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happy thanksgiving
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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: 2009-03-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX, 0.6 ND grad
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-26 4:59
Viewed: 2504
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy thanksgiving day everyone, especially for those who live in the U.S. It is a damp, cool, and rainy day. And that is why I chose a most vivid scene to post as I begin to start cooking before my friends start to arrive in a few hours. The dining room table is set. Beer, wine, and sodas are chilled. I am roasting a turkey plus two petite ducks and of course the obligatory side dishes.

About the photo. Shot from Boracay last March. I used a ND grad filter to temper the hot noon sun. I woke up late this day. I had made an arrangement with a boatman to tour the island and go snorkeling the day before. Much to my surprise, he did not show up. But his eleven year old son was there (shown in the picture bottom left)and he assured me that I will have a good time. He was right, he is a skilled navigator having learned early from his father. We used the bright yellow sail to the right.

I lost the exif data while processing.

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Hi Danilo,

Great contribution celebrating the eve of Thanksgiving Day!

The colors are so beautiful and fresh looks, with superb sharpness and well chosen POV. The yellow color of the Sailing boat stands great against the blue-greenish colored sea waters. The child sitting in the boat on the LHS, adds life to the work.

Very well done!

best regards,

Have fun!

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-26 5:07]

Hi Danilo,

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. I hope the feast you're preparing turns out well. I love this bright picture, it really is gloomy out, isn't it? I'm glad you wrote your note and told us who the boy is, it adds so much to the photo.

Best regards,

Toda una obra de arte en color y luz ,bellisimo paisaje
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hello Danilo!
A image full of coloure!
Nice holiday place!
Fantastic water and sky!
Best regards!

Hi Danilo,
wow, it's amazing and I love the sunny colours so much.
Would like to be there right now - we have rainy and cold weather and a grey sky, brrrr!
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Danilo,
Great contribution of the Thanksgiving Day,
A great seascape with amazing rich colors and light.
Excellent POV. and details,
beautiful scene for relax and great blue tone of colors in the sky.
all my compliments

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-26 5:43]

Hi Danilo

Yes, I'd love to be here right now. Good colour with striking warm cold colour contrasts & superb sharpness & saturation. Tfs!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-11-26 5:47]

wow, what a colours !!!
Superb picture


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  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2009-11-26 5:49]

Hi po!

Wow napakaganda! ganda ng kulay...impressive clarity and sharpness..ganda!

Happy Thanksgiving po ulit..



Hi Danilo,
What a superb image vith excellent colours, contrast and lighting.TFS.


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-11-26 5:59]

Hi Danilo,
happy thanksgiving day to you.Perfect work.I liked vivid colours so much.Perfect clarity.TFS.Necla.

Olá Danilo,
Esta é uma bela maneira de comemorar o Dia de Ação de Graças dai.
Foto paradisíaca.
Grande abraço,

Perfect colours of this picture.Congratulations for yours wonderfull capture.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-11-26 6:30]

very nice photo of Boracay Dan... believe it or not, I am here but have not gone to Boracay... good saturation and the ND filter worked well defusing the contrast. Colors showed very vivid... and the composition is impeccable... TFS

Hi Danilo
What a wonderful capture and place
Perfect sharpness, colors and depth
Happy thanksgiving day

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-11-26 6:41]

Hi Danilo,
A fantastic colored capture of this beautiful beach!
Great sharpness and glorious lighting.
A nicely composed panorama with the yellow sail dominating this happy shot.
I wish you and all U.S. members of TL a very happy Thanksgiving Day.
Good work, regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-11-26 6:52]

Hi Danilo,
I'm back here! I just returned from a little trip to Switzerland.
Splendid landscape. Beautiful colors and it exudes a ... great peace.
Have a good day,

wow happy thanks giving sir

lupet nito ang ganda ng kulay at ang linaw nmn...


Hi Danilo.Beautiful picture...so many colors....good sharpness.
I like it.Well done.

Hello Danilo,
Excellent yellow ... and blue...
Incredible beauty as if a postcard..
Outstanding tones of blue...
Selahattin E

Hello Danilo,

Excellent photo and beautiful composition.
Light and colors are amazing.

Happy Thanksgiving day to you and your family.

Best regards,

Boa noite Danilo
Happy thanksgiving to you and all. You are a special man dear Danilo.
Your photo is the perfect dream of beach holidays.Great colours, perfect sharpness and really good mood.
All the best dear Danilo
Um abraço

Hi Danilo,
Happy thanks giving to you dear,superb shot with amazing colors,framing and composition is truly high quality professional,interesting POV,very nice DOF,a great shot,well captured,very well done,
I am sorry I reached my 20 members giving points but I do owe you point!

Ciao Danilo, lovely sea view with fantastic colors, beautiful composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-11-26 12:26]

Hi Danilo,

Woww Amazing colors and landscape, great light and excellent POV.
Beautifull details of the rocks and the colors of the sea is great here.
Very good sharpness and deph.
A good Thinksgiving for you.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-11-26 12:41]

Hello Danilo!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all.
What an amazing and dreamy place,
Perfect vivid colours,strong lighting
clarity and depth!Fantastic water and
Regards and tfs

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-11-26 12:58]

Hi Danilo,
Ahhh the colors in this. Beautiful-- today too is a dark dreary day here. I enjoy this photo. Happy Thanksgiving. Julie

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-26 13:31]

Hi Danilo,
Absolutely stunning colours.
A lovely image to brighten up
the day. Everything about the
photo is marvelous.
Have anice Friday.

