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Bethells beach

Bethells beach
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Copyright: Tim Gordon (timtim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-23
Categories: Nature, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon 5D Mark 2, Canon EFS 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-22 17:51
Viewed: 2471
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Te Henga (Bethells Beach) is a coastal community located in the north of the North Island, New Zealand. The Māori name Te Henga, meaning sand

This is a repost, very HPP like to know your thoughts whether or not too much pp.

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Tim, I like the beautiful clouds and colors of the scene. I find it very dramatic with the storm approaching, yet the house looks like it is a calm venue in the storm. I don't think it is too much post processing because sometimes, I like it heavy on the color, contrast, etc... It just depends on my mood. My "right brain" must be working overtime because instead of seeing shapes in the clouds, I see a "man" looking at me from the reflection of the sand. I must be getting sleepy... no offense intended, just an(actually MY) observation. ;)Lisa

It's a dream!
Very good composition, colors and sharpness, Fantastic effect of perspective with the reflex of the sky in the water : the lines converge like a "X": perfect!

Belting shot!! Has a very dramatic impact, love the wide angle and whatever pp work you did. Kinda lost for words...stunning image.

Hello Tim

A spectacular image. Very vivid colors and great POV to capture the reflection. Tfs


This a great image, I find that your hpp work, really brings out the cloudy skies and the reflexion in the water, without making it look weird or overworked with a beautiful luminosity, when I compare the two images, the original do look a little dull by comparation of course. You've done a superb job on this one, very tasty. Well done friend.

PP is fine - maybe a little grainy in the bottom right corner though. A nice photo, great compo and a dramatic sky. Very sharp all the way through too.


Bonjour Tim
Cette version révèle bien des détails et réveille à souhait la lumière.Bravo pour cet excellent post traitement.Catherine

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-09-22 23:07]

Hi Tim...
beautiful shot with so great reflection...
Beautiful colors, composition, view...

Hi Tim,
Kia ora, long time no see, good to have you back!
Great dramatic capture of Bethells Beach, wonderful reflections although a blittle bit noisy in the lower part of the image. As far as I'm concerned not too much PP maybe even a little boost for the saturation. Nonetheless great view well captured and presented!

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  • asks5 (254)
  • [2010-09-23 2:18]

great composition n color, well capture,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-09-23 3:33]

Hi Tim,
What a superb reproduction in HPP adapted to this shot!
Fabulous sky and splendid reflection. The colors are marvelous and the perspective is fantastic.
A real piece of art. Excellent exposure and accurate sharpness.

Francis Xavier

Hi Tim,

Super shot,lot's of lovely detail,your pp work is spot on, not overdone,just crisped and clarified the whole scene.


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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2010-09-23 14:34]

Hi Tim,
Its a spectacular shot and a nice low PoV, I like the strong rich colours

The king of the beach...always there.....
Pictures to dream.....
Colors to be proud...
Bravo Tim...wonderful as always...!!!

Lovely shot, pp not overdone in my book, I like it

Hi Tim,

What a great shot and I like the aditional tones you have managed to achieve with you PP work. I liked the original shot, but this one is just that little bit more. Work like this really advocates the use of post production software. About the shot, its a great PoV and the waves and cloouds add some nicel lead in lines. Good refelctions in the water too.

Great work,


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