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Taking a Stroll

Taking a Stroll
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-25
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM, 77 mm circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): PLAGES ET COTES DU MONDE [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-08 20:39
Viewed: 2686
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some of the local boys wandering along the beach - I liked the way they were spread out in this line, it just seemed to fit the scene.. Again the contrasts of brilliant sunlight, blue sky and towering cumulus cloud.

RAW, jpegged and resized..

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Okay I'm sold! Zanzibar is now officially on my list of places to visit. What a great wide angle view, and what a great looking beach. The local kids are a great addition in this shot. A winner David.

Hello David.
Sounds good. Really Bounty Beach.
Stunning clouds with deep blue sky.
Regards, Jan

ciao David..
nice atmosfere.. with exotic mood everywhere really intriguing! boys on the beach look so free.. excellent! thanks
ciao Marco

Hello David! Interesting scene, wonderful beach and clouds, marvelous landscape. Good colours. Very good contrast. Original shot. Well done!

hello David
how are you friend?
another lovely shot from the beach
great sky and fine view
these kids have added beauty to your frame
wonderful huts at the back and great green trees
nice clouds

MAnuj MEhta

Ha. What a tough assignment, getting these shots under a blue tropical sky on a white sand beach.

Superb composition of this one, with the low treeline and plenty of sky!


Hi David,

I like the way you capture this landscape . . sharp image and wide panorama . .
Perfect timing to get that clouds . .


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-03-09 5:02]

Hi David

Well managed exposure on the cloud & sand highlights, with excellent sharpness, colour, & saturation. The people add scale & context. Nice repetition of the coconut palms & thatched huts. Tfs!

Hello David!
Fantastic sky, beautiful colours and point of view!
I love the effect of sigma 10-20mm!
Wonderful place!
Best regards!

Hi David..nice shot...wonderful colors and details..excellent composition.


That extreme wide angle is perfect for shots like this David! Beautiful place I gotta get there someday! Excellent clouds on this, they make the shot so interesting! With the kids standing there you can see just how BIG this beach is! AMAZING!

Hello David,

This looks like an inspirational place for photography!
For me, you have composed this perfectly with lots of attention on that amazing, cloudy sky, yet taking nothing away from the beautiful location.
The people are perfectly positioned and lead towards the hut, then the gradually tapering beach.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-03-09 8:18]

Great shot David, I like it! very neat and sharp image.


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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2009-03-09 10:42]

Hi David,

It looks like they are watching a fire that they set in the jungle! Great composition, the cloud is awesome.

You just have to love that lens, dontcha?

Have a great day!
Reed Radcliffe
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Hi David,
Excellent image with a superb perspective. The tropical colours really show out here. Excellent use of the rule of thirds creating a well balamced composition. Quite an attractive posting David, really a good place to relax!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-03-09 12:26]

You are a releave for TL in Africa David I havent seen so much quality from here for ages;],again superbe mate!

Hi David, this photo is full of interesting lines; the boys, the shore, trees, clouds, and even the dark areas of sand. Very neat shot! Wish I was there! looks very peaceful (except for the impending storm). Lisa

Superb dramatic landscape capture David.
That cloud is just brilliant and powerful.
The slight tilt is extremely effective here.
Really like this one. Well done.
- Vincent

Hi David,
Besides the beautiful beach scene that we can see here, it's a good daily life picture as well. Again, the circular polarizer worked well, it gave excellent sky tones, beautful green colour to the vegetation and properly exposed clouds. Fine job David, TFS!

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-04-06 20:21]

I've been looking at this and just dreamingggggg I am there :) A paradise for sure!!! and an excellent capture of both the people and the sky. Very good depth!! TFS

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