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pundaquit symmetry

pundaquit symmetry
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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX, Hoya Polarizer
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-14 6:56
Viewed: 3312
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An early morning scene in Pundaquit, Zambales. Not often visited, I ended up staying in this quaint fishing village after a grueling bus ride, to be honest I forgot where my point of origin was. I traveled in SE Asia for three months and would often ride on buses without knowing much of its route. This is how I like to travel - spontaneous and expecting surprises. I must have awakened the town as a herd of barking dogs followed me with my bulky tripod. Shortly a few kids started following me and some even offered strongly brewed coffee much to my pleasant surprise.

Good to be back to TL.

As I have inadvertently set the cam to vivid mode, I had to desaturate a bit.

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Hi Danilo,

Good to see you posting after a gap!

Here, you come with such a wonderful shot, where the lovely natural colors and the marvelous landscape, and that too with a perfect mirror-reflection, make this work so splendid to enjoy!

The sharpness and POV are great and clarity is amazing. I like the upwardly moving fog to the sky and partially seen covering the waters. The light is managed very well and clouds ofcourse bring huge mood into the shot.

A double delight to the eyes ;)

Best regards,

hello stranger how are well i hope i see your photographer is still as good as ever this shot is excellent with a very good pov grt reflections in the water
tfs regards bryan

Hi Danilo ... you had to de-saturate!! wow, now that doesn't happen often :) This looks amazing. Everything is so sharp and crisp and clean. The photo is perfectly constructed, reflection on the still water is great, and the mist off to the left is also well placed.
So nice to see you back! I hope you had a great long vacation.

beautiful reflection. colours are nice too.


Ciao Danilo

Miss you my friend ....
As always the beauty of your eyes in delight!
Fabulous and colorful image!
Perspective and colors are very well.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful
Nice architecture picture.

Best regards,


Wooooow, Danilo, that's fantastic, this view is special and I love the brilliant colours.
Also the fog in the back is beautiful.
A perfect place to be, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Olá Danilo...you have post...a very good composition with lovely details with a fantastic sharpness, beautiful intense colors. You are doing a long trip with fun has I can read in your good note.
It is a pleasure to see East again through your eyes and lens.
Um abraço

Great colors and reflection.
Very nice photos.
Regards Zoran

Hi Danilo,

Where have you been, dude?

As always your photos are beautiful. Great clarity and colors. tfs.


wonderful sharpness, colors, a very dynamic image, well done,

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2010-06-14 15:09]

Hello Danilo,

Wonderfull landscape and excellent reflections, the colors are superb.
Great sharpness and beautifull light, I like the smog in the B/G.
That creat a great atmosphere, very nice satured colors.
Best regards.

  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2010-06-14 16:33]

Hi Danilo
wonderful landscape, very sharp, with great colours and light, and a wonderful bright mirror effect.
Sorry my friend but I've disabled my TL system of points... to much «noise» about it... hope you understand...
Best regards, mb

Hi Danilo!
Nice to see you again dear friend!
Perfect pov and wonderful game,with
reflections,shadows,lighting and colours!
Great perspective!
TFS Kostas

Hello Danilo,

Good to see your post after a long time.
This is another extremely good photography in your gallery.
Beautiful composition and fantastic reflection in the water.
Excellent sharpness and light.
Perfectly shown colors.

Warm greetings and best wishes,

Bonjour Danilo
Superbe paysage avec une netteté et des couleurs saturées captivantes.Les reflets sont fantastiques et j'aime beaucoup le rendu de la brume en BG.Bravo!Catherine

Bom dia Danilo,
Joy to have you back here and with this great work of art in which you explore in great detail, competence and sensibility the potential of symmetries and parallelisme.
All the best,

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-06-15 8:21]

Hi Danilo,

You've been on quite a trip, it's good to see you posting again. The reflections and colors are wonderful, with the polarizer doing a nice job with the sky. The sandy shore in the foreground provide a good anchor for the shot. Looking forward to seeing more posts from your travels.

Best regards,

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  • solrac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1103 W: 26 N: 1025] (9012)
  • [2010-06-15 11:45]

Hola Danilo
Preciosa imagen de este hermoso paisaje con un gran dominio de la iluminacion , fantastico reflejo muy logrado , una impactante y perfecta foto , felicidades

Buen dia
un saludo

Olá Danilo

Fabuloso trabalho...um espetáculo de paisagem.
Cores fascinantes e ótimo olhar, amei.

Hi Danilo ,
welcome back my friend and hope to see wonders from you ;))
What a lovely place with wonderful vivid colors and vibrancy in colors,the light and shades are very well captured and beautifully processed to get this lovely result,a very nice DOF and a good panoramic presentation of this beautiful landscape.

Best Regards

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-06-15 18:38]

dear Danilo,
a beautiful view shot of splendid scene,
very clear image with vivid colors and contrast,
and the reflection of mountain on the quiet water and mystic fog are amazing,
the back light is effective to make mysterious ambience too,
thank you for your excellent shot,

Hello Danilo,

Nice to have you back, again.
The vivid mode has given a feeling of HDR to your shot.
It is an unbelievably beautiful scene.
I like how you have used the f/g triangle of sand to anchor the shot, before taking us on this magical ride, across the water to misty hills. The reflected scene seems to give great depth and is an important element in the dhot.

Have a good day, my friend,
Bev :-)

Welcome back, Danilo
This is an amazing landscape photo.
Beautiful scene! The reflections of mountains and the sky are GREAT. Wonderful natural colors. TFS
Kind regards

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-06-16 9:35]


Grandisoe reflet, et cpatage, le découpement de plans est très bien réalsie, avec ce sable, le reflet totoal, un vrai miroire, des tons emrveilleux, quelle maîtrise.

merci et maitié


Hello Danilo

WOnderful happy welcome back.
It is a striking composition with eye catching colors.
I like these reflections and the pov wich makes a perfect DOF.
Magic lighting.
All the best

Hi, Danilo. THis photo looks very natural and captures the essence of morning light and scene. Colors are saturated and composition with the mirror reflections look superb. I do like the mist in the mountains. Good contrast and nice to have you back.cheers.

Hi Danilo
Nice to see you again after a long break
I miss you
Impressive capture and panaromic view
Colors, light and reflections are perfect
Have a nice Sunday

Bonjour Danilo,
Superbe reflet dans cette eau limpide et sereine, sérénité qui se dégage de ce POV au fin piqué!!!
Les couleurs sont sensationnelles et la vue magnifique

Hello Danilo,

I'm blown away by the magnificent colour depth in this shot. Beautiful landscape. The fog just adds to the peaceful atmosphere. Definitely a place to discover!



wonderful shot, beautiful reflection, VOTED

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