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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-29
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, Tiffen 82mm UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sunsets, 70-79 Points Part 4, Trees, Your favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-30 11:46
Viewed: 3138
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After several weeks of fog, a grey sky and rain, we finally had a small window of blue a blue sky and the sun. So had to cut my time on TL short and pack up my gear. I went to the Lemelerberg (berg means mountain/hill) and walked around or a little. On my way back to the car we came to this open and elevated spot where a pathway with wooded fence brings you to a lookout point. The colors in the sky were just amazing and the way the sun shined on the fence...it was just perfect.

I shot this photo with -1 EV in RAW. Adjusted white balance and converted to JPEG. Levels, curves and saturation adjusted. Crop, framed, rezise and USM.

suzley, Robert, vandana2923, SkyF, eyesthetix, Silvio2006, johnnymag, evelynn, cstathoulis, inaam, orbiter, Dpbours has marked this note useful
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Hi Niek,
Great composition with clarity, good colour and details
Thank you for sharing
Happy new year!

Great composition Niek, i love the gentle colours.
Happy new year, Mark

Hello Niek,
The atmosphere captured is wonderful!
Well balanced composition with great lines, the naked tree stands out really well...
Beautiful sky and underexposure is wise, personally I often do sunsets/rise up to -2...
Pablo -

hello niek!
beautiful colors and great composition.
i like it.

That's very nice, Niek, great camerawork witha great camera. You got poetry here, man!

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  • sak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 354 W: 14 N: 42] (2173)
  • [2006-12-30 14:10]

Hi Niek,
What beautiful couple of tree along with warm colour. I liked compo as well. TFS. Well done.

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2006-12-30 14:38]

hi Niek. nice composition and quality. great exposure and colors. Tfs


i can write a song about how beautiful this picture is! love it love it love it! hehehe
mike g.

Schitterende foto Niek van Lemelerberg een erg mooi stukje Nederland wat je erg mooi in beeld hebt gebracht.

Alvast een voorspoedige 2007.

Nice image, good clarity and colour.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-12-30 19:34]

Hi Niek.

Truly a wonderful scene.

Prachtig gedaan, Niek, de kleuren zijn werkelijk fantastisch. Geeft en heeft een heerlijk gevoel.

Prettig Eindejaar en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar,


Hallo Niek.
Wat een prachtige opname met het weggaan van de donkere luchten en de opkomst van de heldere en zonnige dag. Erg mooie compositie.

beste wensen voor 2007 en tot ziens op TL.

Sooo beautiful, Niek,
I like the quiet atmosphere and the wonderful colours, thanks.
Have a happy New Year, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

beautiful comp with the light niek :)
superb color tones in the sky
perfect exposure to captured both the warm and cool colors :)
well done :)

Hello Niek,
This is really wonderful with excellent composition and POV. You had a great control on exposure. I like those colors very much! Happy New Year to you and your family. Thanks,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2006-12-31 13:49]

Hi Niek

Another great picture of this place. Lovely light and colours

Happy New Year to you!


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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-12-31 14:09]

Lovely shot Niek, simple but well composed, good colours and textures.
All the best for the coming year!

Hatsjekidee mijn vriend, je verrast ons hier wel op een heel mooi plaatje! Yep, ik had hetzelfde gevoel gisteren, eindelijk weg die grauwe lucht, welkom o zon en heldere hemel! Je hebt er echt iets moois van gemaakt. Exceelent posting my friend! TFS.

:) Later...

Hi Niek.
Lovely presentation. The sky is just awesome.
Thanks for sharing an inspiring shot.
Best wishes for 2007.

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2007-01-02 19:48]

Very nicely captured, Niek, with nice colour and composition. I might have move a tiny bit to the right so that the trees would be a little more off-centred but that might be just me being overly picky. Well done!

Hi Niek, WONDERFUL sunset shot. Loved the composition, and soft pastal like colors. :) Vandana


Very nice silhouette against beautiful colorful background. TFS.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-01-03 15:14]

Hi Niek,
great composition with a wonderful ambiance. The scenery and the complexity of the tree branches are wonderful. Great job i love the POV with the dark silhouttes against this wonderful sky.

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  • nana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 1 N: 116] (908)
  • [2007-01-05 2:10]

You are right the colours are amazing it looks like a fire flying across the sky..... I love the way the sky goes from blue to that amazing yellow well captured


hi Niek,
composition here is spot on!
placement and framing is cool..

Best regards,

Hi Niek, wonderful sunset landscape, splendid composition with the great tree, lovely light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Niek,
This works really well. Excellent composure with the line of the fence taking the eye into the shot. Lovely sillouettes of the trees, very sharpe, and wonderful warm colours in the sky, fading to the cool blue. The reflected light on the fence is wonderful. Well done and TFS,

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  • Yug Gold Star Critiquer [C: 158 W: 0 N: 89] (1864)
  • [2007-01-07 17:00]

Nice picture Niek! Very moody wwith nice colour and compo!


So how come TL gets this shot and your friends over at TN don't? Huh!? I like the one you gave us...but I like this one even better. This is really nice. I'm glad I came for a visit!

Evelynn : )

Hi Niek,

WOW!!! What a beautiful sunset photo!! I really like those orange/yellow colour tones and the strong contrast with the dark silhouettes of the trees and bridge! Great POV and mood!

Very very well done and TFS

Hi Niek,
Dit is een echt gave plaat zeg
prima compositie en kleur
Top klasse


pnt morgen

Great composition. I like the way the tree is silhouetted against that lovely sky. Well done.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-01-31 13:01]

A beautiful moment from nature has been taken in this frame. Variation of light along with transforming tint on atmosphere is looking fabulous. Well done Niek.

Thanks for sharing this image.

Let me apologize for what I say about cropping by giving a critic to this (already well rated pic) lol.

I like how the fence shines because of the sun, the positioning of the tree and the colours, sad we can't see the sun but we can see the lightning is perfect.

Hi Niek,

Well presented shot here. Fresh, clean and a perfect composition, I love the way the light fades away to the left leaving this wonderful silhouette.

Nice work


un magnifique paysage avec de magnifiques couleurs

Hoi Niek,

Ik zag iemand anders commenten op deze foto en ja, het is een prachtige foto dus dan moet ik ook even m'n ei kwijt ;-). Wat een mooie reflectie op dat houtwerk aan de donkere kant van de berg. Heel mooi!!


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