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Copyright: Ramdan Nain (Ramdan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-17
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Pentax K10D, smc Pentax-DA f4 16-45mm ED-AL
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-27 0:21
Viewed: 1765
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Allow me to present this as my humble dedication and appreciation to you ALL. Thank you for being wonderful members of this great community of PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Thank you Adam. You developed this great site into a huge system that connecting photographers all over the world, sharing ideas and inspiring photos.

And to my mentor, who introduced TE and TL to me and also for his dedication in constructing and guiding his mentees' photographic mind and skills. You're great in sharing and your efforts are highly appreciated.

Thank you also to Silke (Silke) and Bill (trekks) for popping my view of what I should be at TL. You made your comment to my very first post, which triggered the idea of what I should and should not be doing in TL.

These, had contributed to the 'development' of me, as what I am today in TL. This little achievement of first hundred is the result of being with you all. THANK YOU ALL.

Happy shooting,
The shot: A sunset view at Pantai Manis Papar, some 40km from Kota Kinabalu. I was amazed with the beautiful scene when the wet sand reflected the glowing light and colors of the sunset sky. I waited for Rabani to move right to the spot where his position is sweetly adding an interest to my composition.

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Beautiful sunset and very well captured - nice one Ramdan..

Salaam Ram
nice shot my friend
wonderful POV
great atmosphere captured here with soft hue.
wonderful colours in the sky.
Lovely Present friend.
with warm regards
Manuj Mehta

Great effect. Very atmospheric and eye-catching colours and silhoette captured here.

Congratulations and TFS Ramdan,


Assalamualaikum Ndan,

may i let the beauty of this image to speak for itself.

it's indeed a very meaningful dedication and as a gesture of gratitude to all kind fellow members here in TL.

as Rabani said it during our outing with Rozaimi (AJ786) from neighbouring Brunei, TL members are like brothers & sisters of one big family.

to me, this image is much more meaningful as you dedicate it to all friends here with someone very special, your guru, in the picture!

very well done & keep shooting.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-06-27 1:27]

hello Ramdan

1st, congratulations on your 100th. It is sometimes just as if I am looking at myself on TL when I see your photography and post entry here.

I can always remember your 1st post on UMS and you stated doing it for a magazine cover, and you took that as your encouragement and a small step moving forward. Then later I found out your work as graphic designer. Later you looked around for camera equipment upgrade of Canon or Nikon but later got your Pentax, and that was when I noticed your seriousness about photography.

And then Rabani showed up, and I happened to trekk Sabah and met you all at TE Borneo Meet at Kundasang/Ranau/Poring, even just for a night and a day. From then on, things never turn back, for you and me, so to say.

Today, you have done a proud work on photography and I am very happy to be around on TL at the same with you.

This is great sunset idea of low angle shot to show reflective sandy beach of light and sky, to show silhouette of the man in his photographic position. Technically, you have progressed well with composition, camera settings and your choice of subject and pov. That to me, is the best thing happening to you.

I remember you were not into outdoor shooting. Then you recently climbed 4095m summit of Kinabalu by Via Ferrata and fast forward to waterfalls, beaches and everywhere outdoors.

That is dedication and passion to photography, Ramdan. I hope I will also keep up with you on this. And I also hope to keep the same interests in my trekk group here in Kuching.

I remembered you were afraid of coldness when we were having dinner at just outside of Mt Kinabalu park. But then you challenged yourself to go up that mountain.

Fascination, Ramdan. About nature, about light, about shadow, about subjects, about photography, about vision.

See you in our next Trek meet, when and where. TFS, bill

Hi Ramdan
Pleasant picture. Beautifully showed the west of the sun in full colouring. I greet Mark

a very nice compo of a sunset.
colors are superb and crisp.
clarity is well done.
good job & kuDOs!!!

Very good colours, details and composition. Well done.

Great shot with beautiful colors of this sunset!
The title is fine too.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-06-27 5:10]

Hi Ramdan
Congrats on your 100th!
A lot of great effort and an excellent gallery
Best wishes

merhaba dear ramdan
wonderful atmosphere and colours.excellent photographer and silhouettes.good composition.well done.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Ramdan

Congrats on your 100th!
it is a beautiful show to luster this event!
Beautiful visual lukewarm.


Hi Ramdan,

I remember this scene. This is the scene that Rabani took of the lonely driftwood at Pantai Manis. So Rabani took a shot of the driftwood while you took a shot of Rabani shooting the driftwood. Hmm.. quite a mouthful.

