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the ubiquitous travellers

the ubiquitous travellers
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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
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX, Hoya Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-04 4:47
Viewed: 2777
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
By coincidence, the three ladies under the palm trees were omnipresent. I saw them three times during my last vacation: first in Ayuthathaya in Thailand, then in Batad in the North Philippines, and finally in Boracay in South Philippines. I introduced myself after taking this picture. I offered them copies of pictures from places where I saw them. They declined much to my surprise. They had no cameras but informed me that the memories of the places they visited are good enough. The ladies are Canadians who were traveling SE Asia for 4 months. I was jealous and wished I could take off from work for that period of time. They bought me a drink and invited me for dinner. They were having a good time.

I tonemapped the image in photomatix, then tweaked contrast and exposure in photoshop. I am still trying to figure out how/why I lost my exif data with my pp workflow.

I wish everyone a good weekend.

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Hi Danilo ,
WOW..what a sharp ,crisp,bright n clear shot,
a very well framed shot,the way you placed the people between the palm trees and placing other palm trees in frame is just fine work,
nice POV and good DOF,
Have a nice w/e,
Mushtaq Hussain

Oh lala Danilo :)

what we have here
a splendid view with amazing blue tones
a wonderful play of lights and shadows and a great sharpness
you must be lucky ....and those 3 ladies invited you for dinner
i see on every palm tree like a wire and all have a red sign what means that ?
Great time my friend!
Oana :)

Great immage of this wonderfull place.
Good colours.Congratulations.
Best regards.Alin.

Oh wow .. I wish one of those Canadian women was me!!!!!
This is a lovely shot Danilo .. love the vivid rich colors. Those sails lined up in the water with the bright blue sails really pull your eye into the shot. Spectacular location .. Great shot
Have a nice weekend Dan

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-12-04 5:09]

Sell it to their national bureau of tourism !
You'll get rich !


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-04 5:55]

Hi Danilo,

Man, I'd love to be on that beach right now. I like the way you composed this, shooting through the palm trees. The colors are wonderful and the DOF takes full advantage of the scene. Regarding your pp work, tonemapping is an interesting concept, one that I'm going to have to learn one day. I like the story "behind the shot" too, I envy those ladies and say more power to them!

Have a great Friday and weekend!


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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2009-12-04 6:01]

Woow, what a great shot! I love the bright colours in here! The green, the bleu and the little red details!
Great shot! Good point of view!!
Well done, Danilo!


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-12-04 6:06]

Hi Danilo,
A very sharp capture of this beach with beautiful palm trees giving a nice sense of summer.
Very good vivid colors. Lighting us just fantastic and composition is superb.
It makes a splendid postcard of this lovely beach.
Very good color saturation and PP work is just marvelous.
Very neat presentation, my friend.

Francis Xavier

Ganda talaga ng Pilipinas lalo kung ikaw ang may kuha Dan. Maganda ang pp work mo, timpladong timplado ang mga kulay at ang detalye ay kuhang kuha. Daming makikita sa litratong ito. Habaan mo ang bakasyon mo sa susunod at baka sakaling mag krus din ang landas natin. Ingat

Waw...the colors are unbelievable!
Great details and light!

This is a brilliant and vibrant image with awesome hues of blue captured-with great use of the polarising filter. Love the story behind the photo and the light is captured beautifully too. TFS



Hi Danilo,
What a superb place vith excellent shot.Great colours, POV and sharpness.A peaceful atmosphere.TFS.


Hi Danilo
a marvelous postcard from paradise.
perfect pov.
nice palm trees.
amazing turquoise water nicely decorated with lovely blue sails.
the three ladies add telexed mood to the scene.

Hello Danilo

This should be sent the the Canadian Tourist Bureau. nice work. Did you take them up on the dinner? The image is awesome and full of color for someone like me living in Tennessee. I am ready for a vacation now. As far as the info, As soon as I do one tweak to an image, I lose all information. I always rename altered images to preserve the info and maybe later re-work. Oh yea before I forget....Awesome work


Hello Danilo!
Very very beautiful place to go in holiday!
Lovely happy colours and atmosphere!
Nice point of view, perfect sharpness!
Best regards!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-04 7:20]


quelle vue au-traver des trons d'arbres, une emrveille, les voiles bleue bien alignées, tout est net du début à la fin, ce personnages qui admirent la beauté, quelle compo, grandiose.

Bravo et amitié


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-12-04 7:35]

Hi Danilo

Fantastic repetition of the blue triangular sails, of the distant yachts, on the horizon, interspersed with the many coconut trees. A vision of paradise. Tfs!

Olá Danilo

Um pedaço de paraíso...composição exelente.
Cores maravilhosas, muito boas luz/sombras.
Parabéns pelo belo trabalho meu amigo.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-12-04 8:11]

Like a typical promotion poster under the sun in a travel agency.
well done danilo.


Hi Danilo,
It likes a dreamland shot with outstanding clarity,color spectrum and light show.
Selahattin E

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-12-04 8:14]

Ola Danilo,
What magnificent scenery! At the moment I climb on a plane and I come and I go there. At least a few hours to spend and I on that beach.
Beautiful colors.
Have a pleasant day,

Ciao Danilo

"La Dolce Vita"
Ah .. that jealousy is not here, sitting
with these people to see with the naked eye this
magnificent landscape, my friend ....
What delights me is the collection of boats blue
fabulous visual color and detail!


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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-12-04 9:03]

Nice saturation Dan, lot of interesting elements in the photo especially the inclusion of human elements that added spice in the composition. As always I admired your flawless PP work. Ang galing, malinis at detalyado. Well execute job.



