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Contemplating on a Dark Cloudy Day

Contemplating on a Dark Cloudy Day
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Copyright: Pierre Ante (peetol) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 51 N: 694] (5745)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-05
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Canon EOS D60, Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Exposure: f/22, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-28 22:33
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dark rain clouds hid the sun on my second day in Boracay and ruined my chances of another sunset shot. But determined to get that elusive perfect exposure, I still wandered out and walked the whole stretch of the beach.

I chanced upon these two skim boarders admiring the view. Both seem to be deep in contemplation as I clicked away.

Comments please. :)

Shot in Raw, converted to JPG in PS, levels and curve adjusted, sharpened, ran through noise reduction, resized for TL, sharpened again.

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Hi Pierre
there is a good contrast between the calm beach and stormi sky which makes an unusuall atmosphere here and those lights at the back makes it more like a paintin,
the composition and the way u put the guys in the pic is quit good. forget surfing and just enjoy the view or wait for a good wave.. ;)
well done

Wow! daw painting pre ba. Galing ng tones. The boys create a nice break on the otherwise boring seascape. Superbly composed.

perfect framing and composite. love the way the sand colored out this way...good shot Peets at play. mukang may dumi lang yun sensor mo. sa mya left side just at the border of the frame of the last boy.

idol bossing...bow na!

wow i dont have words for this one
its just amazingly beautiful

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  • u2y Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 4 N: 42] (1172)
  • [2007-03-01 0:36]
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wow ang ganda, pete!
wala na akong masasabi,maganda talaga....


Hi Pierre!

This just proves that you dont have to see the sun to take amazing sunset photos! TFS


hi pierre,
nothing else to say, in my opinion a perfect photo catching all the details in the right moment.Patok ito pare.TFS.

ganda Peets! lufet ng komposisyon at kulay.
Peets muka nga marumi sensor mo, pwede pag nilinis mo sabay mo
na rin yun sakin. hehe. Tfs


Well done. Cloudy skies can be as, if not more beautiful than sunsets when captured like this.


Wow - this is one of your best! The colours and that brooding sky are breathtaking. In this case the central division of the horizon works well, particularly with the placement of the two boarders.
Congratulations, you've done an amazing job here!

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  • Big Gold Star Critiquer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 0] (1509)
  • [2007-03-01 3:51]
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Beautifull composition!!
So simple and so perfect!
very well done!

Hugo Tinoco

Superb image , almost unreal.
Congrats !


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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2007-03-01 4:17]
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This is a winner. Good composition and colors. TFS.


Hello Pierre,
This is a beautiful picture, congratulations!
The contrast between the dark sky and the pristine beach is very effective and you have managed the range of brightness and colour superbly. The composition is also excellent.
Best wishes

Who needs a sunset when you can get a great pic like this!
You can't have it all Pierre ;-)

I must say I realy love the clear colors and the obvious clear air here. The sky is great and threatening! Love that!

A beautiful capture all in all Pierre!

Hello Pierre!
Wonderful colours and great contrast beetween sky and water!
Nice perspective!
Excellent done!

Excellent shot, love the colours and composition.

Hello Pierre,

excllent Job, with this very clean and crisp photo excllent detail, I really like these colors alot composed well TFS Kyle

Saludos Pierre

Digno para un cuadro extraordinaria toma te felicito bien realizado


Beautiful bright sand next to a dark sky! Great colors and I love the surfers.
great job,

nice shot... good composition and contrast... i miss boracay...

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2007-03-05 23:24]

Wowowee! That is a very nice effect on the sky that you have frozen! A beautiful place and a beautiful picture.

Thank you for your comments on my photo, "Sunrise on the Fishponds". I appreciate it.


Hello Pierre

I like the color of the sea, the contrast of the clouds, the nostalgia that the boys transmit and the pov.
Very good work

Regards, Gabriel

Hello Pierre,
again a perfect seascape with extreme desire potential. Stunning xolours and lighning. Perfect work. Thanks for sharing your memories. Thomas

very nice picture I really like it

hi Pierre!
!!!wow!!!beautiful!perfeckt shot!

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