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Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-18
Categories: Event, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Mood
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1, Polarizer ø28mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Cuba 2006
Theme(s): 50 points and more, Your favorite Images II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-18 19:01
Viewed: 3897
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Back in March 2001 , we discovered Playa Caleticas. And then Martine said Cuba Si!
We were charmed. Weeks after, back in Canada ,I offered Martine if she was interested in going again at the same place. But there was a big condition ( LOL ! ). Well she accepted the condition.

So we went again in March 2002 for a special picnic .

Since then we are visiting every year the resort.....

This tree is therefore a very special one for us.... This year , she was not wearing her wedding dress, but was more confortably dressed. (^_^). You will note all previous photos were taken around it.

This one is for you Martine ! (^_^)

Robert XXXX

Technically now for my fellows on TL:

As she is sitting in the shaded area, again, I had to compensate and balance the luminosity.

Image slightly tilted to correct the horizon.
Adjusted dark and light tones
Slight adjustments of levels, contrasts, luminosity.
Filtered with Neat Image
Added border and title with photofiltre.
Resized for posting

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Hi Robert,
This is such a good shot. The landscape is beautiful and so is her smile. So exotic.
Well done!

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-05-18 19:09]

Salut Robert,
Très belle photo de martine dans un environnement de rêve. J'aime bien comment tu as très bien géré la lumière et les ombrages, Pour avoir Martine bien éclairé dans cet environnement si ensoleillé. Bravo.

Hi Robert,

This is a wonderful shot! Very tropical indeeed. A fill flash here would be useful but the thing is, you'd need one hell of a light, or even set of lights to fill flash here :) almost like another sun pointing out from your camera :))
Great shot with an excellent composition my friend.


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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-05-18 20:07]

Hi Robert
Great shot. Excellent light, sharpnes, colours, details, DOF and POV. also great pose.
Well done


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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 238 W: 150 N: 413] (2882)
  • [2006-05-18 21:10]

A good shot, Robert. What's equally impressive is the improvement from the earlier one posted here versus this new one. Better camera, better photographer, better post-processor!

Maybe you can get a kickback from the Cuban Department of Tourism. Or at least a free airfare next time! ;-)


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-05-18 21:28]
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Allo Robert,
Une belle photo de vacances.Excellente composition. La lumière qui joue à cache-cache à travers le feuillage crée de jolis tatous sur les jambes de Martine1 Bravo! Annie

wow you both seem still so much in love after what is it 12 or 13 years congratulations, not many couples like you nowadays. This place is spectacular.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-05-18 22:26]

Very nice shot. The colours, the composition, the main subject, an dthe background are all lovely.

Hi Robert,
this is a wonderful photo of Martine, great colors, crisp images and composition. thanks for sharing,

Wow, she looks good in a bikini! You're a lucky man, Robert!

Have a good weekend with your lovely bride.


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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2006-05-19 4:35]

Hi Robert,

This is a wonderful shot. I love the composition and the color. But I share with the observation of John. A fill flash or reflector is needed here. Or maybe, a shot at a much later time when the angle of the sun is lower could have improved it. Be that as it may, it is a beautiful photo. TFS.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-05-19 11:21]

Jolie photo, bien cadrée et bien exposée. De bons souvenirs pour toi que tu nous fais partager. Merci Robert.


Hi Robert,
And it is a beautiful tree... For a beautiful lady!
What a nice story... But I have no problem understanding why you go there, seems like paradise!
And yes, I have seen your pictures from snowy Canada!
Pablo -

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2006-05-19 13:18]

Just perfect like a goodlooking mermaid in a tree.Only wanted a little more light on the face. Bye bye

First off, congratulations to both of you ! Second, looking at the place, no wonder she took you up on your condition ! Just kidding ! Great shot and TFS!

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-05-19 15:40]

What a beautiful model!
Good work with excellent colors, composition and mood. thanks for sharing.

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2006-05-19 17:08]

Hi Robert, this truly is a lovely photo and you did a great job of bringing Martine out although as you say she was sitting in a shaded area. I am surprised you didn't have to work with layers (something I am no good at, but I thought it the only way to solve this kind of problem). Maybe the sand is just a tad too white, but I guess that is the way it is in that kind of sunshine. Great place.

Hi Rob,

This looks like paradise!! Complete with your angel, Martine... :))
Great pose and lovely colour tones! Your story/notes make the composition more romantic.
Well done, my friend!

Constantinos :)

Love the mood you created here. Makes me want to pack-up right now and run for a holiday. The colour of the sky is to die for.Good sharpness...all so crisp and clear. superbly captured shot.
Have a great weekend.

c'est une sirene ou c'est ...alerte à MALIBU!
tu fait un exellent travail au niveau des couleurs!
bravo a toi et ton...modele!

Hi Robert
very nice shot..colors are great..and composition very good..
very well done,
take care

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2006-05-21 13:14]

Looks like paradise Robert ..what a beautiful place and the model looks very nice to .. A supershot !!


beautiful beach, sea, tree and a lovely lady sitting in the tree! great memories!

bet you had some wonderful times there


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-05-22 19:40]

Lovely photo Robert of Martine, and lovely memories for you both.. I like the composition, and colours.. well done.

Robert, this is fantastic.. qua photo and model ofcourse!! Fantastic shooting here . TFS

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-05-26 4:06]

Hi Robert! Glad you & martine had a wonderful vacation in this heavenly place! Good Day!


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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-05-27 13:15]

Let me just say, I am speechless

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  • Biero Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 259 W: 41 N: 244] (3381)
  • [2006-06-11 22:21]

Superbe photo Robert, je la découvre à l'instant.
Martine semble très à l'aise sur l'arbre.
L'endroit est tout simplement paradisiaque.
Y a pas à dire tu avais tout en main pour réussir cette photo.
Bravo et merci du partage.
L'endroit fait rêver.

Beautiful scenic shot with an awesome focal point. She's beautiful!

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-03-03 11:10]

Beautiful one, Robert. Err... Martine, I mean ;o)). A pity she's covered in the shade of the tree. Maybe some spot metering could have solved your luminousity issue... Anyway, seems like a lovely resort.

Hi Robert

I love this place.
Incredible photo shot.

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