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Morning at North Sea

Morning at North Sea
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-14
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Holland encounter
Theme(s): TL LowLands meet - September 2007, My Photos >= 100 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-19 14:38
Viewed: 4109
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 136
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TL, the beach at Kijkduin, The Hague.

Morning time ....around 8:30ish...
Typical Dutch weather, and it was drizzling too :(

We went to shopping mall at Kijkduin, as Vassilis and Tanya wanted to do some shopping for cheese...Yummy!!!

Jose (John's bro in law) and myself went on beach ... for little time (that's what John gave us...15-20 minutes).

Oh god, again seagulls...sitting on the rocks at shore.
This time, I asked help from Jose to make seagulls fly...
He tried very hard...and I guess they were not on strike that day...so they flew a bit. That's all...

This is what I was able to shoot in that little time.
Thanks to Jose for helping me out.

Have a wonderful week friends,
Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
-- Abraham Lincoln

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  • Great 
  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-11-19 14:57]

Fantastic high quality picture Vandana.

  • Great 
  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-11-19 15:02]

Beautiful, Vandana... I'm amazed at the result you present here, given the subdued light and the rain. Excellent PP work in restoring contrasts. Excellent PoV and compo - it looks a bit like it's a painting!
Well done, TFS!

  • Great 
  • meren Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 37 W: 22 N: 2] (564)
  • [2007-11-19 15:02]

Hi Vandana
I like the looking at your photo
it is very nice.

Hi Vandana.

Good perspective, Superb composition. Beautiful soft colors. Well presented


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-11-19 15:28]

Hi Vandana,
Nice beach shot with all the birds. Pity the day was overcast and raining. Very nice all the same.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-11-19 15:40]

Hi Vandana,
Great relax moment you have capture. Excellent shot with beautiful colors and light. I like it.

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-11-19 17:51]

A very nicely captured shot! I love how its cloudy and not the usual blue sky beach scene. Wonderfully done. TFS


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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-11-19 20:36]
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Hello Vandana:)
That sea on the back is look like want to go all over you because in effect look like is higher - well that compare to Holland placed in depression...
Very nice scene here and seagulls as everywhere else look just like them but nice in that forced flight :)))))))))
Greetings - Tom

magnificant atmosfere.. a scene full of drama!! great light captured.. great compo too!! perfect! brava!
ciao Marco

Wow Vandy, excellent piece of work; congrats !!!

Wow ! Splendid capture ! Nice colours and heavy sky. Good perspective and interesting note and WS, thanks my friend :)

Hi Vandana,
Magnificient shot again.
Excellent harmony of two colors: white and blue.
Well seen and done job
Selahattin E

Nice shot of the seagulls. Also lovely clouds in this very beautiful sky. It is excellent image.
Best wishes,

Hi Vandana..>
Nice shot..>very well composition and good POV..>
Interesting present..>Well done..>


Hi Vandana :)

Very nice shot ! All my elements : sea, birds and sky ! Very well captured, lovely colours and great perspective ... congrats !

:) tomorrow

  • Great 
  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-11-20 3:09]

Wonderful moody shot !


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2007-11-20 3:21]

Wonderful, looks like a painting . Excellent work Vandana.
Regards Rose

Beautiful composition! Nicely framed and good notes. Thanks for sharing!


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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-11-20 5:26]

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splendid sea visibility with an abundance to gulls

What a lovely shot, Vandana! It's like a painting with the tone and colors.
Freddie :)

Hello Vandana.

Amazing shot.

Salutes, dear friend.

jean paul

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-11-20 6:07]

Hi Vandana

Wonderful repetition of the flock of gulls with a superb seascape backdrop. Tfs!

  • Great 
  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-11-20 6:42]

Hello Vandana,
Beautiful morning picture, excelent POV and a great moment. Thanks for shearing with us.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-11-20 7:17]

Superb details!
I love the capture of this very crisp sea moment

I love your notes Vandana! They are great! This is a marvelous shot! Very peaceful, very much where I want to be...in the summertime though! HA! I'll bet it's bone-chilling cold there! Great shot!

Hi Vanny,
Wonderful photo, congrats! No problem the seagulls didn't fly too highly, probably it's better this way. I at least like the contrast between the empty sky and the flying birds just above the water. Perfect color contrast in the typical Dutch weather. Probably I should have cropped the last wave from the bottom, but this isn't so important. Well done, Madame, big congrats and of course, tfs. Best wishes, László

Hi Vandana,

You have here a very pleasant sea photo. I like very much de blue tones, the composition with the seagulls flying in this photo is wonderfully done.

Best Regards,

  • Great 
  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-11-20 10:46]

Strong colours and an eye-catching composition!
Attractive artistic effect! Byee

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-11-20 11:16]

Hi Vandana

It sounds like the weather here as well! I love the birds taking off from the water. Great frozen action. You can almost feel the poor weather as well



Hi Vandana,
Nice shot, I like the darkness of the water and the sky here and I can imagine you friend running around arms waving to get the gulls to fly.
Well done
Regards Andy

Hello Vandana,
Lovely low perspective, the seagulls in flight beautifully incorporated, superb exposure and lighting. Greetings! Danilo

  • Great 
  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2007-11-20 15:41]

Got those gulls to fly in this image. Nice contrast between sky and water. Well done.