That sky is so beautiful it seems surreal. The gradient of colours from blue to fiery red at the horizon is very pleasing to the eyes. Rabani's silhouette is not showing the most impressive of poses but I think it still works for this photo. Great shot capturing the moment.



Congratulations for your 100 th post Ramdan :)

Lovely posting . Your sunset is beautiful. Lovely colors and well composed.

Fine post Ramdan, TFS

Best regards,

Assalamualaikum Ramdan. Congratulations on your 100th post. I still remember clearly my first visit to your TE and TN. The same building was there for a very long period and I did not get the chance of returning your critiques. I still remember some of your posts with borrowed camera and just look at you now. You have the right approach to this field of photography. There are many out there who would rush to buying gears ending up collecting fungus in a few months. I can sense your commitment from your valuable critiques and the constant desire to be better. You have proved that you are a better photographer from your excellent top quality, first class posts in your gallery. I admire the quality of your recent post and good critiques you have received, and yet remain humble and down to earth. There are times that I feel like I have already met you in person and I really hope that our path will cross one day. All is so true of what Bill and Agoes has already said. This is a very well composed post and warmest regards from me. Jusni

Hi Ramdan,
Thanks for posting this photo! Fantastic low angle and overall composition. You've also exposed and processed this well. Congratulations!


Thanks to you Rasmdan for your splendid 100th post on TL, fascinating sunset composition with superb silhouette, wonderful light and fantastic colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Ramdam,
excellent compo indeed,
superb pov, beautiful colours,
wonderful reflections on the sand,
welldone and tfs,
:) tomorrow

Tobpinai Ramdan,

Bila sia lihat macam ini punya gambar susah mau "explain". For me this wonderful and excellent thats it, what more can I says.

Great job dude.
Keep on Kliking...

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-06-28 10:41]

A very nice shot for your 100th post on TL, Ramdan. Excellent composition and really nice colours. Your friend was turned into an excellent silhouette, though it's a pity that his feet are a tad too dark.

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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-06-28 23:18]

posting photo is like writing diary to me, expressing my feeling...

i feel the same way from your posting and i learn a lots from you, from macro to landscape. you share your tips and techniques just as mr bani sharing his..

agreed with Agoes that this picture speak for itself... the beauty of sabah and a determined, passion of a photographer..

i glad that i know mr bani and you

Salam Bro,
Takniah bro,on your 100th post in TL..foto ni memang sesuai sekali untuk dijadikan sebagai penghantar terima kasih diri kepada teman2 disini..Aku juga ikut senang dengan keberadaan bro disini,suka memberi kritikan2 yang bagus dan membina.Betul kata2 Agoes,biarkan lah foto ni berbicara sendiri,sebab dalam satu2 image yang kita perolehi itu mempunyai kuasa daya terikan tersendiri...Kita shot biar orang judge..
So,anyway bro!..ni pic aku tak ada komen yang negetive,bagi ku sudah cukup bagus..sebagus2nya..

Takniah dan well done bro.


papar sunset beautiful but still cannot beat kk one :D why pantai manis? hehehee.. what about lok kawi? :P lawalah silhoutte tu..

congratulation on your 100th posts.. sa tak nak la puji melambung-lambung mcm dorang.. hehe.. mcm corny ja.. sebab kita masih belajar.. yang penting ko tau yang ko boleh buat sebaik mana.. and sebanyak mana improvement dari awal hingga sekarang yg sudah ko capai..

dan satu lagi jangan mudah bangga ngan hasil kerja ko mcm ada la orang tu siap suruh orang tengok gallery dia untuk belajar.. kalo bagus sangat tak apa juga.. oppss terlebih sudah.. haha sa jahat oh..

regards, nong

Breathtaking shot Ramdan, one to be really proud of.
Great expression and powerful landscape.
Master work!
- Vincent

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-07-02 4:31]

This is an amazing shot!
I just love the perspective here and the depth of colour is superb!
Very fine work indeed
Congratulations on a major milestone -- I look forward to many hundreds more

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-07-03 4:30]

Hi Ramdan,

Nice notes!!! I was almost in tears...:P kidding.. it surely is nice to show your appreciation to Adam and the site...:D Thank you for sharing your feeling, your photos and techniq with us too. :D

Back to your photos, I know Rabani... well.. I know he is a very good photographer. Nice shot of the silhouette of him, great colours, mood and timing, nice composition too. :D

Have a nice day,


:) ltr

Hi Ramdan

you have fantastic gallery and you have a way of your post processing. i like your works a lot.


i a n

s^lendide coucher de soleil sur la mer
j'aime beaucoup la silhouette de l'homm sur la plage entrain de faire une photo
excellente capture


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