Wow the colors here are incredible Danilo! It really jumps out from the page! Fantastic saturation.
Great composition too.
I hope you've had a great Thanksgiving Day and that your dinner party was a success. Sounds delicious:)

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-11-26 15:41]

Hi Danilo
Vivid colors, the entrance of the sailboat is spectacular against those rocks, while the little fellow in his little boat probably wishing that someone he would own such a boat.
A real good shot & Happy Thanksgiving

Hello, Danilo -
WOW! The blazing yellow sale looks so fantastic against the deep blue sky and green trees; the colors are so alive! The small boy in the boat in the foreground adds a great human touch. So sharp throughout. Just the lively image for a gloomy fall day. Well done!

Hi Danilo,

Happy thanksgiving day to you too MF!. This is realy great scene from a summer day with sharp details and vivid colours.
The composition also awesome.
TFS and have a nice day! Looking forward your d-fly shots too!


crisp rich colors and detail Dan, excellent. Happy Thanksgiving. Wow Philippines! Mabuhay!

Hello Danilo! Amazimg yellow sail. Wonderful seascape. Superb colours, excellent saturation. Original work. Fantastic effect. Well done!

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-11-27 4:03]


Very eye catching yellow, sarap maligo dito sir.
Sana makapunta ako dito sir in the near future.
Well composed colorful shot.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-27 4:13]


la voile jaune avec l'enadrement en rouge, ce bleu sur la mer, cette pureté de l'eau, le personnage et ce bexu rocher tout cela fait un grandiose ensemble, superbe image.

bravo et amitié


Great colored photos .
Very nice details and composition.
Regards Zoran

Hello Danilo,

The brightness of the sail is such a cheerful image that it is a perfect symbol for the good wishes that you are conveying for Thanksgiving.
As for the photograph, the images are well positioned in the frame for good composition, the exposure is good and the details sharp.

I hope you had a happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving,
Bev :-)

Hi Danilo
great colors are presented
beautiful colorful view is shown
this photo it remember me on the summer that has gone.

merhaba dear danilo
excellent beach and colours.magnificent landscape.well donr my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Ciao Danilo

Happy thanksgiving day 4 you my friend ...
I'm amazed at the quality of colors
photography and the place, I'm jealous you have
the rest of the day diving in this beautiful paradise!
The yellow sail this ship is fabulous, it has great
highlighted in the landscape!
Congratulations, you got my day in this beautiful color!


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2009-11-28 5:35]

Hello Danilo.
Wonderful composition. Almost like from a paradise.
Nice vivid colours.
Well done!

Janek Kloss

Daggone, Danilo...
that is a Nikon advertisement photo. Unbelievable. Not only do the colors just knock your eye out, the detail is so fine you can see the texture of the sail. Wonderful texture to the rocks in the FG, too. Outstanding composition and I love all the layers of color. I hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as this photo is. Many thanks and kindest wishes,

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-11-28 19:52]

Hi Danilo,
Very stand out beauty of the Philippines with superb colours throughout. A bit of mystery included by the partial obstruction of the yacht. I like the ambiance of this photo very much. TFS. Murray.

Magnificent view!
Fantastic colors, beautiful light.
Excellent composition of the photo.

Olá Danilo

Que foto maravilhosa...que lugar lindíssimo!
Cores excepcionais e uma composição primorosa.
Parabéns pelo belo trabalho!

Waw!!! Stunning colors, Danilo!
Great POV and excellent sharpness.
Superb light and a wonderful composition.
Excellent work as usual, my dear friend.
Congratulations and many TFS!

My best wishes,

Hi Danilo

I have to say WOW! for this wonderful and well composed landscape, superb clarity and image quality
The colors are well saturated in addition to fantastic metering
Just the sea level needs a little balance (rotate to the left)
Bravo my friend

TFS, Alireza

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-12-02 0:32]

bonitos colores Danilo,
atractivo ambiente y presentación.
fino trabajo,

Bonjour Danilo.
Le contraste entre ces trois couleurs, jaunes, bleu et rouge sont parfaits et mettent en valeur cette belle image.
Bonne journée.

Hi Danilo,

Yes it is a happy shot, the colors power.
Amazing and eyecatching yellow boat.
Attractive composition.
Sun and zen mood.
Excellent work for contrast and colors management.
Great result.

Best regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-05 9:41]

Very nice shot Danilo! Striking colors, good compo and an excellent technique, thanks!


Hi, Danilo. This shows the power of yellow especially when placed with complementary blue and the contrast giving an extra boost. Well balanced composition and including the little boy gives the scale. A beautiful image overall. Inspiring image for me. Sorry my friend ran out of smiley's today. Cheers and TFS.

Superb exotic scene, so colorful. The yellow and red boat very nicely contrast with the different green and blue sea tones.

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