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Reaching the sun

Reaching the sun
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-21
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 (IF) Macro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Light effects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-22 2:01
Viewed: 1568
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My wife sitting on top of a cliff overlooking Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, one of the three popular beaches in Malta, the others are Golden Bay and Gnejna Bay.
The sun of late afternoon was starting its descent.
I exagerated its glare by adapting glare filter in Photoscape. Other PP work consists of +backlighting, +contrast and darkned gamma.

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Bonjour Francis.
Très bel effet d’étoile et bon travail de traitement pour mettre en valeur cette magnifique image prise en contre-jour.
Le cadrage serré est parfaitement adapté à cette belle image de bord de mer.

Bonne journée.

Hello Francis Xavier,

Beautiful composition.
Excellent POV, sharpness, light and colors.

Best regards,

Hello dear Francis!

Good to see your wife, my regards for her! :)
Well, the shot is wonderful and the sun flare has been controlled very well and giving lovely look to the shot. Only the glow around the rock makes it look separate from picture, as if two pictures are merged. That might have been due to the backlight enhancement??

TFS, indeed very lovely composition.

Best Regards,

Hello Francis,

Very well done.


exceptional Francis had to wear my sunglasses to view this
tfs bryan

Hello Francis,
Well balanced composition with two golden points. Sun and lady serve as attractive focal points
Selahattin E

Bonjour FX

Beau traitement apporté sur cette image.
Un résultat très réaliste et qui sublime ce rocher.
Belle réalisation

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-02-22 8:00]

Hello Francis :)

Admirable, fabulous formulation.
Beauty, original composition.
Fantastic effect, splendid realization.

With best wishes.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-02-22 8:53]

Interesting subject, I like this rock formation, abstract and very attractive

Dear Francis,

You handled this shot very well, though the captures against the bright sun are hard to tackle when it comes to the good quality results but you have managed the light very well!

The sun shining like a star, and your wife is an additional star in this picture!
A great comparison as well as great sense of scale can be judged in this picture. Great sharpness and perfect POV while capturing this gold-rust colored cliff.

Thanks for such an excellent work!

best regards,

Olá Francis,
Very good PPW, original upward POV, amazing colors and absolutely sharp.
Very good presentation.

Hello Francis ,
Very well framed shot with wonderful composition,well placed with good pose of your wife as she seems to have a conversation with sun,amazing sharpness and superb details of the beautiful cliff,well captured and elegant PP work to enhance the flare and back lighting,well done.
Have A good week
Mushtaq Hussain

Bonsoir Francis,

Voilà une image romantique, pour deux étoiles, votre belle dame et la lumière.
Mais encore, sur la roche de gauche, ne voyez vous pas que ce dessine un profil, je vois l'oeil, le nez, la bouche et le menton.
Superbe composition et couleurs dorées.
Belle soirée.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2010-02-22 14:55]

Hello Francis!
Wonderful original compo!
Like this rock formation
and the strong lighting!
well taken!
Regards and tfs

Hi Francis,Bonjour..
Superbe image prise en contre-Jour.
Excellent point de vue et joli contrate et lumière,
Belle perpective et détails,

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-02-22 16:52]

dear Francis Xavier,
very strange effects are interesting and beautiful,
in my first impression is, on another planet like in SF movie,
this diagonal composition, left upper sun, right lower your wife, and big strange shape rock, makes basic feeling,
and your effects, enhanced light and shadow, edge of rock, and whole contrast, make unusual atmosphere well,
thank you for your excellent shot,

Hi Francis,
What a stunning PP work and a wonderful composition.TFS.


Hello Francis Xavier! Wonderful woman. Fantastic scene. Superb rock. Mysterious lightness. Original effect. Great effect. Well done!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-02-24 13:16]

Hi Francis!
Beautiful, artistic capture... against the sun... with the woman on the right :-)
Marvellous colours and excellent presentation.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • hains Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 4 N: 95] (4859)
  • [2010-02-25 1:08]

Good pov ! Francis

Although pleasant to see. A well done and experience enhances our beautiful and bright sun with his tracks well received. The rock serves as the shade of familiar and combining our good earth by the person who looks aside our star.

Regards Mario

Hello Francis,
Magnificent shot!
Interesting idea and lovely effect!
Bautiful composition of the photo.

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