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Copyright: Annie Belanger (Beger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-21
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon PowerShot S400
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-06 20:39
Viewed: 3849
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 110
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Have a relaxing week!

PP work:

-Slight crop
-Luminosity and contrast
-Little sharpening and framing with Photofiltre

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I want to be in that paradise! Great feeling of relaxation.

ohhhh ::sigh::, I wish...I were there right now...One can dream. What a bright, joyful, but relaxing shot Annie! The lighting used is stunning because it creates a silhouette effect on the netting of the hammock, so we know it's a hammock, while the background is crisp and clear and full of color. That said, the colors are natural and beautiful-looking. Wonderful the way the palm tree leaves and the leaves of the tree at the right edge seem to frame the whole background and hammock. There's such a wonderful mix of contrasts and tones, and the quality of the picture is superb. There's a little bit of backlighting on the palm tree leaves that makes them glow in certain parts, making the shot more dynamic. Great balance and compo with the hammock running diagonally across the shot and the trees above balancing with it. Very well-done, thanks for sharing!

Wish we were there! Instead we are here - just thawing out from winter! Great post, love the view!

Hi Annie,

This looks like a very relaxing place! Excellent POV and framing. This is a nice image to jumpstart the week :). Thanks for sharing.


Hi Annie,

I fully agree with your 9 S . . It really explains your picture. This lovely beach is expected by any one, and strong eagernes to visit and enjoy it.
I can spend the whole week in this kind of beach, but I never been in your country.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful picture.


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  • JYB Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 47 W: 7 N: 144] (3888)
  • [2007-05-06 23:47]

Bonsoir Annie,

Ttrès belle composition. Le hamac en avant-plan laisse pleinement voir l'arrière-plan tout aussi intéressant. Les couleurs vertes soutenues des branches du palmier contraste bien avec le turquoise de l'eau. Sincèrement, cette image est splendide. JYB

Hi Annie
Beautiful shot! Lovely postcard-style colour, composition and subject. The glimpse of the boat through the netting is superb. Very nice composition and metering.

Hello Annie
A view of the seventh heaven.
I have no words I want to watch and relax.


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-05-07 3:47]
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Hello Annie.
Wonderful composition. And great idea. I want to be there. Great presentation of Dominican paradise.
My compliments.
Janek J-23

Hi Annie,
Very beautiful composition.Excellent colour, sharp, details and graphism.Well done.TFS.


Ah, que j'aimerais être dans ce hamac en ce moment :-).
Excellente capture. Bonne netteté et détails.
:) plus tard

Yes Annie:
I need that sleeep:)
excellent perspective and like the details all the way...
good exposures for brights and shades..
great post!

Hello Annie, simple, beautiful beach shot. Lovely soft colors and nice mood. TFS


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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-05-07 10:03]

this photo is so amazing... it invites us in to the sea... really amazing POV


Hi Annie,
It's another one from you beautiful "relaxing place" shots. Wonderful composition, nice idea and beautiful colors are makes this picture.

Well done

Bonjour Annie.
Belle prise de vue originale à travers ce hammac.
Belle lumière et jolie plage.
Bien vu et bien réalisé.
Bravo !

it should be on the mood category Annie. i could almost feel the breeze, that inviting hammock for a summer sleep!

hi annie!
very beautiful view, i wish i were there, in this net :-))
great composition and colors.

Lovely composition Annie. Lovely picture.

Regards Mark

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-05-07 11:55]
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Hi Annie

A superb tropical beachscape. I like the fg fishing net framing the distsnt yacht. Marvellous saturated colour. Tfs!

Bonjour Annie et merci de cette belle photo inspirante. La composition et prise de vue est des plus originale et nous trempe dans une atmosphère tellement relaxante. Les couleurs de cette eau sont superbe avec une bonne exposition. Ça ferait une belle annonce pour une agence de voyage :-) Merci,

This photo appeals to our imagination
I can see it in the reactions
I am no exception
Wish I was there
But it is like yin and yang no relaxation whiteout tension
But when I become older I hate the tension will there be relaxation?
The expression is a images tells more then thousand words and that is true with your photo
I think I print your photo and put it on my desk
I will add the text only one month to go
If a photo bring that many words it must be good
Thanks Annie

Bonsoir Annie,
une photographie qui pousse à la paresse. Ta série de mots en "S" me fait penser à la chanson de Serge Gainsbourg : Sea, Sex and Sun, donc il manque un mot dans ta liste ;ODD.
Joli cadre pour le voilier que la maille du hamac.
Allez fini le paradis, retour sur terre. Mais avec plein de merveilleux souvenirs.
Tu ne peux pas proposer tes photographies au tourisme de la République Dominicaine, tu aurais des vacances payées à vie, enfin moi, je t'embaucherais avec ça.

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  • Alba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 0 N: 206] (2760)
  • [2007-05-07 19:25]
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Sous les palmes
S'allonge un hamac calme
Serré entre les mailles
Surgit le sloop

Bonsoir Annie !

Belle invitation ! Cela donne envie d'y retourner dans les Caraibes !

