

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-04-09 7:57]

Hi Sam

Gets my vote, truly a stunner. well done.


a golden beauty of an image, love the comp, thanx, M, (*_*)

Hi Sam,

What a sky!!! Incredible golden colour tones!
Great, relaxing atmosphere with the children playing on the beach!
Very well done!


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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2006-04-09 18:34]

This is another estupendous picture!
What a mood and what warm colors you have caught!
Congratulations once more!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-04-10 5:11]

Excellent shot Sam, great composition, I like the colours tone very much, the cloud formation is great too, very well capture, thanks for sharing. :)

Wonderful sky and a lovely composition. Just perfect.

Hi Sam,
This is an excellent composition! The light was very soft, and this has rendered some beautiful colors and tones. Overll great scene.

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  • rosana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 293 W: 2 N: 246] (3317)
  • [2006-04-10 23:05]

Hi Sam just a perfect beach shot, love especially the softness of the colors and the mood it conveys.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-04-11 4:11]

Wow, the tones and the light are superb, Sam.
Great photo !!!

tfs and have a wonderful day,

Sam what a nice photo!Beautiful sky and clouds, the happy kids underlines the relaxed and playfull mood in here. ( makes me wish I was 'young' again ^__^ )
The frame you did take ''Frames'' it very well! TFS

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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2006-04-11 5:13]

Hi Sam..
Is it real or dream?... Are they angels?... Perfect photograph my friend... Perfect ambience, light, colors and composition... Also perfect silhouette...
Stay well..

Quite a light you captured here, Sam! And good use of the wide angle to create that sense of space. A bit of a tilt to the right, nothing major. Nice one!

hey sam!
this photograph you've captured reminds me of the lazy days of summer, when i was a kid. now that i've grown up and am in university, summer is just a time to work and have some time to enjoy myself with friends.

in fact i wouldn't mind going somewhere warm and nice for a change during the winter time to catch the nice feel of the warmth.

the composition feels to me like a classic capture of a summertime.

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2006-04-11 20:48]

Children playing on a beach always make for great picture. Nicely done to use the sunset to give it a very nice golden tone. Excellent!

P.S. We visited Costa Rica in 1988 and truly enjoyed it. We should really go back!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-04-11 22:48]

Very good composition, it looks like a painting to me. It's truly amazing. Beautiful, thanks Sam.


It looks too perfect to be real, but looks like an artist has been at work....well a photographic artist has!! The clouds are really beautiful with that grey-purple-gold look and the figures of the two girls add the human touch. The composition couldn't be better. TFS
Thanks for visiting my photo.
Cheers Joan

The sunlight and the beautiful colours are lovely. I see the sky was very creative that day for you Sam. I like that there are two people on the beach which adds a nice human element to this gorgeous scene. Lucky you to visit this country. The composition is excellent.

Lovely shot, I like the way you have managed the light and is gradually coming from dark to lighter exposure. The girls included in your composition and the fantastic sky are the special touches to this great shot!

P.S. Thank you for you very kind comments and wishes.

Hi Sam,
this is something really wonderful! I feel like I was looking at a painting. The light and colours work here perfectly. Very good composition with fantastic use of wide, empty space. Stunning sky. tfs


Hi Sam
Very nice composition.Perfect colours.I like clouds photo.
Well done.


Superb image Sam. I'm not sure how you achieved such an interesting quality of light. Looks very much like a painting. The diagonal line of the sand creates a dynamic effect. Great work.


Woo Hoo!

This is some beauty . Lovely composition . Super light and ambiance. The kids hads life to the scene. No surprise here it is a favorite and you collected so many in such a short period

Very nice one !
I like the clouds, and the positive adding with the two children
Congrat Sam !

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  • helly (6)
  • [2006-04-17 19:33]
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Wow Sam! What a fabulous shot. The colour in the sky (especially with the clouds) is stunning. Nice work.

You've managed to caputure an awesome sky. Almost unearthly except that the chidren provide evidence of the terran origin.

so nice colors ,u captured a great sunset at the beach and the girls act very naturally,enjoying themselves.an amazing shot,

Sam, well done! Beautiful, specially the way the light shines on the children. TFS, Jing

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2006-04-29 11:54]

the colors and the compo makes this picture to what it is .. A very beautiful peace of work Sam ...congrats !


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-05-12 5:07]

Great photo. The golden colors are really beautiful.The people add interest. well done.

  • jacojvr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 154 N: 530] (4023)
  • [2006-05-15 2:04]


very well doen, fantastic exposure


Beautiful picture and lovely frame.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2006-07-01 5:12]
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I do not always like people in a picture, only when they are useful and here they surely are !
The children (well composed) bring joy in this picture but it's not only these children, this is also a beautiful nature-shot with a wonderful light giving the also wonderful colours, very, very well done, Sam !

Well now, what do I have to say?

Other than picture perfect. ;)

Wonderful catch Sam, the sun throws such a beautiful shade of gold onto the whole scene, it's basically angelic. Great catch really, you caught nature in all her glory. :)



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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 172 W: 31 N: 60] (869)
  • [2006-10-06 6:05]

Just love it. What esle to say, when everything has been already said? Fantastic.

Hi Sam,
great shot, very beautiful colors, i love the framing
well done

Beautiful composition and light. Very nice photo, great atmosphere.


Hi Sam,
This is a master piece.
Very well composed, using a super wide angel lense has made it an art shot!
I love your POV which showed a gold yellow light to cover all the picture.
Compo is unique, the girls and sky are wonderful.
TFS and Good Luck,


excellent piece of work
very good
in urdu we say "kamal kar diya"
means u did amazing

I like your DOV, amazing sunlight, colors
it is perfect
best regards

Sam, beautiful sunset captured at beach. Nice colors and depth. :) Vandana

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-27 4:52]

Hello Sam,

Fantastic couds and lighting.
Great POV and nice frame.
Congratulations and TFS

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