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Copyright: Jack McGrane (jackal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Pentax K10D, Cokin Grad. ND 4
Exposure: f/22, 8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-01 14:10
Viewed: 3239
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken from Aggie Gray's Lagoon resort and Spa on the Northern side of Upolu Island in Samoa. This part of the island was undamaged in the recent Tsunami that hit the island.
I had to do quite a bit of PP work on the sky - the grad ND4 filter still left it a bit OE

ISO100 8sec F22 Focal-length 18

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Hi Jack,

Wow, what a superb capture of the sky with water in FG...it looks simply awesome!
I like the vivid colors of the sky, shown with great sharpness and taken from a well chosen POV. The palm trees enhance the beauty of the capture and the vibrant sky brings mood into the shotand gives great.
Lovely composition!

best regards,

PS: Sorry, Jack! I am left with no points for today :( Hope you don't mind.

Hi Jack,
Lovely image, lot's of detail, love the movement on the sea giving a lovely silky softness, now don't kick me but your horizon is slightly off, super image.


Another amazing capture Jack. This is my favorite. There's so much varity with beautiful blending colors. Variety in texture, rocks, water, structure, trees and sky. Very well done!


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-10-01 19:17]
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Hi Jack,
Nice scene but a couple of pointers for improvement:
1. The photo is tilted, a slight clockwise rotation would have fixed that.
2. The water does not look natural. May be the shutter was open too long?

  • Great 
  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-10-08 12:48]

Hello Jack.
Well managed night shot.
Good use of ND4 filter. 8 seconds give great effect.
Nice moment of the dat well presented.
Janek Kloss

hi Jack,

i like the deep colors of the sunset and the long exposure, a bit tilt on the horizon but nothing bad.


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