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On my way......

On my way......
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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: 2007-07-03
Categories: Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, Tiffen 82mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2007: Scotland
Theme(s): Your favorites, 50-59 points part 10!, 60-69 points Part 8 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-28 2:22
Viewed: 4339
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks, it has been a been a while since my last upload. I just didn't have the time to visit TL as often as I would have liked and I just came back from my vacation to Scotland. But the good thing about comming back is that I have loads of photos to share with you.

I do feel I need to appologize to you all since I have missed out on a lot of your photos. Some I will visit but I have to be honest, some I won't.

This photo is the start of my travelogue of the summer vacation 2007 to Scotland. For details on my trip, please read the full story in my travelogue. This photo was taken somewhere on the North Sea. The ferry left IJmuiden (The Netherlands) and arrived the next day in Newcastle (UK) I am not sure what to use as a location, but I think I was still in the Dutch waters so I listed it that way.

As to the technical stuff. All I did was to convert the photo from RAW to TIFF and to straighten the horizon. USM, resize, frame, conversion to 8-bit and saving for TL was all done in CS2.

GreenBaron, essanva, kokos101, vandana2923, pablominto, Ejtaan, hester, shelbeesmom, boonie, s_a_s_h_a, Dingo, perryhooter has marked this note useful
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Hi Niek,
Long time no see, I'm really looking forward to your Scottish postings, but don't exaggerate about the Scottish, Kilted might become haughty :-)
Well your first holliday posting is superb my friend, great golden colour tones and a superb contrast, it almost looks as if it is a sepia photo, well done.

BTW I booked my vacation to Thailand, Cambodja, Laos and Vietnam. I'm leaving October 24th.

Hi Niek
Great shot
Beautiful golden colours, nice viev and good compo

Hi NIek,

Very nice picture for your coming back!
The tones are beautiful her, as well as the perspective!

Beautiful light, an excellent capture - your POV obscuring the sun with the lifeboat is just perfect. Perfect sharpness and good lead-in from the various corners.
Great work

hello niek!
this is so beautiful wonderful warm colors and great silhouettes.

Your capture of the light in this shot is exquisite, the golden tones in the sky and glinting off the ship really are beautiful. Nothing more to say - it's a great shot.


Great detail in the ship with wonderfull colours from the sun.

nice pov. the mood it created is wonderful. warm mood, especially when you're on a cruise... tfs


Hello Niek,

Welcome back.

Lovely photot on sunset BG.
Beautiful composition. TFS


Hello Niek,
An awesome play of light!
You capture the ship with great skill, in a situation I think is difficult to manage this well...
Wonderful colours, strong atmosphere, superb backlight management!
Pablo -

Oh wow Niek.
First of all this is really an excellent image!
Love the colors and your composition. In a few days we will also take a ferry... to Norway!!!

I'm really looking forward to your pics of Scotland... Scotland is also on our list of places to visit... but then again.. our list is quite long and there are many places we'd like to see.

Like I said, I really love this image. Gives me a feeling of 'freedom'...


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-07-28 13:20]

Hi Niek

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your vacation. I am looking forwards to seeing all the beautiful shots.

Lovely dramatic light in this one and well composed



This is an incredible shot! Excellent management of light. Very hard to shoot AT the sun and get anything in the foreground to come out! Amazing color here! Outstanding Niek!

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-07-29 2:19]

Hallo Niek
Mooie compositie in een mooi contrast.
Gr Jos

Superb angle of capture. The tones are simply amazing...brings out thw warmth. Well captured and composed.

Hoi Niek,
Welkom terug ;).
Mooie foto, de kleuren zijn perfect en de belichting is precies goed. V.w.b. compositie had ik misschien iets minder boot aan de rechterkant genomen zodat je de sloep 'outcentert'.
Overall: mooie post!


Hallo Niek.
Ik zie dat ik achter loop. haha
Werlekijk een schitterende foto aan boord van het schip met de reddingsboot tegen het licht van de ondergaande zon.
Ik heb zoiets, genomen tijdens de oversteek van Genua to Palermo, Maar dan met daglicht.
Ik had dus moeten wachten tot de avond.!
Groeten van Jan

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2007-08-02 11:41]

WOW what a wonderful posting - you nailed the light - the use of the ferry in the capture is extraordiary. This one caught my eye because we are going on our first cruise in October. Getting ideas.



Hi Niek
Wonderful golden colours. The composition of the image
with the life boat in silhouette near the centre of the photo
works very well. Very eye pleasing presentation.


Hi Niek,
You'd get wonderful sunset shot on your way.
Beautiful golden colors and light, nice contrast between bright cloudly sky and dark silhouette of the shit. Good job.

Best Regards,

Great image, as are the others from your trip.
Being a Scot myself, you would expect me to have been to most of the mentioned places, I've not!
Your travelogue makes interesting reading and I only wished you'd more time to further explore this lovely and underestimated country.
If you can live with the temperamental weather, you'll love the sights even more.

"Haste Ye Back"


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  • Riz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 192 W: 31 N: 101] (523)
  • [2007-08-11 10:26]

Very nice picture nice pov the mood is moving! excellent work!

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2007-08-15 14:18]

Eveneens 'wauw'. Deze thumb moest ik gewoon aanklikken. Prachtige gouden gloed hier, ook lekker onderbelicht voor wat het schip betreft. Ik neem aan dat deze intussen aan de muur hangt? Zo neen: gewoon doen!

Hi Niek.
Beautiful sun set and very nice photo.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-08-21 0:51]

What a wonderful picture !
Many congrats.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-08-21 21:00]

Hi Niek,
This is beautiful, moody and tells a story very well. Great photo.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-08-23 9:47]

HI Niek,
Excellent control of your settings ! Perfect lighting and color tones. Nicely done and TFS JUlie

Nice moody shot. With some good colors contrast and sharpness.


Hello Niek!

Missed this one ! Pretty good idea and a very warm mood and composition. Well thought and done !

Hey Niek !
excellent mood and energy in this shot.
Great manipulation of the backlight !
Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

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