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Romantic kiss


Romantic kiss
Photo Information
Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-03
Categories: Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My Africa adventure
Date Submitted: 2010-08-02 2:44
Viewed: 6065
Points: 17
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Romantic kiss

This young couple asked me to make some pictures from them during a romantic sun set at river bank of the Okavango river, the border between Namibia and Angola.

Well sun sets very fast and the blue hour took here about ten minutes and made several shots of these travel mates. Took this one (with the approval of the two) to post on TL, it shows the beauty of the nature and the love between two young people.

Shot was taken hand held with a slow shutter speed of 1/25 sec, f/4.2 (need only light and shadows) and 400ASA

PP work: Shot in Raw, adjusted levels, curves and contrast, increased slightly tweaked the yellow tones, cropped, converted to jpeg, resized and sharpened using USM.

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Very nice colors and silhouets.
Regards Zoran

Hellow Hans,
A well captured moment of this romantic setting on the Okavango.Nice strong sillhouettes formed with the sky light in the BG.
erwin...

Well Hans, I am most impressed that you could get such a fine shot, hand held! My husband has a D300 and it is much better than my camera for blue hour shots!
The kiss, the focal part of the shot, is beautifully positioned in the frame; then there is time to enjoy the romance of the setting.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-08-02 3:27]

Hi Hans...
Beautiful shot with so nice colors...
Beautiful silhouetes and scene...
Regards...
Andro

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-08-02 3:55]

Hi Hans,
Wonderful moment captured. Good color tones, excellent silhouetting and nicely displayed. Nice simple framing adds to the moment. Well done and TFS Julie

Ooooooooo Hansie! You caught Trampas and I under the sunset! haha! Well done shot, nice control of light here, just enough oe to make the shot pop out, right where they are kissing! Love the colors in this!
B-)
Linda

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2010-08-02 7:37]

Hi Hans,
A great setting and a great moment, but I wonder if the overall photo is too dark? Just my personal opinion.
Sunil

Clever shot, Hans - Good use of the background and silhouette technique to make a romantic, postcard-style shot. Well composed, nicely balanced - just a pleasure to look at.

this is an amazing photo! lovely colours and the mood that has been created is fab! well done!! :-D

I admire your sturdy hands and skills in this romantic silhouetted sunset composition. A kiss, a kiss, and a kiss. Love this.

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