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Busy Beach Scene

Busy Beach Scene
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Copyright: Julie Thornton (Juliet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-05
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-26 6:57
Viewed: 2599
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken in Ixtapa - just as the sun was setting, people, birds and boats came out to watch.

Enjoy your day !
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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-04-26 7:04]

Hi Julie,
A wonderful illustration of the nature and the sunset.
Super details, wonderful colors and composition.
Best regards.

Hello Julie

I like the image for the POV and possible colors. But there is a distinct orange halo on my screen. Mainly from over processing. Usually from a contrast issue. You start to lose the gradient which causes colors to form unevenly. I run across this all the time because I can't leave well enough alone. Just an observation on my screen of course. have a nice day.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-26 7:28]

Hi Julie.

A tranquil flow as the birds soar. Such warm colours to enjoy at setting of the sun. Very well taken Julie.

I dont see a halo here. TFS

Stv :0))

Bom dia Julie,

Belo nascer do sol, lindo céu e suas cores.
As pessoa na água emprestam vida e dinâmica ao seu belo trabalho.

Parabéns e um grande abraço,

Helo Julie,
What a beautiful scene. Excellent capture of the various elements and very good atmosphere. Well done.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-04-26 8:16]

Hi Julie

A superb sunset with wonderful graphism, good silhouettes of the birds, & excellent color saturation & sharpness. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the blue grey & yellow orange. Tfs!

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2012-04-26 8:17]

HI Julie, what a lovely and perfect capture with much mood. Beautifully composed, I love your birds, too. And I love the reflections, too.
Regards Rose

Beautiful Julie!! Love the birds in the air! Nice sharpness going on here! Suggestion: try to shoot this with your sharpest F stop and then adjust the shutter accordingly. For me, F3.5 is too soft for the water etc. If you need to get 1/1000 sec up your ISO to 400 or 800 and you will achieve the same shot, only sharper!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-26 8:42]

Hi Julie,
This dramatic sunset is just awesome! Nice warmth in the beach with the red cast of the setting sun reflecting on the wet sand. Quite a nice movement with bathers still in the water, and birds in the spectacular sky.
A living ambient!
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Belíssima foto Julie.
Vida, natureza, beleza e harmonia estão contemplados nesta cena.

Busy and beautiful! Love the colors of the sky and the water. Good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.

Ciao Julia, fascinating sunset composition with a lot of flying birds, romantic atmosphere, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

You caught a wonderful moment with amazing mood and charm, Julie!
The flying birds and the visitors to the beach enjoying every moment, all add to the overall appeal of the scene.
Sunset does its wonder too and bring mood and drama into the work.
Well done!

Kind regards,

Awesome scene, Julie and you are right: is a busy Sunset full of people, birds and more...:o).
Excellent POV/DOF, warm colors and very good composition.
Well done.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-04-26 19:12]

Hi Julie,
a lovely beach scene with lots of life. The mood of a day's end is captured very well here.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-04-26 22:40]

Hi Julie,
Lovely sunset with good POV, exposure management and focus. I love the sun's reflection on the water. Nice work. TFS

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  • cbcs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 115] (1139)
  • [2012-05-01 10:24]

Hi Julie,

Love this great capture.

I have not tried a sunset with such a wide aperture setting as you have here.

The wave, people, birds and well handled light combine to make a wonderful scene.

Did you use a negative Exposure Comp as well?


Francis - cbcs

Hi Julie...nice shot. Excellent colors and tones. Perfect light. Nice work.


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