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The Hills and Rice Fields of Tana

The Hills and Rice Fields of Tana
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Copyright: Ms Karin (k-2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-23
Categories: Daily Life, Food
Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-50mm, f/2.8, RAW, Polarizer Warming
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: K2 go to Madagascar 2008
Date Submitted: 2008-12-28 20:53
Viewed: 3763
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The capital city of Madagascar, Tana, is up in the highlands and is surrounded by gentle hills.
The valleys are filled with rice paddies.
On this afternoon the hail storm clouds were building strong and this photo was taken an hour before the hail struck.

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good colors with fine saturation and also good details in this, looks like the skies were about to open up,

i just got the sigma 18-50mm 2.8 macro looking very forward to shooting and posting soon! as far as i can tell so far a very good upgrade from the kit lens,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-12-28 22:03]

Hi Karin,
This is a very beautiful view on this city!
Excellent composition with the three plans well balanced! What it grab me is the splendid green/yellow colors of the rice paddies which contrasts so nicely with the threatening sky. The light is splendid! Very nice too, the piles of luminous houses on the hill. Charming image! Bravo! Annie

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  • bhobot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 14 N: 318] (1926)
  • [2008-12-28 22:43]

nice one karin
i like the colorful things here

sharpness and light are fine
well done my friend



Hi Karin
Wonderful capture and perspective
Great colors and light
Happy new year

Hi Karin
Fun to see three parts in this picture.
Nice colors and compo.

Another nice view of Madagascar - lovely golden light too. A nice landscape shot this.

Hi Karin
Very beautiful light and colours, one can often find this type of light just before a storm. Like to see the reflections in the water. Great image composition to show the city in relation to the rice paddies. Well seen.


Hi Karin
wonderful capture of a lovely view, well composed. perfect clarity. amazing rice paddies.
good pov and timing in catching the light and reflections before the storm.
tfs and a happy new year

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-12-29 1:20]

Hola amigos,
hermosa iluminación y foco...
excelente composición y detalles,

Hi Karin, I love the light here, just before the storm. Great contrasting colors.

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2008-12-29 6:11]
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Bonjour Karin,
Je ne connaissais pas ce diminutif pour Antananarivo... Tana... c'est vrai et plus facile ;)
Quelle force de saturation ici, belle opposition entre les rizičres, l'ocre de la terre et ce ciel.
Bonne journée



nice shots for this view...well detailed and sharpness! good job! tfs


Hi, Karin, so clear colors, good sharpness, and contrast,... must admit that at the first I thought about my favorite animated movie Madagascar... :)
Best regards...

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-12-30 7:10]

Hi Karin,
That's an unusual sight to have a town overlooking the fields. Love how the town is wedged between the grrens and greys of the fields & sky. Sharp details too.

Hello Krin
Good use of the foreground details, the polarizer has worked well on the sky in particular.
Regards, Leslie

Hi Ms Darin,
Excellent POV. and lovely composition,
great colors and sharpness,
Nice field and reflection..
well done.

Certianly one of the strongest Madagascar pictures ive see of you Karin,ver bright tropical colors against a grey sky,it brings excelent contrast.

All the best for 2009!


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-01-10 10:39]

Hello Karin
Absolutely wonderful photo; very sharp, with a fantastic light and composition with the mirrosrs of water adding a superb effect.
Best regards, mb

Very beautiful landscape. Good saturation. Excellent view.

Hello Karin

Well are you still a live?

Hope everythink is OK with you and you husband.
Next month I will going back to Iceland if everthink work out well.

Cheers, Lucky

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2009-03-08 21:31]

Hi Karin
Wonderful capture of landscape. Nice color and good composition.
Tin Soe

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