Encore une fois tu as bien exploité un élément en avant-plan pour une composition originale. Tu as même bien pris soin de nous offrir ce voilier et qu'il soit bien visible à très les mailles du hamac.

a beautifully relaxing image, I love your comp, and what fantastic light, thanx, M, (*_*)

hi Beger,
very original point of view and well very good taken... its sharp everywhere
and the colours are soooo bright!
very good pic

Hello Annie,
I like those tropical sceneries as seen through your eyes!
This is an attractive composition where the net serves to filter our impressions from paradise...
Lovely colours and fine details!
Pablo -

Hi Annie
Beautiful shot! A lovely postcard, great composition and scene. The vibrant colors ,the lighting and sharpness are commendable.

Great compo and POV, excellent and original idea. The beautiful tropical landscape seen through that net, the blue sea, the palm-tree, the small white boat--indeed a relaxing scene, to watch on a boring day at the office--and feel a little better...


Hi Annie, was very good these vacationes in Dominican Republic, for your photos I see that you have enjoyed it.

Very good color and brightness, I like the effect that it is far with the mesh, good POV

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-05-10 5:52]

Hi Annie ,
Excellent composition and POV. I like very much The glimpse of the boat through the net.

Hello Annie, yes, I'm enjoying cruise too...

Beautiful trip so far. Wonderful se shot. Quick Hi.

John T

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-05-10 10:00]

Hi Annie,
beautiful beach scene, using the hammock as a eye catcher is very clever.
The background is fabulous, the colors and the scenery are so beautiful.
Very well done.

Hi Annie!
Nice,very nice and quiet mood.The hammock makes me lazy...

Hi Annie,
lovely place! With such a view is no wonder that the weekend will be relaxing :) Great colors and light! Well done!

Kindly regards,

Hallo Annie..
Nice Picture and verry got POV..

Hi Annie,

Oh, boy, I'd really love to be there right now!! I'm so tired lately! :(
A wonderful summer photo!! It makes me wanna go to sleep... zzzzzz.... :))

Very well done and TFS

Triste de s'ennuyer de la sluche et du moins zéro!
J'aime l'itilisation judicieuse du hamac! Il a une relation speciale avec les arbres et sert de grille on de cadre pour le bateau. ALors j'essaie B-3 C'est distordu pour le carré et tant mieux pour la photo. Mais B-3 pour ne pas atteindre le bateau! On est pas au Bingo quand-même!

Hi Annie
Not only you can dream. This for me to be also place where I can dream only of. The more so if you that reflects this way clear your text. I dream therefore.

Translate with BF
Regards Frans

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-05-12 21:39]
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Wow Annie! very nice mood and shot. the POV is very relax
and the tones. i can feel the breeze. ;) Tfs


Hello Annie,
Beautiful photo. Very good framing and good details. I really want to be there.

Serenity, superb, stupendous, sharp, !

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Spring Coming in Stowe (46) ":o)

Bonsoir Annie,
W.o.W est le premier mot qui m'est venu en tête. Tres belle composition, J'adore ! Belles couleurs, Belle netteté, Tout est parfait.. quoi dire de plus :) Merci de ce beau partage, ca fait rêver, Salutations, Josée

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2007-05-13 3:41]

Hello Annie!
Not bad, thiis Dolce Vita & Farniente;-))

Very atractive composition and colors. It is rather empty of people - probably out of season?


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  • Bianca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 59 N: 285] (1250)
  • [2007-05-16 14:18]

Hi Annie,

I get relaxed just by looking at this photo! Great and superb compo and POV. I love seeing the boat and daydream that it's mine, just waiting for me to finish my picknick and snooze in the hammock....thank you Annie...Greetings from Bianca.

interesting use of the frame here annie :)
the composition looks well balanced
good lines and colors

Hi Annie, even though you've only captured a small piece of this hammock, the message is very clear. Looks very inviting:) The composition is amazing here, with the straight lines of the beach edge and the horizon, then with the diagonal of the hammock, and the opposite direction of the palms. Beautiful blue sky...very beautiful. Wish I was there right now.


Bonjour Annie, quelle jolie photo, tout a fait invitante pour aller visiter cet endroit. Une vraie photo qui inspire a la farniente! Je l'aime beaucoup! Tres belles couleurs, tres nette, bien arrange pour inclure le bateau a travers les mailles du filet.

Bonne journee, Yan :)

hhmmm saona :))
Bonjour Annie, tellement merveilleuse cette ile, je suis bien content d'etre celui qui enverra cette photo a 100 et + ! :))
J'y suis allé 2 fois à Saona, a chaque fois ce fut aussi merveilleux. Ta photo est top, l'inclusion de ce filet (hamac) est judicieuse et meuble bien la photo, tranchant avec les sempiternelles photos "classiques" de plage sable mer.

i feel so envious ...
that's definitely what i need for the moment ...
a relaxing week away ...

TFS it
Ili :o)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-10-06 8:59]

Ah la Gaspésie ! Oups non c'est Saona ! ;-) que tu sois dans le sud ou dans l'est ton talent ne se dément pas et tes compositions sont uniques. Mille fois bravo !


hi Annie.
excellent holiday mood, beautiful light and colors.
thank you.

Bonjour Annie,

Beauté, soleil, mer calme, couleurs fantastiques, un paradis sur terre, tel qu'il existe dans mes rêves!!!
Superbe, magnifique, fantastique!!!

Hi Annie,

When visiting your gallerie I all of a sudden remember that you had been to St. Lucia, so I looked for more and I was rewarded by this beautiful picture that really captures the essence of being in the Caribbean!
It is most appreciated - I get that "I wish I was there right now" feeling.


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