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dragon boats
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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: 2009-04-04
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX, 0.6 ND grad
Exposure: f/8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The first of the day.(start20/10/09) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-28 3:59
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an early morning scene at Manila's harbor.

The rising sun was on my back.

The distinct color band or layer of the distant boats was enhanced by the use of an ND grad filter.

Perhaps the city's air pollution helped define the band.

Processing included tonemapping with Photomatix followed by level, contrast, and sharpness adjustment with Photoshop then re-sizing.

chrisJ, mesquens1, KLB, tnahari, Teresat, werdir, jean11-3, Juliet, kanton, Scharan2, mvdisco, harpya, roges, ayse51, wieyos, chendis, flavioandrey has marked this note useful
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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-10-28 4:07]

Superb light and tones in this wonderful compo.
Love the graphism of the picture !


Hi, Danilo -
Really nice image - the simple boats in the foreground contrast nicely against the tall-masted boats behind. Wonderful reflections in the glass-like water under the dragon boats. Warm colors and nice peaceful feel to the image. Very nice work.

Hi Danilo
beautiful view with lovely natural colors and the
rflection colors are amazing and you done very nice job with light and shadow nicely TFS
well done

Hi Danilo,

Wonderful capture of the nice scenario, showing a peaceful moment where these boats are parked very artistically...may you could able to show it in an artistic way :)
The colors of the sky are great with wonderful contrast from the boats.
Great sharpness and nice pOV.

Very well seen, my friend!

best regards,

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-10-28 4:36]

Hi Dan... nice shot! love the glassy looking water... composition is fantastic! This reminds me of the days when I used to part of this Dragon Boat team... those were the days... when was this taken? Ingats

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-10-28 4:48]

Hi Danilo

Good repetition of the boats nicely arranged in 2 layers of old in the fg & new in the bg. Superb reflections with good color & sharpness. Well done!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-10-28 5:01]

Hi Danilo,
A very sharp capture of these tall and slender boats.
Marvelous lighting and great reflection in the water.
Nice contrast with the luxurious boats in the BG.
Very nice vivid colors and a superb DOF!
A very neat presentation.

Francis Xavier

Hello Danilo,
Extraordinary shot. Great photographic expression.
Selahattin E

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-10-28 5:11]


Grandiose iamge, , quelle doucuer, quel reflet, avec les autres bâteaux en fond, du calme de la sérénité, une merveille.

bravoe t amitié


Bom dia Danilo,
Lovely, lovely, lovely! Near from perfection.
Excellent composition as emphasised by Chris Jules.

Danilo, love the gradient of colors in this shot. The grey tones of the sky and distant water are great - you get the feeling of early morning. But the intense blue under the boats in the FG - beautiful!! That water is so glassy .. just perfect.
have a good day

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  • KLB Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 1 N: 1] (90)
  • [2009-10-28 6:15]

Hello Danilo

You've caught a peaceful and silent atmosphere and you've retranscribed it in a perfect way.
The typical boats are a lovely foreground and the outstanding quality reveals textures and details.
The reflection is marvelous.


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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-10-28 6:42]

Hi Danilo,
Lovely capture of the boats.
Very peacefull atmosphere.
Colour tones are great.

Hi Danilo
Wonderful capture and place
Excellent reflections, POV and colors

Hi Danilo
great composition.
nice and clear boats in the front and splendid fogginess at the back.
a pleasant image also for the fabulous bright tones.

Dear Danilo
There is a great gradient of colours from this blue in front to the blue grey behind.The composition is full of details, important and beautiful. There is a special beauty in all these boats waiting for sailing. They seem ready for depart...Lovely and good, Thanks dear Danilo
Um abraço

Great colors and reflection

Wonderful colors to this lovely seascape capture!

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-10-28 9:48]

Hi Danilo,

Very colorful capture of the interesting old boats, which contrast nicley with the newer ones in the background. I like your use of the ND filter, probably one of my next purchases. The reflections are nicely presented as well, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-10-28 10:08]

Hi Danilo,
I missed your posting this morning... this is awesome. Really nice clarity and natural colors. A good crisp morning shot with nice solid reflections. Fine post. TFS Julie

Hello Danilo,a very peaceful scene.
The water is so still it looks like a mirror and has created some nice reflections.
I like the more traditional boats in the fg contrasting with the modern yachts in the bg.
The fg blue is very eye catching.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • alin-m Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 426 W: 5 N: 75] (2564)
  • [2009-10-28 11:00]

Nice and interesting immage,good composition.Regards.Alin.

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-10-28 11:11]


This is an excellent and beautiful composition Danilo.
Superb sharpness and very nice natural colors. The elements are very well placed. Galing sir!


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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-10-28 12:13]

Hi Danilo!
You captured and composed a superb image!
with amazing lighting of sunrise!Fine colours,
reflections,clarity depth and peaceful atmosphere!
Regards and tfs

Olá Danilo

Uma foto espetacular com linda
composição...amei estas canoas
em primeiro plano. Lindos os
reflexos na água e as cores
são muito bonitas.

Great composition - simplicity is what makes it attractive. Nice job - tfs, Cerys

Bonjour Danilo,
Wanderful caught of view!! and great colors and light,
Great sharpness and reflection on water,
Excellent POV./DOF. well presented and composed..
very well done.

Hi Danilo,
What a superb panorama.Great POV colours, lighting and perspective.TFS.


Hello Danilo! Amazing boats and sails. Fantastic lightness. Superb colours. Perfect exposure. Well done!

Ciao Danilo

Everything here is serene, it is nice to work
thus, without any wind to not distract!
The colors are superb, and the details impeccable!
What a fantastic contrast picture, very nice reflections of the boats and horizon.
You chose a good angle, this gives nice perspective.
Excellent captured, good composed lovely presentation.
Very well done,



Great color contrast. Th ePP worked well. The simple dragon boats are also in contrast with the sailing boats on the background.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-10-29 7:14]

Hello Danilo,

Interesting subject your pictures today. Excellent play. And the description is very interesting.
Have a nice day,

Hello Danilo,

Three is so good for composition and your three, angled boats make an interestingly sharp f/g as well as the first third for composition. The depth of the f/g blue, emphasises this thirds division.
Great depth to the shot, where boats cast their mast relections into the water and red hulls flare with vibrance.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hello Danilo,

Nice composition, but the clarity, lightness and reflection are amazing.
The colors are perfectly shown.

Best regards,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-10-29 10:46]

Hi Danilo,
great moment.What a beautiful and peaceful place.Beautiful compo and reflections.TFS.Necla.

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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2009-10-29 23:19]

it's simply beautiful & so calm.
i like the contrast of modern and tradition here.
a great capture, Po'!


Oh la la Danilo :)

love the morning atmosphere
the water is so calm . i can feel a breeze blowing easily :)
terrific reflections and colors
i am attracted by the blue patterns on the middle boat
:D my favorite color he he
a neat presentation with nice light and details
All my best wishes my dear friend

Ciao Danilo, beautiful composition with lovely boats, splendid light and fascinating reflections, I lioke a lot, have a good wekk end, ciao Silvio

Hi Danilo!
excellent composition, i like the crop...the reflection is mirror-like...
very nice work
best regards,

Hi Danilo,
Great P.O.V and nice composition. Amazing deep colours, beautiful reflections.



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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-11-19 6:52]

Hi Danilo ;)
Impressive composition and deep ;perspective...TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

Buena y luminosa imagen de este puerto con estas originales embarcaciones tan exoticas y con un buen colorido y nitidez
buen trabajo
un saludo

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