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The Balcony View

The Balcony View
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Copyright: Julie Thornton (Juliet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-08
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel 400D XTi
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-30 3:49
Viewed: 2407
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A view from my balcony overlooking the ocean at sunset. The full moon was added for effect.
PP work includes cropping and saturation of colors.

Enjoy your day !
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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2011-03-30 4:11]

Fabulous PP work here -- although logic tells me that the moon cannot have been that large, your work make it seem real -- fantastic original , wonderful final
LOVE the view -- I am very jealous!

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  • prfry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 60 N: 142] (727)
  • [2011-03-30 4:21]

Hi Julie,
Perfect contrast and beautiful colours in this photo! Your saturation adjustments are just right. Excellent sharpness and detail in the palm leaf silhouette! A very serene scene.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-03-30 4:40]

Hi Juliet,
Great creativity in your work and this is a masterpiece!
Fantastic PP work to produce this artistic presentation.
A superb sunset shot from your balcony and the added full moon is a colossal bonus!
Great work.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

The waving horizon effect worked like a perfect landing spot for the new moon. Palm trees made a very positive difference on the composition.
Good idea to add the moon.

Hi Julie,
This is a beautiful capture of a sunset. I really like the warm colors of the setting sun with the cooler night colors invading. The moon is nice touch in this photo. Very well done. - Kevin

Wow, what a view. Great with the palm branches in the shot. And I like the addition of the moon too .. maybe a touch more into the shot though .. it's almost touching the left edge of the frame.
Great work Julie

Superba priveliste!!
Luna este elementul de baza in imaginea asta..., dar si culorile sunt MINUNATE!
Numai bine

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  • Pauly Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 49] (288)
  • [2011-03-30 6:54]
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Hi Juliet,

Lovely Sunset, the Moon seems a little cramped in the corner here, but nevertheless a strong image,
Best Regards,


Hello Julie

Love the image, very tropical and very warm I bet. I have added the moon in many of my images and always have a hard time getting the moon to fit in a realistic sense. I have found a way to help. I use the bur tool around the edges of the moon to help it blend in and take away the sharp edges. I have had some success. I myself would like to know a better way. Nice feeling of warmth that alot of us are waiting for.


Ciao Julie

Nice sharpness and clear picture.
Excellent choice of your angle, this gives depth and perspective with sight on the background.
Lovely composition nice light also good colors.
Excelent presentation, TFS.

Best regards,

Sergio ♣

Hi Julie,
WoW! What a great shot with a moon!! added for effect.
Excellent point of view and details
very nice silhouettes and amazing sunset..
compliments and nice ppwork ..

very nice and imaginative PP work.The colors of setting sun are immaculate.leaves are making a natural frame.tfs

Great PP work and perfect postcard picture, Julie!

Great colors and perfect moment you have caught here. The sharpness and POV are excellent. The addition of moon gives charm to the overall work.
Well taken!


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-03-30 9:03]


Grandisoe compo quel ciel avec la lune le détachement des branches du palmier, fantastique image de rêve, magique.

Bravo et amitié


Julie this is braw as we say over here the colours lighting and framing all add to it also good pp work
tfs regards bryan

You wish you have this view right now instead of the up coming snow storm. Ugh! Don't you have enough. I like this creation, very well done, tfs.

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  • PJNS Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 18] (579)
  • [2011-03-30 10:13]

Hi Juliet,

Beautiful sunset with a excelent PP work.
Good colors and POV. Well done.

Hello Julie,

Magic with the moon, sublime idea, a beautiful sunset caressed by a feather palm!
Superb composition dreams are. Compliments for this presentation. Well done and TFS.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2011-03-30 13:20]

Hi Julie,

That's a beautiful shot, even without the moon. The silhouettes and color gradients in the sky are wonderful. You did great pp work on this, and I don't mind that the moon is not to scale. I think the moon might be a bit too close to the edge, but that's just my take on it. Also, I think it might be good to clone out the street light (or whatever the bright dot is).

Warm regards,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2011-03-30 14:33]

Hi Julie,
beautiful sunset.Beautiful harmony of the colors.TFS.Necla.

WOW Julie. What can I say? This is magnificent! It is a sheer work of art. The shot itself was perfection but you ps work to add the moon only added to its excellence. Love it. TFS, Lori

Hi Julie...excellent shot..beautifully composed with excellent tones and colors.


Bonjour Julie
Quelle belle idée d'avoir ajouté la pleine lune dans l'angle de l'image en opposition avec la silhouette des palmes!!!Cela sublime les couleurs et la lumière.Magnifique ppwork.Bravo et TFS.Catherine

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-03-31 9:10]

HI Julie, this is a perfect work and presentation. Wonderful mood,perfectly composed.
Regards Rose

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  • KurtPop Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 285 W: 51 N: 342] (1059)
  • [2011-04-01 20:38]
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Hi Julie,
This is a really amazing shot. Great vibrant colors and teriffic detail. The full moon definatley gives it a nice touch. Great job and TFS.

Have a good weekend,

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-05-07 8:09]


A beautiful scenic image with very interesting elements combined into a fine compostion.

Very Nice work


Beautiful, the moon looks so large and clear. Hey, where can I order a drink.

Best regards,

Hi Julie! Beautiful postcard atmosphere. Well done. regards Csabi

Hi Julia,
This is a stunning shot! It almost looks unreal. It's sharp and rich. It looks like a postcard from a misterious island. It's wonderful! You have done a wonderful job!
Warm reagrds,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-02-02 13:53]

Hi Julie

A lovely tropical sunset with good pp work adding the moon. Wonderful sharpness & nice silhouettes of the coconut palm fronds. Tfs!

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