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-04 9:11]

Hello Danilo, very funny note. Very nice postal card of Boracay, vibrant colors and great mood. Well done!


merhaba dear danilo
excellent atmosphere and beach.excellent colours and palms.well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hello Danilo,

You made extremely good PP work.
Beautiful composition and great sharpness and colors.
Very good play with light and shadows.

I'm jealous to these ladies, too. And I want to have such a wonderful holiday.

Best regards,

Oooohhhh, that's a place in paradise!
Hi Danilo, next time you visit this place, please tell me, I will come with you ;-)
I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Danilo...great shot..wonderful tones and colors.


Haha ... those little coincidences make life interesting, don't they?

Your work tonemapping this shot and the subsequent tweaks have produced some postcard perfect colours and made the most of the light, presenting a wonderfully idyllic view of Philippines.

I can barely find anything to criticise - maybe just clone out that orphaned palm frond halfway down the left edge of the frame? But that's it!


Boa noite dear Danilo
The composition is a must of good things in the world, full of " joie de vivre" and you captured so well: fantastic colours, sharpness...oh but that sea, that trees, those boats whtat a dream for me now...just cold over here. Thanks for the warm feeling.
Have a good We
Um abraço

Hi Danilo,
Beautiful composition and great seascape in wanderful colors and light,
Excellent POV./DOF. well presented ,
A picture of Paradise..
great shot Dan.

Hi, Danilo. This is an amazing scene with good saturated colors, beautiful boats and the trees are so sharp. A perfect postcard. The composition and framing of the trees adds to the visual delight. Cheers and TFS.

Olá Danilo,

Um local paradisíaco!
Great PP work with excellent saturation!
The focus and POV are perfect!
Congratulations and TFS

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-12-05 8:28]

as always Dan... you never fail to amaze me with your shots... you always have a great POV and the composition is always superb! you must teach me when we meet.. Ingats Dan

Olá Danilo,
It's a hommage to George Gershwin?
Great blues and superb composition with the three Dames in the right place.
Very, very good.
Great one.

Bonjour Danilo.
Voilà encore une image qui donne envie de vacances sur cette magnifique plage vue au travers de ces cocotiers.
Bravo pour cette belle composition.
Bon dimanche.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-06 6:59]
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Hi Danilo
We are hospitable and friendly especially on vacation.
Did you notice that we used the expression eh a lot.....eh?
Your shot tells a nice and pleasant story, making us very envious especially with the cold setting in.
Very nicely composed with a magical view.
Did you find your cat?

Hi Danilo,

Lovely nature.
The blue is amazing.


Ciao Danilo, wonderful composition with a lot of interesting elements, great view of fantastic place, splendid colors, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi MF Danilo,

Amazing summer scenery from great POV with wonderful vivid colours and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice new week!


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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-12-06 16:09]

Hi Danilo!
It's a scene of Paradise?
Great lighting,contrasted colours,
clarity and details!wonderfully
composed!Dreamy and Spectacular location!
Regards and tfs

Amazing sharpness, dear Danilo!
Great colors in this well composed picture.
Very nice point of view, my friend. TFS :o)

Warm regards,
Bruno Santana

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-12-09 13:33]

Hi Danilo,
I missed this one.
This is the place to be at this time.
With the dull cold weather we have
here in North, this is a welcoming sight.
Good POV. The trees make a fine FG. The blue
sky, the blue sails, the turquoise waters and the
sand makes a preety picture. Well done.
Take care.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-10 14:20]

Hello Danilo.
It looks like a shot from paradise. Wonderful place, colours, weather, everything. Beautiful place presented. Thank you.

Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

Hello Danilo
Heaven on earth is this my dear friend
What a beautiful and quality picture
Excellent shot
Thanks for sharing

Hello, Danilo -
I have been away from TL for awhile and missed this fantastic post. What a wonderful composition! The row of brightly-colored sails shown through the loose screen of these wonderful palm trees, with clear water and blue sky - what could be more inviting? Very sharp with a wonderful mood. Well done.

hello Danilo,
Wow, what a postcard from paradise!
great play with light and shadows and awesome colour.
The inclusion of these lucky travelling ladies really adds to the shot.
It looks like you had a great trip.
The best, Joni

Hi Danilo

Wonderful composition with superb colors and details
Great depth of filed in addition to high image quality
Very well done my friend

TFS, Alireza

Hi Danilo,
Beautiful exotic scene, that landscape with palm-trees, blue sky and turquoise sea seems a real heaven-on-earth, especially on that cold grey December day here, in Romania....
Have a nice day !

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-12-19 20:01]

Hi Danilo,
What a beautiful scene!
The clarity and colors are simply fantastic!
Excellent use of the tones mapping and pp with photoshop. You did great postcard that I wouldn't refuse if you had offer it to me! The canadian women are not all same! :)
About the exif data, it is usual to lose them when you converted your photo in Tiff for process them with photomatix. Generally, I copy and paste the new image on the original in jpg before posting it with all informations.
Bravo and have a good weekend! Annie

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2010-02-24 6:11]

Hi Danilo,
Good portrayal of tropical paradise. Outstanding colours.

It's a tricky composition to get the trees, the ladies and the sea in the BG, but you've managed it so well.


Hola Danilo
Un envidiable lugar paradisiaco con el que muchos soñamos visitar alguna vez esas playas inmensas con palmeras en las orillas , fantastico colorido ,luz y encuadre , gacias por mostrarnos estos bellos lugares

Buen trabajo
un saludo

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