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A farewell to Djerba

A farewell to Djerba
Photo Information
Copyright: Frank De Cock (Dingo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-01
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF, @ ISO 200
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Fly to the sun - Tunisia, fall 2008
Theme(s): My photos >= 20 and < 30 points part II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-05 12:47
Viewed: 3576
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We had packed our bags and left them in the luggage room, and enjoyed a last sunny day at the beach - with drinks and food within walking distance ;o)

The sun sets early this time of the year, alas... but the last sunset we saw on Djerba was the most beautiful one; everything just seemed to fall into place for this composition.

Tech talk

As usual with sunset pictures, I set the white balance to cloudy and used a -1/3 stop exposure compensation.

In PS I added an adjustment layer for curves only, to boost the contrast a bit.

Downsized and framed with a couple of home-cooked PS actions.

Signed with a font called "Running smobble", meant to look like Arabic (though obviously written in the wrong direction. I hope I didn't write anything legible in Arabic ;o)

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To Dawn: Unlike me...Dingo 1 11-07 11:23
To Hendrika: Geen zonnebril, Els...Dingo 1 11-07 09:18
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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2008-11-05 12:55]
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Hi Frank..Im enjoying the soft muted tones here of your lovely photo...and especially like the wispy soft clouds..
A nicely composed photo..thank you.

Hope you enjoyed your stay there.


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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2008-11-05 13:38]


Excellent view, beautiful sunset, good to see some action on the left, well done on the composition.
How have you been?

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-11-05 13:39]

I really like the warm tones and very good depth. A nice mood! TFS

  • janneman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 7 N: 164] (1054)
  • [2008-11-05 13:48]

Algemeen en op het eerste zicht : een zeer aangename foto Frank. Mooie kleuren, vissers, ...
maar ik heb een " but " ( terecht of niet ... )

Je vertelt hier twee verhalen :
de mooie zonsondergang met de wijdsheid
- daar valt m'n oog direct op
én het verhaal van de vissers.
- oh ja, die gasten zijn daar nog bezig
( maar die heb je even weggedrumd )

Nu indien je de vissers meer in " de ooglijn " had gezet,
dan was dit, IMO, één verhaal geweest én beter.

Goed, dat is mijn idee.

Je bent toch een rare kerel :
je gaat op reis en toont als 1e een " farewell " foto

TFS Frank

Hi Frank,

Wat klinkt dat nou toch vreselijk akelig --- ja, ik bedoel dat naar huis gaan.

En dan staan er ook nog vissers in je beeld gewoon hun netten binnen te halen en moet je ook nog je zonnebril opzetten omdat die zon zo vervelend reflecteert op het water...ja, het leven kan zo moeilijk zijn.....

maar toch TFS
(wordt helemaal jaloers als ik dit zie - erg mooi)


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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-11-06 6:33]

Hi Frank,
The feeling of depth and the pull of the perspective that the wide angle gives to the picture, accentuated by the cloud pattern and your placement of the sun, boats and other elements, is astounding.
Nice warm colors, good pp work here, and overall DoF add to the overall quality of this sunset.
Very nicely seen, composed and presented.

Hi Frank, I madenote of this one before heading to bed on the 6th. The horizon is very deceptive, it looks curved and yet it is dead straight. Excellent PP work to retain the detail in the clouds and the water and yet toe down the brightness of the sun,

Hallo Frank.
Classic beauty. Maybe the boat a bit more 'downunder'?
Groeten van Jan

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-11-11 18:21]

Bonsoir Frank,
Une autre splendeur tunisienne qui fascine par le coloris de sa palette. Or brossé et doux ivoire!
Merci pour la note!
Bravo! Annie

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-11-13 3:42]

What a wonderful atmosphere !


i like the warm colors Frank, i still remember back when i was still using warming filters for this kind of scene. which reminds me during this time of the year we get more of this cloud formation.


i a n

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-11-19 22:35]

It's really stunning!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-12-27 1:30]

Hi Frank
I'm quite slack at visiting at the moment - been a bit busy and had many things to do.
I love the sky here - what pretty swirling clouds they are. Super colours too.
The silhouettes look good too. Very good PP work.
Well done

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