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A golden moment

A golden moment
Photo Information
Copyright: Frank De Cock (Dingo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-12
Categories: Daily Life, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF, @ ISO 200, B+W Circular Polarizer MRC
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My photos >= 40 points, Mini TL meet in Greece, May 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-20 14:01
Viewed: 3146
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
What better way to end the photoshoot for the day than waiting for the sun to set in the company of one's friends?

Vassilis, Tanya, Ann and I were enjoying the romantic sight of a sunset at the gorgeous location of the Poseidon temple at Cape Sounio. Imagine the sight of the majestic pillars glowing in the warm sunlight...

When I noticed these people standing way below us in the golden reflection of the sun, I simply couldn't resist capturing them. A golden moment, and imo a nice one to celebrate my 400th picture on TL ;o)

Tech talk

- White balance set on Cloudy
- Exposure compensation set to -1 stop.

- Crop from left and bottom sides.
- Selected the bottom part and applied levels to deepen the shadows.
- Downsized for tl and framed with PS actions.

No other changes were made; the colour of the sea is what the sensor captured.

azaf1, JohnTulip, Urfaust, vsinopoulos, Hendrika, bucanas, vandana2923, Refugee, wilth, tjutjut, chrisJ, Marylou has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To pozaru: Sounio...Dingo 1 05-28 11:47
To Hendrika: Nope...Dingo 2 05-21 09:45
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  • Great 
  • mcoco Gold Star Critiquer [C: 68 W: 0 N: 3] (759)
  • [2008-05-20 14:06]

great POV.
the gold effect is magnificant.


Wel Frank, ik kan alleen maar zeggen:
Heel speciaal! Prachtige Golden Shot

  • Great 
  • melik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 117 W: 12 N: 16] (254)
  • [2008-05-20 14:19]

Very attractive picture of sunset. Well done

  • Great 
  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-05-20 14:21]
  • [+]

Bonjour Frank,
Incredible golden photo! First this composition is effective giving all importance at the beauty of the sea. The black silhouettes are a good counterpoint at the brightness of this liquid gold. I like the textures looking like the ones on a rich fabric! Excellent PP work! Beautifully done! Annie

PS/ You gave me a comment on my last photo about the exposure compensation. I don't know this function. Is it a function to setting into camera? Excuse my bad english, it is more easy in french for me!

It's art. So simple, so effective. Inspiring.
Regards, TW

  • Great 
  • malain Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 42 N: 272] (3188)
  • [2008-05-20 20:17]

Congratulation for your 400th.
It is a beautiful picture. The atmosphere is incredible ! The use of the long zoom is really effective in this shot, compacting the ocean behind the shadows.
Have a nice day, Michel

  • Great 
  • jith79 (42)
  • [2008-05-20 21:51]

Hello Frank,
The picture looks just like a beautiful painting..great work!

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2008-05-20 22:46]

Super! wat een kracht, een machtige ruimte ontvouwt zich in ons hoofd, gewoon door compo en verhoudingen.

ciao Frank..
wonderful texture.. great idea.. this silhouette is really moodly and great!! interesting and well taken!! thanks
ciao Marco

Beautiful sunset silhouette; the contours of the ocean surface look amazing. Great tones. Congratulations on your 400th post, a very memorable image.

Hi Frank,

A special occasion,"400th" posting, with a very special shot! Even the title matches the event!
Lovely sunset, composed nicely, the peoples silhouettes a nice addition and the lighting and colors great!
Well done my good friend!

  • Great 
  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-05-21 1:40]

Hi Frank
It would be an omission not to praise this gorgeous capture of the reflection. Very rich gold tones and those figures down there a great addition
Just like a poem
My compliments

Goed Frank,

Leuke intropic - lekker in Griekenland soms?

Gefeliciteerd met je 400ste foto - dat is dus een hele job geweest - echt wel actief!

Deze foto, ja - daar stond ik, maar dan 's ochtends - heerlijke plek, vond de aanrijroute na de drukte in Athene ook erg prettig.
Nou je hebt dus genooooten.
Ga ik nu even genieten van deze foto - dus effe niet meer storen ja,


Hi Frank,
Beautiful golden momebt,good composition.
Best regards,

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-05-22 13:16]

Hi Frank, congrats on your 400th posting!!
And what a golden moment! Wonderful colours and the silhouettes couldn't have been better placed.
It's quite brilliant,

  • Great 
  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-05-22 14:06]

een ongewoon kleur met en de silouetten genieten van het waterspel!

Hello Frank,

Very beautiful sunset photo, an excellent 400th post. Congratulations!
I haven't yet in Greece, but muy husband told me that at Cape Sunion saw a splendind sunset and looking your photo I remembered that. TFS
Best regrads,

Congratulations on number 400 Frank. A wonderful golden image, goos trong silhouettes and an excellent selection of settings. TFS,

Hello Frank,
What a lovely view and colors on water.
The little ripples created excellent pattern.
Golden moment in golden color. TFS

  • Great 
  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-05-24 6:06]

Very interesting and different, but very effective, POV and presentation. I like this very much, very great shot.
The colors, the contribution slight curve and the shadows are all part of this work of sunset art. :)
Thanks for the view,

Hi Frank,

Perfect angle and composition to get this lovely golden moment . .
Those people are becoming lain object with golden sea . .
Well done my friend


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-05-25 23:51]
  • [+]

Welcome back !

I'm glad you didn't miss Cape Sounio.
Wonderful, isn't it ?!


Verdient elk gegeven "green" !
Opmerkelijke achtergrond die slechts door de POV kan verkregen worden, met merkwaardig horizontaal & concentrisch lijnenspel.
Zonder de mensengroep was het misschien weinig zeggend, maar nu geeft dat het zout in de soep.
Ach Sounion... laatst gezien meer dan een kwart eeuw geleden :-(
Maar dit maakt veel goed :-)

  • Great 
  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-06-03 1:10]

Hi Frank

Fantastic silhouettes & graphism, of the intrepid fg group of people, against a stunning sunset backdrop. Good sharpness & high pov. Tfs!

Een zeer aardig effect : kijken we nu naar zee of naar de ruimte ?
Je horizon staat in ieder geval recht ... :-)
Mooie kleurcombinatie : zwart vs goud " altijd prijs "

't Is misschien maar best dat ik nooit op reis ga :
indien ik zo'n dingen zie, dan zouden ze onder dwang
moeten terughalen :-)


congrats for the mileage Frank. must be in a high view to get this sense of expanse for the sea.
golden moment, golden colors.

Nicely done and well seen. I like the composition with the water dominating. I wonder how the silhouette of a bird or two would look, cloned in against the water as background.


Excellent capture.
Excellent sharpness and details.
And just love those colors.

Hi Frank, Iliked this photograph,I liked the composition,I liked the golden colour and the total picture. See it is praiseworthy. Congratulations.

Hello Frank :o)

Wonderful shot ! Nature is really marvellous, what a magical moment ! Perfect capture ... it looks like golden material coming from heaven ... all my compliments !
Marylou ;)

Hi dear Frank ,
Fantastic shot with warm colours.
Lovely image

Kind regards

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