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Wish you a golden 2008!

Wish you a golden 2008!
Photo Information
Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-16
Categories: Nature, Architecture, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: My Trip Through south east Asia
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 3:19
Viewed: 3912
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wish you a golden 2008!

My wish for you all in the new year 2008, except from happiness and health a great year of TL-friendship.

Hope to meet new and old TL friends in “real life”. I’m looking forward to my trip to New Zealand at the end of this year. Will travel to Belgium, France and Germany definitely and maybe to Greece and Italy too and who knows a week Norway. Well I will have a virtual journey at TL anyhow!

Hope this “Golden Glow at Angkor Wat” might help you to smile on the first day of the new year. Took this picture at the sunrise at Angkor Wat. My Scottish friend Kilted-Arab joined me that morning. The colour adjustment gives the golden morning glow, so you are a bit tricked here.

Take care my friends and enjoy TL!

Shot in RAW. Increased brightness and contrast quite a lot, also adjusted colour tones (add red and yellow) adjusted saturation. Converted to JPEG, despeckled and sharpened, add frame and text, resized and sharpened again.

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Happy New Year my Tl friend Hans,
Excelent golden colours,wonderful reflection and beautiful presentation.
Well done.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-01-01 3:27]

Cliche waar je natuurlijk nooit omheen kan Hans,klasse!

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-01-01 3:35]
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Hello Hans,
Happy New Year.
A picture with fantastic colors, very good sharpness and detail. Class work.

Erg mooi silhouette, Hans ! Mooie getruukte kleuren.
En voor jou natuurlijk OOK een gouden 2008 .... maar daar ben je zelf bij, dus je ZORGT gewoon dat ie goud wordt. ;-)

hello Hans

perfect composition

the silhouttes of these typical buildings and theirs reflections on the warm colourful sky make a lovely pciture



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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-01-01 5:10]

The very very best to you for 2008 Mr. GB. Lovely wishes presented with such great colour. Fine detail and as always a supper presentation.

Hi Hans,
Another year flew by so quickly! Happy New Year!!

TFS this wonderful sunrise view with amazing colors, reflections and silhouetes.

All the best.

Mooie lucht, " skyline " (?) en weerspiegeling Hans
Goeie compositie ivm de lucht ( vergeet ik nog wel eens )

Technisch trek ik grote ogen : f/22 en 1/125
da's " met de billen dicht " en dan toch nog zo'n resultaat !
Moet dringend eens wat gaan oefenen !

Vraagje Hans
Lees " despeckled " bedoel je dan noise wegwerken met Neat Image of zoiets ?

Ben infeite op zoek naar een " goeie " noise filter : Neat Image, Noise Ninja, DFine ...
Lees veel pro en contra voor de eerste 2,
enkel goed voor DFine maar komt misschien omdat dit nog niet ( zo ) bekend is.


Hello Hans,
Happy new year to you too !

Hi, Hans,
Thank you for this romantic shot of this nice exotic place!
May 2008 be a year of your nice shots!

The atmosphere and composition are outstanding //

Hi Hans,
Lovely capture and beautiful reflection with this golden sunset may i wish an Happy New Year to you and family..

Hi Hans,
Very beautiful,congratulation.(fine art)
Best regards,

Lovely shot Hans,
Another masterful sunset,
expertly captured, Really spectacular work.
Well done and Happy New Year!
- Vincent

Okay Hans, je note gelezen en nu word ik direct jaloers.

New Zealand staat dus vast en daar komt dan nog zo het één en ander bij - zalig!
TFS this golden moment with us and hope there are many more to come for you in the Year 2008.


A great post to start the new year! Good PP for a stunning photo! All the best to you in 2008!:} Don

Hi Hans. Ook voor jouw een gezond en goed jaar 2008. Een gouden jaar ?? wie weet.
mooie reflectie en sky line.
gr Frans

hmm... doesn't this look familiar! hahahahh
A good shot Oh Great Green One!
Great compo, colors and wonderful reflections...


Hi Hans,
WOWWW!!! Amazing and sharpnes shot...
Towers and its reflections are very impressive.
Burning clouds and reflections like paradise....
Thanks for sharing.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-01-01 12:17]

Hello Hans...

