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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: 2009-03-13
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-01-24 5:34
Viewed: 3449
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A rustic scene from Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur, Philippines. The two young girls carrying dried sticks and firewood on their heads along with the walking man offer an interesting focal point. There is a new beach resort in one of the islands seen from a distance. However, my reservation was not honored because the resort was fully booked to accommodate a foreign TV crew of the reality show 'Survivor'. I was told it was the French and Israeli version of Survivor. I ended up renting a room with a local family which turned out most enjoyable.

This part of the Philippines is on the typhoon belt. Most tourists come here only during the first four months of the year, considered the dry season. The island also sits on a geologic plate. There was a 5.5 scale tremor here during the Haiti quake. And finally, the active Mayon volcano is on a nearby province.

PP work included balancing of exposure in Photomatix followed by tweaking of contrast and colors in Photoshop. It can perhaps use some sharpening but I did not sharpen it as I am afraid of overdoing it again...hahaha

I had been away for nearly a week. I do have a lot of catching up to do. Good Sunday folks...

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-01-24 5:36]

Hi Danilo & welcome back!

A superb daily life scene of the local inhabitants preparing for the stormy days ahead. Good sharpness & superb colour. I like the striking light contrasts between the ominous looking clouds & brightly lit fg. Tfs!

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-01-24 5:38]

Hi Danilo,
Ahh beautiful. Great lighting and wonderful vantage point. I would love to visit this place. It sounds like you made a good choice on your accommodations. TFS and enjoy your Sunday. TFS Julie

Hi Danilo
dramatic layers of colors.
nicely changing from bright to dark.
interesting scene with the storm coming in.
still perfect light on the pleasant beach and awesome scenery.

Hello Dailo
Wonderful place this lovely island!
Great colors and light!

Perfect!!! It seems to be a magic island! Lost island, isnt it? hahaha Nice combination e colours... congrats! TFS

Hi Danilo ,

WOW..An interesting story,must have enjoyed this trip!;)) about the shot its one of the wonderful composition in beach sites along with daily life elements,the sharpness is very well,the framing looks 50/50 but with four layers starting from grassy Fg with sand to water and amazing forest mountain BG,beautiful POV and great DOF,very well captured and beautifully presented.

Have a joyful sunday!
Mushtaq Hussain

Hi Danilo.
This landscape look great and yours picture have wonderful colors and composition.Congratulations.
Best regards.Alin.

A wonderful place to be, Danilo, I love the peaceful atmosphere in your shot.
Thanks and have a good start into the new week
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Danilo

What wonderful beach, and survivors on the island!
You chose a great angle that gives almost perfect beach on the horizon altogether.
Splendid image and a beautiful area for vacations.
Wonderful done, perspective and depth,
also a good light and excellent composition.
Working Lovely photo,

Have a nice sunday,


once again Danillo you have produced the good a excellent all round shot
tfs bryan

Hello Danilo,
Nice composition, depthness and especially good light...It looks like a painting
Selahattin E

Hello Danilo,

Beautiful scenery with great colors!
The sharpness and POV are perfect with great DOF. The colors are perfectly natural and well defined in this work. The clouds give great mood into the shot.
Very well done!

best regards,

Hello Dailo!
What a wonderful costal scene!
Perfect vivid colours,lighting,
depth and perspective!The walking
people adds life and more beauty
to your image!
Regards and tfs

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-01-24 9:11]

Hello Danilo,
beautiful landscape.
Exceptional employment and playback of photo, congratulations.
Best regards,

Hello,the stunning beauty of the place make it a fantasy island.Fantastic light,colors and contrast create a magic atmosphere.Best regards Otto.

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2010-01-24 9:58]

magnificent shot Dan! love the composition and pp of the photo! love the colors too! great focus on the foreground... thanks for sharing! Ingats

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-01-24 10:49]

Hi Danilo,
A great POV for this beach shot adorned with fabulous light and accurate sharpness.
Marvelous green FG which leads to a pleasant perspective with the human figure giving life to such a marvelous scenery!
Great mountainscape in the BG with accurate details.
Well seen and neatly presented.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Bonjour Danilo.
Une explication intéressante accompagne cette belle photo d’un paysage maritime.
Les couleurs sont belles et mettent bien en valeur cette composition. Bravo.
Bonne journée.

Boa tarde Dnailo,
Another way to paradise, Danilo, with beautiful and strong colors. Great rhythm in the composition. Awesome lightness.

very nice scenery danilo. i grew up in camarines sur in my childhood days i know there are many beautiful beaches there. good details. wide enough at 18mm. thanks for sharing


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2010-01-24 11:44]

Hello Danillo
Great vivid colours, excellent bright light and an excellent composition. I love the movement of the mountains in b/g.
Best regards, mb

Great colors and light.
Beautiful island and photos.

Boa noite Danilo
Fantastic scene full of life, nature , colors and hapiness.
You have lovely scenes in your composition with excellent capture , always.
Have a good week
Um abraço

Hi Danilo,
Beautiful composition and daily life scene,
nice perpective and beautiful colors and light,
nice contrast too.
lovely landscape..
Michel . have a good day..

Hello dear Danilo!

Nice shot here you present to us again.. Very pleasant in vivid colors, nice details and sharpness with good DOF.

TFS, indeed a very lovely shot!

Wish you best of luck,
Best Regards,

Hello Danilo,

Great work with wonderful colors and light!
Excellent POV and DOF!
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Danilo,
What an amazing panoramic view vith superb lighting, colours and nice atmosphere.TFS.


  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2010-01-25 3:37]

Hi Danilo,
I like the mood in the capture.
The texture and colours are special
and looks beautifull. Good POV a
covering a large area. TFS.
Enjoy your day.

Sorry, I offer you this smiley :O)) today. Out of green ones.

Hello Danilo,

Excellent photo of this beautiful scene.
Very good chosen POV.
Excellent sharpness gave the camera.
Light and colors are also beautiful.

Best regards,

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-01-25 7:53]

Welcome back Danilo. For me this is a very moody shot, I guess the ominous skies are contributing to that. The colors and contrasts are nicely captured. This looks like such a peaceful way of life, thanks for sharing it with us.

Best regards,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-01-26 12:47]

Hi Danilo,
beautiful shot.I liked green tones and light in this shot.GTreat perspective.Congratulations my friend.TFS.Necla.

Olá Danilo

Uma bonita composição deste lindo lugar.
Bonitas cores, parabéns élo trabalho.

Hello Danilo! Beautiful place and great shot! Well composed, nice atmosphere and a fine overall result. Well done! I did a worshop just my own pleasure. Thanks!


Ciao Danilo, fantastic landscape, beautiful scene with people, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-01-29 6:13]


Fantastique compo, ce pan vert avec la page de sable fin, ces personnages et le colline dans un grandiose ciel, une merveille.

bravo et amitié


Hi Danilo, I like the philippines very much and this brings back fond memories. The strong diagonal between the land and the sea and the green grass comes together well. TFS. Murray

Hola Danilo
Magnifica imagen de este lugar tropical con la playa cubierta de verde vegetacion que le da una sensacion muy agradable en contraste con el azul de agua y el volcan , una excelente composicion , felicidades

Buen trabajo
un saludo

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