  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-11-20 16:19]

Hi Vandana
Oh you have caught a trafic jam aswell. Great shot, nice POV, well presented, as always you have done a good photo.


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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2007-11-20 17:22]


Great skye, wonderful capture, the colours are very good too, and well framed!



Nice effect and I like the compositions of this picture...

Amri HMS

hi vandana, a good composition with the low horizon and nice cloud layers topped off with perfect timing of the seagulls, well done, thanks scott

Aha, you wanted the whole sky to be filled with flying birds - the probably were just awake - unlike you and José, because once you are out on the beach in the wind and rain, you pretty much are wide awake.
Vandana, lovely capture,

nice timing. great POV and compoistion.


Bonjour Vandana
Un envol d'oiseaux dans une atmosphère très particulière bien rendue par la qualité de cette photo.
Du bel ouvrage.
Bonne journée.

  • Great 
  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-11-21 4:03]


There is nothing I can add to what others have said here.So ditto to the other critiques. This is a awesome shot. Excellent.

Hello Vanadna!
Really lovely morning!
Very nice atmosphere and good perspective!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

Hi Vandana.
Superb perspective and composition.Wondereful seascape and seaguls.Great colour and shot.Well done.TFS.

what an action Vandana. the clouds looked very pretty. birds and sea in harmony.

Bonjour Vandana
C'était le bon moment pour prendre cette photo, l'envol des oiseaux est majestueux

  • Great 
  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-11-21 10:45]

Hi Vandana
beautiful nature picture,
Gr Jos

  • Great 
  • Hitbit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 159 N: 451] (5918)
  • [2007-11-21 12:16]

Hi Vandana,

I like the contrast in this picture, well balanced comp and the autumn sky.

Well done.

Grtz Pim

Lovely somber colours Vandana. Nicely composed, good detail and well framed. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Clearing Fog’

I love the dynamism and the mood of this photo Vandana! Great catch! TFS


Hallo vandana..
Sher schones POV...
Tolle Arbait!

Hi Vandana, fascinating composition with a lot of gulls, splendid sea view with wonderful sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Vandana,

I like a lot this dangerous sky and the group of seagulls taken from a good POV

Well done!


Hi Vandana,
Very beautiful shot of the seagulls. Also lovely clouds in this very beautiful sky.Congrats!!!
Cordial Greetings,

Wonderful capture Vandana, love the mood created with the blueish cloudy sky.
The waves and the birds well......more than beautiful. TFS


Hello Vandana!

Nice shot, nice composition! The sea-gulls between sea and sky; the clouded sky like the turbulent sea! TFS.

Hi Vandana,

That's looks like a beautiful morning with a impressive clouded sky. Good POV, perspective and composition, beautiful colours and light. And I like how you've captured the birds in flight like this.

Greetings, Nel

Hello Vandana,

Nice moment captured. Great POV! I love the tones here.
Very moody :)

Hello Vandana

Beautiful visual
I like the flight of the seagulls.
his sea is beautiful!
Superb composition. Beautiful soft colors


  • Great 
  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2007-11-24 10:31]

Hi Vandana, beautiful composition and amazing colours.
best regards, ciao, Cinzia

  • Great 
  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-11-25 7:21]

Hi Vandana...
Fantastic capture! Great place! A lovely scenery!
Wonderful shot, marvelous colors! It's a great job!

  • Great 
  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-11-25 8:12]

Hi Vandana ;)
nice composition and feelings, TFS
J ;)

  • Great 
  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-11-25 10:25]

Great relax moment,excellent shot with beautiful colors and light. Well done.

Hi Vandana,
Wonderful job conceiving your shot and executing it! Nice detail in the birds and the mood of the sea. Perfect for me would have included a tiny strip of the beach in the foreground, if it was available in the shot.
Nice job,

  • Great 
  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 3 N: 199] (1317)
  • [2007-11-26 13:54]

What a great capture, Vandana! I love the composition and beautiful presentation.
A really superb shot with excellent sharpness and impressive colors.
Congratulations and TFS

  • Great 
  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2007-11-28 20:37]

Impressive and majestic shot of some of nature's finest features...clouds, waves, birds in flight! Great shot and well done. Two more points from me!

hi vandana

great shoot, subjects are so lively, fantastic DOV, keep it up


Hi Vandana,
Beautiful and peaceful shot....
Excellent and nice composition.
Thanks for sharing.
M.D.Seyfettin Güner


Wow!Wonderful my friend!Bravo!Greetings.

Hi Vandana,
Great colour contrasts and a very dramatic sky enhanced by the mass of seagulls and turbulent waters.
Best wishes,

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