Happy New Year... What no trip to Boston? I feel left out! :)

Your shot is really nice.... the colors and reflections are perfect...


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-01-01 12:58]
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Tricked or not, it has a very friendly mood, this shot. My choice would be to present it horizontally Hans, cropping off the top part - so maybe square would do also. Lovely reflection.
May you have a happy, healthy and travel-rich 2008 ;o)

Happy new Year to you too ( and your TL fellow that was beside you then! )

Lovely mood and reflections once again from Angkor Wat. You are inded one of my favorite members for some time now . Not only you have the privilege to visit many countries for your work and own pleasure, but you share your souvenirs and views of our small planet in a very talented way.
Thanks for your contribution to this site and friendship,

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2008-01-01 14:13]

Hello Hans.
Amazing picture, view, colors and reflections.
Great starter for New Year 2008.
Wish you all the best in 2008!

Hans Janek Kloss

hi hans, this is an amzing shot, excellent time of day making for great colors rounded off by a perfect composition, happy new year to you, thanks, scott

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2008-01-01 16:25]

Nice moody picture,very spectacular.I like the composition with the reflection in the water.Excellent frame as usual.Well done!

Hi Hans

Woooow, Super duper beautifull... specchless to look into it... congrats

Amri HMS

An Angkor sunrise, Hans? Oh come on...a bit cliched and seen before :-)

Joking aside, this is a lovely shot and lovely pp work to bring out the tones of the sky. Maybe a landscape presentation would have worked as well? The smooth reflection is just excellent. Nice post, Big Fella!

Gelukkige nieuwjaar!!!
Knappe foto met fijne kleuren en wondermooie weerspiegeling.
Knap werk

Good morning Hansie

Well what a superb image for the new year. Wonderful POV with excellent subdued light and lovely colour tones.

It sounds like you have a very exciting year ahead my friend and I wish you all the best

TFS kind regards Smurfie

Hello Hans!
I wish you very good new year too!

Hallo Hans..

Kind regards,

Very Happy New Year, Hans
Prachtig stemminge foto. Mooie reflexen in het water.
Goor promising for the New Year.
Groeten van Jan

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-01-02 5:25]

Hi Hans

The South Islsnd of NZ has some very dramatic landscapes which I look fwd to seeing your versions of. A wonderful sunrise at Angkor Wat, with nice colour & reflections. I got some good sunsets from the east gate. Tfs!

I've nissed 8 days of your pics Hans!! This is so nice! Excellent warm light, love the silouette and the reflection too! Hope you have a wonderful new year!!
Thanks so much for your comments on the family pic! HAPPY NEW YEAR

Great silhouettes, I love the palm trees. Beautiful colors in the sky
well done,

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2008-01-02 9:31]

Thank you Hans, the SAME TO YOU !!!
Brazilian Greetings from Recife,

wow, you are really the travel photographer master,well captured here, beautiful image,reflections are very nice.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-01-02 10:14]

Helle Hans, have a great 2008 my friend. Great shot to celebrate the new year ! Well composed and very well shot ! Thanks,


Hi Hans,

Of, very nice these reflections! It reminds me of the Mekong delta shot you posted earlier. The same golden feel, but here we get a bit of blue sky as a bonus and I really like that! Nice.
Also my best wishes to you for 2008!!

Greetings, Dennis

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-01-03 7:07]

Nice tricky golden glow here. Great composition.
May I ask which two photos you think were your best from your Cambodia trip? TFS. K2

Hello Hansie :)

Thanks for your nice words on my shot. Happy New Year to you too and your family, all my best wishes :)
Wonderful golden shot ! I love the mood you captured, bravo my dear friend !
Take care, bisous

This is stunning!!!!!!!!

This is very nice Hans. The golden yellows and blues and blacks go together very well. Nice detail in the silhouettes, composed well, nicely seen and captured. Nice work for sure!


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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-01-05 19:28]

WOW great sunset

its not too late for me to wish you Happy New Year.. what a busy year ahead you will be, Hans.. traveling some more.. :)

another great shot of your time in Angkor Wat. anyone will never get bored looking at this beautiful nature you manage to captured very well.. it gives a lovely feeling just looking at this..

tfs and greeting, terry

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