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Back to the Bahamas (For Just a Minute)

Back to the Bahamas (For Just a Minute)
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Copyright: Karen Beall (kbeall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-20
Categories: Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Rebel XT
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Thanksgiving Holiday 2007
Theme(s): Lighthouses, Photos by K.W. Beall [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-07 19:19
Viewed: 4322
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Sorry, my mind went to the Bahamas for a minute" . . . Not original, but a line I use if I get caught not paying attention during a conversation. It's January; my daughter's mid-February wedding is quickly bearing down on us, and our visit to the Bahamas last November seems eons ago. Our cruise ship passed this lighthouse on our way into the port at Nassau.

PP work--I certainly considered cropping the slice of sky, but didn't. I had to rotate(-.75), saturate(40), reduce midtones(-40), and increase contrast(10). After resizing, I didn't sharpen this time, becuase it made the shot look over-sharpened, as if the beach were made of needlepoint fabric.

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Hello Karen,
This is a gret scenic of the lighthouse with the wave breaking over the rocks. Gorgeous weather and colors, a job well performed...
Aren't you sure that you wanted to be there again, and not just for a minute?

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-01-08 5:56]

Hi Karen...
The image is nicely composed, and the colors are well reproduced...
I like how you use background... Well done...

Hello Karen,
Nice to see this in winter time.
Beautiful colors, and composition. TFS

HI Karen

Very nice composition. Level POV and great colour saturation.



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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-01-08 10:36]

Amanzing colours your water Karen, Good place ,good presentation.Wonderful pcture.

Hi Karen,
Beautiful picture,nice colors.
Best regards,

Nice work Karen
Good place to be at this moment (^__^)

The whhite light house jumps out well here.
This year I had a talk with a light house keeper and he told me all the light houses will be history soon due to GPS..
Lucky we have your shot !

John T
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Hello Karen,
A well composed presentation with the lighthouse by the vast ocean!
Wonderful light and great colours, and the waves washing the shores add life...
Pablo -

Hi Karen, quite often depending on the PP work and the resizing sharpening is not needed. Superb blues and the white of the lihjthouse stands out proudly. Well composed and lovely detail. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Windwarde and MiliMili I’

PS love that intro image :)

  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-01-11 14:48]

Very nice .. only blue seems a little to unatural.
Still enough here to excite me

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Hi Karen,
Colors, saturation and contrast are all great...the lighthouse stands out very well and looks really nice against the dark blue. Composed well, captured well. Nice shooting.

Good luck with your daughters wedding...my daughters wedding is in August and they have nothing taken care of yet or any plans settled on lol.


Hi Karen

It is cold, wet and dull here and I'm not well so I am seeking out all the warm and sunny shots so I can pretend to be elsewhere :)

This shot just says sunshine. Lovely well saturated blues and nicely composed



Hello Karen

very nice shot and great colors, light and sharp

Peter Lundgren

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-02-10 8:11]

Hi Karen. Great composition -- very good FG interest opening into the open sea. The extreme white on the lighthouse is OK, but not perfect. I'm just reading a book about correct exposure right now and am therefore more critical of exposure topics. It makes me more critical of my own work too. The more I learn the more critical I become. TFS. K2

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-02-25 10:43]

What a warm photo and colors
Super view Karen, of the lighthouse with the wave breaking
Bye bye

Hi Karen !
attractive composition and saturation.
Well done. Best regards, Daniel

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