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Waiting for the boat

Waiting for the boat
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 640 N: 9631] (55122)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-31
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D 90
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-15 5:46
Viewed: 1818
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
9 am is about as stressful as it ever gets in El Nido. That's when everyone heads to the beach to board the tour boats or 'bangkas' on tours A,B,C, or D around the Bacuit Archipelago. This is the view towards cloud shrouded Cadlao Island, from El Nido Beach, a little before 9 am. Just checked the view details & it is showing 9:51. Actually it was an hour before then (8:51am) as Korea time is different to Philippines time.

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What a beautiful postcard, Chris!
I like the frontal POV of the narrow DOF.
The light is pale and somewhat indicative of the hour.
Amazing to see;

What a wonderful scene you have caught here, Chris!

Amazing cloud formation against such a breathtaking landscape.
The colors are natural and clarity is amazing.
The POV and DOF are well done.
Great work.

Thanks and regards,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2973 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-10-15 7:54]

Hi Chris,
A sort of a painting effect in this landscape shot. I like the pastel colors and the softness of the ambient, here. The clouds touching the pointed peak are enhancing this marvelous composition.
The tranquil atmosphere is outstanding due to the perfect subtle lighting.
Very neat work.

Francis Xavier

Hi Chris,
Beautiful landscape post card with a lovely form of boats,
Excellent POV. & DOF. well presented and composed Chris,
lovely place too.

Olá chris
Very well composed and beautiful place.A paradise with water, mountain, boat eveything that may men happy. I like the light of this hour everything as a special taste.
Um abraço

Hi Chris,
It's like a famous painting and you did your best. I like colors and DOF.
Thanks for sharing

Awesome capture of those outriggers! Bring back memories when my brother and I had to swim when our bangka sunked...too much coconuts and bananas on board! LOL Love the clouds reflecting on the calm sea. Very well done, tfs.

Hello Chris,

Wonderful atmosphere in this landscape pastel to cut the Sufi.
Clouds contribute nicely to the composition of your dreams.
Sublime brightness.
My compliments for this presentation postcard invitation to travel. Well done
Respect for and good weekend.

PS: serious problems with my computer and I could see your latest posts, sorry: (


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-10-15 13:17]

Hi Chris,

The photo looks like the ones we saw in old encyclopedia in my childhood!
Love the nostalgia rendered by faded colors of sea and sky.
How I would like to go there, one day!


Hi Chris
amazing colors. wonderful view from the beach towards the marvelous cliffs of Cadlao Island touching the cloudy sky. interesting small boats anchoring, waiting for passengers.
a scene to enjoy.

Hi Chris, love the soft colours in this one, the quiet lull before chaos, a bit of mystery inthe clouds.Fiona

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2011-10-15 14:23]

Hi Chris,

I love the composition, nice placement of the peak that is partially covered by clouds. The one recommendation I would make is to add a touch of contrast, to make the green hills "pop" a bit more. The D90 tends to be a bit flat at times, and I often have to add some contrast to shots I take with it.

This looks like a lovely place, TFS.


Hi Chris,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. the distance between the small boats and the mountains is giving depth to the scene. the point of view is showing the details and colors of the mountains. The quality of the light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


The quality of light helps to complete a very tranquil and serene scene. Must have been a lovely morning TFS

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1825 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2011-10-16 5:14]

Hi Chris,
I could deal with a bit of this kind of stress.
Beautiful scene you captured here. Your photos of Philippine are amazing. Hopefully one day I will get to these beaches.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-10-16 6:29]


superbe iamge et ocmpo fantastique ces bâteaux très originale leurs formes et cette coline en fond avec les nuage, cette belle fomr ede la montagne fantastique compo.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-10-16 13:56]

Hello Chris :)

Very interesting and beautiful scenery, and boats look very originally.
Pretty, gentle colours and light, very showy composition!

I greet You warmly.

HI Chris...this is a beautiful shot. Great tones and colors and wonderful perspective and point of view. Nice work.


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-10-16 22:37]

mmm, it's like a dream ...

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